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Old 12-09-2010, 05:46 PM
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Tightened mirror, now off to buy flat stock to make rear fender strap. Has a vibration at high revs.

To mount fenders on springers, I drilled holes and used Ubolts to secure to forks. Worked really well. Has to have new straps though. Easy 2 fab, just used flat stock.

http://motorbicycling.com/f11/fender...fun-23421.html
forgive my ignorance but where did you drill the holes. there aint much meat down there at the bottom of my forks

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Old 12-09-2010, 05:54 PM
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well this morning when i got off work i couldnt find my safety glasses so my eye lashes froze together on my way home that was interesting
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:03 PM
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Drilled the fender at the top Yodar. The "U" of the ubolts are upside down and saddled over the forks where they split. Used a peice of flat stock instead of the stock strap. Drilled holes to line up with the fender holes and to fit the axle. It has to be longer.
On that thread, I was surprised how many folks had worked out ways to get fenders to work with springers. Some great stuff. First post has pics of the way I did it but lots of ways.

I am a lil gun shy of front fender failure. Each side of the bolt is well coated with muffler sealer (I use that instead of loc-tight on every thing) and all are double nutted.
I am really happy with it.

Never got around to rear strap today. Did finally put a proper kill-switch on though after a long cold ride. Really weird how calming these things are. Crazy day at work and some regular life stuff. Couple hrs of MB'n and alls well and as it should be. Just kinda cool. Look forward to this thread. Little slices of other MBer's days.
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:06 PM
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well this morning when i got off work i couldnt find my safety glasses so my eye lashes froze together on my way home that was interesting
Dang WA! I have had that happen walking on deck. I can only imagine what that's like while ridding.
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:16 PM
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Your Eyeballs are freezing shut man that's just too cold for me!! I have peddled through every winter here and never got it that bad! I thought showing up to work with snotcycles on my face was bragging rights lol
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:37 PM
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lol, Snork @ "Snotcycles"
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:54 PM
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well actually my eyes them selves were ok it was just the eye lashes frozen together i just couldnt open them all the way i guess in the time it took to blink the lashes froze together
but then again it was like 0 degrees with the wind chill so if i was walking they wouldnt have froze and if i had my safety glasses they wouldnt have froze either

but still it was interesting

and i also live in southern alaska where we have mild winters the coldest it gets around here is -10 to - 20 for a about a month
i have a friend in the interior and a few years ago it was - 78 without wind chill now that is cold
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:13 PM
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-78 sounds brutal! I bet I could have duplicated the eye lid deal on the right day with a motorcycle. Never tried it. I peddle for my errands here in the winter to stay warm. It works pretty good for me when dressed right.

I had the motored bike out a few times these last two winters I was shivering so bad. The bad part was wanting to speed up to get it over with quicker then going slower to get warm lol.
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:42 PM
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I can't remember what I Did, but it was neat!
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:10 PM
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I pushed mine from one side of the garage to the other. Its 9 degrees out.
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