Re: Caution! Fenders are Death!
The same thing happened to my buddy on his chopped 1974 Yamaha 650 double. The rear fender welds broke during one of his first rides (at 50 mph - in a turn) and rotated around the tire and shot up in the air (according to his buddy who was riding behind) about three stories! Make those welds and brackets strong! We probably don't realize how much vibration and torque-bending fenders take on two-wheeled vehicles. Thankfully my friend didn't go down. They picked up the fender and are figuring out how to remount it.