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post #31 of 53 Old 06-05-2017, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Alright guys, I got my solo seat mounted, rear indicator lights installed and tail light mounted. Next up will be rear fender then new bars. Moving right along.
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I am either gonna paint the springs black or toy with rubber bumpers instead to see what looks better. Also gonna look for an Aero fender for the rear. Hey Shadow, do you by chance have a spare one for sale?
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Lookin good! White really looks nice on your bike. I tried panting seat springs in the past, but the flex and spring tends to crack and chip off the paint especially if you dont really sand down the chrome. If you want black springs you might as well buy some powder coated ones for like $20. Just my 2c, but I like the idea of rubber bumpers! Please let us know the outcome of your toying.
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When I keep looking at it, the rubber bumpers seem to be the better choice in my mind. I ordered some last week and should be here this week. It will have a lower profile which I dig. Will have to fabricate some forward controls. But rear fender is first on the list after I decide on the seat. Springs or rubber... Will be back soon..
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Hey Shadow, do you by chance have a spare one for sale?
That's the only 750 part I have at the moment and the jury is still out whether it will be incorporated or not.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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I am thinking about seeing if I can use the front fender as the rear fender by stretching it a bit and trimming it down and fabing some struts. Then fab some front fork braces. Also guys, still debating about seat. Springs or rubber mounts. Is it possible to paint the rear shocks black? That would take away the dual chrome spring look. Also, can I get away with removing the front fender without taking the tire off? Thanks for all the input and feedback guys.
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I've done the skinny front fender on back tire before. Any front fender from a bike sporting a narrow 19" wheel will be radiused nicely for the stock rear tire.

Shadow VLX 600 & 750 Spirit (chain driven model)
1100 Shadow Spirit
800 Vulcan Custom & Vulcan 88/1500A
800 Intruder/S50
650/1100 V-Star Custom and 750/1100 Viragos

There's a host of others that slip my mind but that's a start.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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FWIW the bike in question, I used a 1500A Vulcan front fender for this 130 series tire:




"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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I got the front fender off and sitting sitting on the rear to get a feel. I don't know if I can stretch it out to make it work. Might just have to order a 6" flat fender. The BCB fender kit is really expensive.
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Front fender from a Kawasaki LTD 454 or Kawasaki EN 450 can be used as a rear fender. I'm using one on my 2006 build, also a white rebel.
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