Reproduction Rear Fenders

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Reproduction Rear Fenders

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Post by Alford » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:52 pm

Does anyone make a good quality panhead rear fender?



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Re: Reproduction Rear Fenders

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Post by Hauula Pan » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:01 pm

I got a good one several years ago from a company in Sacramento, Ca. but they are no longer in business, I got one from V-Twin in Jan. it fits OK but is much lighter than the originals. Midwest also has some I think. Anyone know if NOS does fenders???

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Re: Reproduction Rear Fenders

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Post by Bigincher » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:44 pm

Hauula Pan wrote: Anyone know if NOS does fenders???
They do not. I don't know of any decent repop fenders that have the correct hinge.

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Post by panz4ever » Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:34 pm

Repop are a stop gap at best (running one on my 49 project). Have the original and going to spend the money to have it fixed. Initially thought about ebay but at the price for them it is cheaper to have mine repaired.

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Re: Reproduction Rear Fenders

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Post by Alford » Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:11 am

How can you tell if a rear fender is original or not?

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Re: Reproduction Rear Fenders

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Post by joe » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:46 pm

Let me know what you find out. I have a repop (probably V twin) on my 56 basket but it is a 48 style. I fugure I will stick with it until I find a good repop or used one.

Heck, I need a front fender too!

Joe

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Re: Reproduction Rear Fenders

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Post by Bigincher » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:04 pm

Alford wrote:How can you tell if a rear fender is original or not?
There may be other ways (shape of chain cutout, number of reinforcing ribs at cutout) to correctly date or identify an original fender, but the easiest way I know of to spot a repop fender is to look at the hinge. The hinge on an original fender will have 5 'barrels', 2 of which are slightly larger than the other 3. On a repop fender, all 5 barrels are the same size. That would identify the hinge--- it would be possible, I suppose, to have a repop hinge installed on an original fender, but not too likely.....
Also, I don't know of anyone reproducing the one-piece fenders, while the "3-piece" fenders are readily available. These are identified by the stamped 'rib' along the outside edge.

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Re: Reproduction Rear Fenders

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Post by panhead55 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:51 pm

the reproduction fender i had shattered in the back plus they dont even make the hole for the wires to exit the fender. i put the original one back on my panhead. in fact, im not happy with the v-twin products anymore especially the electrics (12v look a like coil) and there return policy.... very frustrating. your best bet is to find an original fender even though they are a million dollars now. i guess its still worth it. good luck.

-billy

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Re: Reproduction Rear Fenders

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Post by TimmyV » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:48 am

Bigincher wrote:
Alford wrote:How can you tell if a rear fender is original or not?
There may be other ways (shape of chain cutout, number of reinforcing ribs at cutout) to correctly date or identify an original fender, but the easiest way I know of to spot a repop fender is to look at the hinge. The hinge on an original fender will have 5 'barrels', 2 of which are slightly larger than the other 3. On a repop fender, all 5 barrels are the same size. That would identify the hinge--- it would be possible, I suppose, to have a repop hinge installed on an original fender, but not too likely.....
Also, I don't know of anyone reproducing the one-piece fenders, while the "3-piece" fenders are readily available. These are identified by the stamped 'rib' along the outside edge.
Thanks to your information I was able to see that I have an OEM rear fender on my '61. The 2 larger barrels appear to be part of the rear hinged section if I'm looking at it correctly. Good info to know as I didn't have a clue how to tell an OEM from a reproduction fender until I read your post.
Thanks !

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Re: Reproduction Rear Fenders

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Post by Bigincher » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:20 pm

TimmyV wrote:[ The 2 larger barrels appear to be part of the rear hinged section if I'm looking at it correctly.
Yes, that's right. Real easy to see from inside the fender, and not hard to spot from the outside, when you know what to look for.

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Re: Reproduction Rear Fenders

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Post by 1hdrider » Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:43 pm

try J&P cycle or teds VTwin

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Re: Reproduction Rear Fenders

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Post by Bigincher » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:45 pm

Tedds and J-P are the same thing. From what I've seen, sometimes they fit horribly--- the biggest problem being with the braces. My friend had to drill out the rivets, shorten the brace, and re-rivet the brace on the right side, just to get the fender centered in the frame. Also the holes for the two straps behind the battery tray needed reamed out.
On the other hand---- I have a repop fender that came on my '52, and it fit real nice...! So it's a crap shoot, a roll of the dice.....

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