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Old 07-23-2013, 11:30 AM   #11
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i do have one question seeing how your still running the shocks not struts isnt that fender going to rub. i have mine lowered by moving my upper shock mount moved forward so have less travel now and had to leave more clearance between my fender and tire than you do

I cut the fender yesterday by 8 inches so it wouldn't rub. Well, with my big ass, it still rubs. I have two options that I can think of. Either, buy a set of hardtail struts, or mount a rod between my battery box and the fender, just above the inside of the the swing arm, to put pressure on the front side of the fender. Hopefully this will keep it from catching when I go over bumps. I found that out the hard way this morning.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:35 AM   #12
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yea i thought it was goimg to rub. my fender is mounted to a bracket i welded off the tube where your seat springs mount. if you look at the pics back on you can kind of sea it
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yea i thought it was going to rub. my fender is mounted to a bracket i welded off the tube where your seat springs mount. if you look at the pics back on you can kind of sea it

That is the bar that I was thinking of using. Since I am keeping the old fender rails on the frame, I decided to use the existing holes to mount the new fender. I need a way to lift the rear end of the fender higher so it clears the tire when I am on the bike. Do you have a close up of the bracket that you used?
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:03 PM   #14
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when i get home tonight i will take a pic and post it for you. right now i am working on a bracket to hide the braket now.
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Just hardtail it. With a good set of springs under the seat you won't miss the shocks. Plus it really helps to put the power down without the shocks causing the back end to squat.

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here are the pics of my fender mount
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:12 PM   #17
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here are the pics of my fender mount

That looks like an extremely functional bracket. It that the only place that you have it mounted at?
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:26 PM   #18
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Just hardtail it. With a good set of springs under the seat you won't miss the shocks. Plus it really helps to put the power down without the shocks causing the back end to squat.

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Any suggestions for the best deal on hard tail struts? I haven't hit the minimum post count to access the classified section of the forum, so currently my only source is ebay.
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Any suggestions for the best deal on hard tail struts? I haven't hit the minimum post count to access the classified section of the forum, so currently my only source is ebay.

This is just one supplied by Dennis Kirk, good thing about these, they're adjustable. Go to their web site and look around, you might see some other stuff you'll like. This is where I bought my seats, but recovered them in leather. Great site for all kinds of stuff, it's also where I get my tires. Type struts in their search window and you will also see fenders, etc. Type in lowering links and you will see many more struts, some adjustable and some fixed. Good luck.




Here's a pic of one of the fenders they have.

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Old 07-23-2013, 11:10 PM   #20
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This is just one supplied by Dennis Kirk, good thing about these, they're adjustable. Go to their web site and look around, you might see some other stuff you'll like. This is where I bought my seats, but recovered them in leather. Great site for all kinds of stuff, it's also where I get my tires. Type struts in their search window and you will also see fenders, etc. Type in lowering links and you will see many more struts, some adjustable and some fixed. Good luck.




Here's a pic of one of the fenders they have.


Thank you! I will get some hardtail struts asap. I also ordered some 5 inch barrel springs for the seat.
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