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Old 08-19-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default Motorcycle freaks....

Of the not so ricey variety.

Looking at possibly getting a frame to start a bobber with. Ive looked at everything from metric frames to old school Paquett frames. I havent settled on anything, except my overall mental image of what it will look like. Low, mean, fat tires with white walls. This bike is going to match my car Lol. Fast is a must. Not that I plan on burning out and killing myself everywhere. I just want it there when I need it. Not looking to save pennies for years for any of it.

So, Ive looked at Yamaha XS650 motors, all the way to some used S&S's. Ive considered starting with a stock bike, and starting with a bare frame. I think it could be easier for me (since this is my first build) to just start with either a modified or stock bike in the neighborhood of what I want.

What are your thoughts on a good inexpensive starting point, and or do you have some things that could help me get started?



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Old 08-19-2013, 11:23 PM   #2
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I like the minimalist, no frills look of both bikes. Trends today seem to be creating a work of art that is not practical, comfortable or easy to ride.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:50 PM   #3
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Seriously a $2500 rolling frame and a $2500-$3500 buell can make a torque monster for 5 or 6 grand and lets you make a lot of first time builder mistakes that could kill or put a bigger build on the back burner.

Go into Alaska leather and look through some of the parts books they all offer dozens of roller kits for cheap
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:10 PM   #4
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Seriously a $2500 rolling frame and a $2500-$3500 buell can make a torque monster for 5 or 6 grand and lets you make a lot of first time builder mistakes that could kill or put a bigger build on the back burner.

Go into Alaska leather and look through some of the parts books they all offer dozens of roller kits for cheap
I had no idea Alaska Leather sold bike parts. If I am thinking of the same place. I like the Buells, I always thought they would make a badass bobber/cafe racer. Id even do something stupid like use a Ducati if I had one. I a pretty open to just about anything that isnt shaft driven (just not what I want). Metric, Euro, US, doesnt matter. I wont pay for a name for a build like this. Ill check it out Rdrash, thanks man.
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Call my buddy craiger at dream catcher cycles in anch. Tell him Chris Turner sent you and pick hia brain. Not only will he know exactly what aves to go down but he will know where parts are too
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:13 PM   #6
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Metric choppers are pretty cool and ALOT of fun to ride I had a yamaha powered one in NM similar to the pone posted above ( not as nice ) with a suicide shift and foot clutch , no front brakes , Honda ATC 250R front forks, and spoke wheels from a mid 70's kawasaki. it was a fun bike and got lots of looks and compliments ( both good and bad)
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I ran across a guy on base selling a sweeeet kz650. Its on cl for like 1300?? Kicker is he has a complete nos turbo kit for the bike also. I was thinking about it for my next toy but too many irons in the fire.
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I ran across a guy on base selling a sweeeet kz650. Its on cl for like 1300?? Kicker is he has a complete nos turbo kit for the bike also. I was thinking about it for my next toy but too many irons in the fire.
Roger that man, thank you.
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i had a buel cyclone (2000) for my first bike. it was a torque monster. I rode it everywhere. the 1201 sportster motor was sweet. But parts from Harley are pretty spendy. keep that in mind.
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Low, mean, fat tires with white walls. This bike is going to match my car Lol.
Please, not wide whitewalls. Choppers and bobbers don't have white walls (and should not have wide tires!) and performance bikes don't have white walls.

I have a Shovelhead in a rigid frame. Still changing stuff every year until I am happy with it. Building a rigid framed metric from a late 70's early '80's metric twin sounds pretty fun too, but I think my next bike will be ADV.
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Metric choppers are pretty cool and ALOT of fun to ride I had a yamaha powered one in NM similar to the pone posted above ( not as nice ) with a suicide shift and foot clutch , no front brakes , Honda ATC 250R front forks, and spoke wheels from a mid 70's kawasaki. it was a fun bike and got lots of looks and compliments ( both good and bad)
Pics please?
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Pics please?
oh man , I don't know that i ever took any pictures I had it for only one summer and traded it for CR500 powered 250R 4-wheeler
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Please, not wide whitewalls. Choppers and bobbers don't have white walls (and should not have wide tires!) and performance bikes don't have white walls.

I have a Shovelhead in a rigid frame. Still changing stuff every year until I am happy with it. Building a rigid framed metric from a late 70's early '80's metric twin sounds pretty fun too, but I think my next bike will be ADV.




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Metric choppers are pretty cool and ALOT of fun to ride I had a yamaha powered one in NM similar to the pone posted above ( not as nice ) with a suicide shift and foot clutch , no front brakes , Honda ATC 250R front forks, and spoke wheels from a mid 70's kawasaki. it was a fun bike and got lots of looks and compliments ( both good and bad)
Metric bobbers are awesome. Preferably an XS650. I am all for it. If you're hung up on the Harley name, you're gonna get screwed for thousands more just for a badge. I'd love to get an older Indian. Lol. But again, a lot more money. If I can get an older Harley cheap enough, I'll spring for it. I'd love a Panhead.
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I actually like the white walls. Its gotta be a certain style of bike to pull them off, but all those ^^^ definitely do.
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Yamabobs are kinda cool. And those parallel twins sound good. Just get the biggest motor you can find, and shoehorn it into the lightest frame you can get. It'll be fast, I promise.
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Yamabobs are kinda cool. And those parallel twins sound good. Just get the biggest motor you can find, and shoehorn it into the lightest frame you can get. It'll be fast, I promise.
That last sentence should be a great quote of all time. Lol...
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