Author Topic: Front mudguard ?  (Read 1967 times)

Rob B

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Front mudguard ?
« on: November 10, 2015, 09:59:56 AM »
Does anyone have a spare front mudguard for sale please? Red with black pinstripes would be ideal but can be painted if necessary...

Thanks,

Robert
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Re: Front mudguard ?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 08:59:08 PM »
Hi Rob;

Don't know if you would consider an alternative to the OE Hesketh Guard..?

I found that the OE guard wouldn't allow fitment of a 100/90 tyre, as the two 'pockets' set into the sides to allow the rigid brake lines to pass inside the forks narrow the guard too much.

I wanted the 100/90 to fit (as I'd already bought it) so I went with an alternative guard:



It's a copy of the type Rickman used to make in the late 70s/early 80s...  Made in UK by 'Skidmarx' from gel-coated GRP

At 146mm wide, it was a perfect fit between the forks and correct radius for the 19" wheel.

Bought from M&P Direct - 'Sportster Style Front Fender - Wide' Red = SKU 517926, White = SKU 517927  £23.49 each...

Just in case...

Jeff

« Last Edit: November 11, 2015, 08:09:26 PM by Miti »
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Re: Front mudguard ?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2015, 09:39:37 AM »
Perfect Jeff, Ordered!

It looks great and will work well for my V1000 as I have upgraded the brakes to the larger P9 Goldlines on the back of the stanchions (same as you). This is a bit fiddly because the standard M6 disc carrier bolt heads fowl the calliper dust seals but I replaced these with plated HTS countersink screws instead which looks nice. I don't really trust stainless steel A2 or A4 on braking components carrying high loads and I couldn't find any in 303SS. Also modified the front wheel spindle to push in from the nearside now with a 20mm to 17mm reducer plus 3mm wide spacer for the speedo drive, to keep it on the offside, obviously! And the wheel in the middle.

Are you happy with the fatter front tyre and what do you run on the back wheel now? The rear tyre is the one I really want to improve on but ideally the chain sprockets need to be shifted outboard and it all becomes a bit too difficult...

Tyres and swingarm are the major issue because the frame is good (in my opinion) and the Maxton suspension front and back is in an entirely different league compared to the old Marzocchi Pogo sticks! IKON shocks on the Vampire are also excellent and somewhat cheaper than Maxton.

Cheers,

RB
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Re: Front mudguard ?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2015, 12:31:17 PM »
Hi Rob;

I still have the 130/90V17 on the rear.  It's difficult to be 100% objective about the front tyre change as the bike had an old Metzeler ME33 Lazer fitted when I bought it.

I know from experience that the ME33 tends to 'white-line' horribly as the tread diminishes and that is exactly what was happening...  I fitted Avon Road-Riders front and rear and the handling was transformed.

In particular, I find that I'm far more confident with the front brake... There is bags of feedback from the tyre and you can really 'feel' what the front end is doing...

My plan for the wheels is to retain near to original tyre sizes (I know Mick went with an 18" front) so I'll be keeping the 100/90V19 front and probably going with a slight width increase at the rear - Mick spec'd a 150 width on the 'Vulcan' without having to move the chain run...

Interestingly, Avon produce their Storm 3D X-M (Extended Mileage) in a 19" front, but it's a 110 width... Might be worth a try..?

Jeff
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1974 Triumph T160 Trident (New Project)
1981 Yamaha XS1100 Sport (Trike Project)
1981 Yamaha XS1100 Sport (Red Sport)
1982 Hesketh V1000 (Production/Development Engine)