From:mark Electronic:mscan0463 -A-
Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Hole in the front fender Date:Sat Dec 4 10:10:35 2010
Response to:14865
Robbie you are dead on. And Mutt how about being open minded just for once instead of "I said it so it must be true"
My thought is why would Harley put a hole for a mud flap when they didn't make one for the bike? It doesn't make sense For them to try and accommodate other manufacturers?
The Harley Davidson way would be to sell a mud flap.

Maybe the question should be asked. "was the original intent of the manufacturer to place this hole where it is to mount a mud flap". It is a fact, that the hole is located in the correct position for a mud flap, and that that portionof the fender is exactly where a mud flap would go, is it not? Thta is a "factual basis" if I am not mistaken (tho I have been wromng more times than I've been right) Mud flaps (vintage of when these bikes were made) on eBay on a daily basis. I've seen many different types, all for teh same width of fender, so those folks ain't chasing a part that doesn't exist. Accessories aren't judged at AMCA meets, so what does it matter if you run a period correct mudflap on teh bike.

It doesn't ruffle my feathers Mutt. I just have never seen any useful point in making a statement as if it is fact "Yep, it's for mounting the Accessory mud flap" when there is no factual basis. All that sort of comment does is create confusion in those who accept what is said and then spends time and effort looking for something that does not exist or continues the mis-information relating it to another. I thought the point of this site was to teach, not confuse!