Designing a new rear fender - winter project

Jagster

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Now if that extended out manually (or at the push of a button) for when it rained... for sure! đź‘Ť
Funny you should say that. My first thought was to make a fill-in fender shaped piece that could be stored somehow on the underside of the main tail piece, out of sight, but then if the weather took a turn for the worst, I could unclip it and then clip it as a sort of 'bridge' between the small hugger and the fender piece right at the back of the bike so effectively making a full length hugger.
In the end, I decided I actually didn't really like that whole swing arm mounted unit. When I dismantled it I realised just how heavy that assembly was. Definitely worth getting rid of that thing, just for the reduction of un-sprung weight if nothing else.
 

Whylee

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Funny you should say that. My first thought was to make a fill-in fender shaped piece that could be stored somehow on the underside of the main tail piece, out of sight, but then if the weather took a turn for the worst, I could unclip it and then clip it as a sort of 'bridge' between the small hugger and the fender piece right at the back of the bike so effectively making a full length hugger.
In the end, I decided I actually didn't really like that whole swing arm mounted unit. When I dismantled it I realised just how heavy that assembly was. Definitely worth getting rid of that thing, just for the reduction of un-sprung weight if nothing else.
The weight was my reasoning also. With the removal of my exhaust (cat box) and installing a verex muffler, a lithium battery, and license plate relocation and multiple carbon fibre parts, im at almot 40 pounds removed from the bike.
 

Jagster

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.....so....now i've made some adjustments after testing out the first 3d print on the bike and decided to dive straight in and print a mould tool.

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Mighty Mouse

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Hey MM, yeah bro I was just checkin in, to see what you guys are up to these days, and saw this thread.
But yeah I was refering to my rear fender, but then, EVERYTHING on my Triclops is a little different huh?
Glad you're checking in my friend. Don't be so scarce. The young whipper snappers are taking over here. When I say young I mean mid 50's.:laugh:
 

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Just posted in response to Jays thread, where I though he was givin up the ghost or something.
Yeah I gotta take a break from work, but not yet, Hopefully this year.
Man I'd love to make it to a RAA again, been years, but them generators ain't gonna build themselves.
I need a workaholic pardner
 
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