fender clearence

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by GSM2, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. GSM2

    GSM2 Member

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    i was riding fender less for a bit on the front wheel. well my new fender came in and there is about a 1/8 clearance on the sides. i wouldnt be worrid about this but factory bent the bottom lip of the fender at a 90 so it's a sharp edge that would cut into the tire if i rode it. there's plenty of vertical clearance how much do tires actually expand when at high speeds?
    any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Re: fender clearance

    Remember tire pressure will increase by 4 pounds when tire hot. So tire is going to expand also. Is it a total of 1/8 inch clearance or 1/8 inch per side. Either way it seems very close. Do you have the O.E. front tire size mounted?
     
  3. GSM2

    GSM2 Member

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    Re: fender clearance

    1/8 each side. about 1.5 vertical. its the OE front tire size
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Not much clearance there IMO