You're right, it's not really for deflecting anything. They just call it a fender, hence "fender eliminator kits" that make everything nice and flush/integrated for the tail.Janis said:it wait...are you talking about that piece of plastic crap (oopps) that is supposed to hold the plate?
If so I wanted it removed before I went to pick up the bike from the bike-shop!
If you're talking about that, it's NOT a rear fender and it's not for rear deflection of object leaving the rear tire...at least I never thought it was.
It it's that you need no replacing...guaranteed.