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    Stock fender + F2 Forks?

    Hey guys. I just bought a set of F2 forks on ebay. Total "buy it now" impulse buy... I've been shopping for a set and they always seem to go for a lot of money, so I'm glad I jumped on this set!

    Anyhoo... I still need some other parts, like a brake system, front wheel, etc. But I'm wondering about the fender... I just replaced my blue fender with a still-in-the-wrapper-from-1988 NOS part. It's all nice and shiney, and I'd hate to have to take it off. I really want to keep the "stock" look to the bike.

    So, I'm thinking that it might be possible to fab up some adapters to mate the F2 fork sliders with the Hawk fender. Can anyone chime in? Is the stock fender too narrow to accept the 120 CBR wheel?

    Thanks,

    Rob
    Bikes: 88 Hawk, 97 VFR, 06 V-Strom 650

    #2
    Hey Rob, I have a stock fender and an f3 front in the garage. I will check the fit but I do think the stock is too narrow.
    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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      #3
      a long time ago i saw a guy made some brackets to adapt the fender to the f2 forks

      looked good

      im going to be doing something like that soon post pics when i get to that.
      1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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        #4
        Just checked. It will fit and is NOT too narrow. You gonna have to make some spacers and brackets though.
        BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
        Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
        "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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          #5
          These pics are from Old Rice's site: (Hope he doesn't mind)



          His front page pic is too cool to pass up:
          http://www.oldrice.com/

          Hit refresh until you get the silver and green Honda dirt bike
          A Honda amongst a sea of Harleys

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            #6
            ya thats what i saw

            im going to try something like that
            1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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              #7
              i also did that kinda setup. bought some aluminum from home depot, cut bent, sanded painted em black and the stock fender was on in no time
              ...

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                #8
                I went the hard way.
                I cut and filed the f'ing lugs clean off of the F2 lowers and machined 2 half round clamps that have the same style as the cast mount on the Hawk lowers. Will post pic.
                -I'm sorry....I did not know she was your sister.
                -If Buckleys cold mixture went rancid......how would anybody know????
                -Dont piss off the quiet guy with the chain saw.

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                  #9
                  my Hawk fender anf F2 front forks:
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                  -I'm sorry....I did not know she was your sister.
                  -If Buckleys cold mixture went rancid......how would anybody know????
                  -Dont piss off the quiet guy with the chain saw.

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                    #10
                    hum i like how it would look put together

                    does the fender get pulled out much?
                    1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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                      #11
                      The fender does not get pulled out of shape at all.
                      The forks are of course on the same centerline, the clamps have enough 'offset' to match the outside dimension of the fender. The fender has the steel frame with the tapped holes inside.
                      -I'm sorry....I did not know she was your sister.
                      -If Buckleys cold mixture went rancid......how would anybody know????
                      -Dont piss off the quiet guy with the chain saw.

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