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post #21 of 253 (permalink) Old 01-12-2011, 08:56 AM
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Some taller risers will probably do the trick if needed, right?

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sure taller riser would do, but of course the taller you go the more of the low and mean look you lose . The key seems to be in finding bars with the right amount of center width and just enuf pull back. My bars have a 10" center and 6" pull back, where as most others I looked at had an 8" center which obviously wouldn't work because the bends for the pull back would start an inch closer to center.

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What brand model and size did you use on the front and rear wide white wall tires. The tires and bike overall is really starting to look great.

Thanks for posting all of these pictures so far.

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Tires are Dunlop Cruisemax
Front: 130/90-16
Rear: 150/80-16

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Pssst.... Don't tell the others where you found all your cool parts. They'll never know....
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Pssst.... Don't tell the others where you found all your cool parts. They'll never know....
I haven't got anything from BCB, dont really like those rounded fenders and they are way over priced IMHO for suff that is easy get locally or just fabricate myself. Plus I'm having way more fun sourcing and building parts on my own then just buying a complete "kit" that bolts on and is done in 1 day. To me half the fun is in the build...

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I haven't got anything from BCB, dont really like those rounded fenders and they are way over priced IMHO for suff that is easy get locally or just fabricate myself. Plus I'm having way more fun sourcing and building parts on my own then just buying a complete "kit" that bolts on and is done in 1 day. To me half the fun is in the build...
I love the rounded fenders like Blue Collar Bobbers sells but I too think that they are a bit pricey. If anyone knows where I can get the rounded fenders at a better price I am all ears. I would like to order my fenders ASAP so let me know if you have another source.

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Don't buy the BCB fender kit. Buy this steel fender blank and cut your own.

Steel Fender Blank For The Custom Bike Builder 6 Inches Wide Front Application 13 3/8 Radius 16 Inch Wheels - Motorcycle Parts and Accessories

You will be glad you did. The BCB fender hangs way over the sides of the tire and it's aluminum. You can buy this blank and about $15-20 of flat bar and bolts from home depot and end up with a better looking fender for about half the cost of the BCB kit. You can also have the satisfaction of doing it yourself and not just bolting on some "custom" parts from a kit.

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holy smokes!! that's enuff fender for 5 bikes....

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Hey Mike - thanks for the idea of using the t-nuts to mount the signals, hopefully I can get all my lights wired up this week. I did take a quick spin around the block this wknd, havent even washed the blue of the tires yet but I couldn't wait...

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