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Full length aluminum rear fender??

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2022 11:20 pm
by 44UL
Not sure what section this should be in, but I’ve been hunting for an aluminum rear fender for my 61 XLR project and came across a NOS full length aluminum rear fender that has the sorta flip and body line like a K or XLH rear fender. Has everything a steel fender would as far as wire loom, the doubler under the taillight area, rivets, spot welds, and even 4 washers wire tired to it to put in between the fender and struts maybe?
I would love to up load pics, but don’t turn on my computer much and just do this via the phone which the files are too big. John Swartwood and Gene payne both said they’ve heard of them and there was supposed to be a front fender too.
Any info would be appreciated and i can text or email anyone pics if they can post them.
Not sure that i will use this and maybe it will just sit on my NOS -58R frame...dunno

Thanks!
Grant

Re: Full length aluminum rear fender??

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2022 12:20 am
by wz507
Send your images and I'll post them for you

Re: Full length aluminum rear fender??

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2022 9:49 pm
by wz507
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Re: Full length aluminum rear fender??

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2022 9:50 pm
by wz507
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Re: Full length aluminum rear fender??

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:10 am
by Renshaw
I am looking for a full K rear fender ... if you dont want to use that one or anyone has another I will be very interested. Thanks Renshaw

Re: Full length aluminum rear fender??

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2022 7:13 pm
by Simon
Grant! Can't believe more people haven't commented on this fender - must be one of the rarest parts for these bikes I've ever seen. They did apparently make a front in aluminium too - I've only seen it in pics.
I have the XLR rear fender in aluminium, as well as fork caps, foot rests, front engine mount plates, fender struts, clutch cover, etc., but I've never seen that fender before. You do have the knack for hunting out the rare stuff!

Re: Full length aluminum rear fender??

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2022 2:35 am
by 44UL
Simon I agree whole heartedly! Maybe i should have posted this in the race section, but am fairly bewildered about the item in question. I have now heard of fronts as well, but haven’t seen one yet. I believe i have most the aluminum XLR/KR bits except the short XLR rear fender which is what i set out to find for my ‘61 in the first place. The quest continues!
I did get a -58R frame at the Gas City swap last week for $100 and also a steel KRTT tank, so I’m at least still wasting money on K and XL stuff haha! Also a super nice 59-62 XLCH headlight

Re: Full length aluminum rear fender??

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2022 5:35 pm
by hugoct
The Sportster XLRTT used the -52R frame with the -57R steering head casting. The -58R frame was reserved for the KR and KRTT.

Re: Full length aluminum rear fender??

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2022 7:34 pm
by 44UL
Thanks Bill, i am still trying to find a "heavy" frame for the XLRTT, but the -58R frames keep piling up! Did you get the pics i sent of 68XLR1004 a while back?

Re: Full length aluminum rear fender??

PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:22 pm
by hugoct
No pictures. Sorry.
The 1970 sportster XLRTT is the most interesting with both -58R and -70R frame versions and all that entails plus two different carburetors