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Old 07-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #11
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My '00 is still running the stock shock and my '96 has a 1" tube strut. For the '00 I removed the stock fender and cut the cross braces off. I left the long arms from the top of the sub frame and use them to mount the fender to. It was too low at first and when the shock compressed with bumps the tire would rub on the fender. I tightened the pre-load on my shock and have not had any further issues. The final appearance is a little more of a pro-street look than a bobber look, but still has the same idea. Might have a better bobber look if I was to shorten the fender up, but I wanted to be able to throw on a passenger pillion if I wanted to.

On the '96 I went a little further and cut the sub frame of as is normally done and with the strut and no shifting of the swing arm I used three self tapping screws and attached the fender to the center of the U in the swing arm as well as welded tabs on the frame for the fender to mount to. Pics in my build threads. I did not want fender struts is the reason I went this direction.
Thanks, I appreciate the response. It's nice to get input from someone who has actually built and thought about these things instead of the peanut gallery who thing putting ape hangers and a old colorful blanket on a bike makes it custom! That's right you know who you are!
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:24 PM   #12
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noob , your gonna straight copy a definition from wikipedia?!? , .. look up hipster while your at it . some of you noobs are so damn fresh its sickening , ... claim down calling everything a bobber and asking stupid easy questions , its your bike , just fucking do it , .... geez whats up with these new skoolers?

Hipster refers to a subculture of young, recently settled urban middle class adults and older teenagers that appeared in the 1990s. The subculture is associated with independent music, a varied non-mainstream fashion sensibility, and alternative lifestyles. Interests in media would include independent film, magazines such as Vice and Clash, and websites like Pitchfork Media and Tumblr.[1]
Hipster culture has been described as a "mutating, trans-Atlantic melting pot of styles, tastes and behavior[s]."[1] Christian Lorentzen of Time Out New York argues that "hipsterism fetishizes the authentic" elements of all of the "fringe movements of the postwar era—beat, hippie, punk, even grunge," and draws on the "cultural stores of every unmelted ethnicity," and "regurgitates it with a winking inauthenticity."[2]
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1 History
1.1 Origins in the 1940s
1.2 Late 1990s through late 2000s
2 Critical analysis
3 References
4 External links
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[edit]Origins in the 1940s
See also: Hipster (1940s subculture)*and Hip (slang)
The term itself was coined during the jazz age, when "hip" emerged as an adjective to describe aficionados of the growing scene.[3] Although the adjective's exact origins are disputed, some say it was a derivative of "hop," a slang term for opium, while others believe it comes from the West African word "hipi," meaning "to open one's eyes."[3] Nevertheless, "hip" eventually acquired the common English suffix -ster (as in spinster and gangster), and "hipster" entered the language.[3]
The first dictionary to list the word is the short glossary "For Characters Who Don't Dig Jive Talk," which was included with Harry Gibson's 1944 album, Boogie Woogie In Blue. The entry for "hipsters" defined them as "characters who like hot jazz."[4] Initially, hipsters were usually middle-class white youths seeking to emulate the lifestyle of the largely black jazz musicians they followed.[3] In The Jazz Scene (1959), author Eric Hobsbawm (originally writing under the pen name Francis Newton) described hipster language—i.e., "jive-talk or hipster-talk"—as "an argot or cant designed to set the group apart from outsiders." However, the subculture rapidly expanded, and after World War II, a burgeoning literary scene grew up around it.[3] Jack Kerouac described 1940s hipsters as "rising and roaming America, bumming and hitchhiking everywhere [as] characters of a special spirituality."[5] In his essay "The White Negro," Norman Mailer characterized hipsters as American existentialists, living a life surrounded by death—annihilated by atomic war or strangled by social conformity—and electing instead to "divorce [themselves] from society, to exist without roots, to set out on that uncharted journey into the rebellious imperatives of the self."[3]
[edit]Late 1990s through late 2000s


Vintage clothing is worn by many individuals associated with the indie rock subculture (including American band Mind the Gap) as a political statement rejecting Western consumerism funded through the exploitation of sweat shop workers.[6][7]


Hipster girl with retro bicycle and nerd glasses
"Hipsters are the friends who sneer when you cop to liking Coldplay. They're the people who wear t-shirts silk-screened with quotes from movies you've never heard of and the only ones in America who still think Pabst Blue Ribbon is a good beer. They sport cowboy hats and berets and think Kanye West stole their sunglasses. Everything about them is exactingly constructed to give off the vibe that they just don't care."

— Time, July 2009[3]
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:19 PM   #13
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I used some couplings with flat allen head bolts. Welded to frame......with fender struts also tabs welded to frame and bolted to the fender. Close up pics in thread, if you want to get an idea. its in Me and My Shadow....
Nice bike. I like your fender and struts, leaning towards that or shorty fender and no struts. Thanks for the response!
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:21 PM   #14
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Hey you ask a stupid question about "what's a bobber fender" when I think we all know what the answer is you get a stupid reply in return. It's easier to say "bobber fender" then to write a paragraph that means the same thing. Thanks for the bump though.



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Old 07-25-2012, 09:33 PM   #15
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Once again you put my thread to the top! Bump!
Soon with this banter I'll earn enough frequent flyer miles to no longer be considered a noob!

I'm destined to end up in the "Noob road kill thread!"

Long live the NOOBs!
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:11 PM   #16
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Once again you put my thread to the top! Bump!
Soon with this banter I'll earn enough frequent flyer miles to no longer be considered a noob!

I'm destined to end up in the "Noob road kill thread!"

Long live the NOOBs!
I see that you have yet to notice that all the noobs in the road kill thread have been banned from the forum; that's what the term "Road Kill" refers to.

It seems like you're running slightly ahead of the curve even if you don't know it.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:22 PM   #17
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Just use some double sided tape between fender and tire Ratard. Gonna want to hold on, that method tends to cause a bumpy ride.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:31 PM   #18
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I see that you have yet to notice that all the noobs in the road kill thread have been banned from the forum; that's what the term "Road Kill" refers to.

It seems like you're running slightly ahead of the curve even if you don't know it.
Yes I know the noobs got banned, that's why I made that comment. Don't worry, I still have time right! It's all in fun kids! I have actually got much helpful info from this site and will try my hardest not to become ROADKILL! Thanks for all the positve comments, the humorous ones and even the "now fuck off noob" comments! A lot of great threads here and stickys!
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:14 AM   #19
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Ratrod, maybe consider checking out some of Southern's threads if that was who you were referring to in your earlier post. The guy is one of the best fabricators around, and has probably forgotten more about customizing vehicles and working metal than the rest of us will ever know......combined.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:32 AM   #20
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Ratrod, maybe consider checking out some of Southern's threads if that was who you were referring to in your earlier post. The guy is one of the best fabricators around, and has probably forgotten more about customizing vehicles and working metal than the rest of us will ever know......combined.
Thanks I'll do that. Yes only a joke. I may be a noob but not a total ass. Respect and props to him if he's that good. I'm on this site looking to increase my knowledge and understanding of bike modification not to be prick.

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