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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 138 15.77%
I dont have one but its definitely on my 'to do' List 252 28.80%
I can take it or leave it. Both style of fenders look good 256 29.26%
Dont care for the bobtail fender, stock fender looks better 86 9.83%
I'm sorry, bobtail fender on a Sporty is downright ugly 143 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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This I like, because most of the bobtail fenders on this thread stick out way too far past the rear wheel for my liking. However, I can't bring myself to take a grinder to mine, so the stock fender stays.
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So within "acceptable" Harley lexicon what name of rear fender treatment shown here should be used?

Bobber?

Bobby?

Bobtail?

Cat tail?

Bobcat tail?

I'm so confused.

I'd call it an "upturned bobtail".

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i've heard them called Duck Tails.
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