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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-10-2019, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Different fenders for 1800c

so the more I've been looking into the different models of the 1800's, I've come to realize how much I hate the rear fender on the C models. Just not a fan of the massive gap between the fender and the tire and I don't want to sacrifice the suspension of the bike to give it a more tucked look. Anyone have any insight on what fenders will fit from potentially other models such as a "N" fender. Any insight would be greatly appreciated
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Any VTX fender will fit the frame. BUT, you will have to change a bunch of other things to get them to work. Like the inner fender rails, the chrome fender struts, the seats and even then the seat from other models won't match up to the tank perfectly. Top all that off with the fact that the other fenders are mounted the same height you still have that gap, but it's harder to see with the larger fenders
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you are thinking this wrong.

you want the tire/fender gap to remain more constant while the suspension is working..

have the fender mounted to the swing-arm... not the frame.

otherwise you must have a very Deep Fender..

or go the Hard-tail look... no rear suspension movement.


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I was under the impression that you could mount it to the swingarm due to the frame design?
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Look at schematics here...will show difference and what’s needed....it’s doable..but as the guys say lot of work...good luck


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I was under the impression that you could mount it to the swingarm due to the frame design?
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why NOT... weld tabs onto both sides of swing-arm...

and make fender struts.... like old bicycles with fenders..


you can even make brackets that mount onto axle and another 1 or 2 on the front of the swing arm.






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I was under the impression that you couldn't mount it to the swingarm due to the frame design?
Yes, and no.

Sure you "Could" mount the fender to the swingarm. BUT you will have to make a seat perch to hold the rear passenger part off the fender and you'd have to stiffen the driver seat to work as a floating seat. Otherwise, your whole seat will go up and down with the swingarm and be very uncomfortable to ride.

If you do the above, then you'll have a space between the seat and the fender and IMHO it look worse like that ill fated attempt by Harley the Rocker


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My EX-wife to this day is a tiny little thing and even she couldnt fit on that passenger pillion..... ....no thanks


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