View Full Version : How to chop your rear fender

08-18-2017, 3:48 PM
Ive got a stock rear fender on my sporty 1200 2014 whats the best looking way to chop the rear fender?

08-18-2017, 10:34 PM

08-18-2017, 11:00 PM
Very carefully!

But I used a hacksaw(before I bought an angle grinder) and a hand file to clean it up. I masked about where I wanted to cut it. Then a lot of eyeballing and stepping back to find the right line and then sharpie the line and make the cut. Clean up edges and touch up paint.

08-19-2017, 1:00 AM

Now THATS funny! Personally, a commercial plasma arc is my favorite. I used to work at a Aerospace manufacture and one of the managers bought one for our dept and it was too small and wouldnt even distort the stainless castings let alone cut it. The next we got did some damage. Some tweakers tried to steal some castings and tried everyway posible to cut up the castings to render them unrecognizable. Eventually gave up and tried to sell them at the scrap metal place who of course called the cops. Each parts was $45,000 each so I dont think they will ever see restitution anytime soon, all they did was ruin the castings.

08-20-2017, 6:29 PM
Ive got a stock rear fender on my sporty 1200 2014 whats the best looking way to chop the rear fender?

Google image search your bike using all the chopper lingo to narrow down your search . Find some you like and go from there.

For cutting I use the thinnest blade on a 4.5" angle grinder. mask it off. Mark it with a sharpie and go to town. Clean up the edge with a flap disc. Done.

08-21-2017, 5:55 AM
I need to do this for my project. I just picked up a new batch of pinstriping tape and plan to find an angle that is pleasing. The fender I picked up is not a totally flat fender and the trick for me will be getting a transition that works with the curve.

Please post up what you end up doing.


08-21-2017, 6:59 AM
I like to make a template out of a manila file folder and check the cut with the template to make sure it's the same on both sides of the centerline.

08-21-2017, 11:33 AM
78347heres mine after I chopped the rear fender

08-26-2017, 7:20 PM
Found this looks pretty cool.