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    Senior Member WA ThomasJ's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramius View Post
    Agree



    No neither would I - but i might swap one for a cut-down version!

    Yes, I also agree the comments
    Preservation before restoration - they are only original once

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by gtboy View Post
    Because you like riding around with a two foot long stripe of shit up your back?
    Because you delight in spraying people that are following you with the same shit that's up your back?
    Because you couldn't care less that you've just ruined an expensive, very hard to find part all because you mistakenly think bikes look somehow much better without mudguards?

    Otherwise, I dunno.
    Can't say I've had that problem with a short guard on *anything*. Or following people with short guards
    And they *do* look better with a short guard.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Can't say I've had that problem with a short guard on *anything*. Or following people with short guards
    And they *do* look better with a short guard.
    Fair enough mate - each to their own.


    But, it's folly to be hacking up original guards these days.

    If a short rear is you're thing, you'd be better off stashing the original in the shed and buying a guard eliminator from Webike or the like.

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by gtboy View Post
    Fair enough mate - each to their own.


    But, it's folly to be hacking up original guards these days.

    If a short rear is you're thing, you'd be better off stashing the original in the shed and buying a guard eliminator from Webike or the like.
    Your dead right on that GT.
    I think it was the thing to do back in the Eighties. We never had the luxury of after market cool bolt on stuff. Not there is that much cool stuff to bolt onto a Kat to make her look cool she was just born that way.

    Nige

  5. #15
    News flash - guards aren't that hard to find and aren't that expensive either - if you have one in the shed you can enjoy the best of both aesthetic worlds......
    Gone riding!

  6. #16
    Yep, Webike OEM. Full cost door to door NZD $77.56 Bought mine November last year.
    Darryl in E27-land


  7. #17
    At that money, it's cheaper to buy new and cut it down than to buy a unicorn mudguard eliminator

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    Forget the money, you wouldn't trim the sides of the Mona Lisa just to make it fit a smaller picture frame!!!!

    Besides, it's not so much the shortening I'm aposed to, but the hap-hazard hacking and disregard for flowing curvacious lines
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    Modification.... The reason I ride what I ride and not someone elses creation...If someone likes a cut down fender then that's cool...if they like stock that's cool too. I have a Aircompressor (Harley...please don't judge me) with a cropped guard that I love the look of. Not all bikes are ridden in the rain and as impracticle as some modifications are, they are usually done to the owners taste. by the looks of it this bikes owner has great taste, I personally think the rear would look good with either fender.

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