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    Default Oh, Come On! Part Of Front Fender Somehow Broke Off

    I have no idea how/why or when it happened. Just looked at at when parked and it looked odd until I realized what happened.

    Anyone else see/hear of something like this?

    Much of what broke off was attached to inner fender piece, and not hard mounted. I wonder if it vibrates and fatigues the plastic where it broke?


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    Update: Upon examination, said piece indeed flaps with road bumps/vibration!!! Plastic fatigue is exactly what happened.

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    How many miles do you have on your Ryker?

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    I'd like to see a zoomed out photo, is this the flap on the trailing edge of the fender, seemed like it would help with shedding rain, but could be easily stepped on.
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    Looks like it hit something in the road and broke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poli View Post
    Looks like it hit something in the road and broke.
    Nope. Nothing hit. Try pushing up & down on yours. You see how easily it flaps. Broke right where the fatigue line would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markubis View Post
    How many miles do you have on your Ryker?
    A mere 800 miles mostly at lower speed around town, and suburbs and max. 60 MPH on fairly smooth roads.

    The thin walled tab on what the broken part attaches to is broke too. Don't know which happened 1st.
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    I have almost 3000 on mine with about 2000 of that on dirt roads bouncing around! What I've put mine through is probably equivalent to 30000 street miles and have had no issues with any of the plastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poli View Post
    I have almost 3000 on mine with about 2000 of that on dirt roads bouncing around! What I've put mine through is probably equivalent to 30000 street miles and have had no issues with any of the plastic.
    That only proves that my part must have been defective. Hopefully replacement and other side will last the life of the trike.

    I think I'll still rivet the two pieces of plastic together, so the act as one solid unit. And if it still breaks someday, at least the piece will still be there for repair.

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    We have Ryker ' and both are 's 600's My finders on my bike are OK at this time. On my wife ryker the left finder is in good shape. The right fender has a hair line crack. There is more give in the finder that has a crack in the finder. The other three are more rigid. It will break someday.

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    Not sure what the "finder" is. Please explain.

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    Probably meant fender. That is in there at least once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    Probably meant fender. That is in there at least once.
    OK. My bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    Probably meant fender. That is in there at least once.
    He was trying to "Find" his "Fender"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aufgeblassen47 View Post
    Update: Upon examination, said piece indeed flaps with road bumps/vibration!!! Plastic fatigue is exactly what happened.
    You got to keep the old girl on all three on those speed bumps!!!! That bad air will get ya every time!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    You got to keep the old girl on all three on those speed bumps!!!! That bad air will get ya every time!!
    One would need to go over a series of 100s of speed bumps to create enough plastic fatigue to cause failure.

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    Default Defective....

    From what has been said here it is looking more like an injection problem at production of the plastic part. May be in a particular lot may be random. Something to watch for and see if there are more happening....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chupaca View Post
    From what has been said here it is looking more like an injection problem at production of the plastic part. May be in a particular lot may be random. Something to watch for and see if there are more happening....
    It is a sharp angle where the piece that broke off was attached to the vertical component. Stresses are always high at such places without a gusseted or curved corner. Bad design.

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    Based on all the information so far...

    Might be a good idea to have a conversation with your dealer and see if they are going to cover it for you. We would all like to know what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    Based on all the information so far...

    Might be a good idea to have a conversation with your dealer and see if they are going to cover it for you. We would all like to know what happens.
    I might call Can-Am 1st to discuss what happened.

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    Mine is separated at that junction. Not broken though. I took mine to the dealer and they are replacing the entire assembly over my right wheel. No issues as the plastic was deformed during molding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zusafek View Post
    Mine is separated at that junction. Not broken though. I took mine to the dealer and they are replacing the entire assembly over my right wheel. No issues as the plastic was deformed during molding.
    Good news for me! I'm going to 1st contact Can-Am and discuss issue with them, before I ride over an hour to the nearest dealer, and they say it is not covered under warranty, as I must have "hit something".

    After repair, I'm gonna apply some "Flex Tape" to bottom of both fenders to better couple the two fender pieces together, to hopefully avoid future problems

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    Update! I contacted Can-Am about the issue, but they don't really have a technical support I could talk to about the issue. They just said bring it to my nearest dealer.

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    Update II:

    My dealer is not very close by at all. To avoid two trips to dealer or having to drop it off, I'm trying to arrange part being available at dealership, and then I go there and wait on repair. They were trying to say it would not be covered by Can-Am under warranty, while others have had same exact problem covered (per this or other site). So they are saying that I need to pay for part/labor after part comes in, and I can be reimbursed for it if/when Can-Am covers it. I guess I have no choice but to do that.

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