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After my tire upgrades many weeks ago, I’m finally reinstalling my CT125’s front fender. I don’t recommend this particular kit, so dig into the video to find out why!
Motion J Front Fender Lift kit Honda CT125 Trail 125 Hunter Cub
Permatex 24200 Medium Blue: https://amzn.to/3D1Tset
IRC GP-1 Dual Sport Tire 3.00-17″: https://www.denniskirk.com/irc/gp-1-dual-sport-tire.pfp540955.prdf?rs=540957
The new IRC GP-1 Dual Sport 3.00-17″ tire doesn’t clear the fender in its original position, so a fender lift kit is necessary. I recommend staying under 2.75-17″ if you want to retain the original fender height and avoid this hassle.
Remember that the fender is attached to the lower fork legs, so it’s always in motion with the front suspension. This kit raises the fender, so you have less clearance between the fender and the upper fork brace (and horn bracket) during fork compression. So, the horn MUST be relocated to provide enough clearance for normal fork (and fender) travel without interference! I haven’t yet tested full compression of the front forks to see if there are interference problems.
@Ride with Warro installed a similar kit on his CT125, and he mentioned that his fender was damaged by bottoming-out into the upper fork brace. I’ll keep an eye on mine to see if is a problem for my bike as well.
I will probably replace this front tire with a Shinko 244 or SR241 in 2.75″ to regain side clearance and improve the steering feel. The 3.00-17″ tire makes the bike handle a bit “squishy” because of its width. A narrower front tire on this bike should sharpen the steering and feel less vague.
Another minor caveat is that these 3.00 tires raise the seat height by nearly 2″, so that can be an issue for vertically-challenged people like myself (5’7″ tall with a 30″ inseam). I’m up on my tippy-tip toes now, where I was previously able to get down on the ball of my foot (nearly flat-foot) on one side… not anymore! 😉👍
0:00 My 3.00-17″ front tire requires a fender lift
1:32 Starting the project, removing the front wheel
3:41 Closer look at the fender mounts, figuring out the bracket positions
5:38 Squeeze the fender supports to help get the fender in or out of the forks
7:06 Correct placement and orientation of the fender lift brackets
9:59 Reassembly completed, I don’t recommend this kit for several reasons
12:41 Relocate the horn by removing the frame bracket
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