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    Front fender angle with raked trees

    Is there a bracket to reposition the front fender so its not tipped up in front ?
    After someone pointed it out it bothers me.
    The bike is almost all H-D and very little aftermarket stuff
    I had the motor rebuilt. And that got away from stock a bit. But the rest of the bike was built by my late freind. And he took his time hunting down original H-D parts.
    So with that in mind Id like to know if there is a factory solution to the tipped fender. If not I can fab up a plate to reposition the fender.


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    Re: Front fender angle with raked trees

    It would need to be fabricated, the factory never worried about it. It looks like you are missing the headlight wedge on the nacelle too.
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    Re: Front fender angle with raked trees

    It’s there. The bungee cord hanging there blocks the view so you can’t see the seam.


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    Re: Front fender angle with raked trees

    Thanks Robbie. I won’t be looking for something that don’t exist.
    I’ll fab up a small plate to tip that fender a bit.

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    Re: Front fender angle with raked trees

    It looks correct with the angle as is.

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    Re: Front fender angle with raked trees

    I never noticed it before. Maybe once I get the motor running and I’m out on the road I’ll not worry about it.

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    Re: Front fender angle with raked trees

    I have a 1976 Sidecar that is off right now. I just had the motor built and am getting it back in. After a couple heat cycles I will reattach the sidecar and test ride.
    It has the stock 1972 4-speed. No reverse.


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    Re: Front fender angle with raked trees

    Good for you!! Ride that bike, enjoy it and the fender is what it is from the factory... From the looks of that picture you have a great place to ride!!

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    Re: Front fender angle with raked trees

    North Bay California has some of the best roads around.
    I will be test riding the sidecar Saturday. Got the motor running for its first heat cycle. Tomorrow will do another one. Then change oil after the 4th heat cycle and check torque on the head bolts.

  10. Re: Front fender angle with raked trees

    Now that you have seen that, look at everyone else's bike, from the factory they are all up in the front a little bit. Yours is just a little worse due to the rake. On my modern bike I lowered the front fender to the wheel with new brackets but during that process I also rotated the fender so the front of it is level. Looks 100% better, if you notice it. Either make new brackets, or if you are OK repainting the fender, drill out the rivets, rotate the fender into position and drill new holes, rivet and paint. Just depends on far you want to go to make look right to your eye. Good luck.
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