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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-28-2009, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Question Build something from scratch

i've rebuilt/fixed a lot of bikes, but never built one from scratch.
i'm thinking if i fixup my garage in the spring, i might attempt to build a bobber... like this one for sale locally...


http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=389...lpid,1,cat,144

he wants $6500 bucks... but surely the parts and paint would add up to a lot less than that...

or am i being naive... any thoughts from anybody? or maybe links to parts sources?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-28-2009, 04:10 PM
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Go for it! Basket case bikes can be found pretty cheap. A custom frame and Springer front are very costly things. Modding your frame is possible if you have one with title included with the basket case.

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Hmm. Yamaha 650. I would guess he has a lot more than $6500 into that, not counting labor. And a bobber or chopper is hardly a practical motorcycle. Check here for a way to do it on the cheap. (and easy). You just need one of the bikes they build kits for. By the way, this is not spam, I have nothing to do with this company, I found out about it on another forum I belong to. Jerry.

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Street trackers are sure popular in my area.

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I would think that the cost of parts individually would end up being significantly more than the cost of one assembled. Personally, I am considering one of the "kit" choppers that can be had for anywhere from 6 - 10k. You buy the kit (to your specs) and tehy ship it to you crated up. You assemble it yourself.

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Looks like an old Honda twin. Possibly a 350cc. One very much like it could be made from an old KZ twin say 440 or a 750 from the mid 70's. Great motors BTW. The 78 KZ 750B3 has rear caliper brake and spoked wheels too.

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This was built for $685.00

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I like that . I think I would need to add a speedometer so I would not lose my driving license. Is the frame modified?
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Frame was chopped and hardtailed. Still the original frame though. I agree I would rather have the speedometer on it too.

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I like that.... mount the speedo on the frame some wheres... a friend of mine chopped a 883 sportster and mounted all his gauges on what would have been the air box... looked wicked sweet
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