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Post  Focker on Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:32 am

I didn't have any major plans today so I fabbed up a $4 rear fender brace. The main purpose of this brace is to support my Giant Loop & gear for long trips!

I started with a piece of 3/4" stock measuring 14" in length. I made a mark at 4" from the ends leaving 6" in the middle.


Using a torch I warmed up the metal and started my bends.


Perfect fit!


I used a piece of paper as a template to come up with the twist idea.


I love it when a plan comes together.


I chose the minimalist approach using 1/2" square tubing but have confidence this will be enough to support my luggage adequately (almost said erotically...Gotta love spell check).


It'll go something like this...The other piece of metal is part of the Baja Designs rear taillight support. The most costly part of this job was hiring the hand model.


The lower mounts were harder to make. I used some paper as a template to keep me pointed in the right direction.


With the tabs fabbed and in place I wedged the square tubing into position...Ready for some tack welds.


For the next phase I turned to my trusty welders Hodakaguy & his Dad who happened to be welding on their project (Click Here) across the street.


The final welds connecting my brace to the Baja Designs brace...Looking good I must say!


What's next is to mount the Giant Loop and camp gear to see if I need/want any mounting loops for straps & bungee hooks. Once that's settled I'll clean up the craftsmanship and powder coat this baby! BRP smile

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Re: Rear Fender Brace

Post  doug@dsa on Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:29 pm

It looks like Focker & Jdubb need to have a build-off. bow
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Re: Rear Fender Brace

Post  Guest on Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:25 pm

I wanna be your neighbor! Between your brace work & looking at Hodaka's TW thread, figure your street must be the Pasco/Kennewick bike fab center central!

Nice stuff nice

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Re: Rear Fender Brace

Post  Focker on Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:20 pm

doug@dsa wrote:It looks like Focker & Jdubb need to have a build-off.
I don't stand a chance against his machining.

twitter wrote:I wanna be your neighbor! Between your brace work & looking at Hodaka's TW thread, figure your street must be the Pasco/Kennewick bike fab center central!
Nice stuff
There's a house 2 doors down that just went up for sale...They couldn't handle the XR test runs up & down the street. rider

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Re: Rear Fender Brace

Post  mamacone on Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:57 pm

Looks great, can we do mine tomorrow? Forget it lets go ride them instead, Juniper was great on Friday. I have Monday off and want to ride/explore.
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Re: Rear Fender Brace

Post  stroupdog on Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:00 pm

Nice; but I bet my tire would rub if I compressed the chock (spanish for shock) all the way. asking for it
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Re: Rear Fender Brace

Post  hacklejm on Fri May 01, 2009 6:02 am

I hate talented people.

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check this one out

Post  jungleplant on Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:53 pm

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Re: Rear Fender Brace

Post  Mauser on Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:50 am

Don't look very well fixed back to the rear subframe ?, nice bracket but I wouldn't fancy carrying anything on it ?.

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Re: Rear Fender Brace

Post  jungleplant on Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:24 pm

Mauser wrote:Don't look very well fixed back to the rear subframe ?, nice bracket but I wouldn't fancy carrying anything on it ?.
well its a fender brace thats all ,if you want to carry something checkout our rear rack for the xrr, mike
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Re: Rear Fender Brace

Post  Sean on Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:28 am

jungleplant wrote:
Mauser wrote:Don't look very well fixed back to the rear subframe ?, nice bracket but I wouldn't fancy carrying anything on it ?.
well its a fender brace thats all ,if you want to carry something checkout our rear rack for the xrr, mike



Looks over loaded now asking for it




Damn that bikes clean....real nice


Last edited by Sean on Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:29 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : thought about it for a change)

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Re: Rear Fender Brace

Post  jungleplant on Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:00 pm

Too much Corona and Tacos , we are not recommend this at all
that would be crazy
but it will do 220 standing there not moving, the shear strength of the OEM bolts is 270LBs so we were close
it is a very strong rack though , should be able to do a 12 pack with out any issues
Racks are funny that way , cant control what they put on them so we always say dont put anything on them , they are just for looks Very Happy
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I Use Jerry's

Post  Bump on Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:54 am

IF you know much about the history of dirt bikes in So Cal then you know Jerry at Fourstrokeworks.biz. I use his rear fender brace and have been talking to him about creating a jig for a matching subframe also out of stainless.

http://fourstrokeworks.biz/product_images/lgfenderbrace.jpg
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those are very nice we should make them out of stainless

Post  jungleplant on Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:03 am

cost would be about the same when you don't have to powder coat
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My copied brace

Post  oregonlmd on Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:57 am

I copied this aluminum brace


I made it out of 3/4" steel.  Here's the completed piece


Pics at different angles





Mounted under the fender


Not pictured is that the fender is bolted to the top of the tail end of the brace.

This brace strengthens things up quite a lot.  There is no flex or give in the fender with this unit bolted up.
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