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Front fender, please review!!!! #7197
01/14/06 3:02 pm
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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.


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Re: Front fender, please review!!!! #7198
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that's a 16" rim on the back. Did someone put an 18" rim on the front to level the bike out? Either way the front tire looks like a low profile Kick my Shin.


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Re: Front fender, please review!!!! #7199
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I think you're right John. Something like a Dunlop K70 whould have a lot taller profile which would fill up a lot of space under the fender.


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Re: Front fender, please review!!!! #7200
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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....

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Re: Front fender, please review!!!! #7201
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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?????


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Re: Front fender, please review!!!! #7202
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Can I move the front to the rear?


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Re: Front fender, please review!!!! #7203
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Damn!!!! Back to square one, it's a Jones WM2, 19" on the front.


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Re: Front fender, please review!!!! #7204
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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


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Re: Front fender, please review!!!! #7205
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I agree w/ norbsa. Many BSA's had lots of fender clearance.

Just shorten the ones you have.

Re: Front fender, please review!!!! #7206
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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.
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Re: Front fender, please review!!!! #7207
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Thanks for the tips guys. Would a prior year fender help any. My buddy has a 68' with a different type fender. The fender strut does not go over the front part of the fender, it attaches at the sides.


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Re: Front fender, please review!!!! #7208
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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 !!!

Adam M.


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