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45 Front Fender Question ?

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Post Mon Nov 25, 2002 6:59 am

Posts: 75
Location: South Of The Yarra Dixon Line
Got a Repop 45 Front fender on my WL and fitted up real nice, Running a 16in front wheel & Avon tyre ,
The problem is I got a huge gap Between the top of the tyre and the fender, When you look at it side on I have about 1 1/2 inches of airspace, Most stockers I have seen ,look like the front fender sides cover the side of the tyre when looking from the side of the bike"

Stock WL Front end ,springs & Rockers

Maybe its me? anyone else had this problem with repop Front fenders

Thanks Gruntis

Post Mon Nov 25, 2002 5:31 pm

Posts: 95
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Hi! Sure you don't have a WLA front fork?
Could explain the extra inches.

Post Mon Nov 25, 2002 7:51 pm
Or maybe WLC?

Post Mon Nov 25, 2002 7:52 pm
Or maybe WLC? Servi?

Post Mon Nov 25, 2002 10:26 pm

Posts: 75
Location: South Of The Yarra Dixon Line
Dang" Thats Proberly it""

WLA Front forks could be,this ol 40 WL came to me as a Basket Case with this front end.

Check in the Bruce Bible that this frame was a 40 along with its trans & Engine but never checked the Front end? I thought a11 45s solos were the same" But Me being a Rookie Dont know Shit from Clay? You guy,s may be right about WLA Front forks.

Anybody know the length so I can go Check

Thanks Gruntis

Post Tue Nov 26, 2002 1:59 am

Posts: 75
Location: South Of The Yarra Dixon Line
Thanks Colin, I will check tonight thoses sizes great info about the forks .

PS. The wiring Loom Fitted on the 47 Just great

Thanks again Gruntis

Post Tue Dec 03, 2002 4:26 am

Posts: 75
Location: South Of The Yarra Dixon Line
Yep You were right about the fork lenghts its the same" as your sizes,

I also went a checked a 51 WL Solo a buddy of mines gots and its also the same,

Should be riding it this weekend, First time this Summer. It started first kick after my rebuild?? Go Figure?

Front brake cable feels a little mushy, Might have to fatten up the cable

Went to a swap last weekend ,saw a 35 VL Barn fresh Runner, Guy wanted $6000 Aust for it,

Maybe If I had some spare cash,


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