I have removed and cleaned/ painted the left side “BD.3552 Steady” fender brace from my left hand drive 140.
It is a simple sheet metal brace having a L shaped cross section.
There is no way of knowing if it had been removed before, but before I took it off, it had been mounted with the vertical leg of the L to the front and pointing down.
Rogers book seems to show, on page 357, the vertical leg to the front and pointing up.
It’s easy to install in each of 4 different orientations, so does anyone have an opinion on which orientation the factory would have put them on?
here is a picture of the brace orientation before I took it off.
Anyhow, this one had an oval washer at the outer end, and a round washer on the end which attaches to the frame, with Bees bolts and lock washers.
Thanks in advance for any help. Functionally, the orientation doesn’t matter, and maybe they were not installed in a consistent manner anyway.
It does seem, to me anyway, that the brace would tend to accumulate less mud and road dirt with the vertical leg pointing down.