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Bob
08-10-2009, 09:41 PM
I know we don't have many, if any, bobber guys here but I figured I'd start a forum for them. Bobber's are my favorite style of bikes and they can be fun and cheap to build and fun to ride.

Gas Man
08-11-2009, 01:23 PM
YOu can make about anything into a bobber.

Bob
08-11-2009, 06:12 PM
YOu can make about anything into a bobber.

Yeah and they can usually be made cheap! Hell, you could pull sell all of the OEM stuff you take off and probably come out ahead.

Gas Man
08-12-2009, 01:12 AM
true

ziek
10-28-2009, 09:14 AM
I love the bobber look. For me its the only way to go

RedneckMedic
10-28-2009, 11:26 AM
hey ziek i love the xs bobbers post a pic so we can see yours.

ziek
10-28-2009, 10:33 PM
my new money pit :)
http://www.2wheelmichigan.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=46

Bob
10-29-2009, 07:35 PM
Cool bikes man!

Gas Man
11-01-2009, 12:05 PM
ziek... I think your headlight is on backwards.

ziek
11-02-2009, 12:28 PM
Its more aerodynamic that way lol. The bolt that was holding it fell out.

Gas Man
11-02-2009, 10:30 PM
Agreed!

jpswino
11-08-2009, 10:25 PM
Here is one of the builds I have going right now.

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll150/jpswino2/Low%20Life/IMG00367.jpg

BennettsKustoms
09-20-2010, 12:24 AM
Yea I agree, bobbers are the best way to go for someone wanting to build a cheap bike that looks badass. this is the one im workin on. its an 81 kz650 that we made a hardtail. itll be an army themed bike as you can see from the ammo saddle bag!

toby
12-25-2010, 07:24 AM
i have one pic later

silverstonepgt
01-23-2011, 07:30 PM
http://www.2wheelmichigan.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=896&d=1295824447

Bob
01-23-2011, 09:04 PM
Nice ride man! Any details on it?

silverstonepgt
01-23-2011, 09:35 PM
1983 Kawasaki KZ550 LTD.

Rips for a 550, these I-4s are neat, but sound a bit odd for a bobber.

All I have done is paint, bars, a bit of work with the sawzall, and a removal of a lot of unnecessary crap.

Bob
01-23-2011, 09:40 PM
1983 Kawasaki KZ550 LTD.

Rips for a 550, these I-4s are neat, but sound a bit odd for a bobber.

All I have done is paint, bars, a bit of work with the sawzall, and a removal of a lot of unnecessary crap.

I love the I-4's for bobbers. Just doesn't seem like we see many in these neck of the woods. I'm hoping to do a Honda 750 or even a 550 bobber project next. But it'll be a slow project if it happens probably.

kwats
01-24-2011, 07:34 PM
The single cam Honda 750's have a lot of soul. My 1st one was a '75 that I rode for 4 years, put over 89,000 miles on it, beat the shit out of it, and only traded it because I overloaded it and broke out the rear spokes on top of Lookout Mountain in Tennessee. My daily rider of today is a '70 CB750 that I cut up and made it into something I like, some people call it a chopper, some a bobber. The only things stock are the engine and swing arm; the rest has all been fiddled with. I have 3 more complete 750's waiting for attention, we'll see what 2011 brings.
916

toby
02-07-2011, 11:28 AM
952pic of my bober:weld:

Gas Man
02-07-2011, 12:59 PM
Toby nice shovel!

apex factor
02-10-2011, 04:19 PM
Toby, I've seen your bike around. Trying to think where I saw it...hmm boomers i think.

fatmanracing
02-10-2011, 06:26 PM
Yea I agree, bobbers are the best way to go for someone wanting to build a cheap bike that looks badass. this is the one im workin on. its an 81 kz650 that we made a hardtail. itll be an army themed bike as you can see from the ammo saddle bag!

Did you cut the area in front of the tire (what used to be the swingarm) and re weld it back together?

garagebuilt72
02-14-2011, 09:05 AM
killer chop

dogbreath
02-14-2011, 04:31 PM
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz267/daugbret/garage/100_0473.jpg
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz267/daugbret/100_0462.jpg

My bobber that I sold in 2007

Nobody
02-22-2011, 11:18 PM
Yea I agree, bobbers are the best way to go for someone wanting to build a cheap bike that looks badass. this is the one im workin on. its an 81 kz650 that we made a hardtail. itll be an army themed bike as you can see from the ammo saddle bag!

What size cans are you using for saddle bags? I was eyeballing some cans for a project, when I was in the surplus store the other day.

Gas Man
02-23-2011, 09:18 AM
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz267/daugbret/garage/100_0473.jpg
http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz267/daugbret/100_0462.jpg

My bobber that I sold in 2007

I think that is more of a streetfighter than a bobber.

Bob
02-23-2011, 08:00 PM
It's a SF bobber. I was confused at first too when I started getting into the street fighters but they have their bobbers too. I sort of miss my fighter.

dogbreath
02-23-2011, 08:39 PM
You would have believed it was a bobber if you rode it and felt the rooster tails hitting the back of your neck.

2WHEELFEVER
02-23-2011, 09:50 PM
my new money pit :)
http://www.2wheelmichigan.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=46




haha small world... i won that bike on ebay, went to the sellers house and he backed out and tried to up the price (about year and half ago) so i let him keep it--- happy to see it got a new owner

MAGNYS
05-22-2011, 12:16 PM
Heres mine, not really home built like some of yours.
sorry I guess I cant post pics?

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n105/JCMAGNYS/DSCI0008.jpg

Gas Man
05-22-2011, 02:20 PM
Looks good, love the apes!

Fix
05-25-2011, 04:09 PM
I guess bobber is what mine qualifies as nowadays. 1978 Yamaha XS1100

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x120/Carbonbased_photo/XS11%20stuff/IMG_0118.jpg