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My on the cheap bobber build thread.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Johnt3, Dec 9, 2012.

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  1. Radford119

    Radford119 XS650 Enthusiast

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    Johnt3, I am sorry to hear about your stepmother. I hope things get better for you and your family in the coming months. Cancer is a terrible disease. Your bike is looking great, it will be interesting to see what the total amount spent was when you get done with it.
     
  2. Street Tracker

    Street Tracker Dirt Track Mentality

    John,
    I am truly sorry to hear of your tremendous loss, please accept my condolences for you and yours. You know she would want you all to carry on and remember her for all the good she made in your lives and that you too may pay it forward. Take this precious time to really get closer to your family as it brings a great opportunity for it.

    Glad to see you still working on the bike when time permits, never fear we will always be here you know that. Stay cool fool :thumbsup:
     
  3. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    I agree wrench away and play Your favorite music.
     
  4. Its the best form of therapy in my opinion - worked for me :)
     
  5. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Thanks guys.Good to hear the comments.I have to say this the greatest group of guys I've had the honor to share this bike building passion with.Yeah,I'm still itching to build.:D
    I'm not really keeping a tab but, it's rolling on $2000 so far.:thumbsup:
     
  6. Likewise John! The feelings mutual!!

    I havent kept tabs - think I would fill my rompers if I knew :)
     
  7. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Well, I got my new front tire mounted today. Yea! That was a SOB.The old tire was hard as a rock.I went with a Duro HF317-02 Tire 3.25-19". A little skinnier than stock and it makes my back tire look fatter.:thumbsup::D
    I'll try and get some pics Friday.
     
  8. Street Tracker

    Street Tracker Dirt Track Mentality

    Speaking of hard old tires I just cut my old one off with the tire grinder and finished the bead with a good pair of tin snips quick and done it about 5 minutes.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  9. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    Duro HF317-02 Is that a harbor freight Tire??? I didn't know HF sold tires for motorcycles too:laugh:
     
  10. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Yeah, I needed the tube.No I really thought about cutting the damn thing.:D
    Dang! I bought it from Lowbrow. What, you don't likey my cheap tire?:laugh:
     
  11. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    Hell Yea I luv Your cheap tire lol. skinny front sounds :thumbsup:righton wish I had thought to do that
    Cheap is Great!
     
  12. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Cheap,My only way to go.:laugh:
    Does this skinny front tire make my ass look bigger?:D
     
  13. Street Tracker

    Street Tracker Dirt Track Mentality

    Gonna need pics to let you know that one...dear!
     
  14. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    You know.. I like big but damn that's big.
    At some point gravity is gonna take over then it's all ugly from there.
     
  15. Street Tracker

    Street Tracker Dirt Track Mentality

    looks like someone is gonna need a wheel barrel to haul that thing around.
     
  16. Thats my kind of arse! You can park your bikes front wheel between it and rest a pint on each hip!
     
  17. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Ha Ha!! Yes. Yes you can.:laugh:
     

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