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PostSubject: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:34 am

My Sporty is well underway, just thought i'd give some back ground and give my thread a little history... maybe it will give others ideas.
swapped it for my BMW sport bike a while ago now... mates thought I was mad, I dont care...



found myself doing %^%&^## speeds and need to save me and my licence.

initally the hard tail was not on my mind... got the grinder out and took stuff off. had lots of ideas, just time and limited budget. But at least I could ride it; I feel the shakes coming if I don’t go for skids.
Anyone up 4 rides etc gives me a holler.



my old man asked me to send a picture when i frrst got it (he's in Wanganui) and he said "son, bit of a girls colour" so that started the whole chain of events, after trudging through hundreds of bobber pics in internet, knew where i was going for style.

one of the first jobs on the bike was to removed the rev counter and put the Speedo down under the tank to clean up the bars, which were replaced with apes.

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:39 am

Well, quite a bit later it had progressed to this, Hagon classic shocks to slam the rear, although I ran struts for a while too. I think these really suited the ride



chopped guards, spray can paint to get an idea of a look to see if i like it...

a fun ride..

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:43 am

even ran a home made jocky shift for a while.. too heavy, but a lighter version will appear at a much later date, it was great to use and easier to use than i thought!



did away with one front disc, inter pipe in exhaust, new air cleaner, side mounted tail light, and heaps of other stuff....



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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:47 am

which brings it to where i am now.. CHOPPIN...



tacked & a mock up





so some change.. Aye..

so this is now current! the fun continues...

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:56 am

What's left to do Jon? Any idea when you get back on the road?

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:30 am

reckons whens this thing on the road brother?
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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:17 pm

Looking good Jon, transforming the beast.....I remember seeing it in the earlier stages. Howse your boys build going? was it a SR250 or something similar? Question
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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:06 am

Well. Been out to the farm today, sorted the next few days for the fella... (Actually, quite a list)

Sorting electrical stuff... rear indicators sorted... and other bits, after I did the photos we heated the side stand and gave the thing a good bending... now that’s attitude Razz

coils being moved, guard being mounted, headlight, electrics, numberplate bracket, oil feed bungs, fuel tank mods (gas filler & tap) bla bla bal.... Mad





I’m putting allot of thought into this. So I hope it translates... scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:20 am

Awesome Jon, lovin it Razz Dig that oil tank too

Yeah man keep it comin tongue got me drooling
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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:06 am

That's sitting really nice now Jon.

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:19 am

man that is looking super Wink

whats happening with the paint?
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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:11 pm

a bit more today, rear strut mounts, oil tank finished, starting on batt box AND i cut the cam cover....



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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:57 pm

Looks great Jon, Love the cam cover I don't know why more people don't do that. It gives the motor a more hot rod/drag race sort of look. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Mon May 03, 2010 4:20 pm

ok, tacking is done...

now pulled apart for finishing up.


old frame cut off caps and oil tank mount, still got to angle and fill swingarm holes


rear tank bung and biltwell seat mount tab


seat spring bungs


and my 21" front wheel is now laced up, Avon speedmaster fit up tomorrow.


at this stage, should have it back in the garage by the weekend cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Mon May 03, 2010 6:20 pm

Ha. Now I'm definitely not posting the pictures of my welding. Very nice job Jon.

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Mon May 03, 2010 6:50 pm

Lookin good.Will look even better doing 100.
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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Mon May 03, 2010 7:29 pm

right now...i'd be happy if it would roll down my drive! Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Mon May 03, 2010 9:38 pm

Home sweet Home. Laughing Hey Jon has Orb been practicing his welding? Looking mighty fine my friend.
You are going to take a grinder to those Axel plates aren't you?
You should be proud mate you now have what most people could only dream of, A very unique ride.
I'm hanging out to see some paint on it. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Mon May 03, 2010 10:39 pm

axel plates are a go, although they could make rather good paddles fro steering in wet weather if i was ever down wellwood way! lol!

orb has a young fella named chris working there and he just picked up a welder (was a baker) and orb and luke just was blown away, the kids a natural... doing my bike is inspiring his own thoughts and ideas! very cool.

cheers bud. have a good week. sunny

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Tue May 04, 2010 5:06 pm

well, got a big space in the garage, missing my ride i am... boys bike is calling me! lol!

its say'n chop me, paint me, ride me.. Evil or Very Mad



it really wants to be one of these... i'm sure it is cheers



anyway, if there is one consulation.. i have my 21" wheel finished!



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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Tue May 04, 2010 6:48 pm

Shiny... They always look great when they're new. You'll have to clean up the rear one to match.

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Tue May 04, 2010 7:18 pm

Irishjon wrote:
Shiny... They always look great when they're new. You'll have to clean up the rear one to match.

i could always leave it in the shed to keep them nice BAD (nice isnt a good word for bikes)... Evil or Very Mad

yep, have a good 16" rim, new spokes set and my mate will polish out the hub cheers

looks like maybe thursday Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Wed May 05, 2010 6:59 pm

Cool, A bit more progress today...

The tank is off at a PBeater who understands what I want!
Centre the cap and add the fuel tube, blank off un needed bungs and old offset filler.



putting bike back together today, added the 21", polished up triple clamps (removed the eyebrow fittings) and fitted the bates look headlight, now that’s a clean front end... sunny



Back down there tomorrow... electric box and bottom guard mount...

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Wed May 05, 2010 7:23 pm

Did you reshape that rear guard Jon? I have the same ribbed guard on my Evo but it's for an 18 inch wheel and I haven't got round to re-profiling it yet. Did you use that blocks of wood trick? I've also got the same tank on my Ironhead but I think yours is the slighhtly bigger one. Same one I had on my old Honda chop. Brilliant shape. Now you need a mural with nude women and demons like in the 70's. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Jon's Sporty bobber thingie   Wed May 05, 2010 7:24 pm

If you've got your bike back, does that mean you're not taking the grinder to the 250. I was looking forward to seeing that.

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