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post #11 of 37 Old 11-09-2019, 01:00 PM
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I put an extender on my 2011 K bike and the fender flex allowed the extender to get beat up and ground down a bit.

I put an extender on my 2018 and added a fender support as you can see in the pic. It is a simple 1/2" piece of aluminum bar bolted on at the top and bottom of the fender. The extender has no wear after 50,000 km's.
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Wunderlich on mine. They have a rare sale for the next couple of days. Check it out before its over.

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Thanks to Prince and TarkusNY for the info. and photos. Also to everyone else that replied. I was also thinking of the Wunderlich, this just confirmed my thoughts. The issue we have here in Australia at the moment is the cost as our dollar being so low against the American Dollar, then you have the dreaded cost of the overpriced USPS making the items close to double if not more by the time they get here. We do have a Wunderlinch distributor here in Sydney so I might contact them tomorrow being Monday and see what they want to change against getting one from Wunderlich themselves. I bought a brake light to go into the top case from Germany last night at a third of the cost BMW wants for the same BMW OME light. I have always had one on all my other Topcases and love the idea of having them for safety alone. I saved me over $200.00 Australian.by buying directly from Germany even with postage.

Once again thanks to each and everyone that has replied to this so quickly and for your great advice as well.
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Guys, Thanks once again for your assistance. Just to update you with regards to the Fender Extender I managed to get hold of the Wunderlich Fender Extender from the Australian distributor via. Their eBay store but as you mentioned they are not cheap. Having said that I paid $137.00 Australian Dollars that was including postage which was not too bad considering Wunderlich charge $114.95 USD plus postage, so even with their current discount selling price of $97.71 USD at the current conversion rate that worked out to be around $148.00 USD plus postage. I think I did ok by doing a lot of searching the Internet to find the genuine item and part number for the K1600 part number 32211002.
Thanks to all those who helped me decide what way to go along with and especially all the info provided by TarkusNY .

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Just to update this, I received the Wunderlich Fender Extender today in the post 2 days after ordering it so I can't: wait to put it on the new bike once it arrives.
A big thanks to everyone for the feedback. Thank god we have one distributor here in Australia.
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Just wondering if anyone has clearer photos of how the L bracket fits onto the guard and where along with where it secures to the bike's frame? I don't have the bike yet and the instructions that came with the guard are in German, plus look very vague. Cheers and thanks once again, guys.

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I just pulled the trigger on a Wunderlich fender extender and, while I was there, I got a Multipod adapter, too, at 15% off. Geez, even with the discount, they're mighty proud of their stuff!
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I just pulled the trigger on a Wunderlich fender extender and, while I was there, I got a Multipod adapter, too, at 15% off. Geez, even with the discount, they're mighty proud of their stuff!
I gather you mean price-wise when you say mighty proud of their stuff lol. When I had my last GTL back in 2018 I had 3 sets of the Wunderlich front-engine protection bars that did not fit at on all 3 attempts the lined up ok but rubbed on the front faring even after the first set was sent back with photo showing where they rubbed ,they were replaced with the same bars saying the part number was incorrect on the first set lol they did send the second set with a new part number but they rubbed in the exact same spot. Then they were sent back and a new set this being set number 3 and guess what they were the same. Keep in mind the bars had to come from America each time to Australia via their distributor. In the end and after 3 sets I just bought the OMW BMW front bars that had no issues and fit the bike first time as they should have. After that I sore I would never buy another one of their products but with all the advice from the Members here that have used their front fender extender, I took the chance and bought a Wunderlich front fender extender knowing you guys have tried them and recommended them. I trust the forum members more than the distributors here in Australia or Wunderlich in Germany.

As an update from the request for photos on how the L bracket fits I worked it out by doing some searching and found some photos on here from other members in the past. That helped more than the very average instructions that were in German, in any case, lol and crap photos of the installation process.

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@Geoff_3 Yeah, their prices are ludicrous but, having put a cheap fender extension on my last 1600 only to have the front tire tear it off, I decided to bite the bullet and spend the extra cash in hopes that the Wunderlich will stand the test of time. The MultiPod adapter is also ridiculously priced but I've not found a similar item anywhere else. I think it's a quite elegant solution for mounting a ram ball, though, so bought it, too.
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@Geoff_3 Yeah, their prices are ludicrous but, having put a cheap fender extension on my last 1600 only to have the front tire tear it off, I decided to bite the bullet and spend the extra cash in hopes that the Wunderlich will stand the test of time. The MultiPod adapter is also ridiculously priced but I've not found a similar item anywhere else. I think it's a quite elegant solution for mounting a ram ball, though, so bought it, too.
I agree with the Multi pod adaptor idea and yes they are well overpriced. Try buying them here in Australia and that's when they get so much more expensive because of our dollar being so low and the USPS cost being in most cases as expensive as the items themselves. I found the K bike and to some extent, the RT`s difficult to mount your phone, etc. I bought a Ram adaptor that mounts on the handlebar mounts. It bolts up to the handlebar controls such as the brake and accelerator and has the 1`` ball then I bought the smallest Ram arm to allow my phone to be used with the QuadLock and that works fine. I know it might be hard to see but this is the same system I used on my R1250RT in the photos below.
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