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Old 01-11-2013, 10:51 AM   #16
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I think I would go this route and it would be cheaper.

http://thekneeslider.com/cb450r-cafe...al-cafe-racer/

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:41 PM   #17
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Find an old Amen plunger frame.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:47 PM   #18
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I don't see how a big watercooled lump with a radiator would ever look right in a bobber, but knock yourself out.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:25 PM   #19
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Does anybody else remember AWOL magazine? It was a british mag I used to pick up back in the 90's. Full of all sorts of cool bikes and choppers with all sorts of engines. Great magazine. I remember a few cool GSXR and FJ engined bikes that looked really nice, I think air cooled GSXR's and FJ 1100-1200's are the best looking semi-modern inline fours for a chopper/bobber.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:33 PM   #20
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All the ones I have seen were hacked up factory frames of cheap big 3 bikes. They sounded almost as good as they looked. That brick of an engine is hard to build around and stay with the bobber theme.

There is something about the sound of a I4 in a bobber that just isn't right.
I actually tried to correct the title of this thread.Bobber probably isn't the right word to use describing the bike I want to build.

I want to build a rigid.I think I'll end up reusing the z wheels too.I'm just kickin around ideas right now
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:36 PM   #21
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We have a KZ1000 bobber in the shop. Hideous thing but it could be a start for someone............cheep.

Thanks man but I'd like to stick to water cooled and fuel injection
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:39 PM   #22
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I think I would go this route and it would be cheaper.

http://thekneeslider.com/cb450r-cafe...al-cafe-racer/

I like the cafe style ,I'm just not interested in building one right now
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:43 PM   #23
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Does anybody else remember AWOL magazine? It was a british mag I used to pick up back in the 90's. Full of all sorts of cool bikes and choppers with all sorts of engines. Great magazine. I remember a few cool GSXR and FJ engined bikes that looked really nice, I think air cooled GSXR's and FJ 1100-1200's are the best looking semi-modern inline fours for a chopper/bobber.
I searched ebay and found a few issues that looked interesting,picked up a couple for cheap,thanks man
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:05 PM   #24
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I searched ebay and found a few issues that looked interesting,picked up a couple for cheap,thanks man
AWOL is resting in peace with the knowledge that the torch is carried forward by BSH , Back Street Heros magazine. In the latest issue there's a bobber with a GSXR motor and one with a Yamaha XJR 1200 in it . Both have frames called Wormburner rigid by Hard Up Choppers.
They may well ship you one in exchage for a pile of cash.

The reality of this is you can ,but should you ? 50 hp in a rigid is one thing 115 to 150 may be problematic. I'm sure you could putt around gently , but , how long before you wind it on ?
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:55 PM   #25
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saw this on CL today.


http://killeen.craigslist.org/mcy/3489218490.html
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:26 PM   #26
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check out Chopcult.com lots of good info

http://www.chopcult.com/forum/
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:21 AM   #27
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An aquaintence is currently building this - hardtail bobber.... with a "blow-thru"




Anuvver is sorting these out....

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