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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-22-2016, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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04 V Star 650 Swapping Between Classic and Custom Fenders

Hello new to the forum. I recently purchased an 04 V Star 650 Classic however I really liked the Custom rear fender and would like to know if swapping the two is easy as just unbolting and replacing? Has any one done this? From the pictures I've looked at it looked like they're using the same brackets to hold up the rear fender. Then again I can't tell if the seats are the same. Thanks!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-22-2016, 09:48 PM
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seats are different

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If i remember correctly it is not a straight up swap.

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You can always cut the offending part off and then you will have a custom.
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your turn signal and license plate holder will not be in the same place
you need more than just the fender
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-24-2016, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies, it looks like I would need everything the comes on the rear fender.

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You can always cut the offending part off and then you will have a custom.
that won't work the edges will need to be rolled

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wft???????
if you just cut off the offending part the sheet metal will rust out in no time, on the oem fender the edges are folded back, so after you cut off the offending part you would need to fold the edges and that is not easy to do especially when you get to corners, there's a right way to chop fenders and a wrong way and just cutting off the offending part of a fender is the wrong way, because you'll be chasing rust for life of the fender. if you leave a sharp edge just painting the cut edge will only stop the rust for a short time, you would have to constantly check the edge for rust and and re sand and paint as necessary and who really needs that, i'm only speaking from my experience other's may have had better results doing it your way

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Thanks for sharing your experience pauli466. I've dealt with rust on cars in past, it's definitely no fun.

I found some rear fenders on ebay but they don't come full with lights and turn signals, looks like it will be much harder to find the set than actually swapping it.

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Thanks for sharing your experience pauli466. I've dealt with rust on cars in past, it's definitely no fun.

I found some rear fenders on ebay but they don't come full with lights and turn signals, looks like it will be much harder to find the set than actually swapping it.

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I have a smoothed out rear fender if your interested (stock holes for the taillight and stuff are smoothed over). Next week I'll have a stock classic fender with the tail light, turn signals and the classic seat.
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