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Old May 5th, 2010, 01:07 PM     #1
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Protect fender from saddle bags.

I am putting throw over saddle bags on my 2010 FXDC and do not want to scratch the paint on the fender. Any ideas how to protect paint from rubbing or scratches?
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Old May 5th, 2010, 02:30 PM     #2
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Re: Protect fender from saddle bags.

I cut the leg off a pair of sweat pants, turned soft side out, and put it under the saddlebag yoke. I poked a couple of holes in the legs and laced it a little so it can't slip. Still there after 16 years.
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Old May 5th, 2010, 08:00 PM     #3
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Re: Protect fender from saddle bags.

Used a piece of soft leather for many years, it works well.Another option would be clear vynel.Any graphics/sign shop can cut you a square to apply to the rear fender.

If the bags will be going on alot, this is a good option.When the vynel gets scuffed up simply remove it and apply another piece.
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Old May 5th, 2010, 10:02 PM     #4
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How thick should the vinyl be for best protection?

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Where did you get a scrape piece of leather to use on your fender?

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Old May 5th, 2010, 11:34 PM     #5
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Re: Protect fender from saddle bags.

The idia behind the clear vynel is that its very thin.Maybe as thick again as the clear thats already on the bike.

If you have any local leather dealer they can hook you up.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 07:19 AM     #6
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Re: Protect fender from saddle bags.

The shop that sprayed my truck bedliner also "sheets" vehicles with clear plastic. They have a computerized cutter & can wrap your entire car, truck, van...etc. to protect it from the elements. Maybe you can find one in your area (look in yellow pages for vehice wraps) & see if they can cover your fender. I wouldn't think it would be too $pendy...Good Luck!
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Old May 6th, 2010, 07:53 AM     #7
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Re: Protect fender from saddle bags.

Great, thanks for the info!
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Old May 6th, 2010, 10:24 PM     #8
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Re: Protect fender from saddle bags.

Quote: Originally Posted by Breeze3at View Post
I cut the leg off a pair of sweat pants, turned soft side out, and put it under the saddlebag yoke. I poked a couple of holes in the legs and laced it a little so it can't slip. Still there after 16 years.
Great idea!
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Re: Protect fender from saddle bags.

Riders warehouse has some precut squares of vinyl. I think two big squares are about $12.00. You may be able to look around a bit and find something cheaper. I use a piect on top of my left saddlebag to keep it from getting scuffed when my wife gets on.
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