V-Twin 49 Front Fender Trim

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V-Twin 49 Front Fender Trim

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Post by Mr Mach1 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:57 am

I bought VT front fender trim and it doesn't fit too good. It seems the sides aren't fully bent to fit the curve of the fender. Anyone else run into this or did mine get fattened somehow.



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Re: V-Twin 49 Front Fender Trim

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:11 am

Mach1,
After you've been in this game for a while, and it won't take long, you'll understand all about Taiwan Tedd and his wonderful world of repop. Buying the reproduction stuff from V-Twin, or any of his many resellers like J&P, is a crap shoot. Some of it is good, fits perfectly right out of the box, most of it is NOT. A lot of the repop stuff will work, eventually, but it requires a lot of hand fitting and rework. You can try to return it for exchange but chances are almost certain that the replacement item will be just as bad, or worse, than the first one you got.

So, if you are handy with a dolly and other body work tools, you may make the trim parts fit with a lot of careful bending and shaping, it may come out OK.

Good Luck!

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Re: V-Twin 49 Front Fender Trim

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Post by George Greer » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:47 am

Mr Mach1 wrote:I bought VT front fender trim and it doesn't fit too good. It seems the sides aren't fully bent to fit the curve of the fender. Anyone else run into this or did mine get fattened somehow.

Check out the first three items in your post..

Then you will see the problem quite clearly.

I won't use them.

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Re: V-Twin 49 Front Fender Trim

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Post by Hog54 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:37 pm

I doubt it would fit even if you had original trim from one bike and original fender from another.

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Re: V-Twin 49 Front Fender Trim

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Post by panflat4865hd » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:57 pm

i tried one of taiwan teds big mistake.i finally went shopping on fleece bay and found nos ones and good used,they show up occasionally.the last nos one was 150.00 well worth it,fell right in place.repo sides fit to nos fronts fine.if your fender is oem and straightened go original save yourself some stress.

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Re: V-Twin 49 Front Fender Trim

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Post by Hauula Pan » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:36 am

Here is a tip about buying from V-Twin, when you see a part that says something like fits 36-65 and another that says fits 42-50 etc. always get the one with the smallest span of years. Point being parts with a larger span are more generic & usually don't fit as well as the ones that have a more limited span. Fenders for example, I've found the limited year span for fender & trim fit well but the more generic wider year span the trim doesn't quite line up sometimes. All of their stuff is listed like that & its always the more limited span of years they're supposed to fit that are closest to stock. V-Twin can be confusing & frustrating sometimes with how they list what years a part is supposed to fit & after talking to one of their techs. I found this out.

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Re: V-Twin 49 Front Fender Trim

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Post by 58flh » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:29 pm

Everbody hit it on!---No matter what part NOW IM not saying the whole catalog!---But I to usually find myself dryfitting ,then shaping or machining-or drilling to get a part to fit. I think they have gotten worse on bodyparts, I got a front fender -VT, about 16yrs ago or more!,-It fit dead nuts on first try,& last year I replaced all the trim on the FR-Fender--& everything fit great!---But in recent yrs. the body parts have gotten to the point where its aggravating.---Richie :lol:

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Re: V-Twin 49 Front Fender Trim

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Post by George Greer » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:52 pm

I would rather take a worn original part, and try to use it before I would buy a NEW Part from them, or J&P Cycles.

End of rant.

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