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Old 07-26-2012, 01:38 AM   #21
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Bobbers have fenders......... wtf
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:05 PM   #22
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I find it amusing how everyone here is a total dick. It's honestly kind of nonoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnonoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnonoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnonoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnonoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnonoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnonoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscriptnoscripting. It seems like you get banned on a lot of automotive forums these days if you don't love everyone's build.

But aside from that, I'm sure they all know what you're referring to. I can see how people would be tired of hearing the word "bobber" just like car guys are probably tired of hearing the word "stance". But people will probably be using that term for a long time. So they might want to work on getting over it lol.

But I'm looking to do a slim rear fender, too. I see a lot of places like lowbrow customs that sell the trailer fenders that you could probably mount up with some simple fabrication.

EDIT: Even on eBay and Amazon they sell fender braces that you could use.

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Old 07-26-2012, 06:57 PM   #23
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Hi Lads, yeah gotta love the banter that flys around!

Yep I recommend getting a trailer fender and modifying it yourself. Obviously it depends on what tools you have access to - I needed some tig welding done to mine so just paid $50 to a local engineer i drove past to do it for me - usually guys like that are keen to play with something a little different and keen to help.

I grabbed this pic from my other post - you can see how the rear fender is mounted to the swing arm - I welded a tab onto the top of the swingarm and simply bolted it to the tab. I then made up some side struts, and welded 2 more tabs to the sides of the swing arm to bolt them to. I actually didnt need the side struts, the tab on the swing arm held the fender pretty solidly. Certainly if you had a smaller fender u could get away without the struts. The fender is a cut and modified steel trailer fender - bought from a local trailer supplies store.

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Old 07-26-2012, 08:41 PM   #24
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JMHO, but I can't stand a trailer fender on a good looking chop. It just looks like, well, a trailer fender. I know they are popular, and inexpensive, so I don't bust people's balls about running them, just a style I'm not that fond of. I really like some of the front fenders modded to work on the back, since they tend to be a bit more curvy. I think on a smaller bike where you might want a smaller fender, this is the way I would go: http://7metalwest.com/motorcycle_parts.html

This may not apply if you are in OZ, as it would probably cost as much as the fender to get it shipped there!
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:30 PM   #25
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Good thread RatRod....I think there were some good ideas provided and I am sure you'll figure out which way to go with your build. You should fit in nicely in this nuthouse. Good luck with it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:42 PM   #26
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JMHO, but I can't stand a trailer fender on a good looking chop. It just looks like, well, a trailer fender. I know they are popular, and inexpensive, so I don't bust people's balls about running them, just a style I'm not that fond of. I really like some of the front fenders modded to work on the back, since they tend to be a bit more curvy. I think on a smaller bike where you might want a smaller fender, this is the way I would go: http://7metalwest.com/motorcycle_parts.html

This may not apply if you are in OZ, as it would probably cost as much as the fender to get it shipped there!
Nice website, thanks for the info. I agree, not a big trailer fender fan. Have a fender coming from a guy that does nice work. Will post pics soon.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:48 PM   #27
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This may not apply if you are in OZ, as it would probably cost as much as the fender to get it shipped there!
Yep and sadly we are regulated to hell and back - taking to the streets with anything less than my rear fender would see you fined to within an inch of your life. There are whole pages of documents stating how a bike has to comply to our road laws. Hell I think mine is even too narrow and a bit short. As for going fenderless? You may as well ride around wearing a sign saying

"hey cop, tell your missus sorry about the rash, tell her to ask your mum how she cleared it up..."
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:25 PM   #28
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LMAO, Recon! Come visit us in Tennessee. We have no inspections, no requirements for fenders or turn signals. No restrictions on handle bar height, etc.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:29 AM   #29
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True to what 03ACE said not to many regulations in The States! Ratrod hope you found what you were looking for....to tell the truth, i didnt want to spend much money (as most of us dont) i bought a Rebel 250 fender off the list and hacked it up to fit the bike...i liked the curves. Also the front fenders do work really nice, good lines, laying low to the tire.....and i like opinions. Good or Bad!
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:20 AM   #30
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Good luck trying to get a hold of 7 metal west. I wrote about 5 emails and tried calling about 20 times. Wanted a copper fender for my build. No reply back and their message bank was so full I couldn't leave a message. That's what happens when you have niche product in demand.

Ps. I'm movin to Tennessee!

Pps. Even though I bought another fender, if anyone knows or gets in touch with 7 metal west, I'd love another.
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