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post #41 of 54 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by johnny black View Post
Mine keeps getting shorter,I wouldn't have one but its the Law,and I'd NEVER break the law ...
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post #42 of 54 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Emanthehorse View Post
Just so you know, a bandanna (or anything really, duct tape works well) wrapped around the forks as close to the tire as you can get it, makes for a good device to keep the water spray off your face when riding fenderless in the rain.
Fascinated by the bandana alternative, I Googled it to find full, illustrated instructions...not keen on it though:
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post #43 of 54 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 03:35 PM
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I damaged my fender and recently cut it out of necessity, with a bit of black pin stripe decal to hide the chrome nicks. The chopped chrome fender is now roughly the size of a Thrux fender. I'll withold judgment until I see how it looks and functions on the bike, but I still have the stocker and I'm getting a brand new full sized chrome one from insurance anyway.

I'm not too worried about rain, because I rarely ride in it, but I don't like the idea of getting me or my engine sandblasted. Anybody know from experience how well a chopped fender functions?

BTW and FWIW, I think a Bonne without a fender looks wrong, and I will not be using the bandana method.
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Hey Steve,
I have a fender that i chopped as well and used on the gold/black bike. It looks great on a 19" front wheel but it doesn't kep the rain off like the full fender. The engine doesnt get sand blasted as he water is directed downwards but it does get more exposure than the full fender.
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post #45 of 54 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 10:50 AM
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Gee, could it be that the fender serves a purpose, maybe even an important purpose?

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post #46 of 54 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 12:26 AM
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Gee, could it be that the fender serves a purpose, maybe even an important purpose?
Now what kind of a world would we live in if we left all the parts on bikes that served important purposes?
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post #47 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthBayRay View Post
Now what kind of a world would we live in if we left all the parts on bikes that served important purposes?
I like your way of thinking...

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post #48 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 08:18 AM
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I rode most of last season with just the fender brace and only noticed the extra crud thrown around an lower speeds. Riding slow on wet roads you notice a bit more splash but at speed there is very little difference. I'm in the process of cutting my fender down to a stubby and see if I like it when the weather turns again.
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No front mudguard on my Speedmaster bobber. Looking at the bracket, it's so solid it obviously acted as a brace, I decided to trim off the mudguard mounting lugs, rub it down, polish it and here it is back from being zinc plated...

I'm going for a vintage bobber look with more brass and copper than chrome.
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Mine is off....dont do it!! lol
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