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View Poll Results: What do you think of a Bobtail fender on a sportster
I have one now and just love it, bobtails Rock 136 15.76%
I dont have one but its definitely on my 'to do' List 249 28.85%
I can take it or leave it. Both style of fenders look good 254 29.43%
Dont care for the bobtail fender, stock fender looks better 83 9.62%
I'm sorry, bobtail fender on a Sporty is downright ugly 141 16.34%
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Old 21st November 2014
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I agreed on that
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Good point, but this thread is actually referring to a Bobtail fender, not bobbing, aka-cutting your fender shorter.

(not mine just a BOBTAIL fender example)
While I prefer the Bobber look for my ride, Your Bobtail looks really fine too.
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Could not answer yer poll. I went bobbed, vs bobtailed, and its not stock on my machine
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A bobtail fender on a sportster adds a lot to the bikes looks. I had one before I went café.
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That bike shows an important point, that the tank and fender need to match.

I don’t care for the combination of bobtail and Sportster tank, but with the Superglide type tank (for want of a better description) they can look good.

Evo Sportsters aren’t Ironheads, they are near-600lb Bikes with a 61” wheelbase and 16” rear tyres (sometimes wide(r) forks and wide front tyres too. They are the size of a shovelhead ElectraGlide. With a big, low-level exhaust and a lower, rounder tank they can carry off a similar styling.
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