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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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EN 454 LTD bobber

Picked up an EN454 mostly for parts. Now Im gonna bob the rest to a point, and offer it for sale as a project bike.

....Now....



....Proposed, to start with (this is CGI, hasnt been done yet)...



Note that Im lowering the rear, then using the existing backbone line to extend back to make a rigid. Drop of 4 inches. This also extends the wheelbase 2".
Adding support for seat and fender, will maybe add a strut too. Oh yeah, gonna get a whitewall job too, thinking a forest green frame and the lower forktubes.




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I just need my brother Merc here with me to help me pull the motor...then I can yank the forks and wheels myself and start the frame....lookin cool in my CGI though, eh ?...this thing SCREAMED to be modded ! Still wondering if I wanna play with the rake or not...



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i am loving it.can't wait to see it finished.just traded my xs400 and 200 bucks for an 86 vn 750.will get some picks up when the po brings it to me.motor is out because shifter shaft is stripped.gonna pull tins and put on my 700 and then bob it.actually i should be technical and say brat it.love to see projects.

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I just need my brother Merc here with me to help me pull the motor...then I can yank the forks and wheels myself and start the frame....lookin cool in my CGI though, eh ?...this thing SCREAMED to be modded ! Still wondering if I wanna play with the rake or not...
at first i thought that you allready did the frame work.nice cgi work

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looking at it more,it would look cool with some rake with those long forks,as long as you don't mess up the trail too much.but you have ridden and built choppers before,so you know what to expect

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Well Wolfie, you are planning mods waaaayy beyond my pay grade.
But more power to ya.

I see the left side engine cover is broken, but I don't see any scuff marks on it.
How would it get broken like that?
Do you know what kind of shape the engine is in otherwise?

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ya know i almost bought a nice proj (winter) w a springer front and yam motor. but it was all hardtail... and at $400 it wouldve been a steal. However my old back wont
take that kinda beating.
It even had the coffin tank !!! stretched out.. looked beast and screamed... "Make me into a Dracula bike !!!"... but i just couldnt part with the dough.

Good luck on yours Wolfie !!!!
Cant wait to see more.
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Thanks Vamp !

...and Hoss...that aint broken...its a belt drive... *weg*



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