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    BMW 650 Sport & GT Rear Inner Fender Upgrade - Mike Mas

    BMW 650 Sport & GT Rear Inner Fender Upgrade - Mike Mas






    Hey Guys - I Just installed a much needed “Inner Fender” on my C650 Sport. Regretfully, BMW came up real “Short” on both the GT and Sport Models when it comes to both the missing rear fender and the unbelievably short front fender.

    The front fender is an absolute joke since it’s a foot too short, leaving the radiator exposed to road trash as well as the air inlets on both sides of the wheel well. Here’s a few images showing the horrible BMW front fender when compared to the well though out fender of my XMax 300, The images are self explanatory.



    Above is the horrible BMW fender design which allows almost anything to kick up into the radiator or air inlets in the wheel well.



    Above is the stock XMax "Long" fender and a smooth protected radiator cowl design.

    Anyhow, getting back to the rear of the BMW Sport or GT, as I mentioned, BMW not only neglected to install a rear fender, they did not even provide a rubber pad to divert some of the water. Therefore should you happen to drive through a construction zone or dare go off road, your beautiful engine & transmission will be transformed from beautiful silver color to a mud brown.

    While I looked at a number of common inner fenders, most were a joke since they only extend a few inches above the swing arm, so why even bother. One night while surfing, I ran into a company called SpeedMax/ ERmax in France - There it was, a beautiful inner fender that extended over the tire. Making it even better, Speedmax even offered the fender in matching BMW colors or a carbon look. Needless to say, I ordered mine in Austin Yellow. Eight days later my beautiful fender arrived, complete with instructions and hardware.











    Regretfully, I did not care for the method SpeedMax designed the forward fender mounting, since it requires you to remove one of the two clamping bolts that secure the swing arm to the shaft.



    After I seen this mounting arrangement, I instantly concluded this is not going to happen! I’m not going to disassemble any of my suspension to mount a fender. What they should have done is; use a clamping devise that attaches to the two hex heads of the bolts to mount a bracket to secure the fender. My work-around was simple, I instead of removing the bolt, I used good 3M Velcro tape on a large flat portion of the fender which sits flat on the swing arm. I was able to get 4-5 inches of Velcro - you can’t hardly pull move the fender its so tight.





    For additional safety support, since I did not use the suggested mounting, I simply hooked a small bungee to the front fender support hole, then secured the bungee to the underside of the bike where its not even noticeable.





    The Speedmax method and hardware used to hold the left side of the fender is great, you simply remove one bolt, then mount the bracket with your existing hardware and secure the fender.







    In conclusion, the Speedmax’s painted fender really adds some nice contrast to the rear of either the GT or Sport. The Sport 650 benefits greatly since the entire rear tire is very visible. The Speedmax inner fender upgrade is a great addition since aside from adding some bling to the bike, it serves a very useful purpose to protect the vitals from dirt and road trash, making clean-up after a rain ride much easier. The cost of the painted fender with air shipping was was $158.

    Ride Safe - Mike

    https://www.ermax.com/Bmw/C-600-SPOR...y-bike&id=2121

    Item: 7310AY040


    Last edited by Low On Cash; 08-15-2018 at 12:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Low On Cash View Post
    BMW 650 Sport & GT Rear Inner Fender Upgrade - Mike Mas






    Hey Guys - I Just installed a much needed “Inner Fender” on my C650 Sport. Regretfully, BMW came up real “Short” on both the GT and Sport Models when it comes to both the missing rear fender and the unbelievably short front fender.

    The front fender is an absolute joke since it’s a foot too short, leaving the radiator exposed to road trash as well as the air inlets on both sides of the wheel well. Here’s a few images showing the horrible BMW front fender when compared to the well though out fender of my XMax 300, The images are self explanatory.



    Above is the horrible BMW fender design which allows almost anything to kick up into the radiator or air inlets in the wheel well.



    Above is the stock XMax "Long" fender and a smooth protected radiator cowl design.

    Anyhow, getting back to the rear of the BMW Sport or GT, as I mentioned, BMW not only neglected to install a rear fender, they did not even provide a rubber pad to divert some of the water. Therefore should you happen to drive through a construction zone or dare go off road, your beautiful engine & transmission will be transformed from beautiful silver color to a mud brown.

    While I looked at a number of common inner fenders, most were a joke since they only extend a few inches above the swing arm, so why even bother. One night while surfing, I ran into a company called SpeedMax/ ERmax in France - There it was, a beautiful inner fender that extended over the tire. Making it even better, Speedmax even offered the fender in matching BMW colors or a carbon look. Needless to say, I ordered mine in Austin Yellow. Eight days later my beautiful fender arrived, complete with instructions and hardware.











    Regretfully, I did not care for the method SpeedMax designed the forward fender mounting, since it requires you to remove one of the two clamping bolts that secure the swing arm to the shaft.



    After I seen this mounting arrangement, I instantly concluded this is not going to happen! I’m not going to disassemble any of my suspension to mount a fender. What they should have done is; use a clamping devise that attaches to the two hex heads of the bolts to mount a bracket to secure the fender. My work-around was simple, I instead of removing the bolt, I used good 3M Velcro tape on a large flat portion of the fender which sits flat on the swing arm. I was able to get 4-5 inches of Velcro - you can’t hardly pull move the fender its so tight.





    For additional safety support, since I did not use the suggested mounting, I simply hooked a small bungee to the front fender support hole, then secured the bungee to the underside of the bike where its not even noticeable.





    The Speedmax method and hardware used to hold the left side of the fender is great, you simply remove one bolt, then mount the bracket with your existing hardware and secure the fender.







    In conclusion, the Speedmax’s painted fender really adds some nice contrast to the rear of either the GT or Sport. The Sport 650 benefits greatly since the entire rear tire is very visible. The Speedmax inner fender upgrade is a great addition since aside from adding some bling to the bike, it serves a very useful purpose to protect the vitals from dirt and road trash, making clean-up after a rain ride much easier. The cost of the painted fender with air shipping was was $158.

    Ride Safe - Mike

    https://www.ermax.com/Bmw/C-600-SPOR...y-bike&id=2121

    Item: 7310AY040


    Can u fit that one to a C 650 Gt 2013?

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    Can u fit it on 650gt 2013?

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    I email them, and they said can't fit on 650GT
    Quote Originally Posted by Low On Cash View Post
    BMW 650 Sport & GT Rear Inner Fender Upgrade - Mike Mas






    Hey Guys - I Just installed a much needed “Inner Fender” on my C650 Sport. Regretfully, BMW came up real “Short” on both the GT and Sport Models when it comes to both the missing rear fender and the unbelievably short front fender.

    The front fender is an absolute joke since it’s a foot too short, leaving the radiator exposed to road trash as well as the air inlets on both sides of the wheel well. Here’s a few images showing the horrible BMW front fender when compared to the well though out fender of my XMax 300, The images are self explanatory.



    Above is the horrible BMW fender design which allows almost anything to kick up into the radiator or air inlets in the wheel well.



    Above is the stock XMax "Long" fender and a smooth protected radiator cowl design.

    Anyhow, getting back to the rear of the BMW Sport or GT, as I mentioned, BMW not only neglected to install a rear fender, they did not even provide a rubber pad to divert some of the water. Therefore should you happen to drive through a construction zone or dare go off road, your beautiful engine & transmission will be transformed from beautiful silver color to a mud brown.

    While I looked at a number of common inner fenders, most were a joke since they only extend a few inches above the swing arm, so why even bother. One night while surfing, I ran into a company called SpeedMax/ ERmax in France - There it was, a beautiful inner fender that extended over the tire. Making it even better, Speedmax even offered the fender in matching BMW colors or a carbon look. Needless to say, I ordered mine in Austin Yellow. Eight days later my beautiful fender arrived, complete with instructions and hardware.











    Regretfully, I did not care for the method SpeedMax designed the forward fender mounting, since it requires you to remove one of the two clamping bolts that secure the swing arm to the shaft.



    After I seen this mounting arrangement, I instantly concluded this is not going to happen! I’m not going to disassemble any of my suspension to mount a fender. What they should have done is; use a clamping devise that attaches to the two hex heads of the bolts to mount a bracket to secure the fender. My work-around was simple, I instead of removing the bolt, I used good 3M Velcro tape on a large flat portion of the fender which sits flat on the swing arm. I was able to get 4-5 inches of Velcro - you can’t hardly pull move the fender its so tight.





    For additional safety support, since I did not use the suggested mounting, I simply hooked a small bungee to the front fender support hole, then secured the bungee to the underside of the bike where its not even noticeable.





    The Speedmax method and hardware used to hold the left side of the fender is great, you simply remove one bolt, then mount the bracket with your existing hardware and secure the fender.







    In conclusion, the Speedmax’s painted fender really adds some nice contrast to the rear of either the GT or Sport. The Sport 650 benefits greatly since the entire rear tire is very visible. The Speedmax inner fender upgrade is a great addition since aside from adding some bling to the bike, it serves a very useful purpose to protect the vitals from dirt and road trash, making clean-up after a rain ride much easier. The cost of the painted fender with air shipping was was $158.

    Ride Safe - Mike

    https://www.ermax.com/Bmw/C-600-SPOR...y-bike&id=2121

    Item: 7310AY040


    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

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