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Old 10-01-2007, 12:01 PM   #16
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saw this Dnepr bobber at a bike rally this weekend in Bulgaria. Its ratty, but cool (needs to lose the front fender tho)



best thing about it was his license plate tail light setup. seems the lite & mount broke off awhile back, so he mounted the tag to the back of his WW2 helmet, & a battery operated bicycle tail light.

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Old 10-01-2007, 12:15 PM   #17
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I think a little "Rattyness" kind of ads to the charm a bit. But the front fender would definately have to go.. I'd say it's kind of a bobber trademark.
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:22 PM   #18
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Old Triumphs look badass set up "TT" style.(just my 2 cents)
Any body got pics?
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:25 PM   #19
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the front fender emblem is cool tho, its the badge off of a pre revolution (1917) russian army helmet. odd thing tho, its a rear fender on the front. Ya dont see THAT too often. But I see alot of weird shit over here, not much surprises me anymore.

I found a 36 harley bobber sitting in a basement in minnesota. thats another project for this winter. its an original bobber, built after WW2 in the late 40's. the front fender was altered & put on the rear (common bobber trick back then, as its much lighter than the rear fender) no fender up front, all the excess stuff removed to make it lighter.
I'm gonna 'restore' it as a period bobber. I like my stock Indians, but prefer my harleys to be butchered
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:38 PM   #20
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I found a 36 harley bobber sitting in a basement in minnesota. thats another project for this winter. its an original bobber, built after WW2 in the late 40's. the front fender was altered & put on the rear (common bobber trick back then, as its much lighter than the rear fender) no fender up front, all the excess stuff removed to make it lighter.
I'm gonna 'restore' it as a period bobber. I like my stock Indians, but prefer my harleys to be butchered
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Is it a Knuckle or a flathead? Just wondering. Sounds like a fun project!
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Old 10-01-2007, 01:20 PM   #21
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I have this '39 sport scout (1940 engine etc) in race/bobber costume:

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Old 10-01-2007, 02:47 PM   #22
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I see your over here stirring up the pot

I wonder if chucking the rear suspension in favor of a bolt on rigid makes it go faster?
naw.... bolt on rigid just makes your ass hurt while looking cool. I really like that era custom bikes regardless of country of origin or performance. I just like 'em
As far as "stirring the pot", its easier to do on the other forum. Just throw them a turd and watch the show.
You must be pretty bored to surf over here..... when are you comming out to play?
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:43 PM   #23
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naw.... bolt on rigid just makes your ass hurt while looking cool. I really like that era custom bikes regardless of country of origin or performance. I just like 'em
As far as "stirring the pot", its easier to do on the other forum. Just throw them a turd and watch the show.
You must be pretty bored to surf over here..... when are you comming out to play?
I started reading through the forum when I first got layed up. Some badass ride reports on this here board that have really helped to get me outta the funk of bein outta commision these last few months. Hadnt posted until I saw you and FloridaSteve hangin out here and posting on 2 threads that are pretty near and dear to me.
Back on subject I dig the actual bikes of the era like that '39 Indian above(articIndian need to know more about that bike) that are "bobbed" to make it a lean mean machene built for function over fashion. I'm just not a fan of doin somthing like bolting a rigid rear onto a previously sprung bike just for looks. But to each their own as long as they leave my bikes alone
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:19 PM   #24
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I hear ya. My 69XLCH and 65 Dream were chopped when I got them and 67 Bonnie came home in several milk crates. Not guity, I tell ya!

Post pics of your little racer! you did a great job on it.
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:44 PM   #25
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I hear ya. My 69XLCH and 65 Dream were chopped when I got them and 67 Bonnie came home in several milk crates. Not guity, I tell ya!

Post pics of your little racer! you did a great job on it.
Thanks man I'll post it over in the vintage roadrace thread.
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:12 PM   #26
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Came across this over in the "Garage".

I don't know if it qualifies, but shit it's beautifull.!




http://www.flickr.com/photos/pittedchrome/420997678/
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:13 PM   #27
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Who could bob this?
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:39 PM   #28
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Came across this over in the "Garage".

I don't know if it qualifies, but shit it's beautifull.!




http://www.flickr.com/photos/pittedchrome/420997678/
Ummm.. Hell Yes that qualifies.... and talk about "engineering as art" Wow!!
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:42 PM   #29
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Who could bob this?
My buddy Brian...


Although I know for a fact that he built it from a box of parts so... not really..
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:08 PM   #30
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Is it a Knuckle or a flathead? Just wondering. Sounds like a fun project!
its a VLH, 80" flatty. with a 4 speed. 1 year only tranny, with 80 1 year only parts in it. Im glad its all there! hahaha
I wish it WAS a knuck, 1st year knucks are worth their weight in gold almost.

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