I have thought about that also , to this day I beleive it will work . The seat would have to be reworked to fit the new contour , mayby a few other adjustments . Keep us updated .
I dont know what it is at full compression but with no one on the bike there is 5 1/4"....aslo looking into it a little more I think I will need to notch the bottom Instead . If I just do the cuts the seat will not clip into the front by the tank.Tony, I would check with L&M since they have been all over the rear shock. The question I would ask Chris is "How much clearance is there between the tire and stock fender at full compression ?" That would give you a giudeline for your mod. I believe Kurt's fender on his Sumo 250 kit is deeper inside which helps contour it to the tire and still give it the travel clearance it needs. It is also a bit lower so you at least have that amount to play with.
No… That is my way out if I fail. When the Somo-X kit is installed you have to cut it back farther.You said you plan to go with the sumo-x kit.... if you do this mod, will that affect installation of the sumo-x fender later on down the road?
The Fender only makes contact at 4 places. One at the front and then at each U shape bracket. I dont thing it will be a factor..If you cut at tape to lower rear of fender, you produce a cantilever point and front of fender left of tape must rise and kick out and up slightly. There for you might have to mod seat?
Thinking cut at a angle and you would lower the fender frame straight down , Then modify the fender to fit and seat , cant explain on this keypad LOL . Good luck .If you cut at tape to lower rear of fender, you produce a cantilever point and front of fender left of tape must rise and kick out and up slightly. There for you might have to mod seat?
How mutch is a few Richard .If you have any problems, tell Kurt you know me and maybe he’ll knock a few $$’s off. LOL