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Old August 8th, 2014   #41
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Point taken, Jeff.

Right now, for me, it's more of a curiosity sort of thing. The cause of that weave has been bugging me for a long time.

But, like you, I don't ride that fast anymore.



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Well my point is that I frankly don't care about 135 MPH, I don't plan to ride my bike that fast ever again. Did it once or twice when new and before fitting a top box and did not notice any wobble. With my top box fitted and an empty passenger seat, I get some detectable movement or squirrelyness at normal speeds. Not sure I'd call it a wobble as it does not seem to have regular frequency of any kind. Sticking something as small as a bag or as large as a person into that space between me and the top box totally eliminates it. Based on this insensitivity to weight, I too believe it an aerodynamic issue. I run without the top box 98% of the time so it's not usually of concern. If this shark finned fender stabilizes my bike at normal speeds with the top box in place, I might be interested, but I'm skeptical it will help since the aerodynamic issue appears to be behind me.
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Old August 18th, 2014   #42
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Well, I finally got time this last weekend to mount the Rynofender onto the spare front ST1300 fender I had.

However, I want to put a couple more pop-rivets into it with washers. The only ones I had laying around were not long enough to use with washers.

So, I'm going to pick up a few longer ones and some tiny washers.

Per their directions, I used hot-glue to affix the Rynofender in place and then put 4 pop-rivets through it and the stock fender. It feels solid but, I want to make sure.

I'll eventually have it repainted but, for testing purposes, I'll probably just leave it as-is.

Testing will have to wait until September when I have some free weekends.
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Can't help but ask, why would you want to ride at 135+ MPH, anyway?
Because you can and the Autobahn beckons...
Well... if it werent for the HSW..
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Here are a couple of pictures of the Rynofender installed onto my spare ST fender.

Testing will begin in September.
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Que Jaws theme music.
Alert Bambi - Land Shark approaches.

Bigger than expected.

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Yeah, it's kind of funky-lookin', isn't it?

It will look better when painted the same color as the stock fender.

I'm going to test it out first to see whether it helps with the high-speed wobble. If not, then I'll just chock it up to experience. But, if it works, then I'll have it painted to match and keep it mounted on the bike.

To hell with looks, huh?

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Make sure it does not take a bite out of the headlight when the forks collapse under braking and such.
No sense damaging a perfectly good ST that is content to travel under wobble speed.

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Yep, the Rynofender guys already warned me about that. I mounted it as far forward as I could.
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It's good to know they are paying attention.
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