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Mr Mach1
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Reproduction Front Fenders

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Post by Mr Mach1 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:43 am

I'm considering what looks to be a repop fender. My current fender is an 80's parts with a more rounded nose. I shaped it wth filler and looks good but I just ain't right as the fender mounts are the new style. After buying a VTwin front fender trim set I'm concerned about the quality of repop parts. I'm in no real rush but wouldn't mind getting one and painting it before the bugs of spring return. Are they good, decent or suck?



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Re: Reproduction Front Fenders

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Post by Hog54 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:12 am

Im probably one of the few people that never had a problem with V-Twin parts fitting or anything else,but I bought them 15 years ago.

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Re: Reproduction Front Fenders

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Post by panhead_kicker » Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:43 am

I purchased a "repop" front fender for my 64 , unknown origin. The mounts were not parallel with each other so the fender sat cocked to one side when installed. Unfortunately I didn't find this out until months after the purchase. I'd suggest mocking up parts very soon after receiving, while you've still got options.

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Re: Reproduction Front Fenders

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Post by Hog54 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:40 am

I cant see how they could screw up a fender?I was worried the oil tank I bought from them wouldnt line up because theres 3 different mounting points,but it fit perfect just like oem.

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Re: Reproduction Front Fenders

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Post by 58flh » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:20 pm

I to have a v-twin front fender. I had no problems with it! But I to got it a looong time ago. Last year I got fender trim & new front logo from J&P, so they were v-twin parts & fit the old fender perfectly! I was surprised on that one.----Richie

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Re: Reproduction Front Fenders

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Post by Hauula Pan » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:29 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: Reproduction Front Fenders

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Post by PanPal » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:31 am

I think V twin offers 2 fenders for many years. The replica fenders or in some cases I think they called them OEM are much better quality. Their standard fenders need a lot of work most times to look right and mount properly.

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Re: Reproduction Front Fenders

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Post by Hog54 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:26 pm

Hauula Pan wrote: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.

Well the funny thing is,the one with the biggest span of years is made in the usa versus imported and cost more?


http://www.vtwinmfg.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... 044_143045" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


http://www.vtwinmfg.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... 044_143045" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Reproduction Front Fenders

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Post by Bigincher » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:01 am

First one is drilled for fender trim. Also says "discontinued".
Second one has no holes.
Neither one of them look OEM to me. But they cover that by this disclaimer: "Picture may not be an actual representation of item."

I'll still stick with my beat up OEM stuff.

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Re: Reproduction Front Fenders

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Post by Hog54 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:16 am

Bigincher wrote:First one is drilled for fender trim. Also says "discontinued".
Second one has no holes.
Neither one of them look OEM to me. But they cover that by this disclaimer: "Picture may not be an actual representation of item."

I'll still stick with my beat up OEM stuff.

Well I didnt get the discontinued part if its in the catalog?

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Re: Reproduction Front Fenders

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Post by Bigincher » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:22 am

Hog54 wrote:Well I didnt get the discontinued part if its in the catalog?
I just clicked on your link, and there it was, big as life.

(sigh)

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Re: Reproduction Front Fenders

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Post by Hog54 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:16 pm

Well it doesnt say discontinued here. Availability: Item Backordered!

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Re: Reproduction Front Fenders

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Post by Bigincher » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:10 pm

That was Tuesday.
Today is Saturday.
Things change.

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