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Author Topic: Hardtailin' it  (Read 1677 times)

Offline jelloelstone

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Hardtailin' it
« on: Nov 30, 2011, 00:33:23 »
pickin up a new bike soon. Definately gunna be a bobber. Whats it like havin a hardtail using a springer seat? i have a bad back already
1981 Suzuki Gs400 "Melba Toast"
1975 Honda Cb125 "The Shot"

Offline Barkingmadspeedshop

  • Posts: 408
  • Sell the many to fund the few
Re: Hardtailin' it
« Reply #1 on: Nov 30, 2011, 02:05:43 »
It will wreck what you have left for a back
1981 SR250 cafe             1980 SR250
1971 CB100/200 Cafe      1983 XT550
1977 KZ200 Cafe             1978 CB125S       
1978 KZ200       
1978 KZ200 Hack             1990 CB125t
1977 XS650 bobber          1999 GSXR600
1978 XS650 bobber          2006 KTM450/525 SMR
1978 XS650
and a bunch of others....

Offline lurkmaster2000

  • Posts: 91
Re: Hardtailin' it
« Reply #2 on: Nov 30, 2011, 02:27:09 »
just run some small shocks on the back as well a springer seat, for the bobber look.

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: Hardtailin' it
« Reply #3 on: Nov 30, 2011, 08:13:12 »
Just build it and buy a kidney belt.
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

Offline jelloelstone

  • Posts: 276
Re: Hardtailin' it
« Reply #4 on: Nov 30, 2011, 14:25:48 »
im think of goin with luckmasters idea, i was thinkin on making somethin like a softail has. it has the look i want with the shocks i need. probably gunna be exensive, unless i can get some softail parts from work. (used harley dealership/shop)
1981 Suzuki Gs400 "Melba Toast"
1975 Honda Cb125 "The Shot"

Offline Crash

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  • Crashing is a way of life
Re: Hardtailin' it
« Reply #5 on: Nov 30, 2011, 14:40:35 »
I have two fused vertabrae in my lower back and ride a hardtail.  The trick is to get the bars and seat in a position that is comfortable for your back.  I also used torsion (hairpin) springs that way they do not bottom out.

Offline jelloelstone

  • Posts: 276
Re: Hardtailin' it
« Reply #6 on: Dec 02, 2011, 00:12:35 »
i do really want to hardtail it, im still young for a rider, my back isnt too bad, and im thinkin if the seat springs are soft enough/ dont bottom out i should be alright
1981 Suzuki Gs400 "Melba Toast"
1975 Honda Cb125 "The Shot"