There is a lot of 'air' between my front fender and tire. The bike as best I can determine is a 69'-70'. Is the front fender correct? Can I go with another fender to make it more visually pleasing? Are the forks correct? See picture below.
You've got the correct front forks, both wheels are wrong. Looks like an 18" front rim with a too-small modern tire, and a Harley rear rim with 5.00x16 on it.
Bike looks pretty clean and neat except for those, which will make it handle like a pig compared to a stock BSA. Best move would be back to a stock 19" front, 18" rear with TT100/K81 tires on it so it'll look and run right....
We're approaching the tipping point ... where those who vote for a living will outnumber those who work for a living .....
Re: Front fender, please review!!!!#7201 01/14/0611:49 pm01/14/0611:49 pm
Ahhhh haaaa!!! Never thought of that!!!! Good catch John & thanks for confirming guys. Yup I already thought about going to an 18" rear with a nice Avon on it. I'll confirm the front & then start looking for a 19". Anybody got a nice chrome set laying around?????
I see alot of the A-65's with fender air and I don't like it makes them look clunky. So I have made it a point to look very well at ones that fit up well. Near as I can figure it's the brackets more than anything. I would start slotting the holes here and there a little does a lot for looks. norbsa
norbsa 1960 TR6 1963 Super Rocket 1965 650 Star 1966 441 1968 Thunderbolt 1969 Twinkle 250 1972 Fastback 1974 Roadster 1970 S.S Way too many BSA's not named http://decentcycles.com
Re: Front fender, please review!!!!#7205 01/15/062:56 am01/15/062:56 am
bsanorton: I would guess that the real problem is the modern profile tire (tyre). The curve of the fender will only be correct at one distance from the spindle. In your case if you move it closer to the wheel you have to decide which part is to be closer. If it is the fender midpoint then the two ends will stick out unless you can decrease the fender radius so that it more closely matches the curve of the tire. You can balance things a little by changing the mounts but it will never look correct if you merely move the fender closer. Gordo
Without frequent roadside repairs there is no fun in riding!
Re: Front fender, please review!!!!#7207 01/15/063:35 pm01/15/063:35 pm
Do any of you guys know where I can buy a proper bolt connecting centre stay of this fender to a fork stantion? ( 70 A65 ).The bolt number is 211822 and it looks common for many aplications, but what Walridge in Ontario sells is to short, with a head to small as well. The head is sinking in the bracket`s hole and I can`t use a washer because a threaded part is to short. Help please !!!