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    04 Mudflap Shock Protector

    I own a 2004 Stumpjumper FSR Pro and am looking at the 2004 Mudflap Shock Protector which is available on the specialized American website.

    Since Specialized does not have an online shop, could you guys be kind enough to let me know the price in the states and how good the product is in protecting the shock from mud etc. Even better show me a picture of a Stumpy with the mudflap installed!

    I'm from Malaysia so if the price is right and the product is good, I will have to ask a favour from a buddy of mine who stays in Arizona to pruchase the product for me and send it by snail mail all the way to Malaysia.

    Many thanks in advance mates.


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    not available anymore ???

    Hi!

    My mate in the States tried to get it for me (I'm from Finland) for my Enduro but he said that Specialized informed him that the mudflap shock protector was discontinued and couldn't be ordered anymore. Now that is really strange because it was a new-in-2004 product...
    Hope you can still find one.

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    Thanks for the quick reply mate.

    Now, that's strange! Since both of us are looking for the
    same thing, let's hope that someone here can help us!

    Cheerio then.




    Quote Originally Posted by Archangel
    Hi!

    My mate in the States tried to get it for me (I'm from Finland) for my Enduro but he said that Specialized informed him that the mudflap shock protector was discontinued and couldn't be ordered anymore. Now that is really strange because it was a new-in-2004 product...
    Hope you can still find one.

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    They are sold out, but will probably make another batch because the 05's aren't that different. It really works good and looks cool, retails for 14.99 USD.
    It doesn't stand out like seat post mounted fenders and is mainly there to keep junk off the shock.
    I'll post a pic soon, at work at the moment.

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    Save your money boys. Cut an old tube 6" long, slip it over the shock, and rubber band or zip tie each end. Instant shock protector. You each owe me $14.99.
    Start off slow & taper off from there.

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    jonjon,

    Would appreciate if you could post a pic for us here! What's the weight and dimensions if you don't mind mate?

    JerryBoneJr,

    I do have a shock pretector boot but reckoned that the original mud flap might do better and at the same time as a second layer of protection.


    Thanks for all the response guys and Archangel, I hope you are following this thread since both of us are interested in the same product.

    73's all round.

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    Mudguard

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    For sure, mate...

    Let's hope that Specialized brings more of them to market...

    BTW: I'm using a Speed Stuff neoprene boot over the shock and it is working allright. Still would be happier with mudflap because the shock would be exposed and easier to clean...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruz
    Look here for a pic.
    Cruz,

    Thanks mate but I was actually looking for a pic og the mudflap on the bike. My apologies for not being detailed.

    73's.

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    Archangel,

    Roger that mate.

    Specialized, do you hear us?

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    Hi i got fed up trying to get one for myself so i cut out a piece of clear lexan and Zip Tied it around the lower shock body, weight was not an issue and it looks cool i'll take some pics tonight and post it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9W6VX
    Thanks for the quick reply mate.

    Now, that's strange! Since both of us are looking for the
    same thing, let's hope that someone here can help us!

    Cheerio then.





    Hi! i just ordered the 04 mudflap for my enduro and it works great i even have the lizardskin rear shock protector but mudflap helps a lot it protects it from mud and from smll rocks hitting your rear shock. i didnt know that its sold out..i checked the specialized website its not soldout ...heres the link:

    http://www.specialized.com/SBCEqSect...pComponentsMTB

    i'm gonna post my bike with the mudflap installed so you can see it but maybe tomorrow ...i have my bike pics with my other computer...worth buying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poksy
    Hi i got fed up trying to get one for myself so i cut out a piece of clear lexan and Zip Tied it around the lower shock body, weight was not an issue and it looks cool i'll take some pics tonight and post it.
    Here's the homemade mudflap!
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    Very cool homebrew stuff mate!

    I'll have to take some pictures of my Stumpy and share with all of you!

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Mudflap

    Here's a 'far away' pic of the mudflap. (Vail, Colorado)

    I had to send it to a mates place in Colorado as they don't send to NZ either.

    Definitely reduces the amount of mud (& snow) on the shock. Weighs next to nothing.

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    kiwirider,

    Very cool mate!

    Now, how do I get one? It is such a hassle getting parts especially for us guys from Asia and Asia Pacific regions!

    73's to you mate and I love that pic of your Stumpy in all the snow!

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    Kiwi, how could you have trouble getting SBC parts in NZ when all of the South Pacific area is supplied though NZ by Avanti Cycles. Try and get parts here in OZ sometimes is hard too.

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    Parts in NZ

    Cruz,

    The NZ distributors don't stock the complete range of Specialized accessories. eg the mudflap, touch-up paint etc.

    Does anyone know why Specialized doesn't post overseas? They are missing out on a massive market. I'm lucky to have contacts in the US that can send the parts on to me.

    Hey, what's the riding like up in Brisbane? Thinking about taking a long weekend over there.

    KR

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9W6VX
    I own a 2004 Stumpjumper FSR Pro and am looking at the 2004 Mudflap Shock Protector which is available on the specialized American website.

    Since Specialized does not have an online shop, could you guys be kind enough to let me know the price in the states and how good the product is in protecting the shock from mud etc. Even better show me a picture of a Stumpy with the mudflap installed!

    I'm from Malaysia so if the price is right and the product is good, I will have to ask a favour from a buddy of mine who stays in Arizona to pruchase the product for me and send it by snail mail all the way to Malaysia.

    Many thanks in advance mates.

    Heres the 04 mudflap installed on my enduro...sorry this is late
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    Make Your own

    Cut a piece of 3mm neoprene 180mm x 75mm and zip tie to frame just above forged insert, thread through link. see pic, note clean shock and lots of Godley Heads track mud. no trapped condensation like lizard skin.

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    try pic again

    add the photo this time
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    arlopex,

    Very nice pictures mate.

    How I wish I could get the bloody mudflap!

    Anybody have a spare for sale?


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    LBS showed me a picture of this item in what I believe was their 2005 catalog. They said they would be ordering a bunch (it is muddy here in Oregon in the winter).

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverrat
    LBS showed me a picture of this item in what I believe was their 2005 catalog. They said they would be ordering a bunch (it is muddy here in Oregon in the winter).
    riverrat,

    If you would be kind enough to let me know once your LBS has stock. I could then get my mate to get it for me.

    Would you do that as a favour?

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    New question here.

    i just bought my mudflap form specialized s store and i got it today from fedex i opened it and look at it and it was all scratched up so i gave them a call and they emailed me a label and to ship it back to them and a new one will be on its way soon. Anyone using front fenders?

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    I am still looking for one! Real desparate mates! Please ...............

    Can anybody from the states know if your local LBS has them in stock? Can you get them for me and send it by USPS to me in Malaysia. I can make some arrangement on the payment.

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9W6VX
    I am still looking for one! Real desparate mates! Please ...............

    Can anybody from the states know if your local LBS has them in stock? Can you get them for me and send it by USPS to me in Malaysia. I can make some arrangement on the payment.

    Many thanks in advance.
    I just (today) bought one of these from my LBS - www.edinburgh-bicycle.co.uk - for £6.95. It's for a 2005 Stumpy FSR, so I hope it fits. Might be worth trying them (I saw an Enduro version hanging up in the shop).


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    bump....

    Anyone from the states please. Checked with Larry aka Ventanarama but he doesn't carry Specialized parts.

    ****...........Can someone help out a Stumpie 2004 owner?


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    Maybe I missed something but can't you just have your buddy buy it from Specialized website and then ship it to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murchman
    Maybe I missed something but can't you just have your buddy buy it from Specialized website and then ship it to you?
    My buddy is currently back home in Malaysia and will not be back to Arizona until February next year.

    That's why I'm asking for help from bikers from the states who can help me get the mudflap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9W6VX
    My buddy is currently back home in Malaysia and will not be back to Arizona until February next year.

    That's why I'm asking for help from bikers from the states who can help me get the mudflap!

    Why not try mail order from the UK as advised above?? Do you WANT help??

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    Quote Originally Posted by druidh
    Why not try mail order from the UK as advised above?? Do you WANT help??
    Yeah, druidh, could do with some help here. Where can i get it mail order in the uk? Can you please post the link?

    Thanks mate.

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    I don't know about Mail order in the UK, but you could give Bromley Bike a ring (020 8460 4852). They're a specialized dealer, and where I got mine from. They can probably sell you one (they sell stuff online from www.bromleybike.co.uk, but don't list the flap on there).

    Here's a somewhat distant picture of mine, for what it's worth: http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~wils.../bike_side.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9W6VX
    Yeah, druidh, could do with some help here. Where can i get it mail order in the uk? Can you please post the link?

    Thanks mate.
    Here's 2


    http://www.edinburgh-bicycle.co.uk/c...l.cfm?ID=19441

    http://www.cyclestore.co.uk/itemview...type=mudguards

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9W6VX
    riverrat,

    If you would be kind enough to let me know once your LBS has stock. I could then get my mate to get it for me.

    Would you do that as a favour?
    Sorry for not replying, I just saw this post.

    I bought the last one my LBS had a couple of days ago. They said they are ordering more though.

    It did not fit my bike with Avid V-brakes. I put it on my wife's bike- she has discs. I realize most owners of these bikes probably have discs, but I thought I would mention the fit issue for you v-brake holdouts.

    I installed a homemade one as pictured. Seems to work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverrat
    Sorry for not replying, I just saw this post.

    I bought the last one my LBS had a couple of days ago. They said they are ordering more though.

    It did not fit my bike with Avid V-brakes. I put it on my wife's bike- she has discs. I realize most owners of these bikes probably have discs, but I thought I would mention the fit issue for you v-brake holdouts.

    I installed a homemade one as pictured. Seems to work fine.
    Thanks riverrat. My Stumpy runs discs. How much did you pay for it? Does your LBS have a webiste and/or email address I can contact$

    Thanks mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9W6VX
    Thanks riverrat. My Stumpy runs discs. How much did you pay for it? Does your LBS have a webiste and/or email address I can contact$

    Thanks mate.
    The shop is Peak Sports in Corvallis, Oregon. They do not have a website. I paid $15- kind of a rip off for a part that probably costs about 50 cents to make, but it does fit nicely.

    I called them and they said they will not be getting any more in for another 2-3 weeks.

    I saw this item in the 2005 shop catalog, so it is a current item. Seems like any Specialized dealer with a website could get you one.

    Try contacting River City Bicycles in Portland, Oregon. They are a pretty big Specialized dealer. They don't have them in stock, but said they could get them.

    http://www.rivercitybicycles.com/

    You might also check Specialized website and use their dealer locator to identify dealers in western Washington state. I would be surprised if none of them carried this item- it is wet for several months of the year in this region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverrat
    The shop is Peak Sports in Corvallis, Oregon. They do not have a website. I paid $15- kind of a rip off for a part that probably costs about 50 cents to make, but it does fit nicely.

    I called them and they said they will not be getting any more in for another 2-3 weeks.

    I saw this item in the 2005 shop catalog, so it is a current item. Seems like any Specialized dealer with a website could get you one.

    Try contacting River City Bicycles in Portland, Oregon. They are a pretty big Specialized dealer. They don't have them in stock, but said they could get them.

    http://www.rivercitybicycles.com/

    You might also check Specialized website and use their dealer locator to identify dealers in western Washington state. I would be surprised if none of them carried this item- it is wet for several months of the year in this region.

    Thanks riverrat, you have been most helpful.

    Cheerio!

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    Thanks also to druidh and wil from the United Kingdom.

    I am working at both ends (USA and UK) and see where i can get a better deal expecially in the shipping category.

    Thanks mates!

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    I haven't been able to find a mud flap here in Canada either. I copied what Poksy did and zip tied a piece of plastic around the shock that cut out from a tomato juice bottle. This plastic is thicker and stiffer than the Coke bottle plastic I originally tried. You can't see it very well but it's somewhere under all that mud, take my word for it. This works even better than the fender IMO. Its lighter and won't clog up.

    Thanks Poksy

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    Can you

    Can you post a pic of your home made mud flap without the mud?

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    Just a quick point - the fender is mainly designed to protect the lower shock bushings as much as any other part of the shock. That's the reason it has a slight tab which protrudes under the seat stays to cover the bushing pivot from spray from the rear wheel.

    While a flap covering the shock body is good, it won't do anything to protect the lower bushings. You can always clean and re-lube the shock body (you're supposed to, after all), but keeping the bushings from wearing is a bit more hassle.

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    I don't have a good picture of it from the side but was able to find these from a set of vacation photos on my laptop. The bike is at home, I'm currently out of town on business.

    As Wils pointed out, it doesn't cover the lower bushing. It's better than nothing, especially if you can't find the Specialized fender. It was a very muddy spring & summer in Alberta and I had to improvise. It does a great job covering the shock shaft.

    If you are considering one, a couple pointers. I put one of those long ballons between the shock body & plastic before I zip tied it. The ones they make balloon animals out of. Without it, the plastic sheild slid sideways on occasion. Give yourself about 1.75 inches between the tire and the end of plastic otherwise you will hear bzzzztttt! everytime you come close to bottoming the shock. I cut mine a little long and then trimmed it back to suit the tire size. I still hear the occasional bbzzzttt but only when I completely bottom the shock on a big hit. The plastic sheild covers the entire shock shaft & part of the lower bushing when I am sitting on the bike as I run about 25% sag. I use WTB MotoRaptor 2.4's but if someone was running small tires, I think that the plastic shield would almost cover the lower shock bushing with sag considered. However, with a little inginuity, someone could probably zip tie a piece of plastic to the Flip-Flop Link and cover the lower shock bushing too. Hmmm... makes me wonder....

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    I recently ordered one in the UK, 'cause they aren't available in Holland either. This picture was taken after a ride, and as you can see, the mud flap protector does a pretty good job in keeping the shock clean. I actually bought it for the protection of the lower bushings, because the wear out quickly.

    http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0RADtA...k/100_2229.JPG

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    DIY mudflap I+II.

    Hi fellow riders,

    I just got tired of Specialized and the mudflap hassle in Europe and implemented a two-piece DIY solution (evolution of the original idea), which costs as much as nothing just ca. 15 minutes of your time. Mine consist of two parts as my Enduro S-works shock is positioned "down-side-up" due to the Brain.

    pt.:I. transparent stationery plastic fixed with a rubber band to protect the shock surface
    pt. II.: a cut "Y"-shaped piece of an old car tube fixed with zip-ties onto the lower triangle and the lower part of shock.

    Why not trying harder to get this d***** stock mudflap? I thought, that if I had a rear fender mounted to the seatpost or so it would catch & short-term deposit some mud and water, then drop it straight onto the shock and the rear triagle upper pivot bushings. Stock mudflap ain't protect the pivot bearing and shock bushing froms dirt falling down vertically as it provides protection from mud coming directly from the rear tire.

    Probably, those enduro and FSR fellow riders, whose rear shock is positioned "normally", could cut both parts at once out of a car tire or stuff, making it more simple.

    I admit that mine is not perfect either, however I do not mind at all. Main thing is that my upper pivot bearings and the shock appreciate it...
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    Man I thought we had mud here in Alabama. Now that's mud ,...in Hungary? I like the colors of the tire against the mud. Here is my Enduro with fender and Spec. mudflap. Keeps the Pushed Float pretty clean.
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    FWIW, I thought I would add that Specialized makes 2 versions of this item, one for Enduros and another slightly smaller one for FSRs.

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    Spec Enduro mudflap in Europe

    To all those trying to locate these mudflpas in europe. I recently found them at an online shop in Germany, as far as I know they deliver pretty much all over europe. Hope it helps.

    http://www.bikerstreff.de/Parts/Zubehoer/Schutzbl_1.htm[/URL]

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    Homemade mudflap!

    I made one myself from a piece of Lexan I had kicking around and a few zip-tyes ( for my 2005 Stumpy FSF Expert)

    I don't understand why Specialized whould sell bikes with such a vulnerability.


    Quote Originally Posted by 9W6VX
    I own a 2004 Stumpjumper FSR Pro and am looking at the 2004 Mudflap Shock Protector which is available on the specialized American website.

    Since Specialized does not have an online shop, could you guys be kind enough to let me know the price in the states and how good the product is in protecting the shock from mud etc. Even better show me a picture of a Stumpy with the mudflap installed!

    I'm from Malaysia so if the price is right and the product is good, I will have to ask a favour from a buddy of mine who stays in Arizona to pruchase the product for me and send it by snail mail all the way to Malaysia.

    Many thanks in advance mates.

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    I have (soon to be had) a mudflap on order for my 06 Stumpy. I decided $16 for a piece of plastic is just not worth it. I looked for alternatives around the house and came up with my own.



    I split the container in half so that I would have enough material for two. After some cutting and trimming, I drilled holes for mounting and attached it to the bike. The center zip tie determines if the fender lays flat on the tire or is lifted up in the air.




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