Author Topic: Removing front mudguard  (Read 920 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Carlos13   gb

  • MTS 950 Junior  ‐    9
  • *

Offline Carlos13

  • MTS 950 Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Country: gb
  • Town / City: Peterborough
Removing front mudguard
on: January 20, 2021, 12:48:14 pm
January 20, 2021, 12:48:14 pm
Sorry to have to ask this.  I read in a thread that instructions for removing the front mudguard can be found on the forum, but I can't find them, either by a forum search or by a google search restricted to this site.  I have a Pyramid Plastics mudguard extender, so I need to remove the front mudguard.  Undoing the fasteners is easy, but the two parts of the mudguard hold the brake cables, and I am struggling to split the two pieces.  It looks as though they may simply click together, once you have removed the two small lateral allen bolts, but the two halves don't want to split, and I don't want to break anything.  Is it i just a case of wiggling harder?  Thanks in advance :)

Offline Julian   ro

    #1

Offline Julian

  • MTS 950 Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 247
  • Country: ro
  • Bike: MTS950S
  • Town / City: Bucharest
Re: Removing front mudguard
Reply #1 on: January 20, 2021, 01:49:24 pm
January 20, 2021, 01:49:24 pm
Carlos13, I've installed my pyramid fender extender without a guide. You have to wiggle a bit harder indeed, but gently. It's pretty straight forward, just be careful with the brake lines!

Offline Carlos13   gb

  • MTS 950 Junior  ‐    9
  • *
    #2

Offline Carlos13

  • MTS 950 Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Country: gb
  • Town / City: Peterborough
Re: Removing front mudguard
Reply #2 on: January 20, 2021, 03:06:33 pm
January 20, 2021, 03:06:33 pm
Thanks.  I shone a light in there (why I didn't do that before I don't know) and spotted the two further allen bolts which connect the two pieces.  So no amount of wiggling would remove it without undoing those bolts haha.  Then got the rear part of the mudguard off no problems.

Offline buzzardbilly   gb

    #3

Offline buzzardbilly

  • MTS 950 Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 271
  • Country: gb
  • Town / City: Gloucester
Re: Removing front mudguard
Reply #3 on: January 20, 2021, 08:25:47 pm
January 20, 2021, 08:25:47 pm
....and whilst you are in that area don't forget to check the clearance of the brake lines against the mudguard if the bike has some miles on it. Abrasion of the brake line was a problem first posted by Conman I think and he suggested a fix for it . Not sure if Ducati did any rectification design for the  S but certainly worth a check. One of mine was worn when I checked it and that is a poor design fault - it is amazing it has not been the subject of a safety recall 

Offline Carlos13   gb

  • MTS 950 Junior  ‐    9
  • *
    #4

Offline Carlos13

  • MTS 950 Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Country: gb
  • Town / City: Peterborough
Re: Removing front mudguard
Reply #4 on: January 23, 2021, 06:43:47 am
January 23, 2021, 06:43:47 am
Thanks buzzardbilly.  I found that thread.  There is a protective sleeve on the brake line on my bike where it touches the mudguard, but I will keep my eye on it.

  • Offline mose40   gb

    • MTS 950 Member  ‐    41
    • **
      #5

    Offline mose40

    • MTS 950 Member
    • **
    • Posts: 41
    • Country: gb
    • Bike: 950s
    • Town / City: Midlands
    Re: Removing front mudguard
    Reply #5 on: February 07, 2021, 12:33:46 pm
    February 07, 2021, 12:33:46 pm
    Just in case anyone else lands here, these are the two hidden allen bolts

    Offline Ducmul   gb

    • MTS 950 Member  ‐    28
    • **
      #6

    Offline Ducmul

    • MTS 950 Member
    • **
    • Posts: 28
    • Country: gb
    • Town / City: Abertillery
    Re: Removing front mudguard
    Reply #6 on: February 07, 2021, 02:21:34 pm
    February 07, 2021, 02:21:34 pm
    Just a thought? Do you really need to remove the front mudguard to fit the extenda?
    I know on my 1200 MTS I didnít.

    Offline IakWhisky   scotland

      #7

    Offline IakWhisky

    • MTS 950 Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 122
    • Country: scotland
    • Town / City: Galashiels
    Re: Removing front mudguard
    Reply #7 on: February 07, 2021, 06:44:56 pm
    February 07, 2021, 06:44:56 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ducmul [+]
    Just a thought? Do you really need to remove the front mudguard to fit the extenda?
    I know on my 1200 MTS I didnít.
    I managed to do so without removing it after I discovered what a colossal faff the removal would be!

    Offline Ducmul   gb

    • MTS 950 Member  ‐    28
    • **
      #8

    Offline Ducmul

    • MTS 950 Member
    • **
    • Posts: 28
    • Country: gb
    • Town / City: Abertillery
    Re: Removing front mudguard
    Reply #8 on: February 08, 2021, 10:31:11 am
    February 08, 2021, 10:31:11 am
    Ok, well done. Before I sold my 1200MTS I had a brand new at the time 2017 950MTS which I did remove the front mudguard to fit the fends extenda and believe you me it was a faff to put back.
    Just bought a nearly new 950S so when I get a chance I will be fitting a extenda....without removing the mudguard haha!!
    This bike will be my fourth Multi to date. All the best. (See images...Ducmul of 1200 white& 950 red).

  • Offline leodesmo   nl

    • MTS 950 Member  ‐    61
    • **
      #9

    Offline leodesmo

    • MTS 950 Member
    • **
    • Posts: 61
    • Country: nl
    • Bike: Multistrada 950S
    • Town / City: The Hague
    Re: Removing front mudguard
    Reply #9 on: February 20, 2021, 07:31:50 pm
    February 20, 2021, 07:31:50 pm
    I installed the Extenda Fenda too and I removed the mudguard as suggested by Pyramid. I used the tape, no holes, but for doing so the plastic needs to perfectly clean and dry. Iím very happy with it, a must for the ones living in North Europe.
    Ducati sound - a unique symphony!!