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Rear mudflap
« on: August 18, 2016, 09:26:17 PM »
A little addition to stop all the crap coming off the back wheel and hitting the top box in bad weather riding.

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Re: Rear mudflap
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 09:38:36 PM »
Nice!   :460:
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Re: Rear mudflap
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 09:42:47 PM »
Using a straight rule from the bottom of the wheel past the guard it shows that all the crap off the wheel will miss the top box by about a foot.  :002:
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Re: Rear mudflap
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2016, 02:37:40 AM »
That's a great idea and a nice job. Did you form that in plastic? Or can you tell me how you made that please?

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Re: Rear mudflap
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2016, 07:11:22 AM »
I spent ages searching shops looking for something that had the right shape profile, colour, finish, and flexibility. I eventually found a polypropylene planter tray in a garden centre (B&Q) that met all the requirements. It cuts with a hacksaw unbelievably easily and I just took of the number plate and a bit of trial and error trimming and shaping and the job was done. I attached it by drilling two small bolt holes under the number plate which was easy as it's all plastic under there anyway. The bolts can't come out even if the nuts came off as the number plate is flat over the top of them. I left the original reflector bracket in place behind it and this adds tension to it so there's not even any vibration.

Total cost £2.92 and it's just sooooooooooooo easy to do.

Oh yeah, the planter tray was big enough to make two and so I made a shorter version as well but I prefer this longer one as it directs the crap about a foot behind the top box according to my straight broom handle from the wheel across the flap.  :002:
« Last Edit: August 19, 2016, 07:26:49 AM by NH »
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Re: Rear mudflap
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2016, 09:00:25 AM »
That's really neat.  And the more reassuring thing is that I now know that someone else spends as much time and effort exploring ways of doing things, and probably thinking fairly stupid thoughts, as I do!

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Re: Rear mudflap
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2016, 09:52:14 AM »
Neat job. I'm sure it will help but I do wonder how much crap is dragged forward by the vacuum left by the bike as it travels through the air.

Let us know how effective it is please

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Re: Rear mudflap
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2016, 12:40:44 PM »
Looks like I'll be testing it on a 2 hour ride in crap weather tonight so will report back on it's effectiveness..  :003:

I believe this it the item I made it out of, 22p cheaper if you buy online.  :008: Best for you to pop in and check it for yourself though If in the UK.

http://www.plasticboxshop.co.uk/home-storage-c1/garden-and-outdoor-plastics-c6/plastic-garden-pots-and-plastic-saucers-c59/75cm-vista-rectangle-tray-for-the-80cm-vista-trough-p1902/s3149?gclid=CjwKEAjw3Nq9BRCw8OD6s4eI5HASJABsfCIaDarXxuxwfliU32NC79G3mMPLfXizF6n6nx_ZS3pXGxoCnmPw_wcB
« Last Edit: August 19, 2016, 12:42:53 PM by NH »
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Re: Rear mudflap
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2016, 07:48:56 PM »
Nice one - make sure you don't spend too much  :046:

i am currently searching for something that i can make a tank seal washer for a 1984 Laverda !
Tiffen - splendid idea - in the lunge

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Re: Rear mudflap
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2016, 08:55:14 PM »
Well I rode through a storm during a 2 hour ride tonight and I still have a perfectly clean topbox... result !  :002:
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