Rear mudguard info please?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by 1973, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. 1973

    1973 New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi all,
    I have taken off the rear mudguard arm brackets to give a sleeker look and when riding as a normal bike it does just slide over over the tyre with a little noise,so i thought when i put a engine in i'm not going to hear it anyway.

    Will it be safe to have it like this when i put an engine on?
    Bren.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. The 26incher

    The 26incher New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009
    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    2
    The engine will shake the fender off without the bracket(it will shake it off with the bracket too).
     
  3. The_Aleman

    The_Aleman New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,658
    Likes Received:
    1
    Not a good idea whatsoever. Even if your fender doesn't come off when you least expect it to, you're going to wear out that tire quicker from the fender rubbing it.

    Function trumps fashion every time, IMHO.
     
  4. darkhawk22

    darkhawk22 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    Messages:
    733
    Likes Received:
    0
    You are going to need some heavy duty fender mounts on there with bolts, no rivets. Also the bracket that holds the fender to the frame will need to be beefed up. The stock ones sheer off, I know from experience.
     
  5. 1973

    1973 New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Shivverz hey,
    Didn't know that would happen,has anyone got any pics of this upgrade?
    Or i might just go naked and not have a fender.
    Bren.
     

Share This Page