Re: Caution! Fenders are Death!
Yes, poor wording, but motorcycle factories have been putting fenders on vibrating frames for over a hundred years - why couldn't we?
Went thru this in 60s & 70s trying to get fenders to stay on choppers with nice hidden mounts - just took some work is all.
The 2 most important things to learn before doing much with these bikes are:
do not get in a hurry
do not get lazy
if something doesn't seem right, take it all apart and redo it (sometimes over & over again) until it does seem right
in the end. you can't blame crappy kit parts or crappy chinese bicycle parts for the work YOU did - if you can't deal with those parts, then use others or don't do this work
</end old fart rant>
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