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    Quote Originally Posted by chopperbob1313 View Post
    Nope! That fender was cool in 80 but not now!
    Heaven and Hell and The Shining are still cool circa 1980!

    Lol yea I guess. For now I will just run it but eventually the proper Superglide fender would do best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster2 View Post
    Fuck Yes it does! Loose the buck horns, the dumb-ass front end the GD backrest/sissy bar you pussy and put some proper tires on that mother fucker!
    Just kidding I like it just the way it is...
    Haha right on

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    Riserless narrower bars and cleaning up the bar clutter will make a huge difference. It will look like a whole different bike.

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    How ya'll think an AMF rear mag would look? Sorta hidden with the saddlebags but may give it a more "proper 80s" era look instead of that solid fatboy wheel.

    Maybe even an AMF mag up front?

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    i like spokes, but a rear mag is nice solo. Kinda weird but i like the look

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    Ended up installing small bullet signals on the front. The plan was to just run the rear signals but with all the yahoos on the road its better. Plus, I installed a self cancelling/timed signal module so having the front blinkers lets me know when they are on/off. Either way they look better than the ginormous OEM ones:



    I also scored a sweet set of 3.5 gal tanks locally. A matching OEM set with a badly damaged left side tank. Also a brand new unpainted aftermarket set. All for $75.





    Im gonna keep my eyes open on the classifieds, ebay and upcoming swap meets for a black left side 3.5 tank. If not, I can paint the new ones when I get around to it.

    Like some have stated, the current tins have a nice color and all but it doesnt have the raw Shovelhead look IMO and that 90s era decal doesn't do it any justice.

    I also ordered up some Biltwell Chumps. I'm not really liking the pullbacks as much as I thought I would.... No control at low speed manuevers.

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    I always run my bikes without a front fender. I know, it is pretty dumb but I love the bare "chopper look" it gives. My Shovelhead though, unlike my Ironhead, is more than a "bar hopper" for me. Riding longer distances sometimes leads to getting caught in the rain. Water rooster tails aint fun to the face. A fender is a neccessity!

    This chrome fender was intended for 19" wheels. I made up some nice brackets to make it work with my 21" wheel.





    It's functional of course but I think it actually is a big positive for aesthetics here.

    The color of the bike is pretty nice but I can't get over the 90s Evo era decals and I never was a fan of the bobtail fenders.

    I had these Shovelhead era tanks laying around that I bought cheap at a swap meet. Unfortunately one of the tanks as you can see is trashed. I recently found another identical matching set for cheap so I will be putting them on soon and going to a Superglide rear fender. I think the black along with the era correct 70s/early 80s Harley decals will give the bike a more sinister look.



    This is pretty much exactly what I am shooting for:


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    I dont have a clue why everyone is bagging on the knobby- I kinda dig it, and the bike looks orsome I like the direction its going

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    garystaven88: I am interested in that rear fender if you decide to replace it. Give me a shout and see if we can make a deal.

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    The chrome fender ain't bad at all. I like the inspiration bike a lot. The bikes looking good man

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    I think you should go back to how it sat when you got it, low and fat.
    Use those repop tins to put a cool paint job on them, you can ship them anywhere for paint
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    Haven't read the entire thread, but from just looking at the opening pic, I if bought the bike, here is what I would change.

    Lose the knobby tire on front.

    Different handlebars and grips.

    Put the forks back to stock. (have always hadthe opinion, go full chopper or not at all) (My basic definition of a chopper is long front and hardtail frame)

    Change the king and queen seat.

    Lose the chrome battery box.....

    Your bike though and that is ALL that counts.

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    On the path to black:






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    Love that red on black on the tanks. Chrome fender is tits too

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    coming together nicely. I like those tanks way better, too.

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    Thanks!

    Here are some more shots. The tanks are definitely a big step in the right direction.

    Upcoming plans:
    - Black Superglide rear fender
    - Biltwell Chumps with internal wiring
    - Front end change: either current setup but with 3 degree cups or ditch it all and go with a Wide Glide






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    i vote keep the current forks

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    I second that. I like the forks on it. The chumps should look good on there too. Maybe move the turn signals tho? Either lower down or even on the frame level with the rear signals. The bikes looking super good tho man! I'd ride that thing.

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    Hey guys,

    Been awhile since I posted back. Done a few changes since.

    I installed the Biltwell Chumps. Much better look and control. I have a new harness to install since the current one has been messed with way too much with splices etc. I will clean up the wiring there.

    Finished installing the superglide style rear fender. Loving the new look. Waiting on a sissy bar to arrive.

    Seat looks kinda dorky but its super comfy for 2 up.

    I decided not to go wide glide and keep my narrow glide. I'm thinking about going with an AMF era black 9 spoke 19" mag up front.



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    Hey Gary
    yeah keep that seat if you`r doing 2up riding, i believe you it`s comfy. Looks a bit like that one FXR Superglide seat, just beefier.
    I will never get longer forks while maintaining steering angle and raise the frame, but i get it that is your thing. I like how you improved her - keep the pictures coming.
    So you will keep the gold chicken on the battery, huh ?

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