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Old 10-08-2007, 06:37 PM   #61
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That first bike is hot. But it is not a bobber, fat tire or no. Once the frame is cut, steering head moved it is a chopper, not a bobber.

At the risk of being redundant, (I've already posted it tonight in another thread) here is my 61 FL that I sold in the Fall of 78.



It wasn't a major bob-job, but it worked for me. SuperGlide front end, suicide clutch, lotsa fun to ride.

Edit: All of those bikes are hot. I wasn't trying to dis them.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:07 PM   #62
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That first bike is hot. But it is not a bobber, fat tire or no. Once the frame is cut, steering head moved it is a chopper, not a bobber.


Edit: All of those bikes are hot. I wasn't trying to dis them.
I did have some doubts when I posted it, but it looked cool.
Thanks for adding to the definition.
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:41 AM   #63
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I realize that it's just an assembly picture but it'd be tempting to just clearcoat the whole thing and leave it looking raw..
actually, that is just what he did.
The bike was crashed near death valley while doing some offroad riding...

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Old 10-09-2007, 11:18 AM   #64
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BRAVO !
Its about time that BOBBERS got some recognition. They are IMO, very important link in motorcycle evolution chain. I've had a few choppers and bobbers back in the early 80s and still have great memories of them and that era. I remember buying a complete, but barely running '65 CL77 Dream chopper for $300. Rigid frame with 12in over forks! I don't think I've ever paid more than $200-300 for a Limey basket case...

Not mine, but very close to '67 Bonnie bobber that I built from a basket.

Beautiful bike!
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:10 PM   #65
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Built this 2 years ago. Was in "The Horse, Backstreet choppers" last month.
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:14 PM   #66
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I always thought David Edwards indian bobber was the epitome of the genre, it's in here already but here's another shot.




This is a 450 honda bobber that I also think really hits the mark. Well maybe minus the green wheels

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Old 10-09-2007, 05:58 PM   #67
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I always thought David Edwards indian bobber was the epitome of the genre, it's in here already but here's another shot.

+1 on that!!


This is a 450 honda bobber that I also think really hits the mark. Well maybe minus the green wheels

I don't know about those green wheeles (different strokes and all that) but that's a really creative setup.. Proves you don't have to be rich to get in the game.

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Old 10-09-2007, 06:10 PM   #68
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:21 PM   #69
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In he words of Austin Powers... SCHWING!!!! It's rare that I look at a bike and say to myself that I wouldn't change a thing but this is one of them...
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:45 AM   #70
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Yeah, I wish my Triumph look just like that one. I love those pipes! My 2006 Triumph looks bulky next to that bike.

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Old 10-10-2007, 07:10 AM   #71
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NOT BOBBERs, But really cool:


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Old 10-10-2007, 09:36 PM   #72
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thought I'd post my POS on here that I built last winter. dunno if it is a "bobber" but it is damn close, in spirit at least. it weighs 275lbs with 2 gallons of gas and has about 30-35hp. began life as a GN400, basically a zuk DR400 with a few street things. its kick only, 6V electrics w/CDI, no battery and kick only. Ive got it starting first kick without using the decomp.
the exhaust is made from part of a subaru exhaust, the maple seat is cushioned by a jeep YJ spring.
this winter it's getting torn down for cleanup of some things Im not happy with, a real headlight, a new way nicer(comfortable, leather) seat, and hope to shed at least 5 lbs off it.
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:03 AM   #75
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I like this take on an old BSA... more here: http://www.greasykulture.com/BSA%20Bobber.html

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