1949 B6..truss rod fender vs springer fender difference

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  1. #1 Posted Sep 12, 2017

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    I have a 49 B6 I am putting together. I am considering ditching the springer for the truss rod fork, are the fenders different? if so where? my front fender is bare metal, so I can modify it if I have to. pictures would be great.

    here it is before I got the train light fender
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    The indentations for the fork on a springer are rounded and blade fork are flat. image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    Hole for mounting in different spot... you will need to remove the springer tombstone reinforcement tab too... i.d. say sell the springer fender and find a truss fender... they ain't rare


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    1949 models do not use the Ashtabula style fork. They have a tubular fork, so, the indentations are round. IMG_20170508_120539121.jpg ki
     
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    Proper b6 fender and fork


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    The black bike has the wrong fender in general


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    My 46 b-507 has a springer and it's one long indentation. I think it's the prewar style.
     
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    I replaced the fenders in the photo with the proper fenders front and rear.
     
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    is the fender on my black bike in the photo above for a blade fork with truss rods? this is just something I had so I put it on.
     
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    I was looking to buy this fork but now it is sold, you will see 10 Pre War forks for every one post war.

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    That is likely a 41 part leftover. ?
     
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    If you buy a fork try to find one that includes the truss rods. They are 3/8" and not easy to find. Fortunately, I was able to clean mine up. A bunch of 1/2" out there, very few 3/8".
     
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    Yea. I think so. It has lobdell rims and a shorty fender so it's a mid 46 bike.
     
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    My wife's 46 has 41 sprocket and likely other prewar pieces. ..
     
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    image.jpg I have this one for sale if it helps out??
     
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    isn't that style of truss rods pre-war? just for curiosity, how much do you want for it?
     
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    This the postwar style IMG_20170831_125212405.jpg
     
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    Mine is prewar style Im sorry. I didn't see the truss rod difference. I apologize. 130$ shipped is what I have it listed for! I'll keep my eyes peeled for a post war style:)
     
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