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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-26-2010, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Cross Country rear fender cavity

Last week I installed a license plate "running and brake light" on my XC. When I removed my right side saddle bag to gain access to the wiring, I was surprised to see that the entire rear cavity of the fender is wide open to the elements and is collecting a lot of road debris on the wiring and connectors behind the main tail light. There is a flange inside the fender that has bolt holes and appears to be a support for an inner fender or mud guard (certainly needs one). Are all Cross bikes like this or am I just missing this inner fender? I am going to make one anyway. Just wasn't sure if mine had fallen off or not. Thanks
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 08:51 AM
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They are all like that. I posted pics from another forum of people that did their own fixes. Do a search and it should come up.
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Can't find links, or pictures. Can you please guide me into their sites, or post what others have down as fixes please. Thanks a lot. I have a 2011 Cross Country and very interested in doing this also since it is torn apart now while it is being painted.
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Could make a heck of nice concealed compartment in there if someone was handy with sheet metal.
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Very much appreciate your pictures, and I am on it. I will build something to the like myself-great idea.
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Very much appreciate your pictures, and I am on it. I will build something to the like myself-great idea.

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connectors and road-grunge don't seem to be a good idea to me either...

so i reckon that both bags and the fender gotta come off to fix this?

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connectors and road-grunge don't seem to be a good idea to me either...

so i reckon that both bags and the fender gotta come off to fix this?
I would say the pics are pretty self explanatory.
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Good Morning and thanks for the pictures Diamond. For Gulliver, my patch on this problem is like the speed limit signs. By removing both saddlebags it isn't totally necessary to remove the entire rear fender unless you plan on additional work in the area, but you must have very nimble arms, hands, and fingers to squeeze in behind the rear tire and fender. A double jointed neck helps too LOL. I'll see how that works before deciding on a total inner fender like the bottom two photos. Happy riding in Tucson, Gulliver. Just an additional thought, every brand of bike I have owned and ridden over many decades has had something that needed to be fixed, modified, or customized to suit me, even my many BMW's, so I shouldn't expect any difference with my Victory XC. It has come the closest to being perfect for me, right off the showroom floor ---now let's see, how about a set of Thunder Stix===that billet air intake kit from Loydz is sweet---and how about some "bling" for my uh-uh---uh oh, she's looking over my shoulder. Gotta go
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Since I don't own or have worked on the new X bikes IMO I would remove everything just to be sure.
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