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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 07:46 PM
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Is that fender steel or fiberglass? You don't happen to know what cruiser it's off of do you?
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Finally getting around to it

I finally got around to messing with the rear fender again and this is kinda what it would look like. It's a metal fender off of some harley cruiser that I cut down to this size. I think it has kind of a retro feel to it. But I still need to make it mount right and paint it. Im not into the old chromed out front and rear fenders
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Here's the result!

I took the fender, cut it down to size, Put a taillight that integrated the taillight, blinkers, brake light, and license plate mount ($20 on Amazon), made a 1/2" spacer for each side so the narrow fender would fit the bike perfectly, painted it, and got it all installed. Here's what it looks like. When I get the single seat finished I'll post up a picture of that. It looks much much better with the single!
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I modified a vulcan 800 classic front fender, pics are on here somewhere...
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 03:05 PM
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Looks nice. I ended up using that trailer fender and letting it ride rather high due to keeping the rear suspension. to wit:





Looks much tighter with the seat on ... I just have it at the upholsterer right now.

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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-14-2013, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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So just an update on my build. I wasnt going to post pictures but there are very few build pics on this bike. so heres where Im at!
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-14-2013, 09:03 PM
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Looks good! The narrowness of the fender gives a lot of visible airspace between the rubber and the wall- almost like a dirtbike. I like it.
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I wonder what would happen if you lowered the tank and put some flat-ish dirtbike bars on it... rally give it that street tracker look...
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-16-2013, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Another Update on the custom build

I finally completed the paint job. while gas messed up one side of the tank, im still fairly please with how good it looks as it is now
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Oh, very nice! Off center stripes are the way to go for sure.
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