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zeppzed

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zeppzed says:

Front mud gaurd

Hi would triming my front mud gaurd from the large hood type that covers most of the front wheel on my ZX12R to a size smaller that lets you see more of the front tyre like say the ZX9R, have any detrimental effect to the bike in any way.
Cheers Stevie

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

I WOULD NOT CUT THE FRONT GAURD

Down for aerodynamic implications?

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zeppzed

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zeppzed says:

front mud gaurd

Thanks for the advice kcmc

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Dabbsy

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Dabbsy says:

front mudguard

Plus, your bike will get filthy if you get caught in the rain.....

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frankbbb

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frankbbb says:

front mud guard

why do all modern fully faired bikes have a gaping hole in the front of the fairing and a short front mudguard so that all the muck gets splattered over the front of the engine and the exhaust headers? Surely it can't be for cooling purposes - GP bikes have this part covered, yet they must run at much higher temperatures. As most bikes are water cooled now, could manufactures still retain the front mudguards for fashion but provide some protection for the front of the engine?

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iancol

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iancol says:

Front mudguards

I agree.  Even fitting a fender extender doesn't help a lot, as it still allows the radiator to get choked up on mine.

I can't see any technical reason why the guard can't be deeper (other than, possibly, aerodynamics at 100+).  I think part of the problem is fashion.  Just as with rear numberplates, if makers started fitting effective mudguards, there's be some who'd be looking to replace it with an after-market slimline version.  After all, if you only take the bike out when the sun shines, you don't need a front mudguard at all!

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