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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-17-2011, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone bobbed their 900 keeping factory struts?

After many hours checking out pics on the forum i couldn't find an example of this. Anyone bob their ride but keep the factory rear struts to mount the fender? Many great bikes with the"britt" style rear fender mounted to the struts or the bobber spring seat look however i am curious how this combo would look. I am leaning toward the bobber look however i'm not sure if i want to shave off those rear struts...Any insights/pics would be appreciated as i don't have photoshop skills

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ok, did some more hunting and found this...
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I'll be doing a 900 bobber in the spring. I got most of the parts except the seat kit. I don't think the bike will look right w the struts. I do want to get or make a rear fender that has a meaner look then the BCB look. Not sure if I'll do a front fender.



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I agree, bike might look odd w the struts. I'm starting to think either the britt route or the bobber look...but would like to check all options. My other option is to cleanly cut the fender struts and re-weld them if i want to go back. The front fender would be easy, trim with a dremel tool to whatever shape you want. The only think is you have to sand to get it perfect if you're OCD! Do you have any ideas for the rear fender? Definitely need to be a more agressive rear fender tho!

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I'm gonna get my mechanic to cut me a short metal rear fender. I kinda want a fire flame feel to It. But I might just go with a pointy look.


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Found this, close to what i'm thinking. Anyone from this forum?
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I like the blue collar bobber seats. The fender is nice. Can always get a custom made strut. I think I'm gonna have the fender bolted to the frame. The no strut look really has a mean feel


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thought I recognized that pic. that's jpikey85
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thanks for the info. Love to see how his seat turned out. Hope he don't mind me posting the pic...

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both of those bikes look good, except for the handlebars. they look so tacky. but thats just a personal opinion.
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