Share your favorites on Show & Tell

old motorcycle, side car fender?

In Motorcycles > American Motorcycle Parts > Show & Tell.
Motorcycles390 of 6111940's Harley-Davidson Dealer Neon Clock1971 honda cl100
0
Love it
0
Like it

Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 3 years ago

Email

Bronco
(5 items)

I found this fender while out hiking around N. Arizona. A friend of mine wants to incorporate it into a "bobber" he is building. Thought I should try and ID it first. The trim piece running down the middle appears to be stainless steel. It has multiple colors on it, but the outermost color is close to OD green. The reason I think it is from a sidecar is the fact that there are two rivets on one side of the unit only. I see no evidence of any other possible mounting points whatsoever. Anyone out there have any idea what it is from? I have looked at pictures of many vintage motorcycles and sidecars but have seen nothing like it. Thanks for your help.

Comments

  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 3 years ago
    It looks like the top half of a spare tire cover from a custom van of the 70's or 80's, the outer 'skin' towards the rear would not have been rivited hence no holes.....Maybe somebody else has different ideas, that is mine.
  2. Bronco Bronco, 3 years ago
    That's a pretty good call. I was beginning to think it was a cover myself after showing it to some people. It's only 6 inches wide and appears to be for a taller, skinnier tire. One person suggested it was from the 20's. Thanks for your input.
  3. armedhippy, 2 years ago
    That is whats left of a spare cover,but in the 30's-at best. These were commonly cut to use as motorcycle fenders. The holes one side are for support bracket mounting. Measuring the diameter to come up with a wheel size will help date it . Send a pic to the AACA,someone there will identify it for you.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.