On the subject of front fender extentions. I have read somewhere of a concern for the fender extention cause a break or crack in the fender. Is that another rumor or is it a valid situation or concern?
Well, not to pour oil on the fire here, but extensions MAY cause fender cracks. I had two different kinds of extensions on Rio. The first one cracked the fender. I put the second one on with the braces that Preston provided free (thank you, John) and when I sold him, the fender had not cracked. I think it is a matter of a combination of a number of factors - length of the extension, whether you hit something on the road (trash), and perhaps something about the design of the fender itself.
Rather than poo-poo what others are saying, just be warned that there is a possibility that your front fender may crack with an extension. You take the risk and you may have no problems whatsoever, or you may wind up replacing your fender.