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How do I remove the rear fender/ and or fender rails? I broke the bolt that attaches the rear of the seat to the fender. I need to take fender or fender inner support bracket off so I can get the remainder of the bolt out so I can replace it with a new bolt.
 

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It's easier if you take the wheel off first. Makes it a little easier to get the fender out without scratching it. Pretty tight fit. But, basically, just remove the 6 bolts the mount the fender to the struts. Pull the shocks off. (You want the bike on a stand for this with a floor jack or something under the tire, if you don't take it off.) Then after you have the strut bolts out, you need an allen wrench to pull the mount that holds the struts to the inner rail. Then you can pull the fender out. If you don't pull the struts off, you're going to scratch the fender. It's still a very tight fit with them off, let alone leaving them on.

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Thanks Kfox But I'm trying to do this without taking the wheel off, If I unbolt the top shock mount can I then take the strut off? Is there any danger in the shock extending when top mount unbolted , or an issue comressing it to bolt back up?
 

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You don't have to take the wheel off.....but you will need to take one shock and mount off......and at least loosen the other mount, or risk scratching the fender. Easiest to just support the bike, and take both shocks and mounts off.
 

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I'm not quite following you, but you defenitely want the bike on a stand, preferably with a floor jack under the tire. Once you pull the second shock off, the bike is going to drop the fender to the tire if you don't. Put the floor jack under the tire, then once you have both shocks off, slowly drop the jack and you'll have much more clearance between tire and fender. You may even be able to do what you're trying to with the bolt without taking the fender completely off. If you decide to remove the fender, remember to take the struts off. You can't get the that mount until you have the strut bolts out.

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I just drilled my broken bolt out and went to lowes and got a stainless bolt with a flat phillps head and put it on from beneath and put your acorn nut on.also i put a nylon washer bracket and fender.Be very carefull when drilling out stud to dont hit you tire.lol
 

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If it's for a 1300C or the 1800C then you snapped the stud that is in the inner fender rail, once you take the inner fender rail out then you can drill the rest and replace it with a bolt of the same size, you'll just need to tac weld it to the inner fender bracket. I had the same thing happen to me, but instead of welding a new stud on I modded it to accept a HD set up. cost me less than $5. I had to do alittle driling but it turned out great and if the threads ever strip I can just replace the mount.

The pic is a stock photo from the mustang website what I used, I mounted it in the inner fender support, I drilled out the old stud then re-drilled and notched the inner fender support like the pic........then I took a drimmel and a tappered grinding stone and widened the hole in the fender just big enough for it to fit....once I mounted the inner fender rail back in the fender the mount is fluch with the fender :wink:

 

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Thanks for the advice everybody, what I ended up doing was grinding off the bolt head on the underside of the fender with a dremel and using a bolt I had in my toolbox. Good enough to go riding today, I'll get a stainless bolt tomorrow at the hardware store. Thanks, Jeff
 
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