Rear tube fender

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  1. Nyparrothead

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    hi all,

    Has anyone installed one of these? Any tips

    Mark
     
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    Good question, anyone?
     
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    What is a tube fender? Got any pictures?
     
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    It is a bent tube stock that mounts to form a bumper to protect the rear fender...
     
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    Is this what your asking about? IMG_2479.JPG
     
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    If you are referring to the rear bumper as above, Ive seen quite a few. What is your question?
     
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    Looking for install advice....
     
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    Follow the included directions took me about twenty minutes from unpacking to installing. Very simple just be careful how you put the antenna back together.
     
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    Thanks, what is the antenna issue?

    Mark
     
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    Just make sure you reassemble it as you took it apart. It is held in place by the bracket that the bumper attaches to.
     
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    Its not rocket science here. If you can walk and chew gum you can do it. Simple as it gets.
     
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    Do we have to walk and chew gum at the same time? LOL
     
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    May not be rocket science, but I could'nt get my right side exhaust hanger bolts off. As I was doing this with the bike on the side stand and my damn beer belly in the way, I didn't want to strip the bolts so I stopped. I took the antenna off in the detailed way the instructions say, but while I was looking at the antenna side, It looks like my bracket is attached to the inner fender and doing this with limited space to work on, had me scratching my head. The instructions say that the existing right side bracket is not going to be reused, but they also don't say to remove the right side completely and use the new bracket on the bumper instead. I saw a video on Youtube where the person just slipped the bumper guard in and it shows no antenna on that particular Indian. Obviously, it was a different Indian model, with no antenna, I am wondering if the 17's are different than other model years?
     
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    Mine is a 17 and it was simple... remove one bolt and loosen one on each side and remove and reinstall the antenna..... you need a deep well socket and I used my torque wrench to break them free ( I had it laying there as I am OCDish about torquing parts)

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