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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: 9000rpm on June 12, 2012, 10:52:11 am

Title: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: 9000rpm on June 12, 2012, 10:52:11 am
Hi Almal.... ek soek so stukkie hulp / raad seblief....
my 640 Adventure has the low street type front mudguard on, which doesn't really stop any sand from shooting up at the back of the mudguard between the frame and bars - so ek eet meer sand as saamies innie bos... I'd like to fit a high mudguard over the front wheel - has anybody ever done this  :-\ - are there any mods that need to be done ???, which mudguard fits perfectly?

any advise / suggestions - please let me know?

thanks a mill  :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: Dwerg on June 12, 2012, 11:03:07 am
Praat jy van 'n vol conversion of net 'n high fender by sit? Die ouer modelle het mos die high fender. So ver ek weet is al wat jy moet doen die een briek disc afhaal, fork protectors op sit en die fender mount dan is dit die selfde as die oues. Kan natuurlik net die originals by KTM bestel maar Polisport maak een wat net op bolt en ek dink die SE fender pas ook?
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: 9000rpm on June 12, 2012, 11:09:44 am
eish Dwerg!
dit klink moerse duur... :-) all I want to do is to change the mudguard, no fender add ons or anything else - like the same as in your profile pic... a standard high front mudguard .... any ideas? or is this exactly what you are speaking about...? :-)
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: Dwerg on June 12, 2012, 11:14:32 am
eish Dwerg!
dit klink moerse duur... :-) all I want to do is to change the mudguard, no fender add ons or anything else - like the same as in your profile pic... a standard high front mudguard .... any ideas? or is this exactly what you are speaking about...? :-)


Dis presies waarvan ek praat  ;D

Die issue is die een briek lyn wat geroute is oor die lae fender so mens moet dit of re-route (nog nooit gesien dat iemand dit gedoen het nie) of een disc afhaal. Dan moet jy ook fork protectors by sit or dit deel is van die lae fender. Die hoe fender self kos maar so R300 of so
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: 9000rpm on June 12, 2012, 11:24:04 am
having had a smoke and thinking about what you said - brought me to the same conclusion - the one brake line following the fender to the other disk.... ek's nie baie lus om een brembo te verloor nie - meskien maak ek sommer net 'n mudflap en maak dus die ageterkand van my fender biethie langer - sodat die sand nie so op skiet in my bakkies in nie... :-)
thanks vir jou raad, ek sal bietjie die brein laat werk en kyk waarmee ek kan opkom - ek stuur jou 'n pic van my mods :-) (hier kom k@k) ::)
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: Dwerg on June 12, 2012, 11:25:07 am
having had a smoke and thinking about what you said - brought me to the same conclusion - the one brake line following the fender to the other disk.... ek's nie baie lus om een brembo te verloor nie - meskien maak ek sommer net 'n mudflap en maak dus die ageterkand van my fender biethie langer - sodat die sand nie so op skiet in my bakkies in nie... :-)
thanks vir jou raad, ek sal bietjie die brein laat werk en kyk waarmee ek kan opkom - ek stuur jou 'n pic van my mods :-) (hier kom k@k) ::)

Cool  :thumleft:

Oja en ek kry nogsteeds sand in my oŽ as ek met my visor oop ry so die hoŽ fender gaan nie noodwendig die probleem oplos nie!
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: 9000rpm on June 12, 2012, 11:30:16 am
ag crapper - maybe I should have started by asking if this makes a difference or not :-)
I think I've got a plan in my mind on how to fix this without changing too much - nothing to remove just a small modification to be added.... extend the fender with some 2mm aluminum that's been craftily shaped - or maybe some nylon plastic would work better, 2 struts coming from same location as where the fender connects to the forks - moving to the back over the wheel at a slight angle - that might work, easier said than done I would assume - but worth a try...  :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: DeeCeeBee on June 12, 2012, 11:50:17 am
I am not a fundi at all, but what about leaving the existing fender in place as is and then just adding a high mudguard like Dwerg's? It might not look too great, but then again beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Use it...dont use it  :ricky:
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: 9000rpm on June 12, 2012, 11:57:49 am
I am not a fundi at all, but what about leaving the existing fender in place as is and then just adding a high mudguard like Dwerg's? It might not look too great, but then again beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Use it...dont use it  :ricky:

 :imaposer: I can picture it now - it would look like a Katie that should have been used in Prometheus movie ....
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: Kerritz on June 12, 2012, 12:17:34 pm
I am not a fundi at all, but what about leaving the existing fender in place as is and then just adding a high mudguard like Dwerg's? It might not look too great, but then again beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Use it...dont use it  :ricky:

Het dit al op 950's gesien ook!
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: 9000rpm on June 12, 2012, 12:33:39 pm
I am not a fundi at all, but what about leaving the existing fender in place as is and then just adding a high mudguard like Dwerg's? It might not look too great, but then again beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Use it...dont use it  :ricky:

Het dit al op 950's gesien ook!


Oh Snap man - I retract my statement - this doesn't even look half bad!!!! no need to change brakes, no need to do any strange mods - just add the fender and smile for a while... thanks guys!! :-) meskien is my dae van sand kou verby!!  :o
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: 9000rpm on June 12, 2012, 03:02:28 pm
... I've ordered myself the front fender and will add this to my current configuration, I'll post some pics whence on for whom so ever would like a same solution to keep sand out of mouth and eyes....

thanks again for all the advice - much appreciated! :ricky:
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: witblitz on June 14, 2012, 11:34:10 am
Here is something on advrider about a guy that kept his low fender and added a high fender (Post #3571)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9012540&highlight=starwars#post9012540 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9012540&highlight=starwars#post9012540)

Pic 1: High fender plus low fender as in the hyperlink
Pic 2: High fender where both front brakes are still used
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: 9000rpm on June 14, 2012, 11:38:39 am
Here is something on advrider about a guy that kept his low fender and added a high fender (Post #3571)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9012540&highlight=starwars#post9012540 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9012540&highlight=starwars#post9012540)

Pic 1: High fender plus low fender as in the hyperlink
Pic 2: High fender where both front brakes are still used

jis - thanks a mill, this doesn't look half bad at all, I'm getting that fender tomorrow and fitting same day so I can go for a bush ride on Saturday to test and see if it makes any difference at all!! but thanks again for the info - much appreciated!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: 9000rpm on June 18, 2012, 09:42:36 am
All done - sorry for the crappy pic... :-) works beautifully - no sand in my eyes or mouth any more :-)
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: Dwerg on June 18, 2012, 09:45:19 am
All done - sorry for the crappy pic... :-) works beautifully - no sand in my eyes or mouth any more :-)


Nice  :thumleft:

Het jy self die lae fender kleiner gemaak?
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: 9000rpm on June 18, 2012, 09:59:12 am
Jip... so 17cm af gekap, dit was baie sad hoor om daai fender te sny.... ons doesn maar wat ons moet... it's looks quite nice and it works - that was the objective for this cutting :-)
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: Dwerg on June 18, 2012, 10:13:19 am
Watse fender het jy toe opgesit? Een ding om te check met aftermarker fenders is dat hy nie teen jou waterpyp skuur nie
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: 9000rpm on June 18, 2012, 10:24:15 am
I went to KTM CPT on Friday on got a fender for the bike... '07 plastics... I did have to lift it a bit on the back as it was against the water pipe - as you suggested, and the plastics was bent, warped from storage I would assume... now I have about 4mm clearance and everything on straight... :-)
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: goingnowherequickly on June 20, 2012, 09:49:14 pm
Looks Good  :thumleft:
Been considering the high fender conversion for a while...
This solves the brake pipe issue nicely...
May try the same ...
Took a while getting used to not having a visible mudguard whilst riding , which is what i prefer...
Title: Re: KTM 640 High front mudguard fitting
Post by: 9000rpm on June 21, 2012, 07:22:11 am
Looks Good  :thumleft:
Been considering the high fender conversion for a while...
This solves the brake pipe issue nicely...
May try the same ...
Took a while getting used to not having a visible mudguard whilst riding , which is what i prefer...


thanks man! I appreciate the compliment on my work :-) you may knock yourself out and implement...   :thumleft: the biggest issue I had was to get the fender to aligned with the wheel as KTM storage caused this fender to pull to the right, thus hanging off center whence looking from over the bars - all and all - took me about 2 hours to do at a cost of R270 for the fender :-) post pics of your conversion when done yes?