Fender flares dress up any two-wheel road trip.
Fender tips, also sometimes known as flares, are aftermarket motorcycle accessories used to dress up the fenders of a range of long distance road bikes including those manufactured by Harley-Davidson, Victory, Honda and of course Yamaha. These accessories are applied to both the front and rear edges of the front fender, although there are a number of lower-rear fender options as well. These parts are sold by online or walk-in motorcycle shops across the United States, in addition to Yamaha Motorcycles itself.
Cruiser Customizing is headquartered in Livermore, California, a small northern city near Hayward across the bay from San Francisco. The municipality is known for its research and winery businesses, but is also known for its motorcycle history, since the city used to be called home by numerous biker gangs, including a chapter of the 1960s-era Hell’s Angels. Today, the city is clearly more bedroom community than old-school biker haven, but the motorcycle accessory business is still a thriving segment in the area. Cruiser Customizing specializes in big bike accessories, including fender tips for the big-bore Yamaha Road Star. These tips are designed for both front and rear fender integration. Both versions are fabricated in aluminum, then chromed and polished to a high luster. According to 2010 prices, these units are priced at $82.60 each.
4671 Las Positas Rd., Bldg. C
Livermore, CA 94551
Star Motorcycles is headquartered in Cypress, California, just a southbound trip down the 405 freeway from Los Angeles. This location is the campus center for Yamaha in the United States, and along with its administrative offices houses the company’s motorcycle accessory distribution and online fulfillment operations. There, customers can purchase either front or rear-installed Road Star or Silverado chrome tips. According to 2010 prices, these products range in cost from $59.95 to $86.90 per unit.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
6555 Katella Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630
Yamaha-Kawasaki Of Florence
Yamaha-Kawasaki of Florence is a stand-alone motorcycle shop in Florence, South Carolina, in addition to operating an online accessory store. Along with the sale of new and used Yamaha motorcycles and ATVs, the shop also offers a range of rider or motorcycle accessories, including chrome tips. YKFLO, as it’s colloquially known, sells the Star Motorcycle line and offers sixteen fender tip versions for the Roadstar and Silverado. Most products are compliant with both front- or rear-fender installation. 2010 prices for the line range from $53.36 to $88.16 per unit.
Yamaha Kawasaki Of Florence
1409 Pamplico Hwy.
Florence, SC 29505