front fender repair

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by chipguy1, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. chipguy1

    chipguy1 Member

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    When I bought my 2005 Ultra classic the front fender had (& still does) an eagle with the eyes that light up. I want to remove this eagle, and I have a couple of questions. Does anybody know how many holes are drilled in the fender to mount this eagle, and is there something I can cover the hole(s) with? I have been to a body shop about painting a used fender, and it will cost about $700. If the hole(s) can't be covered with something then I will consider bringing in the original fender to repair, I hope I am making myself clear.
    All suggestions appreciated.
    Thanks
    Tom
     
  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Got any pics of the eagle? Are you sure when it was added that extra holes were drilled? Should be able to look under the fender to see how many holes were drilled?
    $700 to paint a fender is out of line IMO. I would paint it myself first. Pics would help us help you.
     
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I would think you could get a color matched, exact replacement fender off Ebay or Craigslist for way less than $700.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    This is the question I would like to see answered, is it on top or on the front edge of the fender?
     
  5. chuck60

    chuck60 Active Member

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    I had a faring painted both sides for $300.00, so $700 for a fender seems way high.
     
  6. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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  7. chipguy1

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    the eagle is on top of the fender. The bike is in my friend's garage and is surrounded by a bunch of stuff. There are wires leading to the eagle so there has to be at least one hole to run the wires through.
    Tom
     
  8. chipguy1

    chipguy1 Member

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    the fender is painted lava red sunglo with pinstriping, and yes $700. is out of the question.
    Tom
     
  9. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I'm sure the $700 includes repairing any damage that taking off the light will expose. Maybe your painter was covering himself not knowing what he will be dealing with, when you add the cost of a pint of Harley color matched paint, $700 is way to much to pay. Have you called your Harley dealer to get the cost of a replacement fender for your year and color model?
     
  10. chipguy1

    chipguy1 Member

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    I will call the dealer and see what a replacement fender will cost.
    thanks
    Tom