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Default Chroming - Have any of yall seen this?

Guys,

I love the look of the fenders off my Old Triumph and it has me thinking....

How would a Sportster look with Chrome Fenders?

have any of yall seen this done? how did it look?

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I seem to remember a post with a sportster that had EVERYTHING chromed! Fenders, tank, engine, frame, side overs...everything but the seat and tires.

That being said, I think chrome fenders would have a real classic look to it. I would only worry about the size of the rear fender...a good bit larger that those old triumphs had.
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I seem to remember a post with a sportster that had EVERYTHING chromed! Fenders, tank, engine, frame, side overs...everything but the seat and tires.

That being said, I think chrome fenders would have a real classic look to it. I would only worry about the size of the rear fender...a good bit larger that those old triumphs had.
I think this was the thread, but the pics are gone.

Guess that isn't much help...


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chromed front fenders are readily available from most catalogs but the rear would have to be chromed. And with the general crap quality of chrome today I wouldnt think it would be long before the fenders were pitted all over . Personally I hate chrome but thats just me
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I, for one...would LOVE to see a pic of an all-chrome Sporty....one that rides on the road, preferably...not a show bike...
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There is a picture somewhere in this forum of a 90% chromed Sporty!
Its just plain UGLY in my eyes ....

I say: chrome covers the rust!
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There is a picture somewhere in this forum of a 90% chromed Sporty!
Its just plain UGLY in my eyes ....

I say: chrome covers the rust!
It does'nt cover it, it makes it , the quality of chrome today is anywhere near the what it once was. Polished stainless steel is the material of the future
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Specifically, is the FRAME chrome??
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Specifically, is the FRAME chrome??

There was one posted here a while back. Everything chromed but the seat and tires. I thought it was totally bitchin' cool. Obviously a guy who likes polishing his bike. Probably fry you like a slice of bacon in the summer sun. Someone will repost the pic I'm sure.
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personal opinions are just that but mine is that chrome is real easy to overdo
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