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I installed monotubes, bushings, seals, and also installed new Bridgestone front tire on my 2008. My problem is that the new tire rubs on the after market fender extension. I assume that it is due to the higher profile of the new tire. Has anyone run into this issue. I may have to cut the fender extension.
Any helpful suggestion is appreciated.
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Just a guess, but most of us who have installed the Monotubes noticed the bike riding higher. I would suggest it is the fender extension that is at fault. If the tire is a stock Bridgestone, it is rubbing because of the extra height of the extension in relation to the tire and would need to be trimmed. Hope this helps.

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The angle of the lower front fender is adjustable.. sightly.

Loosen the bolts which hold it..
.. at the bottom, pull it away from the wheel
..retighten the bolts

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Thanks for the advice. I will try Dennis' suggestion first and if it still rub, I'll file the extension down. Sorry. No pictures, but job was pretty straight forward. Can't go wrong following the factory manual and the instructions from progressive.
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Let us know how it turned out. Thanks for the information Dennis, not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but always willing to learn.


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tire rubbing

If the new tire is a 170 80 18 instead of 170 70 18, it can rub the front fender. Both sizes are available in the bt-45 and I've seen this happen.
 

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I installed monotubes, bushings, seals, and also installed new Bridgestone front tire on my 2008. My problem is that the new tire rubs on the after market fender extension. I assume that it is due to the higher profile of the new tire. Has anyone run into this issue. I may have to cut the fender extension.
Any helpful suggestion is appreciated.
Thanks,
Carlos
This has nothing to do with the suspension work. The problem is caused by the observation you state that this tire has a higher profile. I had exactly the same problem and it cost me a new rear section of the front. Expensive lesson.
The fact that I didn't like the tire after I've had it for a while causes me to say, no more Bridgestones.
 

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I installed monotubes, bushings, seals, and also installed new Bridgestone front tire on my 2008. My problem is that the new tire rubs on the after market fender extension. I assume that it is due to the higher profile of the new tire. Has anyone run into this issue. I may have to cut the fender extension.
Any helpful suggestion is appreciated.
Thanks,
Carlos
I ran into the same problem but I hadn't done anything to the front end other than use a different brand of tire. As you mentioned, I just trimmed the extension.
 

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When I ran the bias ply's up front I had to elongate the front two rear fender mount holes. This allowed me to move out the bottom of the rear fender so it never touched the tire anymore when the tire grew at triple digits.

 

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Thank you all for your suggestions. Ended up filing off about a half inch from the center of the fender extension. It's not noticeable and the problem is fixed.
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:yes1::yes1: Glad it all worked out for you.

Ride safely

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