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Author Topic: Softail bobber  (Read 35339 times)

Offline oldscotty

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #10 on: Nov 10, 2012, 10:48:57 »
I think it looks pretty gnarly in the last pic! props for thinking outside the box! Keep us posted!

Offline ctluba

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #11 on: Nov 12, 2012, 13:38:28 »
Just fininshed the Crazy Monster last night. Took the first "shake out" ride today. No issues, drove straight, drove GREAT!!!

1990 Softail Custom, 1340 EVO big twin, high compression pistons, cam upgrade, screamin eagle ignition, vance and hines short shot pipes w/heat wrap, 05 GSXR 1000 front end, 05 CBR600RR rear end, Biltwell tracker bars, CB750 headlamp, GSXR 1000 steering damper, forward controls, bobber seat, 1" offset primary, frame bobbed, braided brake, clutch and throttle cables, homemade shock linkage shackle, custom swingarm pivot bolt, custom swingarm bushings, machine work on top triple, estimated weight loss of 200lbs!!!!!! nicely MURDERED OUT!!!!!:rock:

All work, except for machining custom parts and motor work, done by me.:thumbsup:

In the begining



Let the fun begin







Murder Out!!!














Offline Rich Ard

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #12 on: Nov 12, 2012, 14:38:55 »
I vote for a huge skinny sissybar
unplug the connectors from the harness and multimeter the shit out of them

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Offline Flugtechnik

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #13 on: Nov 12, 2012, 14:55:23 »
Hey, I just wanted to make it clear my previous "straight line hotrod" questions was not meant to be derogatory.  Just trying to understand to motivation behind the build.

You certainly took a different approach.  Though I personally am not a fan of the aesthetics of the bike, I do appreciate the work you've done to make it your own, the unique mechanical aspects of the build and your willingness to listen to yourself.

I'm glad you are happy with the results because, in the end, that is what really matters.  Nice work.  Keep it up.

Offline ctluba

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #14 on: Nov 12, 2012, 17:53:46 »
Hey, I just wanted to make it clear my previous "straight line hotrod" questions was not meant to be derogatory. 

No worries dude!! Bike is pretty much a straight liner, but I will tell ya, it handles WAY better than I first thought. It has to be 250lbs less than stock, flicks pretty good, the torque is crazy with all the weight loss and she stops on dime. I am super stoked that I pulled this build off, it looks sick and best of all, it actually WORKS!!!!!

Offline Cafe Redneck

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #15 on: Nov 12, 2012, 18:20:09 »
I have to say, it growin on me, and its different. Did you have to do a lot of mods to connect the softail shocks to that swingarm?

Offline rays650cafe

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #16 on: Nov 12, 2012, 18:22:07 »
Y'know, that thing's actually pretty cool. If it handles/stops good, who cares? At least you didn't throw apehangars on it, and then try to call it different.
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Offline L4NE4

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #17 on: Nov 12, 2012, 18:25:35 »
Not going to lie I thought it was butt ugly when you started.  Now that its finished I like it!  Makes me want to wear a batman costume and ride it

Offline ctluba

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #18 on: Nov 12, 2012, 19:09:29 »
Did you have to do a lot of mods to connect the softail shocks to that swingarm?

The softail shocks are long gone bro. The CBR swinger has the shock mounted in the center of it. Just had to build a shackel to connect the lower linkage to the frame.

The gold tube you can see protruding from the top of the swinger is shock resevior.



This is the very simple shackle my buddy and I fabbed up to connect the linake to the frame. That is why I used this swinger, didnt have to build a top shock tower.

 

Better view of top of shock and how it is incorporated into the arm.



« Last Edit: Nov 12, 2012, 19:19:52 by ctluba »

Offline ctluba

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #19 on: Nov 12, 2012, 21:51:48 »
Ridin this bike makes me feel like this!!!