Caution! Fenders are Death!

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Shaggz, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. a.graham52

    a.graham52 New Member

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    Anyone ever thought of drilling small holes in the fenders and wire-tieing them to the bike as backup incase the mounts do break? Would keep them from getting stuck under the tire or worse... But maybe it's just me.
     
  2. Dan

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    LOL, dang Slogger. Laughing to hard, here. (I'm the insensitive type)

    There are lots and lots of posts on how to keep your evil and trying to kill you fenders. Honestly, I hate bikes without em. Pedal or motored. Just can't look cool with a mud skunk zebra stripes from head to yer crack.

    Just part of fun of taking a poor and perfectly good bicycle and strapping a motor to it. Make sure stuff can't rattle off. (and kill you)

    "next week on the MB chanel. We will explore REFLECTORS OF DEATH!" a look at the dangers..... (I got nothing)
     
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  3. Slogger

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    Hey Dan,
    Do one on the "Stems o' Doom", where the rider is bombing down a long grade, WFO, breaking the 30 mph barrier when his handlebars bust off and he slams into an oncoming cement truck with them still clutched in his white knuckled death grip..
    I'd pay a dollar to see that.
     
  4. BarelyAWake

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    No motor, I'll do a discount ;)

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  5. Slogger

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    Oh NOOOOes!

    I owe ya fiddy cent!
     
  6. FFV8

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    I prefer a short fender & rigid mounting:

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    The fender is through bolted to that 1" channel with 1/4" hardware.

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  7. Mike B

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    Hehe, that was good.

    He was smart enough to remove the fenders of death but not smart enough to tighten the stem bolt.

    Gotta love the taught cable eh?

    Ah, youth!
     
  8. Slogger

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    Looks like the cable kept him from flying off there..
    It brings back painful memories of ill conceived Honda 90 ramp jumping for sure.
    That kid is one second away from finding out how that gooseneck and top tube can stuff up his solar plexus and bust his huevos. Then he gets to plow a rut with his mug.
    Just

    OUCH.
     
  9. Dan

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    "loc-tite"

    Accept no cheap copies!"

    or use way more duct tape
     
  10. Dan

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    Shaggz, ya know when your a true, respected and admired member of the community, when you start a thread or thought and your forum mates trample and make jokes.

    Your just part of the team.

    (but really, sorry about that and blame BA)
    (('Cause he lives several hundred miles from me))
     
  11. mason_man

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    OK, something from my secret stuff. Or should I say from the 50's stuff.
    My bid still stands for fenders!


    Ray
     

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  12. ckangaroo70

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    I just couldn't imagine owning a fender that looks that cool and not having it mounted! That's a real fine looking piece of hardware right there.
     
  13. Citi-sporter

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    It's about that time that one would quickly learn to depart hanging onto the bars and kick the rest of the bike away before you landed.

    That had to be a surprise landing.
     
  14. mason_man

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    Thanks ckangaroo! This is part of a future built, still have to choose a frame.

    Ray
     
  15. mason_man

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    I had cars all around me, being in the middle lane.
    Already healing and brusies almost gone, still sore.

    I hope shaggz is doing well, I think he underwent worst than I.

    Anyways, its all for one and one for all. The bike and I made it home.

    Ray
     

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  16. Citi-sporter

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    Yeah I've had a bike crash caused by a Baldface hornet going into the open part of my shirt on a down hill. They don't just sting you once, and their stings is worse than a yellow jacket's. Luckily I bailed into some Manzanita bushes which just balled me up a bit, missed the A'-A' lava near the road's shoulder by a few feet.

    That one could have been really bad.
     
  17. Henshooter

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    Damn I love that rear light ,where would one procure such an item of beauty
     
  18. FFV8

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    What power do you run to them ,I'm guessing not from a synonym or the engines mag
    Cheers Hen
     
  20. FFV8

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    There are 2 bulb sockets in the lamp

    I am running an 1156 in the brake socket, and a 93 in the tail light socket.

    You could use LED replacements & run a small 12v battery.

    I have a 300w generator on the the engine, so power is not an issue:

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    Generator is at the downtube in front of the engine. It is the starter as well.
     

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