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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-19-2019, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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My rear mudguard project

A few months ago a van reversed into me which resulted in the damage of my front mudguard and headlight mount. Instead of getting rid of the damaged parts I thought I would make something out of them. Using the damaged front mudguard I cut it down and smoothed out the broken edge. On it I mounted a rear brake light from a Bonneville T120. I also removed the headlight from the mounting bracket and sprayed it satin black. I now have to cut down the original rear mudguard struts in order to mount the seat and regulator/rectifier and also to make a more permanent mount for the new rear mudguard.
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Looks great!
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That looks like a brilliant idea, please keep us posted on how you get on, in my opinion, it looks to be the best mod for our rear fender.
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The deed is done !!! Just need to order a smaller number plate now 🙂 I'm pretty happy with the result.
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Love it! Lemme know how much you want for the mounts$$$
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That! ... is effin' sexy!

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Also what exhaust do you have? did it need an elbow to mount?
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Daaang that looks sick! I may have to try that... How/where do you have it mounted?
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A few months ago a van reversed into me which resulted in the damage of my front mudguard and headlight mount. Instead of getting rid of the damaged parts I thought I would make something out of them. Using the damaged front mudguard I cut it down and smoothed out the broken edge. On it I mounted a rear brake light from a Bonneville T120. I also removed the headlight from the mounting bracket and sprayed it satin black. I now have to cut down the original rear mudguard struts in order to mount the seat and regulator/rectifier and also to make a more permanent mount for the new rear mudguard.
Will keep you updated

good job sir

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Hey guys sorry for the late reply I have been busy enjoying all the hot weather we are having over in England at the moment. So the exhaust I am using at the moment is actually off of a Triumph Rocket III. The diameter is slightly larger than the standard exhaust so I fashioned up a gasket for it also to be a much more snug fit. I had previously removed the entire exhaust system and using my dremel I got it all down to base metal and resprayed it with black VHT as it was losing its colour. It sounds so throaty like a lion with this end can on. God knows what it would sound like with a straight through system on !!!

In regards to how I mounted the mudguard to the rear, I first offered it up to the back to see where I could mount it. The first logical thing I could see was to secure it to the cross member on the rear frame loop. I drilled 3 holes into the member and in through to the custom mudguard and attached with bolts and large washers. It's a temporary fix for now until I make something more sturdy but it's doing the trick quite well. Eventually I plan to shape the original gloss black mudguard to the shape I have on there now and mount the rear light onto it.

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Exhaust - Triumph Rocket III
Rear brake light- Triumph Bonneville T120
Indicators- Triumph street twin

This bike is becoming a Honda triumph hybrid 🙂

My next modification planned will be a change of bars and some white walls.
Thankyou for all the compliments !!! Really pays off
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