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post #41 of 53 Old 06-08-2017, 02:31 PM
 
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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.
If you speak of the Rebel front fender that's an 18" wheel, smaller radius than the aforementioned fenders above.

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post #42 of 53 Old 06-08-2017, 04:52 PM
 
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This is the Kawasaki fender that I was talking in the previous post
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So an 85-90 Kawasaki 454 ltd 450a front fender would work for a rear rebel fender?
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So an 85-90 Kawasaki 454 ltd 450a front fender would work for a rear rebel fender?
Sure. You can do this with any bike if you know the stock tire size and google is your friend. Using a tire calculator like this one : https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc...0r15-100-90r19 - enter the Rebel rear tire size and the donor front or rear tire size to get the overall diameter of the two tires. In the case of the Kawasaki 454 front you get an OD of 26.09 in. The Rebel rear has an OD of 24.21 in. If you fabricate the Kawi front fender so it sits (26.09 - 24.21) = 1.88 + plus the original Kawi fender gap above the tread of the Rebel tire it will fit perfectly. If my math and assumptions are correct, the Kawi fender would be ~ 2.5 in off the Rebel tire to match centers of arc. I think you can get a closer fit with a different fender if that's what you're looking for.

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Sweet.. Thanks for the link.
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Hey guys, just wanted to make a quick post. My new rear fender was delivered this evening and other bits are on the way. I am gonna play with the fender and do some grinding and shaping and sanding tomorrow. Its gonna look killer. Will post some photos tomorrow...
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Did you get a flat fender blank?

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Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
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Yeah, I got a fender blank. It is a Kraft Tech 6" fender blank.
I got it on amazon for $42.00 shipping included. Sorry for the blurry pictures.
I am going to cut where the blue tape is. Mount it to the swingarm with am L bracket. Then make some struts. I am going to start tomorrow.
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Hey guys, just wanted to share my latest. I got the rear fender cut and mocked up. I removed the seat coil springs and added rubber bumpers. I will take up close photos tomorrow. Looks much smoother I think, better flow. The seat springs looked funky with the coil shocks. Once I permanently mount the fender after paint, I am going to add fender struts, chrome 8" mini ape hanger handle bars, new mirrors and get my friend who pinstripes for a living to pinstripe the tank, fender and side covers blue. What do you guys think?
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One word about pinstriping: be conservative. It's too easy to get into it and add too much, and then it ends up looking busy and confusing.

"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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