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    About to weld up my Hardtail next weekend on a 1989 Sportster 1200. going to be running a Shinko 270 Vintage style Tire (5 - 16)

    Trying to figure out what rear fender i'm going to run so would like to see some examples of what other people are running. was looking into something like the Lowbrow Customs Manta Ray Smooth Steel Fender. but it says it comes in either 4 3/4" or 6". So thing the 4 3/4 might be to small, and the 6 to large. what are other people running on this style Rear tire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roughlife View Post
    About to weld up my Hardtail next weekend on a 1989 Sportster 1200. going to be running a Shinko 270 Vintage style Tire (5 - 16)

    Trying to figure out what rear fender i'm going to run so would like to see some examples of what other people are running. was looking into something like the Lowbrow Customs Manta Ray Smooth Steel Fender. but it says it comes in either 4 3/4" or 6". So thing the 4 3/4 might be to small, and the 6 to large. what are other people running on this style Rear tire?
    Come on man just do a search........... 98% of bikes have a rear fender................

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    I suggest flat trailer fenders from Northern... They're the best!

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    ^^^^^^ Yep...^^^^^^ And mount the tire and measure how wide it is......... Then that is how wide of a fender you need to buy............ No pics needed........

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    Got a similar tyre on the rear of my Pan, the fender I run is a ribbed one from Chica - fits the radius of the tyre perfectly.

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    I used a front fender from a '98 Kawasaki that I plucked out of a dealers dumpster...Trimmed a bit to my liking ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmanator View Post
    I used a front fender from a '98 Kawasaki that I plucked out of a dealers dumpster...Trimmed a bit to my liking ..
    I'm liking that too!

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    Hell I'll bite...........

    Like I said above and like people have posted pics, almost every rigid bike has a rear fender.............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    Hell I'll bite...........

    Like I said above and like people have posted pics, almost every rigid bike has a rear fender.............
    Nice fender! True though- most rigid bikes have one.... If ya don't the least of your bothers will be a dirty back!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoghead View Post
    Nice fender!

    Thanks man, I have a LOT of hours in it......... Getting rid of the rib under the light and dressing up everything took a lot of time.............

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    In order to achieve the look that's pleasing to your eye, ya may have a need to get creative ....

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    That's my 52' took two Super Glide rear fenders, butted em together then spilt it down the center and added an inch..
    Also used support plates & chain pocket from a OG fender .. Most was hammer welded ...

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    You won't go wrong with that 6" mantaray fender. They are very nice and the 6" width will work nice with that tire. I've used those fenders on 3 different bikes now. Great look and good solid thickness.

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    I used a lowbrow fender, I think the 6" mantaray, on my panhead. Even with a 15" rim and fat tire on the back, I sectioned an 3/4-7/8" out of the center(long ways) to get it to fit right. I may have bought a 7" but I dont think I would have done that. I was planning on it needing to be reworked to fit anyway, but there was no way that thing was going to work stock. Looked like this.

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    Theyre a nice thick steel so welding wasnt hard, just took a while. Nothing off the shelf is going to look great, just depends on how much work you want to do. I would do the work, if you're building a custom bike, make it custom.

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    I’m running a 5” flat trailer fender on my hardtail chop but I didn’t really have much choice since I have a king/queen seat. No pics, sorry.

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    I have a hardtail with a 5:10X16 rear tire and I used a 1936 Ford spare tire cover and cut it to fit. The spare tire cover is about 5 1/2" wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carb1 View Post
    I have a hardtail with a 5:10X16 rear tire and I used a 1936 Ford spare tire cover and cut it to fit. The spare tire cover is about 5 1/2" wide.
    Yea that what this is........

    Post a pic of your fender......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoghead View Post
    Got a similar tyre on the rear of my Pan, the fender I run is a ribbed one from Chica - fits the radius of the tyre perfectly.

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    That is a very nice fitting fender! Where are they sold? Got a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whoremonger View Post
    That is a very nice fitting fender! Where are they sold? Got a link?
    These were from Chica Custom Cycles, now closed - but were in catalogues -Jammer's /Custom Chrome was one . They are made in the USA , sold in three widths. There maybe some stock left some where, got a hit on the net at http://www.legendmcs.com/custom-chro...nders-new.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    Yea that what this is........

    Post a pic of your fender......
    That'd be cool. Custom is always more impressive than store-bought .
    Yah know , there's gotta be a lot of angry 36 Ford owners out there judging by the amount of covers we guys use!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoghead View Post
    These were from Chica Custom Cycles, now closed - but were in catalogues -Jammer's /Custom Chrome was one . They are made in the USA , sold in three widths. There maybe some stock left some where, got a hit on the net at http://www.legendmcs.com/custom-chro...nders-new.html
    Thanks!

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