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Rear Fender for 1980 Maxim?

Discussion in 'XJ Modifications' started by Prosper50, May 28, 2019.

  1. Prosper50

    Prosper50 New Member

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    Hi Folks. I'm neck-deep in a bobber build of a 1980 XJ650.

    The stock rear fender assembly just doesn't cut it, so I'm wondering if anyone can provide thoughts, models, website links, etc., for rear fenders that would fit the frame geometry of the bike.

    I am currently running a Michelin 130/90 B16 rear tire, and from my measurements the stock chrome fender piece measures just under 7" wide.

    I was looking at something like this, which says it is suitable for the 130/90 profile:
    http://www.tcbroschoppers.com/6-25-spun-fender.html

    From the local showcase, the rear fender that bjmudryk used is also a good starting point:
    https://xjbikes.com/forums/showcase/82-xj650-maxim-bobber-chop.44/

    I'd rather not spend $170.... that's a little steep. Somewhere around $100 or just over, sits a lot better with me.
    :)

    Thanks for ANY recommendations you guys and gals can make!

    -Dave
     
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    Toomanybikes Well-Known Member

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    Harbour freight trailer fender. Just fits between rear frame. 7.25” wide
     

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    Is it possible Harbor Freight doesn't sell fenders anymore? As search on their website results in NONE....
    https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=trailer+fenders

    I have a Harbor Freight about 2 miles from my house and have never seen them in the store - all they have are "folding trailers". :)

    Do you have a reference or a web link, or another source that has something comparable?
    THANKS!
    -Dave
     
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    J. C. Whitney might. That is if they still exist. They were like the sears n roebuck of the wheeled industry.
     
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    I used the front fender on one of mine...just sayin. Little narrow but covers tire well enough and fits between the frame rails no problem.
     
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    Thank you guys VERY MUCH for your insight and for the product links.

    It looks like the trailer fenders are a good way to go, and I'm going to get one and try. For $15-$50, it's not a huge investment if it doesn't work.

    :)
    THANKS AGAIN!
     
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