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post #1 of 91 (permalink) Old 04-18-2010, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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bobber build, wrecked my chopper

A while back I totaled my chopper :. so, since i have sold the idea to my wife, I am going to build a bobber out of my wreckage. I purchased a used front end and vn800 gas tank off ebay for about 80 dollars. today i purchase new hand controls, grips and bsa drag bars. the bike will be a rigid with a springer saddle.

Harley sportster fenders
custom raked front end
custom exhaust
vn800 tank and guages
modified seat and recovered
rear frame chopped
custom wiring harness
airbox removed

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post #2 of 91 (permalink) Old 04-18-2010, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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pics of wrecked bike

here is what is left of my bike. it is not too bad.



Harley sportster fenders
custom raked front end
custom exhaust
vn800 tank and guages
modified seat and recovered
rear frame chopped
custom wiring harness
airbox removed

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post #3 of 91 (permalink) Old 04-18-2010, 08:25 PM
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ouchies... glad you are ok, and THat was a sweet brat, now it will be an even sweeter bobber, does she still run?
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started on modding frame

I have cut off the seat rails and parralleled it with the top of the side covers. I decided to to do this because the shock mount were damaged from the wreck and I am going to use 9" swedged radious rods to make my "stays" in bycycle terms lol. Alot of people say the drag bars tend to get into the tank. later on I will get into how I will get around it when the bars arrive.



Harley sportster fenders
custom raked front end
custom exhaust
vn800 tank and guages
modified seat and recovered
rear frame chopped
custom wiring harness
airbox removed

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she should, there was no damage to the engine, but it would not roll at all when the towing company delivered it

Harley sportster fenders
custom raked front end
custom exhaust
vn800 tank and guages
modified seat and recovered
rear frame chopped
custom wiring harness
airbox removed
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I can't wait to see this done.
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post #7 of 91 (permalink) Old 04-19-2010, 07:25 AM
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Hope you didn't get hurt. What happened, and what did you do to make the 800 tank fit the 750 frame?

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I was cruising down the highway about 75mph and i started to get a real bad wobble that I could no get out of and it put me over the handle bars. I think with the previous front end the neck was not tightend to specs, but I can only speculate since it is all broke now lol. I purchased the bike with raked front already installed so I do not really know to much about it except that I was unhappy on how it was built. originally the tank was installed by just drilling a hole in the top of the frame and taping a 7/16 hole. you do have to make a spacer to level the tank. the rear tab was rebent to mount close to the original point. with the tank you have to cut the half round brackets off to clear the frame. I will be mounting it a different way though once I get my new seat in, so stay tuned and pics will be posted.

Harley sportster fenders
custom raked front end
custom exhaust
vn800 tank and guages
modified seat and recovered
rear frame chopped
custom wiring harness
airbox removed
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post #9 of 91 (permalink) Old 04-19-2010, 11:11 AM
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like the direction your going with the bike!
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post #10 of 91 (permalink) Old 04-21-2010, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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I got my new handle bars and left controls in today. I think our bikes look great with drag bars. I should get my seat by the end of this week. Here are the pics. The VN800 mastercyclinder helps alot with clearance issues.


Harley sportster fenders
custom raked front end
custom exhaust
vn800 tank and guages
modified seat and recovered
rear frame chopped
custom wiring harness
airbox removed

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