Just stumbled onto your progress here. Your tool selection is phenomenal and obviously you have the skillset to match. I am way late chiming in but I prefer the swoop at the back as well. The only thought I could offer is do you need/want the fender to be that big in the back? Just kind of looking at it proportionately with the rest, don't know if you planned on a front fender etc. What does the rear travel mandate? That's all I got, wish I had what it takes to
Thanks for looking.this thing is wield!
We have our Visions of what our finished products are going to be, so stay true to it! Great job!Thanks for looking.
The rear suspension travel is only about 3 inches but I want the profile of the rear fender that high just for the looks. I agree I don't want the rear fender to be out of proportion with the front wheel but I want the up and down curves from the tank to the seat the rear fender. No fender planned for the front. That's one unfortunate feature of the trailing link design, a close fitting fender connected to the links or axle will rock back and forth with suspension travel, almost 40 degrees full travel.
I'm going to leave it bare. One problem with the trailing link front suspension is that if I fix the fender to the axle to keep a close fit it will rock back and forth with the links almost a 45 degree swing! I perhaps could have let a fender pivot on the axle and stabilized with a link to the fork but I didn't plan the bushings required on the axle to do that. So I will go without. And I like the sweep in the spokes, I don't want to hide that.That is gonna look awesome. Are you going to do a similar front fender?