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Old 07-27-2013, 04:45 PM   #16
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WHY, Why, why do all the custom builders think that their bikes look cool without a front fender??

Heavily modded or not, it seems like it is a killer custom if the fender is left off.

The stylin' morons might think it is THE look.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:53 PM   #17
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WHY, Why, why do all the custom builders think that their bikes look cool without a front fender??

Heavily modded or not, it seems like it is a killer custom if the fender is left off.

The stylin' morons might think it is THE look.
Doesn't much matter. I doubt any of them are ridden in the rain or on any dirt.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:58 PM   #18
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Not even if I was using someone else's money would I buy that.
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:12 PM   #19
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:12 PM   #20
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And yet it's still a HD, so it's just a HD with some slightly knobby tires. All other HD rules and exceptions regarding form over function still apply. Shiny paint and tacked on aftermarket parts do not change the underlying garbage.

Sure, there are plenty of guys putting up big miles on HDs and other cruisers but so do long haul truckers - it doesn't mean those miles are as fun as a modern design made for performance.

HD continues to make boring bikes, nothing new here.
I guess it depends on whose definition of fun we're using, though I've got to admit I don't have any burning desire to own one. But H-Ds are just the sort of bikes for people who like that sort of bike.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:26 PM   #21
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I had an 87 1100 , more or less like that, 4speed, chain drive. Standard mount pegs. Standard bars and everything else. Just a bike. Not very memorable, didn't function very well, just acceptable. If the OP likes it, buy it and put a fender on it.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:37 PM   #22
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Harley couldnt make that even if they wanted to. The fender and he exhaust wouldnt be compliant.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:27 AM   #23
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Looks nice but needs a fender and some semblance of suspension.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:46 AM   #24
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Engine vibrations and off road abuse? Got locktite?
I'll spend my $ on something else...
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:14 AM   #25
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A boating person might like one to keep their boat from floating away.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:47 PM   #26
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:46 PM   #27
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A boating person might like one to keep their boat from floating away.
That would be one shiny, expensive anchor.

Maybe a new fad among the ultra rich? HD anchors?
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:54 AM   #28
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Looks like a bobber with D/S tires, that's all. It still has the ergonomics of a cruiser and that, along with no front fender, makes it highly impractical for most real-world use. It's a lot nicer looking than most, I'll agree.

If I had the money and the space ... naah, I probably still wouldn't own one, even if it had a front fender. Sure is pretty though.

I'm not certain the front tire isn't mounted backwards.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:52 AM   #29
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It looks ok but with out a front mudguard it wont pass a uk Mot and won't be able to be used on the road.
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I'm not certain the front tire isn't mounted backwards.
I thought the same. It would even look cooler mounted the other way round if you ask me.
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