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My new to me- 1992 Gen I has a loose rear fender. You can take it with your hand & pick it up & down like 3-4 inches. I noticed it when I was changing plates. It has the 3-4 bolts up thru it up-top from underneath, but I took the seat off & noticed there is nothing attached to the front end of the inner fender. (See pic.) is there something missing here where the 2 fold down tabs are, or is there a way I can attach something up front? Not sure if the plastic is cracked or something? Or if I have to fold those 2 tabs back to pinch it? Or is it designed to be loose that way? This is my first Max, so I don’t know what it’s supposed to look like under there.
 

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You might try some JB Weld and some screen in the area where the plastic is missing. Leave space for the tabs to slip-out of the locating holes then formed.
 

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So the fender is supposed to flip loose like that? That’s what I’m wondering. Or is it supposed to attach to something in that region to be rigid & not move?
 

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My new to me- 1992 Gen I has a loose rear fender. You can take it with your hand & pick it up & down like 3-4 inches. I noticed it when I was changing plates. It has the 3-4 bolts up thru it up-top from underneath, but I took the seat off & noticed there is nothing attached to the front end of the inner fender. (See pic.) is there something missing here where the 2 fold down tabs are, or is there a way I can attach something up front? Not sure if the plastic is cracked or something? Or if I have to fold those 2 tabs back to pinch it? Or is it designed to be loose that way? This is my first Max, so I don’t know what it’s supposed to look like under there.
No, it's not meant to be loose. The tabs have a rubber doodfas (Yameringha calls them 'dampers', part number437-21717-10) over them which fit into the corresponding holes in the mudguard.
 

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Guess I’ll just use 2 big zip ties. One on each slot.

That's one way to do it.

Personally, Id locate a new rear fender for it. Or fix the old one with some fiberglass resin "bondo" kit.


HOLY Split! For ha-ha's I looked up some prices for a Vmax rear fender. Then I fell outa my chair. Then got back in said chair. I guess prices went up a bit since I've been looking.
(Then again, Its been probably 6 years or more, since lookin for a DECENT shape rear fender.)


Using eBay, for ref., Cheapest one I JUST saw was $100. Priciest was 230 something.. and these were pretty well beat/cracked and had hacked up rattle paintjobs. (at least the 100 one did.) Didn't even look at the 200 plus one, as I didn't want them to think I was considering it. because NOBODY SHOULD BE CONSIDERING A $239 REAR PLASTIC VMAX FENDER.

A couple years back, (when I was looking) I had gotten a "shortie" Max fender (which is what I wanted at time)- From a member, needed work, as he said. Had a broken spot in an area that didn't show when mounted on bike. I think was less than 40 including a cheap tail light. (which I also needed).

I eventually wanted a factory length Rear, got one from a member here again (diff member) for 65 Bucks, in great physical shape, but had 3 or 4 different colors painted on it. (not very well either)- I was gonna paint it anyway. and IT included a Honda CBR led taillight ($60+ new) which I also wanted.

It was during THAT fender search that I found ANOTHER MEMBER HERE selling an entire set of both Fenders and "tank" cover for $175 in VERY GOOD shape, and black in color. So I got those, and my max stayed black for years.


OMG. I have become a Fire-medic poster. … Only with Less actual facts, and more "Prattling on" story telling. 🤣

Just Kidding, FM.

(In case anyone is new or doesn't know, I appreciate every post from Fire-Medic regardless of topic..or Length.) 👍 🍻




I must have had a point here somewhere..

Oh yeah, Id just fix the fender you have for now.


T$
 

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No, it's not meant to be loose. The tabs have a rubber doodfas (Yameringha calls them 'dampers', part number437-21717-10) over them which fit into the corresponding holes in the mudguard.

Five bucks and change each.
 

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I've been buying spares for near-30 years just to avoid this kind of sticker shock. If you have room for it a parts bike is a good investment assuming you're going to continue to ride this thing for decades.
 

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