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Old 10-06-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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Im not a fan of the stock bobtail-style rear fender on my 98' Vulcan 500 and the paint is really scratched up. I was wondering if anyone has attempted to change out the rear fender. If so how did it turn out and look etc.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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The fender was from some kind of harley cruiser but I cut it down to this size to look like the Shadow rs
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:37 PM   #3
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The fender was from some kind of harley cruiser but I cut it down to this size to look like the Shadow rs
LOL That's the same fender I am using for this chopper build. Been trying to figure out how I want to cut it.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:51 PM   #4
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The fender was from some kind of harley cruiser but I cut it down to this size to look like the Shadow rs
I agree with you. Way too high up off the rear tire for my preferences plus it takes away from the raked profile of the frame and it looks like a motocross/streetfighter/bobber hybrid.

I usually just cut, fab and weld but most definitely you can fab a rear blank fender to suit your needs. I'd like to see it when you're done so post up when you can.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:44 AM   #5
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I was thinking about cutting it just past the little struts. I agree about the different look with it sitting higher and that's actually what I needed with the curve on the King & Queen seat pan and the high sissy bar. I can see where that wouldn't be a preferred look for any other build though. For a bobber it would look hokie IMO.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:11 AM   #6
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well, nvm with that. The fender is bent all to crap. Guess I will be finding another.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:47 AM   #7
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AHA! Mess with ME will they?

Couldnt find an 8" rear fender I liked for a price even close to being reasonable ... so I got one from a site that sells parts for trailers. $20!!! The internet is awesome.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:04 AM   #8
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Yes I agree with you 100% about the height looking funny! I think it would look much better if I installed some shorter shocks in the back.

But I think I might actually take the exact opposite approach and lift it because I regularly scrape pegs and I would enjoy the little extra clearance. Maybe just go for a kind of flat tracker look
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you can get shorter shocks. contact Hagon shocks USA in California (google it) and they can hook you up with some sweet shocks at whatever length you desire.
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how tall do you think I can lift the back without having to do major mods?
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