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Old 09-21-2008, 09:40 AM   #1
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Rear wheel fender on track bike?

Was wondering if it is common practice to remove the wheel tire fender on a track-only bike? I don't use tire warmers, for now at least. So it is not getting in the way of anything like that, just wondering. Couldn't hurt to remove it, could it?
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:18 AM   #2
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you would prolly get more debries on your rear shock
i left mine on and its not in the way of the warmers,at least not any more thatn the front fender.....
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:46 AM   #3
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I recommend leaving it on.
It keeps debris off the shock as well as shielding the shock from some tire heat.
On most bikes it won't be an issue with tire warmers.
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:37 AM   #4
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When I went to the 190/55 tire on my 06 750 I had to modify my rear fender to allow for the tire warmer.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:30 PM   #5
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BT003 190/55 on mine...warmer fits with fender
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Keep it on...

For your shock's sake...

and for the person behind you... :P
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:51 PM   #8
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I took mine off simply for the fact that my BT003's with warmers looked like the fender would risk burning up the warmers due to clearance. I need to find an aftermarket fender to put on that will work or modify my stock one.

I would suggest to leave it on where possible though. Lowers the amount of rubber, rocks, etc kicking up and hitting the bike and rear shock, just as all the others have said.
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Get yourself some washers, bdubb.
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