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Kosher
05-30-2014, 03:56 PM
Ok, sports fans, just thought I'd start a thread on my deer repair.

It wont come close Gas Man, the grand master of deer damage, but I thought I'd just document it.

Today I got a check from Progressive. The damage is not extensive - basically its the fender, the left fork (just a scratch, but they are paying to replace that fork), the right fork bell, fork seals and labor.

Net of deductible is $944.

I'm going to use that money to subsidize new Ness Smooth legs and fork bells, and a CVO fender.

Here's the math:

Ness Legs: $480 (from Kutter)
Monotubes: $320 (Kutter)
Fork bells - $208 (Kutter)
Fender - $600 (its a primed blank, will be painted by Paul the inner fairing guy, got it from Horny Toad HD, cheaper than Kutter)
Total: $1608
Check ($944)

Out of pocket: $664

Here is the fender I'll be getting, its tasty!
http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Stuff-Bucket/i-LLCrx3d/0/X3/12-CVO-Street-Glide-Agitato%5B1%5D-X3.jpg

Here are the legs:
http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Stuff-Bucket/i-8vhN6gT/0/X3/_1381242359%5B1%5D-X3.jpg

Here are the bells:
http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Stuff-Bucket/i-BkPzDh6/0/X3/%24T2eC16JHJIkE9qU3iyOJBQRru6bTSw~~60_12%5B1%5D-X3.jpg

Chain
05-30-2014, 03:58 PM
Looks GREAT to me!!!! Make sure you replace your spacers! Get them ugly aluminum ones out! Is your skoot ABS?

Kosher
05-30-2014, 04:02 PM
Looks GREAT to me!!!! Make sure you replace your spacers! Get them ugly aluminum ones out! Is your skoot ABS?

Yep, ABS.

You mean the wheel spacers? I feel more money coming on.... got a link?

Kosher
05-30-2014, 04:04 PM
Also, I could have ordered a painted fender from Harley, but it would probably be months before I would get it.

The unpainted one is 2 weeks turn around, and Paul can do an *amazing* job of matching, so it will shorten the date-to-finish likely by a couple of months.

Kosher
05-30-2014, 04:27 PM
Chain - you mean this:

http://www.harley-davidson.com/store/domed-front-wheel-spacer-kit

Gas Man
05-30-2014, 11:19 PM
I see more work for me...

Kosher
05-30-2014, 11:47 PM
I see more work for me...

There is no doubt that I've overstayed my welcome (I'm being completely sincere), I'd totally understand if you're not up for it.

owl
05-31-2014, 07:11 AM
I ordered my rear fender (rear) on Monday the 19thof May and my local independent had it on Friday the 23rd. A painted(to match) Harley Davidson fender for only $452.00. I’m anxious to see how theCVO fender looks on the front. I will have a few extra minutes next week, so myRoodie will get a bath and the new fender.

RedneckMedic
05-31-2014, 02:23 PM
Keith if you need an extra hand out at your house let me know. I can head up there with chris or if your doing it at his house ill head over and help out. It would be nice doing it at your house with the new lift you by from chain hahahaha

Gas Man
05-31-2014, 03:20 PM
There is no doubt that I've overstayed my welcome (I'm being completely sincere), I'd totally understand if you're not up for it.

You're fine homie. We'll get er done.

Kosher
05-31-2014, 06:44 PM
I ordered my rear fender (rear) on Monday the 19thof May and my local independent had it on Friday the 23rd. A painted(to match) Harley Davidson fender for only $452.00. I’m anxious to see how theCVO fender looks on the front. I will have a few extra minutes next week, so myRoodie will get a bath and the new fender.


I'd say you're pretty fortunate, It often takes 3 months to get painted tins from Harley. When will it be done?

Kosher
05-31-2014, 06:45 PM
You're fine homie. We'll get er done.

Lets shoot for a rainy day. I know you've got a lot of other projects of your own, lets see how it plays out.

Gas Man
05-31-2014, 09:22 PM
Yeah your project is a simple rebuild of your front forks... the swap of the fenders is seamless.

Moesride
06-01-2014, 12:47 AM
Keith if you need an extra hand out at your house let me know. I can head up there with chris or if your doing it at his house ill head over and help out. It would be nice doing it at your house with the new lift you by from chain hahahaha

I'm thinking Sprink snatched the lift up. Wasn't going to last long at that price. I'm digging your future front fender Keith. Good choice.

Chain
06-01-2014, 10:36 AM
Chain - you mean this:

http://www.harley-davidson.com/store/domed-front-wheel-spacer-kit

yes sir!!! Theres a few aftermarket ones too. I bought some from Covington Customs.

Kosher
06-01-2014, 11:16 AM
yes sir!!! Theres a few aftermarket ones too. I bought some from Covington Customs.

Thanks, I got the Harley ones.

Klimoman
06-01-2014, 09:12 PM
Let me know when you are going to rebuild Koshers front end. I like to watch, drink beer, and bark orders. LOL

Gas Man
06-01-2014, 11:06 PM
Yeah no worries... we can do it up... party!!!! Kosher's buying!

Bagger Dave
06-01-2014, 11:13 PM
Yeah no worries... we can do it up... party!!!! Kosher's buying!

:rockwoot: :chug:

owl
06-02-2014, 08:50 AM
I think there will be a few minutes this week for my fender. When do you plan on your project?

Jim

Kosher
06-02-2014, 09:45 AM
I think there will be a few minutes this week for my fender. When do you plan on your project?

Jim

I'm guessing (hoping) early July. Primed fender is up to 2 weeks delivery, I ordered it on friday 5/30. Its being sent directly to Paul the painted inner fairing guy for paint (Florida), so I figure a month for that.

The other parts will be in way before that, they're pretty standard items - Ness legs and cans, Progressive Monotubes.

Kosher
06-26-2014, 09:20 AM
UPDATE

Another legendary evening at Gas Man Garage. Huge thanks to Chris and Lance for their time, skillz and of course Chris's hospitality.

We got the forks and the fender replaced, but we had more than the normal amount of "this shit wont work" to deal with.

FIRST, we discovered that the CVO fender is different from a street glide fender (which I believe is the same as my old fender, and what Chris has on his bike).

On the street glide fender, between the holes on the mounting plate there is an arch where there is no material. On the CVO fender that I got, there's material there, cupped, I think to fit snug around the forks.

But - on the Ness legs, there's a square area that protrudes on the inside (toward the wheel) on both sides, its basically where the caliper mount is welded on. You can see what I'm talking about in the pic below with both Ness legs bolted on. There is no such protrusion on the stock legs, so the CVO fender would work fine with the stock legs, but NOT the Ness legs.

So - the CVO fender wont bolt up unless you remove that material. <Sigh>

At that point, we had a decision to make - bolt up the old fender and sell the CVO fender, buy a new street glide fender, or...... grind away.

And grind we did. (Well, Lance and Chris did, I basically... "supervised"...while I was shitting my pants).

To prevent rust we rattle canned the exposed metal with gloss black.

SECOND, it was getting late, and Chris and I were bolting up the newly ground down fender when we discovered that the threads in the legs for the rear bolts on both sides begin deeper than stock legs, so it needed two longer bolts than what came out of the stock legs, and Arlen Ness does NOT provide them! So now what the fuck? I cant ride home on 2 bolts, and no hardware store is open at 11pm!

A higher power shined on me when Chris discovered, after rummaging though his collection of discarded bolts, a pair of bolts 1/4" longer and the exact same thread count and size. Freakin amazing.

THIRD, we discovered that Lance wears plaid boxers.

Bottom line is that it came out great. I love the new look and it rides GREAT now with monotubes - much reduced front end dive and a much firmer feel on the road. The ride home was great.

And just for shits and grins, a deer crossed the road in front of me about 1/2 mile from my house.

Here are the pics I took in chronological order.
http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-FDxQrjJ/0/X3/WP_20140625_18_18_54_Pro-X3.jpg
http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-RLwjb8t/0/X3/WP_20140625_18_23_55_Pro-X3.jpg
http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-fMHTTNX/0/X3/WP_20140625_18_32_43_Pro-X3.jpg
http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-C7BTLHM/0/X3/WP_20140625_18_13_56_Pro-X3.jpg
http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-DV6mx94/0/X3/WP_20140625_20_37_52_Pro-X3.jpg
http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-G4dZ9Kw/0/X3/WP_20140625_20_43_04_Pro-X3.jpg
http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-89P2T23/0/X3/WP_20140625_20_50_26_Pro-X3.jpg
http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-pkHfzFp/0/X3/WP_20140625_20_50_22_Pro-X3.jpg
http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-F3phwkC/0/X3/WP_20140625_21_07_49_Pro-X3.jpg
http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-kkBHnKb/0/X3/WP_20140625_18_57_53_Pro-X3.jpg
http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-gPZ7mHm/0/X3/WP_20140625_20_11_15_Pro-X3.jpg
http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-wSJqnbq/0/X3/WP_20140625_20_25_42_Pro-X3.jpg
http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-2NnZHQH/0/X3/WP_20140625_23_12_31_Pro-X3.jpg
http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-X9mqxS3/0/X3/WP_20140625_23_38_34_Pro-X3.jpg

Chain
06-26-2014, 09:36 AM
Ahhh! That looks soooo much better!

bombdog
06-26-2014, 09:38 AM
Very Nice!

RedneckMedic
06-26-2014, 09:46 AM
Looking damn good man. Definitely nerve racking grinding on a brand new fender.

Kosher
06-26-2014, 09:46 AM
Ahhh! That looks soooo much better!

Thanks for the spacer tip!

Chain
06-26-2014, 09:48 AM
It'd been a waste to go that far and not do that simple mod! IMO....

We do a few a year as well, and that is the easiest over looked part... that and chrome hardware for mounting...

Looks GREAT!

Bagger Dave
06-26-2014, 10:08 AM
Sweet! scoot looks mean Keith! nice job guys!:rockwoot:

Gas Man
06-26-2014, 02:23 PM
Gotta love the shots of me grinding on that brand new fresh painted fender! WOW!!

I tell ya... like Lance reminded us, at Gas Man Garage we know a few things... this time round...

"Custom doesn't bolt on!"

Caveman
06-26-2014, 03:16 PM
does it ever just bolt on? I don't think we have ever really done a job in your garage that didn't involve some form of alteration or another. Just sayin

Kosher
06-26-2014, 03:20 PM
does it ever just bolt on? I don't think we have ever really done a job in your garage that didn't involve some form of alteration or another. Just sayin

I feel like everything I do to my bike turns into an ordeal. Seems like I cant add a sticker or a bolt cover without having to do some sort of surgery.

Gas Man
06-26-2014, 09:00 PM
Here's what the fender looked like before we "made it fit".
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Kosher/IMG_7081_zpsa582b036.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Lift%20Wrenching/Kosher/IMG_7081_zpsa582b036.jpg.html)

Uma shot a few pics of us
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Kosher/IMG_7136_zps29786c94.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Lift%20Wrenching/Kosher/IMG_7136_zps29786c94.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Kosher/IMG_7137_zps1fa1961d.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/Lift%20Wrenching/Kosher/IMG_7137_zps1fa1961d.jpg.html)

junkyardjon
06-26-2014, 09:21 PM
nice job

Klimoman
06-26-2014, 10:28 PM
Looks good.

P.S. I knew Lance wore plaid boxers.