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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Bobber Build in progress

Hey everyone, seen some pretty cool bikes on this forum, just wanted to post my winter project. I cut the tail of the frame off to clean up the solo look, gonna mount a flat fender, solo spring seat, redid wiring harness to remove turn signal circuit and relocate horn, highbeam and ign switch. gonna do the ear shave and get exhuast done this winter too. here is what i have so far, more pics to come
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This is exactly what the previous owner attempted to do with my VN750 project. In my case, he only partially completed one side. Mine is now at the welders to get the tail pieces re attached. Had we have known each other, we could have switched frames HAHAH. Too funny. Good luck with your project looks good so far.
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Interesting build ya got there! Looks good
One question for ya...
How do ya operate the suicide shifter with still having the clutch on the same side?
There was a pic someone had of another Vulcan with a suicide shifter, but it was routed to the right side.
Unfortuately though, it was on Yahoo photos, which is no longer around and the only other pic is too small to really see it.


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Good luck with the bobber build. Looking good so far.

Hyper - I think he'll have to go to a foot operated clutch OR relocate the hand operated clutch to the suicide shifter so that both can be operated with the same hand.

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32 Ford Model A Tail Light
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A suicide shifter, or "jockey" shifter almost always has the clutch mounted to the shifter handle. I've seen a lot of them around here on Harleys. They look awkward and clunky to me, kind of like driving a truck. Jerry.

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The suicide shifter is so named for good reason. I don't get the attraction of this mod at all.

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Go work, looking forward to seeing it when you are done. Maybe I can ride over in spring.
Keep up the good work.

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Thanks for the compliments guys. In regards to the hand shifter: tried the clutch on the shifter, looks cool and works great, but a HUGE pain in the ass trying to park the bike. Either hold the clutch and steer w one hand, or hurry and shift to neutral before you park. I imagine a foot clutch would incure the same type of problems. As far as the current setup, I just float the gears going up and reach over while shifting down. Still have a long way to go with this build, but i'll get it rideable again for the start of the season, then build a front end for next winter.
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... I don't get the attraction of this mod at all.
Like most any other mod.... To be different


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Bike is looking good. I was thinking about doing the same shifter style on mine. Keep up the good work!

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