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    The mudguard on the F800ST is ugly. Does anybody know if it can be replaced by a mudguard from a S or GT? I'm talking about a direct bolt-on replacement.

    The threads I searched don't mention retrofit, only modification by cutting an existing ST mudguard.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    I don't know why an S mudguard wouldn't fit -- it's just an ST with abbreviated bodywork and ergos. I presume a GT piece would fit too, although perhaps with a bit of fiddling. Sorry, I have no experience with either mod.


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    The ST and the S have the same parts in the rear except that the ST has an extra plastic flap, unscrew that and remount only the licenseplate holder and you have an S mudflap.

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    Agree that the OEM rear mudguard is buggly. Decided to go with this CF hugger instead. Disclaimer: I live in a relatively dry setting.

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    My '09 came with the shorter rear flap and I agree it looks so much better than the newer ones, BUT... on several long trips with a pal who has the longer version, guess whose luggage and rear of the bike looked like someone binged on sandy pudding and then barfed on the bike? Good guess, not his.

    Is it bad enough for me to buy the longer part? Nope, but before you get out the tools...

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    Three bolts and it easily pops off (two torx under the rear light and one holding it to the number plate)



    Or cut it down at the recessed "V" which seems to make it the ideal length.


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    I wish my new R had that option Carlos - it resembles Dan's description in wet weather
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    Like the man suggested, which bike didn't have as much mess on the back when they rode through the muck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by notacop View Post
    There is a line in one of the Cannon Ball Rally movies which was spoken by Raul Julia as he plucked the rear view mirror off the Ferrari windshield, " What's behind me is not important."
    Reminds me of the saying "Only a fool trips over what's behind him."

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    I do remember the days of sitting and admiring the lines of my motorcycles and may have actually cared at some point.
    Now I don't give a bucket of poop. Gas and go, decorate as i wish, aesthetics be damned. It's a lot easier this way.

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    [QUOTE=notacop;2320210]The rear fender on my G650GS was too small so I added a foot of sheet rubber. Much cleaners back there now.
    I do remember the days of sitting and admiring the lines of my motorcycles and may have actually cared at some point.
    Now I don't give a bucket of poop. Gas and go.

    That coming from a guy who decorates his motorcycle handlebar with a pink rubber Flamingo!

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    [QUOTE=nkaj;2320298]
    Quote Originally Posted by notacop View Post
    The rear fender on my G650GS was too small so I added a foot of sheet rubber. Much cleaners back there now.
    I do remember the days of sitting and admiring the lines of my motorcycles and may have actually cared at some point.
    Now I don't give a bucket of poop. Gas and go.

    That coming from a guy who decorates his motorcycle handlebar with a pink rubber Flamingo!
    Now that is what I'd call "farkling". Farkling ugly that is.
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    Hey, my Flamingo resembles that remark!

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    Looks great. 2 questions:
    1.) What did you use to get such a nice clean cut?
    2.) Where did you get the emblem?

    Thanks

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    I tidy'd up my rear end by removing the ugly fender, if I rode a lot in the rain I would of left it on but didn't like the look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcarpino View Post
    Looks great. 2 questions:
    1.) What did you use to get such a nice clean cut?
    2.) Where did you get the emblem?

    Thanks
    I used a jigsaw and cut in the grooved line. Then I cleaned it up with sandpaper starting with 100 grit, working down to 600 grit. I picked up the emblem from Amazon.
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    This is an example of a shortened mudguard. It's listed for sale in the Forum Classifieds if anyone is interested. The mudguard was removed from a 2012 F800ST.

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    Thank you, CCRAMERUSC, I added the emblem as well. I used the supplied grommets and the fit is very snug. I didn't trim the plastic as my license plate lands lower down and I have a second brake light below the license plate, so the emblem nicely breaks up the last bit of black plastic.

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