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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-29-2016, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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After following all these awesome mods and brilliant ideas I've decided it's my turn. So last night I started the teardown.

Front fender removed, to be cut off installed on the rear.

Rear fender, fender struts, and electrical removed.
I made a cardboard template for a stock seat support bracket and took it to the shop for fab. Once that's done it's time for the custom license plate bracket and brake light plan.

I'll post pics as I go but for the most part I'm following the inspiration of many on this site.
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I like the idea of the springer solo seat but I'm not sure for the long rides. Any input would be appreciated. I might make my own seat pan and use a dense poly topped with a memory foam then wrapped in leather. Go for the custom fit.

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Cool, looking forward to seeing pics of your progress.

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Awesome! I'll be honest, I'm not really a fan of bobbers, but it's fun to watch the builds happen. Looking forward to it.
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I like the idea of the springer solo seat but I'm not sure for the long rides. Any input would be appreciated. I might make my own seat pan and use a dense poly topped with a memory foam then wrapped in leather. Go for the custom fit.
I just finished my bobber last weekend and I went only on a couple of short rides (50 to 60 miles) so far. My seat is from blue collar bobbers and it really feel great. I don't think I would have any issues on longer rides.
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Yinz guys and your bobbers. Going without a front fender is all fun and games until the first time you get caught riding in the rain.....
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I just finished my bobber last weekend and I went only on a couple of short rides (50 to 60 miles) so far. My seat is from blue collar bobbers and it really feel great. I don't think I would have any issues on longer rides.
Thanks for the response. I love the springer look. Great job on yours. She looks awesome.
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Yinz guys and your bobbers. Going without a front fender is all fun and games until the first time you get caught riding in the rain.....
I've been told this a few times. I've experienced rain without a front fender on Harleys and, yes some water gets up but I don't see the C50 being a big issue as the rad is there, the tank is fat, and there is a plastic cover at the bottom of the lower triple tree. See pic.

Has anyone experienced rain without a front fender on a c50?
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