Building long fendered bike

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Nice! Cool idea with the exhaust pipe...
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This will all be gloss black if I ever have 2 days off a week again.
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I was eyeing my front fender and it wasn't sitting right. As in way off. The result of going too far,late at night. If I repositioned the fender in it's mounts,the welded-in brace hit the fender. Made new lighter mounts,redrilled fender,test fit. Ah,more betterer! There's a 16 ga. Strip with two 6x1.25 pitch inserts tacked in on the inside,then grommets in the fender,and unthreaded insert outside. Isolated from shock.
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Looks great, but you're teasing! We want a full shot of that fender and wheel!
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'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

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I have 2 days off,the plan is to glass the holes in,primer,and maybe paint. I'll do my best. Maybe lock my crazy wife out so I can focus!
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digschopper wrote:I have 2 days off,the plan is to glass the holes in,primer,and maybe paint. I'll do my best. Maybe lock my crazy wife out so I can focus!
Thank God that my wife stays out of my shop.

After 30 years of marriage, she has no interest in coming out there anyway. That might sound a little harsh, but we're both happier this way.
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I need to lock mine out.got holes glassed,then Bondo.
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Diggin the build, you have some serious talent.
Lovin the heavy cruiser look, same route i went, just not with the talent you have.
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BikeMaine wrote:
digschopper wrote:I have 2 days off,the plan is to glass the holes in,primer,and maybe paint. I'll do my best. Maybe lock my crazy wife out so I can focus!
Thank God that my wife stays out of my shop.

After 30 years of marriage, she has no interest in coming out there anyway. That might sound a little harsh, but we're both happier this way.
Don't feel alone. My wife stays out of my shop as well. But to be fair, she is an artist, and I stay out of her studio :lol:
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Yeah, this one has been fun to watch. I'm more of a bolt and swap kinda guy, with minimal fabrication and zero paint skills. I know when to tap someone else on the shoulder. I admire folks who don't have to do that...

But, Digs, where exactly in Central Fla is Goatpoop? I spent 12 years in SlOwcala. I'm guessing you're not far from there...
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We're in Hernando,next to Beverly hills. Been here nearly 3 years and still don't know anyone. Honestly,I miss NH. Even the snow. If you know Ocala,maybe you know the carbon mill on 41? I work there.
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digschopper wrote:We're in Hernando,next to Beverly hills. Been here nearly 3 years and still don't know anyone. Honestly,I miss NH. Even the snow. If you know Ocala,maybe you know the carbon mill on 41? I work there.
We're getting the snow now, about 4" on the ground and coming down hard as I type.
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BikeMaine wrote:
digschopper wrote:We're in Hernando,next to Beverly hills. Been here nearly 3 years and still don't know anyone. Honestly,I miss NH. Even the snow. If you know Ocala,maybe you know the carbon mill on 41? I work there.
We're getting the snow now, about 4" on the ground and coming down hard as I type.
no need to send it around the corner either..you can keep it. :mrgreen:
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Finished the errant holes,and the nose of the fender was( I know,I'm anal about this stuff) just a bit off. ' glassed a bit extra on the lip,corrected profile with mar- glass,and got it in 2 hits of 2 k primer. Need to mail order a needle for my spray gun,and woop- up some more wicked purple ghost flames. It's so unfair that I spend 40+ hrs a week at a job I hate,when I could be makin cool shtuff instead.
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Whipped up these batwing accents in 1/16" in a couple hours this morning after I got out of work. Mocked up the fender just for fun.
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