The first thing you will need to do is make a hole in the plastic fender. You will need to space the hole with a rubber washer and then fit the plastic fender over the boss. The two holes are elongated to accommodate for alignment and tolerances. You can then install fenders onto the fork fender. Now you can attach wire loops to the fenders.
Fabrication of bungs for fork fender mount accessory holder
To add an accessory holder to your bike, you can buy a Fork Fender Mount accessory holder. The kit is made up of three pieces, which include the mounting bungs. The fender and sissy bar will go into the mount through the center of the bungs. Once you’ve built the mount, you can weld it back on to your bike.
Installation of fenders on fork fender mount accessory holder
Before installing fenders, make sure you have the correct fit. Fenders may rubbing, break, and even cause OTB if improperly installed. Installation instructions vary based on the type of fender you are using. Bolt-on fenders may be easier to install, but they require a little more work. Be sure to follow all of the instructions to avoid any problems later.
Attach the fender brace to the fork standoffs. Be sure to use two standoffs, as one may interfere with the brake caliper. If the fender brace is too long, trim it to match the frame and wheel arch. Then, place the fender on the standoffs and tighten them. Make sure not to install the fender until the frame is fully assembled.
When installing the fender, make sure you use a fender mount accessory holder that has two mounting points on each side. Make sure the holes are evenly spaced and don’t pivot on one point. If you are installing the fender on a custom bike, you may be able to have it custom-made to match the bike’s paint scheme. The finished product should be either red or black.
Installing the front fender was straightforward. I followed the MK instructions to the letter and made sure to measure twice. Then, I installed the plastic standoffs, and used metal washers on the underside of the fender to prevent mud packing on the fender. When installing the standoffs, MK recommends using blue Loctite or silicon caulk to seal all threads and holes. The fender mounts are then secured on the fork bridge by using a rod bracket and standoff.
To install the fender on a bicycle with a fork fender mount accessory holder, you must first install the mounting eyelets on the bike’s front fork. If the eyelets are missing, you’ll need to use spacer washers to adjust the distance between the fender and the wheel. The mounting eyelets are often not located in a convenient location, and it may take some workarounds to install and remove the fender.
After installing the fender mounts, you need to measure the width of the tire on your bike. Generally, the fender should be eight millimeters wider than the width of your bike tire. For example, a 42mm tire needs a 50mm wide fender. The wider the fender, the better. This will prevent it from rubbing the tire and will allow for small debris to pass through.
Traditional bicycle fenders protect the cyclist against rain spray. Plastic fenders are available in several widths and are flexible enough to be reshaped with a little heat. While they are a popular option with traditionalists, they are also noisy and often come with old-fashioned U-shaped stays, which can entrap an object. If you prefer the look of a traditional fender, however, you should consider buying a frame guard, which mounts to the crown of the fork and provides ample clearance from the wheels.
Installation of wire loops on fork fender
To install wire loops on fork fender-mount accessory holder, you will first need the fender. Make sure the fork crown is centered so that the fender will slide smoothly into place. Next, slide the top fender tab up so that it is in front of the fork. Make sure there is enough clearance. Remove the front wheel and headlight. This will loosen the bracket on the fender.
To attach the stays, use 5 mm bolts. Make sure to use stainless-steel Allen-head bolts with oil to prevent corrosion. To install the loops, use large-diamond stainless-steel washers to form a mating surface between the bolt head and loop. This will prevent the loop from deforming when the bolt is tightened.
Measure the frame width before installing wire loops on the fork fender mount accessory holder. You will need about 20 to 30 millimeters of space between the tire and the fork crown. If you are installing a front fender, make sure the fender will fit between the fork and the brake caliper. The rear fender should fit between the seatstays and the rear wheel.