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Vintage Bobber Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by phil1rowe4, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Looks like a good plan is coming together! Brakes and suspension both ends, :thumbsup:
     
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  2. LiveSlowDieWhenever

    LiveSlowDieWhenever probably broke down. Just call me greasy.

    Incredible work! Very jealous. Next project is going to have to be a monoshock softy like yours. Again,beautiful stuff going on there
     
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  3. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi LiveSlow,
    yeah, that's one beautiful bike but do schools not teach English Language anymore?
    You are not "jealous" at all. What you are is "envious".
    Just like me.
     
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  4. LiveSlowDieWhenever

    LiveSlowDieWhenever probably broke down. Just call me greasy.

    On second thought, you’re absolutely right. But yes, I think we are all pretty envious of this beautifully assembled machine!
     
  5. Well, I'm glad you guys like how the bike is coming together.
    I've been working on lots of smaller jobs; foot pegs, rear tail light mount, refurbished switches, gear shift linkage etc. I've also made some aluminium handgrips that I'll wrap with some leather.
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  6. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Like that rear fender, where's it from? [​IMG]
     
  7. Here's some pictures from last weekend.
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    This week I've done the rear brake linkages, brake and clutch hoses and rear brake pads. Custom pushrod to suit the hydraulic clutch is next.
     
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  8. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before parked Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    Beautiful build ... I like the Sportster mufflers even though they are very heavy.
     
  9. peterg

    peterg XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

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    Looking good! Are you painting the tank and fenders? They look good as is IMO.
     
  10. The sportster mufflers are copies, so are quite light. I have a satin clear that is designed to go over plain steel so I'm intending to just clear coat the tank and fenders.

    Hydraulic slave cylinder is now fitted and one piece pushrod cut to length.
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  11. Some may not like it but I've got a tool bag for the front to hold all the electric connections. The headlight shell is too small to do the job and there's no where else!
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    After getting an expensive quote to have the headers made up I decided to get some mandrel bends and have a go myself. So spent this weekend playing around making the headers. I'm pretty happy with the results as it matches the plan in my head.
    IMG_20190512_163554.jpg IMG_20190512_163601.jpg IMG_20190512_163609.jpg
     
  12. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    I like the tool bag Phil it does go well with the seat! JC :thumbsup:
     
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  13. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before parked Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    I agree...I like the tool bag, helps make a bobber a bobber. Exhaust looks good too.
     
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  14. X77S

    X77S Unmotivated..... HELP!

    Might as well fill the tool bag with electrics. You're gonna need those tools in your hand while riding.
     
  15. I look forward to the day I am riding it, tools in hand or not!
     
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  16. Here's the pipes welded up and polished.
    IMG_20190514_205024.jpg IMG_20190514_205037.jpg
     
  17. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Very innovative I like it, that all stainless? Welding looks awesome.
     
  18. Thanks Gary,
    Yes they're all 1 5/8" stainless steel.
     
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  19. LiveSlowDieWhenever

    LiveSlowDieWhenever probably broke down. Just call me greasy.

    Digging that pipe routing, whole bike looks incredible man! :cheers:
     
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