Tuesday, April 27, 2010

BlackBird Rear Fender

I decided to go with a trailer fender for this project because 1.... they are strong and 2... I had a thrashed one laying in my pile of parts. I have always hated trailer fenders..... I guess this is because they are often times used without being made a part of the bike. Sometimes they look right with very little work but most of the time not so much. I had some work to do before it was an exceptable bike fender.
As you can see this fender does not follow the radius of the tire.

It was also riddled with holes. It looked like this all the way around.

I radiused the fender to the tire and added a flip to the one end. This is just tracked together and the radius is to tight. I zipped apart a few tacks and opened the radius because the fender wont be mounted right on the tire.


Welded

English wheeled

After I had my fender look'n pretty I aimed to make it ever more attractive. I took some round stock and put it through the rollers until I had the radius of my fender.

Adding strength and aesthetics

adding some more flare



I made this fender mount out of stainless then made bungs and welded them into the fender

I welded some brake line to the backside to run my wiring through. I also added some steel where I welded in the bungs for more strength.



Bacon set me up with this sissy bar. I reworked it so the lines flowed better and made the fender mounts. Clean... solid.... strong

12 comments:

WisconsinWillard said...

Pretty sweet.

Pete Stansfield said...

Nice work !

Kevin "TEACH" Baas said...

A++ Josh A+++

nic said...

God damn. And just like that...

Nice work.
-Nic

Nick said...

That is the best trailer fender I have seen yet.

dustyshmo said...

WOW nicely done, cool to see run of the mill shit turn in to killer parts

Mike D. said...

I heard a rumor ..no bORN FrEE for the Black Bird! Say it ain't so!

Coptic Times said...

That looks rad man!

Joe said...

Nice work!

Guy@GK said...

Inspirational, Josh. You make it look so easy. I struggle with the simplest fab jobs.

11th Hour Industries said...

Looks great!

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

A work of art!