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Have to opportunity to purchase a newer rear shorter rear fender off a later model sportster (believe it was on a 48) and id like to put it on my 1998 sportster....anyone know if there will be fittment issues? Thanks in advance for your input.
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Yes there will be fitment issues, since the rubbermount rear fenders are wider than the solidmount ones.
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Any idea how much wider? Can you elaborate please? Thanks
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I don't know how much wider, because I don't know how wide a solidmount fender is. However, the rubbermount fender is about 8¼" wide, maybe a bit more. That won't fit between your fender supports, will it?

They're wider because the rubbermounts have wider rear tyres: 150mm wide instead of 130mm.
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Measure the distance between your fender struts and this will tell you how wide of a fender will fit on your bike. How deep will be determined by the size of rim/tire you run.
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