Can a front fender be put on this thing

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Ohio-Rider
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Can a front fender be put on this thing

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Post by Ohio-Rider » Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:57 pm

I've got a 56 Pan with a 47 springer front end and 21 inch wheel. My question is: Can a front fender be put on this thing without it getting crunched the first time I hit a set of railroad tracks?? Anyone know the amount of travel this front end has before bottoming out?
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Post by VT » Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:39 pm

Nice machine. I don't think you can fender it. Someone out here tried. When they went through a road dip in Delzura.....the front wheel made contact with the tire and abruptly stopped, pitch-poleing the rider and his girlfriend over the handlebars and the machine fell on both of them. Medi-Evac helicopter was called in, both received permanent wounds they changed their lives forever. I'd keep it like it is and ride in dry weather only.

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Post by mbskeam » Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:05 am

hello, check out this place.

http://www.bikernet.com/pages/web_page.aspx?id=16

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Post by Ohio-Rider » Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:06 pm

mbskeam thanks. That gives me a direction to consider. That setup looks like something do-able. I'd still like to know what the travel of this front end so I don't end up like that unfurtunate couple from Delzura. Where would be a good place to find this information?

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