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Front mudguard flap
« on: February 12, 2024, 11:11:15 AM »
While I aim to ride only in dry conditions it is difficult to avoid the odd puddle or bit of damp road and have been dismayed to see the splatter all over the engine, cases exhaust etc which is quite hard to get to. A front mud flap would seem sensible but have seen differing opinions about this and nothing jumps out on eBay as being type specific (550k1). Anyone done this successfully or it just a general thumbs down and only ride when bone  dry or get used to frequent clean ups.
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Re: Front mudguard flap
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2024, 11:23:26 AM »
Have one on the 550K3 makes a difference although I try not to go out in the rain but caught out a few times. Been on the bike since I bought it in 1987. 😜
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Re: Front mudguard flap
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2024, 02:32:49 PM »
+1 on the flap, I have the same and does help.

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Re: Front mudguard flap
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2024, 07:15:59 PM »
Put one on my 750F1, it worked great, but the front mudguard rusted under it, probably should have painted the area it covered with anti rust paint.

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Re: Front mudguard flap
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2024, 07:21:04 PM »
Good I’m glad it’s not such a frowned on idea. It would be great to find one with the Honda logo but not seeing them out there for sale
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Re: Front mudguard flap
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2024, 07:29:02 PM »
Im sure there is a part number for one in the parts book, you would have to find some W.E.Wassell ones for the logo

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Re: Front mudguard flap
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2024, 07:19:35 AM »
I’ve ended up buying the last one of these from start right motorcycles in Leeds

https://www.jmpbparts.com/mudlflap-big-with-print-honda-logo.html
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Re: Front mudguard flap
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2024, 08:46:39 AM »
That looks the part David and cheap!😜
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Re: Front mudguard flap
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2024, 09:05:53 AM »
Be interesting to see how it looks fitted Dave - be good if you can post a photo of it fitted.

Presumably it will fit between the existing bottom stay fittings ?
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Re: Front mudguard flap
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2024, 10:04:07 AM »
That looks great, certainly better than my home made one made from a rubber door mat.

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Re: Front mudguard flap
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2024, 10:39:47 AM »
That looks the same as mine with the logo, fits fine.

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Re: Front mudguard flap
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2024, 02:20:45 PM »
I’ve ended up buying the last one of these from start right motorcycles in Leeds
Are you sure that isn't a rear mudflap, it looks a bit large for the front. :-\
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Re: Front mudguard flap
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2024, 08:45:01 PM »
There's one on the wall behind the counter in my local bike shop. I can buy it if anybody wants it, then post it on.
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Re: Front mudguard flap
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2024, 10:45:23 PM »
I’ve ended up buying the last one of these from start right motorcycles in Leeds
Are you sure that isn't a rear mudflap, it looks a bit large for the front. :-\

Yes I realise now that link is to a bigger one than I bought with same design.  may well have to do a bit of shaping anyway. Will post photos of how I get on .. could be mission abort if it looks dodgy 😉
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