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Old 08-18-2010, 10:25 PM
Foeller32 Foeller32 is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Lehighton, PA
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Default Re: Huffy Panama Jack/Harley Davidson bike

Originally Posted by Three-Wire View Post
Looks great! I like the trimmed rear fender. What did you do to reinforce the front fender?

Black zip-ties and a black front engine mount would add the finishing touch...
I will switch out the zip ties for black ones - just didn't have time to run down to the hardware store.

There is a ton of information here on the forum about reinforcing the front fender. It's pretty important, since the mounts tend to break, the fender wraps around the spokes, and you go over the handlebars. Not my idea of fun. I just used a little 90 degree corner bracket from the hardware store. I drilled out one hole in my new bracket a little to make it fit, and actually just doubled it up with half of the original bracket, which I left in place. The original bracket was light enough that I could see it cracking easily eventually. The new one is heavy, and even if the original bracket breaks, the new one will still hold up the fender.
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