Has anybody tried to mount a fender to the swing arm in order to give their bike a slammed look? I have a 240 tire kit on my bike and I'm thinking about doing this one off look in order to keep the fender close to the tire. If I mount the fender to the swing arm, won't it travel with the tire? I was thinking about mounting it to the front part of the swing arm and then making some kind of bracket to mount to the shock bolts up to the sides of the fender (if that makes any sense).
Wadda ya tink?
can anyone say ... Harley rocker? Check out their new bike, rear end is similar to what you describe, may get some ideas. Jim
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Yes, it will move with the swingarm
It would look very odd to still have fender struts blocking the view of the fender if you welded it to the swingarm
Can you say "Solo rider"? You do this and you have no rear seat unless you go the HD Rocker way and have a little perch to stick up in the air unsupported
Yea, I've seen the Harley Rocker, but not up close and personal, yet. I was thinking of something like that.
As for the fender struts that stick of the back of the frame.......They will be cut off just before the top shock mounts. Really wont' need 'em any more any ways.
As for the rider...... Don't have a rider. My wife has had so many back and neck surguries she is scared to death to ride. Even a car ride is like a roller coaster ride for her.
Thanx for your input.
I did that to an HD Lowrider in the early 80's, looked pretty cool. Don't skimp on the fender brace, make it good and strong, it's taking a direct shot from every bump in the road by becoming part of the unsprung weight of the swingarm and rear wheel, more than on a rigid frame or hardtail. Good Luck
So your just going to attach the shocks to the fender? if so its not going to work very well ya need to attach them from the swingarm to the frame one way or another. I've thought of doing it also but that part of the frame on the X looks like crap exposed.
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