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Rear fender question 6 Months ago  
So I know that if I had the time, $ and tools it could be done. I know that there's also overlays that could be put on also. I was wondering if anyone has widened a stock fender a few inches to accept a little wider rear tire?
 
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Re:Rear fender question 6 Months ago  
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So I know that if I had the time, $ and tools it could be done. I know that there's also overlays that could be put on also. I was wondering if anyone has widened a stock fender a few inches to accept a little wider rear tire?

I widened mine with a small bottle jack. I also ground the inner fender struts down flush (on the bottom at least) so there isn't a ridge. If you are careful and make sure the jack only presses on the subframe it will widen without bending or crinkling the fender. I was able to get a 200mm tire in there after all that.

follow-up comment: I did all that while fender was on the bike. Since then I realized how easy it is to remove the entire fender and subframe intact..so to do again I would remove it and then do the same bottle jack and grind.
 
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Re:Rear fender question 6 Months ago  
Thanks for sharing that Ortho I had been also wondering the same thing. Then there's what to do with the passenger backrest after widening the fender.
 
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Re:Rear fender question 6 Months ago  
roadiemort wrote:
http://roadstarclinic.com/component/option,com_fireboard/Itemid,187/func,view/id,635993/catid,60/limit,10/limitstart,0/

Damn photobucket

Dchopper widened his about 3" with a mig welder and other basic tools.
 
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Re:Rear fender question 6 Months ago  
Thanks sure wish I could see some of those pics.
 
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Re:Rear fender question 6 Months ago  
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Thanks sure wish I could see some of those pics.

If you click the guages piv then it will let you see the pic.
 
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Re:Rear fender question 6 Months ago  
Has anyone here put on an overlay fender? How difficult is it and does it have more room for at least a 180 tire?
 
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Re:Rear fender question 5 Months, 1 Week ago  
Does anyone know how much of the rear fender gets cut to put a stretched one on?
 
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