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stock fender...not happy

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  1. gjpru9
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    ok so i bought the bike about a month ago...i guess its my own fault for not doing the research but the rear finder and front fender are both plastic?....where can i get metal fenders? also how much weight does the rear fender hold for a passenger becuase i see all these custom fenders online for $400 that dont hold passengers because they are fiber glass...HELP!

  2. gjpru9
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    sorry i forgot to mention that it is a 2003 v star 1100 custom

  3. nlokodeda19
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    The fenders have an internal skeleton that helps them support allot of weight. I hated the plastic fenders on mine until after what would have been a few dings there was nothing because plastic doesn't dent usually. They might scuff on you, but ill take a scuff over a dent anyday.

  4. quicgmicg
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    ok so i bought the bike about a month ago...i guess its my own fault for not doing the research but the rear finder and front fender are both plastic?....where can i get metal fenders? also how much weight does the rear fender hold for a passenger becuase i see all these custom fenders online for $400 that dont hold passengers because they are fiber glass...HELP!
    You can get metal fenders off lots of different bikes, they'll just need modification to fit your bike. I put a Classic rear on my Custom (it's metal)

    I've still got my plastic originals and they'll go back on one of these days when I get tired of the Classic look.

    Custom fiberglass fenders normally run between $250 - $600. If you've ever tried building one, you'd understand why they are so darn expensive. Lets just say that there is a ton of work involved.

    nlokodeda19 is right about the upper frame. That is what carries the weight. Many custom fenders require that frame to be cut off so they can lay closer to the tire, thus losing the capability of carrying a passenger.

    IMHO...plastic is great. It's easy to work with and doesn't dent.

  5. tawetean842
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    Do you know how to repair scuffs?

  6. kamezbanger
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    the frames support all the weight you would want to hold on the fenders, the customs have plastic fenders but there is nothing wrong with it. I would not sweat it.

  7. quicgmicg
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    Do you know how to repair scuffs?
    What kind of scuffs? If they are just in the clearcoat, you can usually just buff them out. Get some medium and fine grit compound and have at it. Just be careful not to get too aggressive and pay attention to how deep you are going.

  8. tawetean842
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    Thanks quicgmicg

  9. jkd4
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    Well you could make your own fender from metal. I am making a front fender from 18 ga for my custom. I have (at) 200 in tools so far but I also am making a tank so I figure the cost will be offset. after Im done with mine Ill post pictures and if anyone wants one Ill make one for a lot less than a fiberglass fender.

  10. quicgmicg
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    you are very welcome...

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