Why do motorcycles have fenders?

Are motorcycle fender eliminators legal?

Fender eliminator kits just require a rear reflector, left and right red side reflectors and a light for the license plate to be legal. Or you can just keep your stock one and not worry about cops pulling you over.

Why do bikers put bandanas on their forks?

Gangs shouldn’t bother you as long as you don’t wear a rocker on the back of your jacket. I know some of the guys that run no front fender will tie a bandana across the forks to keep water and and road grime off them.

Is it illegal to ride a motorcycle without a front mudguard?

So there you go, a front guard is a legal requirement, but there are no dimensional requirements, if its checked for size it’ll be down to the discretion of who ever checks it and whether it could be considered ‘practicable’ or not.

Are fender delete kits legal?

FMVSS require fenders, but not all states do. In states that don’t, it’s legal for the end user to install a fender eliminator kit. When you get nailed by the cops for a fender eliminator, though, you normally get cited for the plate not being properly visible.

What is a fender eliminator?

Fender Eliminators are designed to clean up your motorcycles rear end by eliminating the need for the unsightly factory tag holder. These Tail Tidy product are manufactured out of durable powder coated stainless steel and securely mount your license plate and turn signals.

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What purpose do fenders serve?

Fenders make a tremendous difference when you are riding roads that are wet from drizzle, recent rain, or snowmelt. In a hard rain, you may become wet with clean rain from above, but fenders will protect your body and bicycle from the mud and sand kicked up from dirty puddles and rivulets.

Can you put fenders on any bike?

Aluminum fenders cannot simply be slapped onto any bike, but once installed, they do work much better and usually last much longer than plastic fenders. Even if you only ride occasionally in the rain, they are a far superior choice.