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  • Pengo Posts: 11
    Stock Poster Pengo
    27 Sep 2018 06:02 PM
    I am after something to mount a shorter front guard onto my Roadster as part of a tracker type look and while I can find a large range of front guards, I'm struggling to find mounts or brackets to suit. 

    Have no issues finding guards like this: https://www.harleycustom.com/img/entries/products/image/0022194/cult-werk-unpainted-bobber-front-fender-for-harley-davidson-sportster-48-2010-2017-hd-spo001.jpg

    But how to attach them? The Roadster, having USD forks and no "bracket" between the forks near the guard poses a unique problem.

    Is there anything out there to suit or even generic mounts people have used successfully?
  • Dan C Posts: 9
    Stock Poster Dan C
    06 Oct 2018 09:21 PM
    I cut my stock guard down and had it repainted.
  • Pengo Posts: 11
    Stock Poster Pengo
    07 Oct 2018 05:56 PM
    Quoting Dan C on 06 Oct 2018 09:21 PM
    I cut my stock guard down and had it repainted.
    Cool, I might even just wrap it as is for now - have seen others where they just "ignore" the side and do the main part of the guard and it looks OK. Got a few aftermarket bits to tart up the look in general (air cleaner, indicator mounts, USD mirrors, blacked out derby, timing and single seat), now to look at exhausts - basically the most expensive item by far for anything decent...
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2193
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    07 Oct 2018 08:14 PM
    Hi Pengo sounds good, I like the Roadster.
    Have seen people make a brace out of Stainless or Alloy & just bolt that up to support the fork legs. I think would be worth trying & keep you stock , stock ( put away somewhere ) what size are the wheels? ( diam not width )
  • Pengo Posts: 11
    Stock Poster Pengo
    07 Oct 2018 08:47 PM
    Hey Krash, yeah the Roadster looks good but apparently you need to modify Harleys so off I go :)

    Got a small belly pan and headlight surround/fairing to add to it which I’ll wrap as well. Unfortunately as I’ve looked for ideas, I see there’s a few gulf racing themed sporties around but that’s ok it might be the first Roadster in that livery.

    Front is 19”, rear 18” on the bike and yeah ive seen the brackets like you describe. It seems the upside down forks on the roadster don’t need additional bracing though as there’s nothing metal between them stock it’s just the plastic guard bolted lower down. Hence I’m not worried about the strength if I did change things.

    Later I’ll look at a really short guard or just a bracket as you describe.

  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2193
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    07 Oct 2018 08:55 PM
    Quoting Pengo on 07 Oct 2018 08:47 PM
    Hey Krash, yeah the Roadster looks good but apparently you need to modify Harleys so off I go :)

    Got a small belly pan and headlight surround/fairing to add to it which I’ll wrap as well. Unfortunately as I’ve looked for ideas, I see there’s a few gulf racing themed sporties around but that’s ok it might be the first Roadster in that livery.

    Front is 19”, rear 18” on the bike and yeah ive seen the brackets like you describe. It seems the upside down forks on the roadster don’t need additional bracing though as there’s nothing metal between them stock it’s just the plastic guard bolted lower down. Hence I’m not worried about the strength if I did change things.

    Later I’ll look at a really short guard or just a bracket as you describe.

    I would like 18" rear wheel on mine too.
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2193
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    12 Oct 2018 04:08 PM
    Hey Pengo, I used to run my Harley ( dyna twin cam carb ) with no front Guard & I used to race the bike & ride to the track. no problems. but if you hit water you get a spray to your face, I used to move my head to one side briefly to avoid it. just thought I would mention.
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