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'88 Fender on '05 'brace' - Installed
« on: April 13, 2012, 03:43:29 pm »
Opinions on fender wanted on an '05 with 27,5xx miles that I'm made whole after a ~20 mph right low side into a soft muddy ditch.  It now has red '88 plastic and bags while retaining the newer style inner cockpit and guages.

I'm considering using the old style fender, using the newer fender fork 'brace' from the '05.  Below are some pics of it mocked up on the '05 / '88 next to my 2000 for comparison.  It has some scuffing on the top surface right between the forks, where the older style top mounted fork brace used to be.

What you would think about the bike and the older fender if you were considering purchasing the bike?

It will have a salvage title since ins. co. totalled it due to the OEM replacement costs for the entire fairing including inners, fuel tank (which had minor ripples / dents where inner fairings kissed it) and the saddlebags.

Older style body looks good, but is not showroom new with normal cosmetic stuff from an '88 bike with ~50,000 miles. 

All mechanical items remained from the 2005.  Bike drives, steers, brakes and runs great.  Everything is stock - WS, seat, pegs, bars, brakes, front end, etc. 

Maintenance items just done include:  oil / filter change, valve adjust, carb sync.  Its ready to go anywhere.  Dunlop Elite 3 oversize tires - not my favorite - but plenty of tread left.  Bike is ready to go anywhere.

What are your opinions on:

 - a fair and realistic asking price.

 - The older fender appearance including the minor scuffing between the forks.

 - Would the sale value of the '05 / '88 increase by the cost of a newer style $159 fender?

 - the bike in general.







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Re: Front Fender - Old vs. New - Opinions Wanted
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 04:02:01 pm »
If there are fenders and they are not trashed thats about as far as I (a potential buyer) would be concerned.  I'd let them know of course about it being a different fender but one from a connie nonetheless. I mean it has a salvage title!

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Re: Front Fender - Old vs. New - Opinions Wanted
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 03:37:04 am »
Stash,

Are those two bikes...the 88/05...and the 2000...the same color?

My responses:

 - a fair and realistic asking price...That's really hard to say...you've created a hybrid bike that is certainly different...but, with a salvage title...I don't know...$2700-$3000?

 - The older fender appearance including the minor scuffing between the forks...I like it!  I just got a '97 parts bike and have been struggling with that very issue...I don't like the way the old-style fender looks with the narrow wheel...but, with the newer style wheel, and that oversize front tire, I think it looks great!

 - Would the sale value of the '05 / '88 increase by the cost of a newer style $159 fender?...No

 - the bike in general...Good job!

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Re: Front Fender - Old vs. New - Opinions Wanted
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 04:15:40 am »
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Are those two bikes...the 88/05...and the 2000...the same color?

Technically yes, but the '88 has just an ever so subtle touch of some fine metal flake in it. 

That being said, the tailpiece cover on the '88 is from the 2000.  You have to really look at it to see if the paint is different.  Practically unnoticeable.
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'88 Fender on '05 'brace' - Installed.
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2012, 08:24:32 pm »
Thanks for the input.  Decided to use the older fender.

Here's what it looks like completed:





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Re: '88 Fender on '05 'brace' - Installed
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2012, 08:41:37 pm »
Did you have to modify the holes in the fender?

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Re: '88 Fender on '05 'brace' - Installed
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012, 12:00:42 am »
The fender was not modified, but the newer style fender bracket ('brace'?) had the rivets drilled out to remove from the '05 fender.  Then 4 new holes in it to accomodate the '88 fender.
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Re: '88 Fender on '05 'brace' - Installed
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 12:06:02 am »
I see that now...looks awesome!  And...it matches!

Thanks!