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Author Topic: First bike/bobber build!Lil' Blue  (Read 17473 times)

Offline andycafe

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Re: First bike/bobber build!Lil' Blue
« Reply #10 on: Jun 21, 2012, 07:32:57 »
Dudes got his serious face on  :o

Offline MotorbikeBruno

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Re: First bike/bobber build!Lil' Blue
« Reply #11 on: Jun 21, 2012, 12:09:05 »
Are you going to chop the rear fender a little bit at the bottom?  Having it sweep under isn't as pleasing to the eye. Just my .02

Offline JordanCFH

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Re: First bike/bobber build!Lil' Blue
« Reply #12 on: Jun 29, 2012, 01:35:44 »
It won't be getting chopped but its not set in place exactly.  Just Zip cut the  junker Virago's rear fender mounts, just got to chop the Honda's fender mount's to fit the Harley fender a lot easier and looks wise it will be more appealing to the eye ( will post photos later once i start chopping the Honda.) Also it doesn't help with the small front fender....doesn't flow with the bike so that maybe why it looks off with the Rear fender "dragging" and not have the front do the same.

Offline MotorbikeBruno

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Re: First bike/bobber build!Lil' Blue
« Reply #13 on: Jun 29, 2012, 11:58:18 »
Yeah, that may be it, the front fender. I was just looking at that angle and it sweeps up diagonally into the bike and it looks odd, but like you said it was just "set" in place, so I'll hush up for now! haha  ;)

Offline JordanCFH

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Re: First bike/bobber build!Lil' Blue
« Reply #14 on: Jul 22, 2012, 02:19:45 »
 I've got the rear fender mounts welded on. Tomorrow  hopefully (depending on weather) ill get the fender and possibly the seats mounted if not  i will be starting to make the front fender ( picked up a sportster fender to chop and make bigger.)

Yeah, that may be it, the front fender. I was just looking at that angle and it sweeps up diagonally into the bike and it looks odd, but like you said it was just "set" in place, so I'll hush up for now! haha  ;)
lol indeed, hopefully tomorrow we can see if your right if things go smoothly









Offline JordanCFH

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Re: First bike/bobber build!Lil' Blue
« Reply #15 on: Sep 21, 2012, 21:49:04 »
Finally an update, been busy with sorting out school/school loans just started 2 weeks ago. Haven't had much time to work on the bike but......been having a lot of great progress. Welded in the original mounts from the Harley fender (after cutting em) so i had a solid place to bolt to, strap brace installed on the nose of the fender for the front mounts (still need to finish the last bit for the mounts and the rear fender will be fully mounted so i can install the seat and taillight/signals.

 The front fender is almost finished, i gotta do abit of patch work to make the "3 part" fender flow together smoothly, it needs some TLC with some pulling and pushing as the heat from welding has twisted it a fair bit. Just taking my time with it making sure i don't screw something major up and don't get frustrated with it, with what ever free time i get after work/school gonna do my best to keep working on this thing..... I'm not looking forward to having to work on this thing over the winter unless its just gotta be body work/paint LOL.












« Last Edit: Sep 22, 2012, 01:38:07 by JordanCFH »

Offline MotorbikeBruno

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Re: First bike/bobber build!Lil' Blue
« Reply #16 on: Sep 22, 2012, 15:01:45 »
It's getting there.  :)

Offline JordanCFH

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Re: First bike/bobber build!Lil' Blue
« Reply #17 on: Sep 22, 2012, 22:21:43 »
Did a little bit of work today, spent most of it trying to figure things out with the old man. Gotta stop getting so anal about things not being perfect, deff ain't easy making everything perfect without the proper shop, bound to have a few things not matching exaclty. But that's what a backyard projects bound to have =D. I thought i would post a few photos of some of the stuff i had done earlier that i didn't have pics for + what i had gotta done today.

It's getting there.  :)

For sure dude, starting to finally not get so agitated and anxious to get it done...don't have a set time frame to get it done, tho i would like to get it on the road for spring and finally get to enjoy my first motorcycle =p bonus being i built it.

Offline JordanCFH

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Re: First bike/bobber build!Lil' Blue
« Reply #18 on: Sep 22, 2012, 22:30:49 »
here are some photos.







Offline Hoosier Daddy

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Re: First bike/bobber build!Lil' Blue
« Reply #19 on: Sep 23, 2012, 08:09:26 »
I think you need to thow in some rake and kick that front end out.
“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, why don’t you just make sure that you’re just not in fact surrounded by a bunch of assholes, alright?”


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