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Has anyone taken off their mudguards? (behind the pegs) I took one off today just to see how it looked. I love how it looks, and that's more like what I'm used to because the older quads never had them. The problem is, the fender looks too flimsy without it. Any thoughts? :?:
 

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i took them off on my 300ex and it is fine. if it breaks, you will have an excuse to get some really nice fullbore plastics :mrgreen:

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If you are going to get rid of them, I would come up with some brackets to support your fenders to avoid cracking.
 

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you can just leave the brackets but those aren't really mud guards, they're HEEL GUARDS. if your foot (feet) falls off of the peg(s) it protects them from going under the tires. my suggestion would be to keep them.
 

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Yeah, I've decided to just keep them on until I get the AC Pro Pegs. I'm just not used to them there quite yet.
 

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mudguards, heelguards, whatever!

Well, I finally got fed up with these things. I'm just not going to get used to them. I keep kicking them with my heels. This is the first quad I've owned with the guards, and I never ran over my foot with any of my other machines. I decided to saw the bracket off so as to use it as a fender stay. I'll take pics once I get them back on in case anybody is curious. Hey, if I run over my foot, then it'll be a good excuse to get the AC Pro Peg Nerfs I've been wanting! :roll: :D
http://www.z400central.com/forums/viewtopi...p?p=13656#13656
 
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IF you opt not to go with the heal guards you really MUST in my opinion fashion support brackets for the rear fenders. You can buy pre-made brackets on say eBay or do as I did and cut the stock fender brackets. Takes two easy hack saw cuts on each bracket. To dress up the cut ends that show you might do as I did and epoxy to nice looking bolt heads in the holes and then paint those bolt ends. I opted not to repaint the whole bracket as the factory paint is more durable and the black bracket (stock) looks aok. Anyway, risky not supporting the back fenders. You will notice on the right inner rear fender that Kawasaki even placed reflective stick on metal shielding between the plastic fender and the muffler. Without rear fender supports you risk fender cracks, annoying flapping of the fenders along with fire/melt hazard when that fender makes contact with the muffler. Again 2 simple hacksaw cuts on each stock bracket, file down the edges, dress it like you want and a little paint and you have very nice looking brackets. IF you ever want stock brackets back you can weld the cuts back together or go to eBay where new brackets can be had for a few (very few) dollars. Bill in NY
 
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Yea, quite an original idea, simple idea...
To make use of something you already paid for and undoubtedly would throw away in a year or so.. Another words modify the mud guard / fender support after you take the mud guards off so they work with the fenders exclusively. I had originally thought of buying custom fender supports but AS YOU DID saw an easy adaptation. I know mine came out nice.... look factory. I'm sure you finished off the open tube ends? Bill in NY

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No, I just sanded them down so there were no burrs sticking out. I painted them chrome so they would blend in. You can't even tell they're there if you're standing any distance away.
 
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