On my K6 there's a trick way involving moving it up and rotating it 90º (side-to-side, not front-to-back) to where it will come out. I've forgotten the details, only that it was easier to figure it out when reinstalling than when removing (not 100% sure that I didn't first remove the wheel). It's not uncommon for racers to cut off the rear supporting legs to make removal/installation easier. Magical Racing sells one like that, which also has the front of the fender trimmed an inch or two to make quick wheel changes easier. However the fender has a real effect on aerodynamic drag. The ugly (to me) Busa fender with its greater shrouding has a real advantage there. I've met Bonneville racers who claim that the Busa style increases their speed. So there are several competing issues at play.
On my k3 I didn't see any other way besides removing the wheel. Heck, it was even tough with the wheel completely removed. I tried all kinds of positions but it still ended up scratching a little while putting it back on. Leads me to believe there is no way to remove it with the wheel on.
I just replaced my fender on my 03 1000, and have had it off a few times, you have to remove the front wheel.
1.) I remove and hang both calipers off to the side, no need to remove brake lines.
2.) Loosen the Fork Pinch Bolts on the throttle side of the bike (The Allen Socket Portion of the Axle), keep opposites tight.
3.) Use appropriate tool to untighten remove Axle, I use the Motion Pro tool, but also have a home made job with a big bolt and 5 nuts that fit the space.
4.) Remove Wheel carefully.
5.) Remove 6 fender bolts and slowly twist and remove fender.
Least the baove works for me, your needs or results may vary.
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