Sunday, January 15, 2012








As I expected now that school has started, I have far less time for my VStar. Though I haven't been able to do much to complete the current project, I will go ahead and post a picture of what it looks like with everything drilled and bolted down. I intended to powdercoat the license plate I made, along with the fender struts. Unfortunately, the powdercoat business I've been using is up for sale. I guess I will have to find an alternative place, or simply paint them. All in good time though. For now, I still have to mod a small section of the fender. The OEM Yamaha fender has a slight divit for the seat to rest in, so looks like I'll have to do a little trimming on the new fender to get the seat to rest flat on the frame. All that is left after that is just a tad bit of wiring, and painting, but I plan to give better details later so I will stop for now. Ride safe....






4 comments:

pqhouston said...

Hey,

I think you've got a great bike, and love this fender for the Vstar 650. I'm considering doing the same and was wondering how you mounted it. Did you use the existing metal supports that come under the stock fender, or is this simply bolted on with the fender struts? Would you mind going through your process for mounting this fender?

James said...

Thanks. I used the existing fender struts, but did not need the metal support under the fender. The point where the bolts goes through on the back side of the strut is raised, so I ground that down flush with the strut. Then I just purchased lock washers, and nuts to go with the Yamaha bolts, and bolted it on. I had to remove a section at the front of the fender to match the part on the seat that is recessed. If you have any more questions regarding this or any of the other modifications, just let me know.

Tracy McGee said...

What kind of fender did u use

James said...

Hi Tracy, it's just a basic steel fender. I found it on EBay, and have seen the same one listed as a Jesse James brand fender. I have mine mounted like a "tail dragger" styled fender. However, I have seen the same fender mounted backward with the rounded end at the back, and it looked ok. I think it would be a little harder to get the curve of the fender to follow the tire that way, but to each their own:)