Velocipede Type Patents (Class 280/152.1)
  • Patent number: 11371674
    Abstract: There is provided a protection structure of a rear combination lamp provided at a rear portion of a straddle-type vehicle. The protection structure of the rear combination lamp includes: an undercover covering the rear combination lamp from below; and a rear fender covering a rear wheel from above, the rear fender being below the undercover. The undercover extends along a lower edge of the rear combination lamp. A size of the rear fender in a vehicle width direction is smaller than a size of the undercover in the vehicle width direction in a vehicle rear view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiaki Yoshiura
  • Patent number: 11230337
    Abstract: A fender for a cycling apparatus is provided. The fender may include a front portion, a rear portion, and an outer surface and an inner surface that each extend from the rear portion to the front portion. The fender may further include a mount portion disposed between the rear portion and the front portion. The mount portion may include a first engagement part configured to engage with at least one blade of a pair of spaced apart blades of a fork assembly, and a second engagement part. A first engagement part may be configured minimize side-to-side motion of the fender relative to a fork assembly and a second engagement part configured to minimize fore-and-aft motion of the fender relative to the fork assembly. A fender elongated body may have a generally convex outer surface and a generally concave inner surface, the inner surface defining a hollow cavity of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: LYFT, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Serotta, Evan Christian Solida
  • Patent number: 10272967
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foldable bicycle (10) with a first part of the frame (1) that carries a first wheel (11) and a crank-drive (9) and a second part of a frame (2) that carries a crank-drive (9) driven second wheel (12), wherein the first part of the frame (1) and the second part (2) are connected to each other by a swivel connection (4) through which the second wheel (12) that is fastened to the second part of the frame (2) is swiveled by a swivel movement in the direction of the first wheel (11) in the same direction as the pedal axle (A), including the fender (3) belonging to the second wheel (12). In order to also be able to roll the bicycle in a folded state, the fender (3) consists of a first fender part (3a) and a second fender part (3b), wherein the first fender part (3a) is attached to the second part of the frame (2) and the second fender part (3b) is movably mounted relative to the first fender part (3a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Valentin Vodev
  • Patent number: 9381966
    Abstract: A vehicle having a rear fender disposed above a rear wheel and formed of a plate member having an upward projecting shape, includes a cover member which covers a portion of a lower open part of the rear fender on a lateral side of the rear wheel. The rear fender and the cover member are provided as separate bodies to keep the moldability of the rear fender favorable. The mud-guard performance can be enhanced by covering part of the lower open part of the rear fender by the cover member. Such configuration provides a vehicle in which the mud-guard performance can be enhanced while keeping the moldability of a rear fender favorable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Tokumura, Akira Omae, Shigeki Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Inoue, Yukari Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9004514
    Abstract: A retractable bicycle fender has a bistable Spring strip with an elastomeric grommet at the end. A hole goes through the grommet and the Spring strip to allow mounting on a bicycle seat post. Plastic wings coat the edges of the Spring strip to increase the width of the fender and reduce the noise and rate of recoil. The bicycle fender can be manually extended in wet weather and recoiled in dry weather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Plume, LLC
    Inventors: William Daniel McMahon, Patrick Alexander Laing
  • Patent number: 8967649
    Abstract: A rear fender overhanging a rear wheel of a motorcycle is disposed rearwardly of a rider's seat, and a side cover is disposed diagonally forwardly downwardly of the rear fender and beneath the rider's seat. The side cover conceals a rear frame structure from outside. The rear fender has a fender overlap portion formed in a lower portion of an outer side portion thereof, and the side cover has a cover overlap portion formed in a rear portion thereof, which cover overlap portion is overlapped on the fender overlap portion. The fender overlap portion has an undersurface provided with a projection, and the cover overlap portion is provided with an engagement hole engageable with the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichi Nakagawa, Norikazu Matsumura
  • Patent number: 8864157
    Abstract: A rear portion structure for a saddle vehicle includes a wide accommodation space for accommodating parts therein while improving the foot grounding property of a rider. A rear fender of a motorcycle has a bottom wall disposed on the inner side of a rear frame in the vehicle widthwise direction, and left and right side walls extending upwardly from the bottom wall. An accommodation space for accommodating a part therein is formed from the bottom wall and the left and right side walls. Left and right first bending portions which individually extend in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle and at which the left and right side walls can individually be bent with respect to the bottom wall are formed between the bottom wall and the left and right side walls. The left and right side walls are inclined inwardly and upwardly along the inner side of the rear frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriyoshi Tsutsui, Yoichi Nishida
  • Patent number: 8657317
    Abstract: A quick-release fixing structure for a fender of a bicycle is provided with a mounting member fixed to the front fork, an engaging member fixed on the fender, and a U-shaped control member. The mounting member is formed with an elastic piece, a receiving cavity, and two penetrating holes which have two cutting grooves in communication with the receiving cavity and the penetrating holes. The engaging member is received in the receiving cavity of the mounting member and formed with two arc-shaped cutting grooves for mating with the arc-shaped cutting grooves of the mounting member. The control member is inserted in the penetrating holes and formed with two arc-shaped grooves. The quick-release fixing structure is capable of assembling the fender onto the front fork of bicycle or disassembling it therefrom by a simple pressing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sunny Wheel Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Guo-Jhong Syu
  • Patent number: 8579063
    Abstract: A motorcycle includes a steering head, a steering assembly pivotably coupled to the steering head, at least one longitudinal frame member extending rearwardly from the steering head, and a rear frame member coupled to the longitudinal frame member. The rear frame member includes a mounting portion having a mounting surface, and first and second walls extending from the mounting surface at an oblique angle to the mounting surface. The motorcycle also includes a support coupled to the rear frame member. The support includes a coupling portion having a coupling surface, and first and second walls extending from the coupling surface at an oblique angle to the coupling surface. The first and second walls of the mounting portion are wedged against the first and second walls of the coupling portion, respectively, to substantially prevent rotation of the support with respect to the rear frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Brendon Smith, Andrew Holtan, Christopher J. Butkiewicz, Francis Giunta
  • Patent number: 8490997
    Abstract: A supporter fastening to a hub axle of bicycle for supporting a fender or light is disclosed. The supporter includes a mount, two clipping pieces, a bolt and a connecting rod. The mount has a fixing hole for being penetrated by the hub axle and a first long hole for being penetrated by a screw to fasten to a rear fork end of the bicycle. The two clipping pieces are separately located on two opposite sides of the mount. The bolt is formed with a ring and a threaded rod. The bolt penetrates through the clipping pieces and the mount to fasten. One end of the connecting rod penetrates through and is fastened in the ring. The connecting rod is capable of being rotated at a desired angle by axially rotating the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Hai-Huan Chiang
  • Patent number: 8317212
    Abstract: To provide a motorcycle having a rear fender that effectively prevents a rear wheel, for example, from splashing mud and may support a light stably in accordance with various embodiments. For example, a motorcycle is disclosed for an embodiment having a rear fender that covers a rear wheel, and lights supported by the rear fender. The rear fender includes a support portion that supports the lights, and a lower mudguard extending downward from the support portion, and a dented portion is formed on a surface thereof between the support portion and the lower mudguard to extend to one edge of the rear fender in a motorcycle width direction from the other edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuuta Kobayashi, Tetsuya Hanai
  • Patent number: 8246062
    Abstract: A fast displaceable bicycle fender plate structure includes at least a hitch and a fender plate. The hitch has a body and a coupler formed on the body to fasten a fender to a bicycle frame. The hitch further has a plate fastener which has at least one first fastening element located thereon. The fender plate has at least one second fastening element corresponding and fastenable to the first fastening element so that the fender plate can be quickly installed or removed by users without using any tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Sunnywheel Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuo Chung Hsu
  • Patent number: 8191912
    Abstract: A motorcycle fender extension component for drilless assembly to the leading or trailing end of a motorcycle fender includes a main body structure and a plurality of clamping elements. The main body structure has a top, bottom, front, back and first and second sides with downwardly extending flanges. The main body has a central axis that is arcuate with a radius, width and taper approximately equal to those of the motorcycle fender. At least three orifices are located on the first and second flange and main body. The at least three clamping elements are positioned at the at least three orifices on the first and second flange and on the main body away from the sides. The main body structure of the motorcycle fender extension component may be placed on a motorcycle fender and attached by fastening the clamps to sandwich the motorcycle fender between clamping elements and the main body structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Andrew Serbinski
  • Patent number: 8172246
    Abstract: A fender mounting system that is particularly applicable to bicycles and that includes one or more adjustable strap assemblies that connect the fender to the bicycle. The strap assemblies include a first portion that is individually securable to the fender and a second portion that is individually securable to the underlying bicycle. A clamp assembly cooperates with the respective portions of the strap assembly so that the portions of the strap assembly bypass one another when the clamp assembly is loose to allow positioning of the fender relative to the wheel while the fender assembly is attached, albeit loosely, to the bicycle. Tightening of the clamp assembly fixes the position of the fender relative to an adjacent wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Trek Bicycle Corporation
    Inventor: Eric Bybee
  • Publication number: 20120038127
    Abstract: A fender mounting system that is particularly applicable to bicycles and that includes one or more adjustable strap assemblies that connect the fender to the bicycle. The strap assemblies include a first portion that is individually securable to the fender and a second portion that is individually securable to the underlying bicycle. A clamp assembly cooperates with the respective portions of the strap assembly so that the portions of the strap assembly bypass one another when the clamp assembly is loose to allow positioning of the fender relative to the wheel while the fender assembly is attached, albeit loosely, to the bicycle. Tightening of the clamp assembly fixes the position of the fender relative to an adjacent wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Eric Bybee
  • Publication number: 20120013096
    Abstract: A motorcycle fender extension component for drilless assembly to the leading or trailing end of a motorcycle fender includes a main body structure and a plurality of clamping elements. The main body structure has a top, bottom, front, back and first and second sides with downwardly extending flanges. The main body has a central axis that is arcuate with a radius, width and taper approximately equal to those of the motorcycle fender. At least three orifices are located on the first and second flange and main body. The at least three clamping elements are positioned at the at least three orifices on the first and second flange and on the main body away from the sides. The main body structure of the motorcycle fender extension component may be placed on a motorcycle fender and attached by fastening the clamps to sandwich the motorcycle fender between clamping elements and the main body structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Andrew Serbinski
  • Patent number: 8070633
    Abstract: An eccentric bottom bracket assembly having a body member, at least two wing members, a wedge driver with two wedge members, and at least one spring member altogether forming a tubular, cylindrical assembly to fit within the inner shell of the bottom bracket area of the bicycle frame for adjusting the chain length or tension. The assembly is preferably used for the front and rear bottom brackets of a tandem bicycle for adjusting the chain that is connected to the front and rear driving sprockets. The assembly is also alternatively used in single-rider bicycles and other bicycles with the need for adjusting chain tension. The assembly allows for the wing members and the body member to circumferentially and outwardly expand or inwardly retract by co-acting with the rotation of the wedge driver which laterally displaces the wedge members in a parallel direction relative to the longitudinal axis of the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Bikebiz, III, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis L. Bushnell
  • Patent number: 8016307
    Abstract: A fender supporting structure of a two-wheeled motor vehicle capable of securing the rigidity of a mounting portion of a front fender and the rigidity of the entire front fender is provided, without enlarging the outer shape of the front fender more than necessary. In a fender supporting structure of a two-wheeled motor vehicle including a fender formed in an arc shape along the shape of a wheel, and a fender supporting member on which the fender is mounted from under the fender supporting member so as to cover an area above the wheel, at least two mounting surfaces at different levels in height are formed on the fender, at least two mounting surfaces at different levels in height are formed on the fender supporting member, and the fender is joined to the fender supporting member with these mounting surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Adachi, Yuichi Kato, Daisuke Soeno, Yuji Noguchi, Tomohiro Fuse, Kazuhito Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8016308
    Abstract: A rear fender of a motorcycle includes a hollow stay portion which extends in the vehicle rearward and downward direction from a base portion thereof arranged in the inside of a rear portion of a seat rail, the stay portion is configured to be dividable, and lines for electric components are encased in a hollow portion of the stay portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuzuru Ishikawa, Gen Tanabe
  • Patent number: 7976041
    Abstract: A front bicycle mudguard is detachably coupled with a clamping assembly. The mudguard has a main body, and a head portion is defined on an end of the main body, with a fixed end provided on an extremity of the head portion. The clamping assembly includes one first clamping device and two second clamping devices. The first clamping device includes a tightening member and a clamping member. The tightening member is inserted into an orifice of a front fork of the bicycle, with an end of the clamping member engaged with the tightening member. Another end of the clamping member is detachably installed to the fixed end. Each second clamping device includes a belt adapted to quickly attach to/detach from the front fork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Louis Chuang
  • Patent number: 7887075
    Abstract: A motorcycle that prevents attachment of splashed water to the entire periphery of the front fork. A front fender is separated into a front fender half and a rear fender half. The front fender half has left and right sidewalls (rear end portions), and the rear fender half has left and right sidewalls (front end portions). The front and rear fender half sidewalls enclose the outer periphery of left and right fork bodies. The sidewalls have extended portions extending downward along the left and right fork bodies and lower rear end faces that extend generally linearly from the lower front ends of the extended portions to the upper rear ends thereof obliquely upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Isayama
  • Patent number: 7857084
    Abstract: A front fender that increases the cooling effect of an apparatus disposed rearward of a front wheel of a motorcycle. The front fender is disposed above the front wheel and between left and right front suspensions supporting the front wheel. An upper surface part of the front fender extends rearward along an external shape of the front wheel. A transitional part on the upper surface part is formed forward of the front suspensions. An extending direction of the upper surface part changes at the transitional part to direct airflow flowing along the upper surface part away from the upper surface part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideko Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20100270770
    Abstract: A fast displaceable bicycle fender plate structure includes at least a hitch and a fender plate. The hitch has a body and a coupler formed on the body to fasten a fender to a bicycle frame. The hitch further has a plate fastener which has at least one first fastening element located thereon. The fender plate has at least one second fastening element corresponding and fastenable to the first fastening element so that the fender plate can be quickly installed or removed by users without using any tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Kuo Chung Hsu
  • Publication number: 20100164199
    Abstract: An auxiliary frame is adapted to be mounted on a rear end of a bicycle. The auxiliary frame includes two horizontally spaced apart lateral propping members, a plank member, and a supporting frame. The plank member extends between the lateral propping members and is disposed at an end of each of the lateral propping members. The supporting frame is connected to and disposed behind the plank member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: Nuna International B.V.
    Inventors: Imre Peter Jacobs, Sander Van Oosterum, Therese Johansson, Maurits Homan
  • Publication number: 20100164195
    Abstract: A front bicycle mudguard is detachably coupled with a clamping assembly; wherein the mudguard has a main body and a head portion is defined on an end of the main body, with a fixed end provided on an extremity of the head portion. The clamping assembly includes a first clamping device and two second clamping devices; wherein the first clamping device includes a tightening member and a clamping member, with the tightening member inserted into an orifice of a front fork of the bicycle, with an end of the clamping member engaged with the tightening member, with another end of the clamping member detachably installed to the fixed end. Each second clamping device includes a belt is adapted to quickly attach to/detach from the front fork.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Louis Chuang
  • Patent number: 7637520
    Abstract: A lower fork tube cover is comprised of a first cover member and a second cover member that is connectable to the first cover member. A mounting bracket attaches to an inner surface of the first cover member to mount the first cover member to a front brake caliper mount connected to the lower fork tube. An upper portion of the first cover member is configured to cover a first portion of the lower fork tube and the front brake caliper mount. A lower portion of the first cover member substantially surrounds a rear half of a second portion of the lower fork tube. A base wall extends from the lower portion. The second cover member is configured to substantially surround a front half of the lower fork tube. The second cover member includes a base wall at a lower end that overlaps with and is connectable to the base wall of the first cover member to cover a lower end of the lower fork tube. A front edge of the second cover member overlaps and is connectable to a front edge portion of the first cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Kuryakyn Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth E. Madden
  • Patent number: 7635140
    Abstract: To provide a fender structure for a motorcycle for preventing muddy water or the like running off a rear fender from being splashed on a muffler. A fender structure for a motorcycle is provided with an engine and wheels suspended therefrom. A fender covers the upper portion of the wheel and extends downwardly on the right and left sides. A muffler is positioned below at least one of the right and left edge portions of the fender. The fender structure includes a folded-back portion extending towards the inner side of the muffler from the corresponding edge portion of the fender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Konno, Hiroaki Oshigamo
  • Patent number: 7625012
    Abstract: A fender fastenable to a bicycle bracing post includes at least a fender body and a fastening assembly. The fender body has a front section on which a concave portion, a slit and a holding space are formed. The slit can be opened elastically to allow a bicycle rear fork to be held in the holding space. The fastening means and the fender body can be coupled and adjusted to quickly install the fender on the bicycle bracing post. As a result more space is available to hold other bicycle accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Sunnywheel Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuo-Chung Hsu
  • Patent number: 7559580
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a system for fixing fenders in motorcycles. It is essentially characterized in that it comprises applying a key 1, 5 to a specific fixing area of the fender, such key being either interchangeable, so that the holes thereon are made to match the holes in the fender, or able to move along the fixing area. Therefor, it is respectively provided with specific holes that are adapted to each model of motorcycle or with slant openings which, by sliding the key, allow for a coincident location with horizontal openings of the fender's fixing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Polisport-Pedro & Paulo Araujo Plasticos, S.A.
    Inventor: Pedro Ara├║jo
  • Publication number: 20090108557
    Abstract: To provide a motorcycle having a rear fender that effectively prevents a rear wheel, for example, from splashing mud and may support a light stably in accordance with various embodiments. For example, a motorcycle is disclosed for an embodiment having a rear fender that covers a rear wheel, and lights supported by the rear fender. The rear fender includes a support portion that supports the lights, and a lower mudguard extending downward from the support portion, and a dented portion is formed on a surface thereof between the support portion and the lower mudguard to extend to one edge of the rear fender in a motorcycle width direction from the other edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Yuuta Kobayashi, Tetsuya Hanai
  • Publication number: 20090079156
    Abstract: A motorcycle rear fender assembly includes a rear fender mounted on a vehicle frame structure above a vehicle rear wheel, which fender is divided, in a forward and rearward direction, into three components, including an anterior rear fender subassembly forming a front portion of the rear fender, an intermediate rear fender subassembly forming an intermediate portion of the rear fender, and a posterior rear fender subassembly forming a rear portion of the rear fender.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Fumio Ichihara
  • Publication number: 20080315547
    Abstract: A fender fastenable to a bicycle bracing post includes at least a fender body and a fastening assembly. The fender body has a front section on which a concave portion, a slit and a holding space are formed. The slit can be opened elastically to allow a bicycle rear fork to be held in the holding space. The fastening means and the fender body can be coupled and adjusted to quickly install the fender on the bicycle bracing post. As a result more space is available to hold other bicycle accessories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventor: Kuo-Chung Hsu
  • Publication number: 20080290625
    Abstract: A fender fastenable to a bicycle bracing post includes at least a fender body and a fastening assembly. The fender body has a front section on which a concave portion, a slit and a holding space are formed. The slit can be opened elastically to allow a bicycle rear fork to be held in the holding space. The fastening means and the fender body can be coupled and adjusted to quickly install the fender on the bicycle bracing post. As a result more space is available to hold other bicycle accessories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventor: Hsu Kuo-Chung
  • Patent number: 7431316
    Abstract: An inflatable mudguard set includes an inflatable mudguard, an elastic coil and a connector. The elastic coil is connected to the inflatable mudguard. The elastic coil automatically rolls up the inflatable mudguard when the inflatable mudguard is flat. The connector is connected to or integrated with the inflatable mudguard. The connector can connect the inflatable mudguard to a bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Inventor: Louis Chuang
  • Patent number: 7374007
    Abstract: A wheeled vehicle includes front and rear wheels. A frame supports the front and rear wheels. A leg shield shields legs of a rider. A portion of the frame extends in front of the leg shield. The leg shield has a forward end and a rear end. The rear end is positioned generally at a height of the forward end. The leg shield has first and second portions and at least one third portion. The first portion generally extends upward and rearward from the forward end. The second portion generally extends downward and rearward from the forward end. The third portion generally extends upward from the second portion. The third portion defines a pocket at least together with the first or second portion. The third portion is positioned generally farther forward than the rear end or positioned adjacent to the rear end in the rear of the rear end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirofumi Hasegawa, Toshihiko Konno
  • Publication number: 20080054585
    Abstract: To provide a fender structure for a motorcycle for preventing muddy water or the like running off a rear fender from being splashed on a muffler. A fender structure for a motorcycle is provided with an engine and wheels suspended therefrom. A fender covers the upper portion of the wheel and extends downwardly on the right and left sides. A muffler is positioned below at least one of the right and left edge portions of the fender. The fender structure includes a folded-back portion extending towards the inner side of the muffler from the corresponding edge portion of the fender.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Kenji Konno, Hiroaki Oshigamo
  • Patent number: 7234559
    Abstract: An improved fender structure for a motorcycle includes a rear fender for covering a rear wheel, and a support stay for supporting the rear fender on a motorcycle body frame. The support stay extends along an inner surface of the rear fender, from the motorcycle body frame to the rear end of the rear fender. The support stay also supports a tail lamp body that is provided on an exterior surface of the rear fender. The front end of the rear fender includes a contact portion that interacts with the motorcycle body frame. The improved fender structure provides sufficient rigidity for a rear end portion of the rear fenders while achieving a simplified fender shape, reducing molding costs, and improving the external appearance. The improved fender structure also permits easy assembly of the rear fender to the motorcycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshinori Nakano, Terunati Saiki
  • Patent number: 7137637
    Abstract: A fender for a motor vehicle, such as a motorcycle, having a tank for containing fluids, such as oil. The fender limits the amount of materials thrown by a rear wheel of the motor vehicle onto a rider and provides a reservoir for fluids used by the engine. The fender also increases the amount of free space located under the seat and proximate to an engine of the motor vehicle, thereby enabling engine components to be placed under the seat in a more protected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Inventor: Erick J. Ackley
  • Patent number: 7090235
    Abstract: A structure for mounting a front fender that can enhance rigidity of a fin without unduly increasing the thickness of the fin or decreasing the slope of the fin. In one example structure for mounting a front fender, a fin of a front fender is mounted on a fin mounting portion formed in a front fork with a bolt, and a holding member is fastened to the fin mounting portion, together with the fin 55, with the bolt. A tip portion of the holding member is extended to a position separate from the fin mounting portion to support the reverse surface of the fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroo Takemura, Shunichi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 6913274
    Abstract: A fender structure for bicycles and particularly a fender structure installable by users and adaptable to various sizes of the bicycles according to users' requirements includes at least a front connecting plate located at the front end of a fender, a rear connecting plate located at the rear end of the fender, and at least one interconnecting plate located between the front connecting plate and the rear connecting plate. The connecting plates have respectively a front coupling section and a rear coupling section engageable with each other. Users may assemble and adjust the fender in various shapes, lengths, colors and angles according to their requirements. It may be retracted, assembled and detached easily, and has a great versatility and applicability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Sunnywheel Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuo-Chung Hsu
  • Patent number: 6889990
    Abstract: A rear fender of a motorcycle is supported at one end by anchoring the fender in two rail supports of a rear subframe. Bolts supporting rear spring/damper units secure the one end of the fender. The fender includes two horizontally extending end flanges and two vertically extending side flanges. Vertically extending bolts pass through the horizontally extending flanges and are held by slugs located in rail supports of the rear subframe of the motorcycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Milwaukee Iron, Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Simpson
  • Publication number: 20040212169
    Abstract: A structure for mounting a front fender that can enhance rigidity of a fin without unduly increasing the thickness of the fin or decreasing the slope of the fin. In one example structure for mounting a front fender, a fin of a front fender is mounted on a fin mounting portion formed in a front fork with a bolt, and a holding member is fastened to the fin mounting portion, together with the fin 55, with the bolt. A tip portion of the holding member is extended to a position separate from the fin mounting portion to support the reverse surface of the fin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroo Takemura, Shunichi Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20040094947
    Abstract: A fender for a motor vehicle, such as a motorcycle, having a tank for containing fluids, such as oil. The fender limits the amount of materials thrown by a rear wheel of the motor vehicle onto a rider and provides a reservoir for fluids used by the engine. The fender also increases the amount of free space located under the seat and proximate to an engine of the motor vehicle, thereby enabling engine components to be placed under the seat in a more protected position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventor: Erick J. Ackley
  • Patent number: 6659483
    Abstract: A telescoping bicycle fender for use on the rear wheel of a bicycle can be easily and quickly mounted and removed. The fender has three sliding sections which can be telescoped between a compact position in which the sections are nested together and an extended position in which the sections are telescoped out to extend around a substantial part of the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Inventor: Simon Blythe
  • Publication number: 20030121708
    Abstract: A fender assembly and associated air transfer and dirt protection system for an off-the-road sports racing motorcycle. The fender assembly incorporates an upper portion and a lower portion which are mated to define an air transfer duct which extends from a forward region of the upper portion upper surface to an air exit opening at that same upper surface which is located adjacent the air receiving surface of an engine radiator. The fender assembly is configured for co-pivotal movement with the steering fork assembly of the motorcycle such that the duct will supply coolant air into the radiator notwithstanding the pivotal or steering movement of the forward wheel of the vehicle. A venturi restrictive region is formed within the air transfer duct to enhance the velocity of air exiting into the radiator. To control the buildup of mud at the underside of the fender, the upper portion of the fender is configured of a polymeric material, which incorporates an upwardly disposed pigmented layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventors: Glen Arthur Laivins, Kenneth Thomas Laivins
  • Patent number: 6585072
    Abstract: A motorcycle comprising a frame having left and right tail supports extending rearward, front and rear wheels coupled to the frame, and a rear fender positioned over the rear wheel and between the tail supports. The rear fender includes left and right flanges positioned adjacent inner surfaces of the left and right tail supports, respectively. In order to provide additional support to the fender, the motorcycle can further include an inner support coupled to an inner surface of the fender. Preferably, the inner support and the fender define a wire path in which wires from a taillight can be routed, thereby protecting the wires. The wire path can be continued by another wire path defined between the fender and a rear housing that has an overlapping portion coupled to the fender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian M. Scherbarth
  • Publication number: 20030116937
    Abstract: A telescoping bicycle fender for use on the rear wheel of a bicycle can be easily and quickly mounted and removed. The fender has three sliding sections which can be telescoped between a compact position in which the sections are nested together and an extended position in which the sections are telescoped out to extend around a substantial part of the wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventor: Simon Blythe
  • Patent number: 6557876
    Abstract: To provide a front fender device for a motorcycle in which a front fender extending on front and rear sides of a front fork is mounted on the front fork in such a manner as to cover an upper side of the front wheel. The device is intended to increase the degree of freedom in design while minimizing an increase in weight and reducing vibration and noise from the front fender. Garnishes are mounted on each of right and left outer surfaces of a front fender at a plurality of positions spaced in the longitudinal direction of the front fender with elastic members inserted between the front fender and the garnishes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Terunari Saiki, Kenji Mutou, Mamoru Otsubo, Hideaki Yamazumi, Toshiteru Yamamoto, Kazuro Furukawa, Toshinobu Fujii
  • Patent number: 6446994
    Abstract: A lightweight, easily removable, full length bicycle fender system designed to accommodate the tight clearances between the front and rear tires and the fork, frame, and brakes tire of modern racing-style bicycles. The front and rear fenders mount to the bicycles by means of hook and loop fastening straps and single support stays that are secured between the wheel quick release and the fork and frame dropouts. One embodiment is a sectional fender that can be disassembled and carried in a bag that attached to the bicycle frame or below the saddle. An optional tensioning means provides additional stability for the fenders and helps to ensure a tight connection of the sections of the sectional fender embodiment. The fender system includes optional front and rear mudflaps that provide front wheel spray protection for the cyclist and rear wheel spray protection for following riders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: Ernest Thomas Smerdon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6435533
    Abstract: A bicycle front mudguard includes a first mudguard section and a second mudguard section. A mounting member includes a first end to which the first mudguard section is attached and a second end to which the second mudguard section is attached. An attachment device is provided for attaching the mounting member to a bicycle head tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: Louis Chuang