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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:22 pm 
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Location: Southern California
Lost my rear fender plastic, and was shocked and unwilling to pay the price asked for a new one

I came up with using the lid from a rubbermaid roughneck tote lid.

You can find these lids at home depot or lowes or wherever.

Unfortunately you will have to buy the tote as well, but hell you can make a rear fender out of that thing too...lol..

anyway. All I did was use my other fender and trace out the shape (lay it upside down and trace) and cut with some scissors. Tucked the ends under the seat and bolted down.

Since I lost my right side (exhaust side) I lined the inside of the plastic with some thermal tape that I had laying in the garage.

This mod lasted around 6k of a coast to coast and back trip. the plastic eventually tore because I didnt even use any washers on the mounting bolt, eventually wore through the plastic and blew off again against the wind. I suspect if you use large locking washers it would last much longer.

Total cost including gas under $25

The first pic of the red one is my beta version that i used an old top that was sitting in the sun for way too long.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:17 am 
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Very creative, the time and cash you spent, maybe could have been diverted to a good second hand part. Just saying. :s_biggrin
Surely parts in the US are more easily available than down here in Oz.
Very crafty workmanship anyways...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:19 am 
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Appreciate the ingenuity! I'm unsure how easily side panels are had in OZ, but I've seen very few 2nd hand here - and even those aren't cheap. :drinks:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:14 am 
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TrophyHunter wrote:
Appreciate the ingenuity! I'm unsure how easily side panels are had in OZ, but I've seen very few 2nd hand here - and even those aren't cheap. :drinks:

AUD $20 each second hand bro, but they hard to find and if you do find them you need to be quick to get a purchase, probly better to make your own, i dunno.
The thing with DR650 parts is because the old girl is a hard nut then not many get parted out, well in my part of Oz one needs to act quickly if you see parts. :yahoo: :s_yes

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:04 pm 
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Still about 1/10th the cost of used panels.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:26 pm 
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I'd like it in clear.. or cloudy but see thru, thanks for the idea..


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:59 pm 
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Nice idea. I lost my right side recently. Can't find used replacement and don't really want to spend money for new. I already have plastic laying around. I'll think on it a bit.


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