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Author Topic: Softail bobber  (Read 11236 times)

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.
High functioning sociopath.

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!!!


Offline oldscotty

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #20 on: Nov 16, 2012, 20:53:08 »
I think it turned out lookin' tits! I would ride the shit out of it! Looking forward to your next one.

Offline jbeebe

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #21 on: Nov 16, 2012, 23:13:22 »
In order to look right while riding that beast you need to be dressed in all black with a skull printed handkerchief around your face, and a chainsaw slung over your back.
81' KZ 440-B2

Offline axelcrypt

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #22 on: Nov 17, 2012, 08:28:45 »
Very cool!  What is the wheelbase on that beast now?

Offline ctluba

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #23 on: Nov 17, 2012, 13:53:48 »
Axle to axle is around 70" if I recall.

Sorta short, but Ok. :o :P ;D


Offline 7aliveatlast7

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #24 on: Nov 19, 2012, 07:14:36 »
very interesting!  it grew on me from page 1 to page 3...i kinda like it!  although, i think a different tank would really top it off.  just my .02, though.  well done!

Offline ctluba

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #25 on: Nov 19, 2012, 16:58:59 »
Well, At first I was very angry. :x

Then I was very depressed. :cry:

I am now at the stage where I realize I am not in the hospital and i should stop my bitchin. I got her home and it looks like a tank, controls and bars and some detail work should get me back on the road.  Please dont ask, it just is what it is!!! :roll: 













Offline 7aliveatlast7

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #26 on: Nov 19, 2012, 17:28:32 »
man, how can you post all that and expect people not to ask?!?  glad you're ok at least.

Offline axelcrypt

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #27 on: Nov 19, 2012, 22:00:31 »
holy crap!  that sucks.  glad you are ok.

Offline ctluba

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #28 on: Nov 19, 2012, 23:00:46 »
Thanx all. ;D

Well I am feelin a little better. Got her torn down and the front end appears to be straight. Is there an "official" way to tell for sure?? I used my jack handle as a set of bars, made the bike level on the jack and eyed up the front wheel while looking straight down the front of the triple with the homemade bar straight. Wheel looks straight as an arrow. 8)

Made a list of parts needed to replace and it looks pretty inexpensive so far, might get out of this for under 5 bills!!








Offline VonYinzer

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Re: Softail bobber
« Reply #29 on: Nov 19, 2012, 23:15:40 »
Glad you're ok. That said, I would loge to know what happened. Out of curiosity, how much does this bike weigh?
That shit's bananas.