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Gyro
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PostSubject: Fat Riders and Trikes   Fat Riders and Trikes I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2013 11:33 am

I discovered, to my dismay, that the rear fender of the S'wing was hitting the rear fiberglass cover on the Danson kit!  It was wearing through the fiberglass!
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I did not want to change the shock settings, so I decided to trim one inch off the end of the fender.  After trimming and reshaping everything, I applied a piece of masking tape over the rub marks on the Danson rear cover.  Ack!  It still rubbed!
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Well, I reluctantly cut another inch off the rear fender.  It was actually a fairly easy task using the router attachment to my Dremel tool to make the horizontal cut and a woodworkers backsaw to make the angle cuts.  Radiusing was done with a Microplane.  The smaller piece of fender in the pic below was the first piece I removed from the fender.
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I do not think the final result looks bad at all.  If I still get any rubbing when riding two-up, I will adjust the shocks up a notch, even though I do not want to stiffen the ride.
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PostSubject: Re: Fat Riders and Trikes   Fat Riders and Trikes I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2013 11:39 am

Gyro : looks like you have your problem solved,,good lookiNg job perhaps you should pass this tip to the trike manufacturer for their reference .

Cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: Fat Riders and Trikes   Fat Riders and Trikes I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2013 12:31 pm

I think I'll do that!  Thanks for the suggestion.
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PostSubject: Re: Fat Riders and Trikes   Fat Riders and Trikes I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2013 7:25 am

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Sorry Gyro, just Can't help myself somtimes.....
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PostSubject: Re: Fat Riders and Trikes   Fat Riders and Trikes I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2013 10:48 am

Razz :lol!:

Hey!  I resemble that remark! Rolling Eyes

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(Pic is from 2004, but other than more grey in the beard, I'm about the same.)
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