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Bobber?

ok me and my buddy saw this bike:
http://www.cdthayer.com/imagesbike/Chop_Brian_02.jpg
and this bike:
http://www.cdthayer.com/imagesbike/Chop_Shea_03.jpg
and thought about making my bike into a bobber... now im not wanting to go into extreme fabrication on this lol i just want to make it cool lookin. what i have planned is 16 inch ape hangers, flat black tank, shortened rear fender... like the 1 in the pic, no front fender, chrome pipes coming out the right side w/ black tape on em untill the last say.... 6 inches which will show chrome, new seat, and POSSIBLY a suicide shifter w/ a foot clutch

what do u guys think of the idea?

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I like the idea and what you have outlined - go for it!!

I've been thinking about doing this as well. I want to do a bobber but with some slightly different ideas. I plan on going the other way with the bars - a low drag bar instead of ape-hangers and I want to do a rigid frame modification (see the "Hard Arse" thread). I like the exhaust that you describe and want to do something similar with heat wrap. Because of the rigid frame, I want to go with a sprung solo seat.

Not sure if I want to do the suicide clutch and jockey shifter - although they look pretty cool. I'll wait for your report on how you like it!

What I would really like to do is a springer front end . . .

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I like the idea and what you have outlined - go for it!!

I've been thinking about doing this as well. I want to do a bobber but with some slightly different ideas. I plan on going the other way with the bars - a low drag bar instead of ape-hangers and I want to do a rigid frame modification (see the "Hard Arse" thread). I like the exhaust that you describe and want to do something similar with heat wrap. Because of the rigid frame, I want to go with a sprung solo seat.

Not sure if I want to do the suicide clutch and jockey shifter - although they look pretty cool. I'll wait for your report on how you like it!

What I would really like to do is a springer front end . . .
yeah im gonna go rigid too i forgot to add that lol i just dont know where to get those bars that replace the shocks like in the pic i showed

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Make your own bars that go in place of the shocks. Use a round or square tube and weld a nut or something of the sort at each end. Just an idea.

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Make your own bars that go in place of the shocks. Use a round or square tube and weld a nut or something of the sort at each end. Just an idea.
yeah thats a good idea but u gotta think.... this is whats keeping my butt off the rear tire.... im thinkin something a lil stronger lol

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i really dont wanna do 2 much fabrication... i want to be able to put it back stock (even tho the bike is in my name dad will be a lil upset if i welded on the bike lol) im goin to buy a different tank and stuff to where i dont have to sand my stock tank

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Mine is already a rigid using solid bars to replace the shocks. My plan is to modify the frame to look like a true rigid frame - similar to what Bucky did in the "Hard Arse" thread.

I hope to start the surgery this weekend. If you are interested in the bars when I am done, PM me. They are solid steel with drilled holes so no welds to break. They are very stout and require no mods to the bike.

I've been riding it as a rigid for a couple of months and the ride is not nearly as hard as I had thought it would be. Good luck on your build.

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Mine is already a rigid using solid bars to replace the shocks. My plan is to modify the frame to look like a true rigid frame - similar to what Bucky did in the "Hard Arse" thread.

I hope to start the surgery this weekend. If you are interested in the bars when I am done, PM me. They are solid steel with drilled holes so no welds to break. They are very stout and require no mods to the bike.

I've been riding it as a rigid for a couple of months and the ride is not nearly as hard as I had thought it would be. Good luck on your build.
YGPM btw im trying to do this w/ as low of a budget as i can get. me and a friend of mine will be doing all the work so that will keep costs down. hopefully i can piece it together well

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Here is a picture of a VN 750 Bobber I saw at our Toys for Tots Parade last December (thus the road salt). He had fabricated a suicide shifter on his bike.....

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Here is a picture of a VN 750 Bobber I saw at our Toys for Tots Parade last December (thus the road salt). He had fabricated a suicide shifter on his bike.....

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cool thanx man

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