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Im putting a custom rear fender on my 2005 nighttrain. I want the fender to ride as close to the tire as possible but obviously i dont want the tire to hit the fender when i go over bumps or have someone on the back. My question is how much room to i need to leave betweent the tire and fender? I thought about lowering the bike 2" and then mounting the fender like stock but if i can leave the bike the stock height and just lower the fender i wont have to give up ride comfort. Thanks for your help!
 

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6 of 1...1/2 a dozen of the other...lowering your fender and keeping stock frame height is the same as lowering your bike with the fender in the stock position...you are reducing travel either way...
 

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Disconnect your shocks, and move the swing arm upward, to contact the stop. You will want about 1/2" above the tire.

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