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Old 10-24-2013, 07:05 PM   #61
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:00 PM   #62
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A friend just built this, then proceeded to take it on a 1200 mile weekend trip to deals gap. I kind of want to put something together now. I'm not sure how the hand shift worked out on the tail of the dragon, but he's still with us so it must have been ok



Had to fix a few things along the way


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Old 10-25-2013, 07:11 AM   #63
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You realize this is going to turn in to a Bobber picture thread now, right?




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Old 10-25-2013, 10:16 AM   #64
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I'm thinking about doing something similar to this with my V-Star. There's no change to the frame, steering, or suspension and it can be easily brought back to stock if needed
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:25 AM   #65
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His backpack looks to close to the back wheels
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:02 PM   #66
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In the spirit of the thread, here's a short course on how to build a cafe racer which, with just a few changes, would cover bobbers too.

Ichiban Cafe Racer build:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC28g...yc3Dn7g/videos

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Old 10-25-2013, 12:23 PM   #67
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His backpack looks to close to the back wheels
There's a fender there with a sissy bar. Not sure if the bag is strapped on or if he's wearing it though.

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Old 10-26-2013, 02:05 AM   #68
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Educate me, what is it about a Bobber that makes it so attractive?

I can understand Cafe Racers & Street Trackers, the stripping unnecessary items and modifying to improve performance and handling is Ok by me, I see lots of good looking ones on the road.

The act of cutting up of a bike and removing rear suspension, chopping fenders off, replacing the seat with a board, fitting fat oversize tires and generally stuffing up the ergonomics and handling just leaves me shaking my head.

Nothing in the slightest attractive with these, dare I call, 'bikes'.
What is it, with worrying about what other people ride? I don't ride a bobber, and could give a shit less who does, or why they do it. Ride what you want to ride. Dare I say........

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Old 10-26-2013, 06:52 AM   #69
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We built my wife a bobber out of a Suzuki savage. It is a total mess of a cliche - flat black- check, exhaust wrap- check, no fenders- you bet. And she loves it. It's a pretty fun little around town ride, she gets to wear some leather and gets a change from her regular rides. She's 43 and doesn't care what people think. The hipster kids love that thing. I have a pretty sweet R100 that never gets a second look when we're out together.
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I'm thinking about doing something similar to this with my V-Star. There's no change to the frame, steering, or suspension and it can be easily brought back to stock if needed
I like it, whatever it's called
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I guess most bobbers are never used in the rain.? As most dont have front mudgaurds
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:45 AM   #72
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I'm thinking about doing something similar to this with my V-Star. There's no change to the frame, steering, or suspension and it can be easily brought back to stock if needed
I like it, whatever it's called
That's actually a V-Star 650 Classic which is quite affordable Blue Collar Bobbers has quite a few kits for many bikes you might not think about like the Rebel and they've got a cafe kit for the Ninja 250

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I guess most bobbers are never used in the rain.? As most dont have front mudgaurds
True, most of these bikes never see adverse weather, but I know rtwdoug has done some epic rides on bikes without front fenders
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:09 PM   #73
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:25 PM   #74
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I guess most bobbers are never used in the rain.? As most dont have front mudgaurds
You don't need a front fender to ride in the rain. The bike will get by quite nicely, assuming you're up for it.

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Old 10-27-2013, 01:39 PM   #75
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There's a fender there with a sissy bar. Not sure if the bag is strapped on or if he's wearing it though.

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