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888 Drop Crown Fender

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by odiwik, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. odiwik

    odiwik Monkey

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    Let's see what some of you have done to install a fender on an 888 drop crown. Mud Machine is an option, but I am curious what alternatives are out there!
     

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  2. Turd Ferguson

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    My THE works great.
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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  4. odiwik

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    I was told that a THE fender wouldn't work with go-ride drop crowns... Did you have to modify anything, or did you just get the generic THE front fender to find that it fit perfectly?
     
  5. odiwik

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    Anybody have a for-sure answer on compatibility/fabrication for the go-ride crowns?
     
  6. RhinofromWA

    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    I can't really help you but I suggest that you make your own.

    I jsut picked up a 05 DJ3 and mad emy own bracket to mount a std steerer tub mounted fenter. It replaced the stock unit and fit the curve of the Marz funky crown and cleared the arch. All it takes is a strap of metal appropriate for the bracket, a vise (to use in bending) a hammer or cressant wrench to bend with and a drill. Some time and tweeking you can make it fit.

    I ended up using a wedge (not a star nut) in the steerer tube, because the DJ3 steerer tube is so thick my star nuts wouldn't fit.

    With some time and patience you can make it work......unless I am missing something. It can't be that hard.....but maybe a stock fender will not fit. That is where you come in.....modify it. :D
     
  7. Kntr

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    I couldnt get the THE to work.......

    Fill us in Turd?????
     
  8. Turd Ferguson

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    I have zocchi flat and stock crowns. No problem with either.
     
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    Marz makes an '06 flat crown that fits a fender now... I wish I would have known this last spring when I bought my flat crown... they also make a supper drop upper like for a durado... I've seen the flat crown 888 w/a The up at whistler afew times...
     
  10. Turd Ferguson

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    Sorry dude, I was wrong about the THE fender fitting the stock crowns(just checked). But it does fit the Marzocchi flats.



     
  11. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    What happens when the fork bottoms? ouch.......

    Do you ever go to bed? I see you posted at 254am and then 350am.
     
  12. odiwik

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    Yeah, it looks like the crowns will destroy the bracket.

    Anybody with a fender on goride flats?
     
  13. RhinofromWA

    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    On my 05 DJ3 it has the funky Marz crown and I had to bend a new bracket to clear the arch under compression. As long as the bracket hugs the crown there shouldn't be a problem.

    Right?
     
  14. Turd Ferguson

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    You know that noise you heard last night?

    Shhhhhh.......(ether canister)

    ......rag in hand......

    ...... :evil: