Fender Fab for me!

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by Motorbike Wanabe, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Mailman just delivered a set of fenders for my first build. I've got a springer front fork that I want to put it on but, it rubs on the outer edges with the main fork of the springer. I COULD install it like that but, I'd rather have a little bit of clearance between the fender and the forks. I don't need much room but I was wondering how some of you seasoned veterans have pinched in the edges of your fenders and still made it look good. I've got a few ideas but I'd like to hear what some others have found that works. I'd rather not go hammering on them if possible.

    I"m all ears!

    thanks for any input!
     

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  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't bend the fenders to get that clearance. Chances are it'll come out looking bad.

    why not just cut out a couple of notches for the clearance? Done slow and careful it shouldn't look bad.
     
  3. Nuttsy

    Nuttsy Member

    Do your fenders have detents where the fork is supposed to go?
    I have fenders and a springer. The fenders came with these detents but the fork still contacted them. I just wedged them in and all was good. No squeaks or anything. Actually, the fender moves WITH the fork. So once it's in place, that's it!
     

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  4. That's a great looking bike Nuttsy. I put it all together today and it wasn't too bad. My fender didn't come with any detents for the forks. I just painted the front fender today after fabbing up an additional L-bracket to help it stay on. I'll likely put the entire front springer together tomorrow. I'm still waiting for my bike from Wally-world but hopefully I'll have it this week! I'll post some pics when I get them. I also have a build thread started at http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=24458

    I hope this thing comes out at least half as cool as it looks in my head!
     
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