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Old 02-19-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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Bobbing a Boxer...

Anyone turned their Airhead into a Bobber? I just found this link. Some spectacular fabrication work on this machine. Check out the build thread... very cool!

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Old 02-19-2013, 10:54 AM   #2
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I'll dig up a picture of a short chop done with an r75. Tons of work. Somehow doubt the guys on this forum will be a fan.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:06 PM   #3
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We've seen it before. Certainly a work of art but how good of a motorcycle is it? I can't see getting that many miles out of it but somebody who claimed to have rode it I think claimed it wasn't as bad as it looked.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:36 PM   #4
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Gorgeous work, no doubt about it. But, like pretty much all bobbers, they are done for show, not go..... Hafta respect their building skills, it is worth the "show" fo'sho'......(pun, what pun?)

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Old 02-19-2013, 01:05 PM   #5
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Stress points

I wonder about the stress points on the rear drive.. Exhausts need to be caffinated..

It is a show bike for sure for smooth surfaces.

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Old 02-19-2013, 01:11 PM   #6
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:04 PM   #7
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That´s pretty cool. Very "SteamPunk" looking. I love the fab work done on Bobbers. I know these bikes aren't for travelling, but it's certainly a conversation piece when you ride to the local bar.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:06 PM   #8
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I'd love to know more about this one. I'm intrigued by the stock transmission to chain drive, and the transmission mounted (?) disc brake. I love how the battery is hidden in the stock airbox!

fun stuff!
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:08 PM   #9
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I rode a hardtail springer front end xs650 for two years and put quite a bit of miles on it- about 700 a month as a commuter plus whatever weekend rides. It's different, but don't think you can't ride them. It's more a matter of the quality of your fab holding up to the miles. Some does, some falls apart. Honesty the stock is FAR more comfortable but sometimes I miss the roadside conversations about the bike.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:40 PM   #10
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:14 PM   #11
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I'd love to know more about this one. I'm intrigued by the stock transmission to chain drive, and the transmission mounted (?) disc brake. I love how the battery is hidden in the stock airbox!

fun stuff!
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I'll see if I can PM the builder for some info.
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