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K1100RS front fender to a K1100LT

 
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Fruitjuice



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:25 am    Post subject: K1100RS front fender to a K1100LT Reply with quote

Hi All,

Having just bought a K1100LT from 1996.
Has anybody ever fitted a K1100RS front fender to a K1100LT?
I prefer the trimmed look of the RS-fender rear-section.
Is there a functional reason to the 2 big side-sections on the LT-fender or are they only esthetic?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It helps to keep the road crap of the rest of the bike.

With the RS I suspect the airflow will take it past the bike rather than the width of the front trapping it.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fork brace, fork brace cover and front brake lines are very different between the RS and LT so it may or may not be a straight swap.

You might also want to get some RS fork reflectors since on the LT the front reflectors are double-stick taped to the rear fender half whereas on the RS they are mounted to the sides of the forks.




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Fruitjuice



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Europe the reflectors are not required so that's not an issue.
My main concern is if the assembly and bolt pattern is the same on both Fenders.
Whether is't a good idea to swap the fenders time will tell I suppose.
I was just wondering if the side flanges are only a styling cue or if they are actually functional.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fruitjuice wrote:
In Europe the reflectors are not required so that's not an issue.
My main concern is if the assembly and bolt pattern is the same on both Fenders.
Whether is't a good idea to swap the fenders time will tell I suppose.
I was just wondering if the side flanges are only a styling cue or if they are actually functional.


My opinion is that they're mostly style vs. function. Most of the crap that flies off of the front tire is from the tread.
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