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As I plan to ride my bike through winter and would like to stop as much filth as possible being cannoned at the front of the engine, I have been making some support struts to fit an aluminium mudguard I already had that was originally for another project. Aftet a grest deal of cutting filing bending welding and grinding plus more test fits than I would of liked its done bar final paint. Guard will stay raw ally but will have the current protective plastic removed. Struts will be matt black.
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Very nearly there now, next pic will see it fitted to the bike. I've damaged the guard a little bit during some of the test fits where I was clamping it, but you live and learn and they aren't too obvious. This bike is no show pony tho so I'm not too fussed, and my paint on the supports is far from perfect ad it was being a dick and I've run out of time to faff with it as the crap weather is upon us and I just want the guard fitted. I might bugger about with it a bit more over Christmas hols after I see how it goes.
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Well here you go, dodgy phone pics in odd light pre and post journey to work as I was late. All working well so far.
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You took the Words right out of my mouth vincelp. But i always figured it would be easier to slim it down once I'd worked out it was robust enough, rather than start to small and have to start again.
 

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You took the Words right out of my mouth vincelp. But i always figured it would be easier to slim it down once I'd worked out it was robust enough, rather than start to small and have to start again.
Have you seen what I've done to make the Classic mudguard support robust enough, after breaking one pair ?
A single steel tube, 8 mm diameter, fixed between the fork support and the rear part of the mudguard, is enough to avoir support break.
 

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Have you seen what I've done to make the Classic mudguard support robust enough, after breaking one pair ?
A single steel tube, 8 mm diameter, fixed between the fork support and the rear part of the mudguard, is enough to avoir support break.
Yeah I like that Vincelp, I just thought I'd keep it all one piece as i was making it from scratch, but its an option if I go too far slimming down the bottom supports. At 8mm they would be nice and low profile tho. Nice.
 

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I had to take the guard supports of for a repaint over Christmas so put them on a little diet while they were off.

Went for a trim rather than holes to keep cleaning easy.

Also got a pic of my diy tail tidy and a full bike shot as requested.
 

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Any problems with clearance between the mudguard and the horizontal cylinder head?
Where did you get the mudguard? I've had difficulty locating an alloy guard for an 18" wheel in a 4" width.
 

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No problems at all with clearance, I'm not going to lie, it is fairly close but I've never had any problems with it catching the front cylinder even when I've nearly bottomed the forks out as the crap front suspension dives through its travel.

As for the guard, it came from KICKSTARTER Classics | Gentlemen, kickstart your engines! but I cant remember the exact one I bought, I'll see if I can dig out the invoice and report back, its in the garage somewhere I think.

There's also this site which seems to have an even better selection but I've not purchased from them so cant vouch for them at all

CafeRacerWebshop.com | The place for all your Cafe Racer Fenders

Like you I couldn't seem to find anything suitable in the uk.

Are you planning something similar??
 

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I've certainly been thinking about it. The front mudguard is woefully inadequate.
Thanks for the links.
 
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