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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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As I do believe that rear flats are often caused by what the front tire picks up and flings at the rear I always install an aftermarket mudflap. Here is what I just installed on my XCT. Tried to initially use commercial grade Velcro but it did not work satisfactorily thus I bolted in the mudflap with short chrome allen head bolts and locking nuts.
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Good idea and nicely done!

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That flap looks very nice. How did you protect the holes from being the starting point for rust?

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Coulda used that yesterday when I had to ford a rain swollen stream going across a road I was on. Me, I like to use button head screws in an application like that cuz they lie a lot flatter. I'd even give nylon fasteners a try. You're right about the front tire setting up the rear for a puncture.

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another custom ric product coming up? hint, hint.

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This is the front flap on my ricer. I lined the inside with Kerdi waterproofing fabric, stuck a T on in .40cal, and mounted with Velcro. has not moved in 8k mil. Keeps my chrome clean!!
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That flap looks very nice. How did you protect the holes from being the starting point for rust?
To stop any possible rust from developing in the future I painted and sealed the hole with clear nail polish..

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good idea but I would have use a button head bolt to make it smoother looking. sorry just my thinking.
Take some clear finger nail polish and put in socket of bolt to prevent rusting. You will have to tape the wrench into socket if you ever take it off

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I like the mud flap idea too. I haven't done the front yet. The back tire throws a lot of road spray (when the road is wet) back up onto the bike. I have liked the idea of the grass skirt on the simi trucks.

I got some leather cord and cut many pieces and tied them to a long piece of double stick Velcro. I attached it up inside the rear fender to hold down some of the spray. I think I will be adding more strips, because it works pretty good. It's not easy to see either, unless you look for the leather skirt.



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I'll try to figure out a front flap someday.
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I added a mud flat to the front of my Vision a few years ago for the ride to Alaska. It kept the mud off of the engine.

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