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post #1 of 8 Old 05-07-2015, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket front fender & speedo cable guide loop

So I got a nice looking front fender and did a quick test fit on my 2009. It's going to work well without rubbing or needing major modification. All I'm going to have to do is enlarge the mounting holes a little, because the center to center bolt spacing is 2 1/4", where mine is 2 1/2". No big deal.

My bike has a guide loop for the speedometer cable on the fender, and one on the fork tube. For you guys who replaced the fender, did you attach a loop onto the new fender? It looks to me like the one on the fork is really enough to keep the cable from hitting the tire, etc.

My new fender is not flat along the edge, so if I use the stock loop, I'm going to have to bend it somewhat ... and it looks like it's riveted on, so I'll have to drill the rivets out to remove it, then try to bend it, and find black screws or rivets so it doesn't look cheesy. Lot of hassle for a loop that may not be needed. I'd rather just use the loop on the fork, unless you guys feel that there is a reason to rig one to the fender. Any info. is greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-07-2015, 09:47 PM
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Lockjaw to the rescue.

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Its not needed. I think its a lawyer thing.

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Thanks guys. I got the fender on, and I like how it looks. Improves the whole look of the bike. Dang, that stock fender is goofy.

I liked Lockjaw's idea of the cabinet handle, so I picked one up earlier for a couple of bucks, in matte black. It's a great idea, and cheap! Although it may not be 100% necessary, I can see how it does keep the cable from straying into areas where it shouldn't be when the wheel is turned, and when the forks are compressing ... and it just looks better.

I hope to get it attached to the fender tomorrow, and will try to get some pics.
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Got the fender on, and the speedo cable guide attached. Looks way better, to me, and solved the wind sail issue.





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Yeah, yeah, yeah, that's cool, whatever.

I wanna know about the Harvester! Got any videos? Does it roost? Got a racer?

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Haha, Tom, the IH is a 1975 Quietline 1000, manual shift, in great original condition. It's built like a tank, has a rear end like a car, mows great, and pushes snow like a bulldozer. Sry, it's not a racer. No vids, but do have some good pics of it. Do you have an IH?









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Sweet machine! They don't build them like that any more. I thought a man who has something like that might keep a racer in the shed, too.

No nothing like that for me, my total lawn area is about 1,000 square feet and it doesn't snow here.

Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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