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PostSubject: H-Town bobber    Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:54 pm

Hows it goin lads,

I'm another longtime lurker from Hamilton and thought it was about time I'd jumped in and showed you what i've been tutu'ing with in my garage.
It's a 92 Honda vlx 600
Hav'nt seen any on here or know of anyone in kiwiland modding them but just thought it was a good and relatively easy platform to bob.
The builds been on hold coz the missus gave me the hard word..."ya cant touch ya bike until the reno's are done....bitch haha well finally got that outa the way.
So back into it.
Still got a few things to do but its 90% finished. Just need to slap some leather on the seat, extend the front brake cable and get someone to make my exhaust, Anyone know some one in the waikato??
Here's a couple b4 and after snaps.
Might do a build thread over in the projects topic later on if any 1 wants to see
Cheers boys. look forward to maybe rolling with you boys in the future.
Chur.

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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:26 pm

welcome Brent.
mean bike.
thanx for sharing. better enter it in the upcoming show.
start a build thread dude.
have you thought about a minimal rear fender that moves with the rear softail section?
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:46 pm

brett7777 wrote:
welcome Brent.
mean bike.
thanx for sharing. better enter it in the upcoming show.
start a build thread dude.
have you thought about a minimal rear fender that moves with the rear softail section?

Thanks man,
The tail light and plate bracket I actually brought of you a few months ago.
What show would that be?
and as much as i fully like and prefer the fenderless look, I know getting a warrant and what not would be a bitch so ye im looking at a short as poss rear fender possibly a ribbed fender with a bit of a duck tail on it is what I'm thinking of and the bike is hard tailed. just replaced the mono shock with a bar.
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:59 pm

Irishjon is organizing a show for garagebuilt bikes, see the general discussions section.
Yeah i thought i recognized the bullet lite side mount bracket. Those are making their way onto all sorts of bikes; someone just told me they're puttin one on a speedmaster.
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:56 pm

Cool bike and a nice job. Definitely needs a build thread. We haven't had one for a while. We all started threads a year ago and still havent finished them Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:33 pm

hell yeah thats a big improvement
start up ya build thread bounce
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:20 pm

Kia Ora . Nice bike. Gotta love apehangers. The all black thing is what I am doing with the 73 XLCH. (All be it very slowly. )
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:03 am

The "H-Town Bobber"... like it.

You bike's got a nice overall shape I reckon (and good to see another Honda on here!!!)

Keep the pics coming. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:41 pm

Hi like what you done with honda Twisted Evil .Would be worred about nut sack runnin no gaurd affraid .What size is that back tyre.
would like them for my next build.
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:18 pm

ha ha was thinking the same thing about the rear tyre Rolling Eyes
wat size is it Question
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:33 pm

Cam wrote:
Would be worred about nut sack runnin no gaurd affraid .What size is that back tyre.
would like them for my next build.

Ha ye as much as I like the look I do realise it could tear me a new asshole in 000.1 of a second haha
A mate of mine built this fenderless and rigid savage and was just running ya standard seat spring and even some of the bigger bumps he hit he said never came close to sitn on the tyre........but who knows eh!



will get some more picx up soon.

My tyre is a 170/85/15. So is my mates white wall above.
Think the guy who since brought it is selling it on TM now?
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:20 pm

cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:55 pm

VLX'er wrote:

Think the guy who since brought it is selling it on TM now?

been watching that, his reserve was 9k last time
i notice a lot more people making bobbers outta steeds/shadows & savages-S40's
someone contacted me today who's doin a steed & anotha guy called over here a few weeks ago to show me one that he'd just finished; someone else was asking me last week about fitting a side mount to a Shadow...
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:07 am

There used to be a load of really nice Shadows and Aces's in Singapore about 15 years ago. The used a lot of those Arlen Ness tail dragger fenders and tall apes. Very cool at teh time. Now they've all got Harleys.

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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Sat May 19, 2012 9:08 am

Hey lads.
Haven't been on here for yonks!
Thought I better update pics and what I've been up to

Made out of an old wheel cover. This has a nice coat of patina over it now


Tanned a piece of leather and riveted it to the pan


New sporty tank


And as she lyes now with new attack style bars
Made and installed micro switches for the indicator and horn as well


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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Sat May 19, 2012 10:06 am

very cool bro like the new bars
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Sat May 19, 2012 1:29 pm

i used to get my pipes made buy a guy next to boyd motorcycles.but i think hes gone now.most of the guys who do car exhaust can build good pipes bro and they are mostly pretty cheap.just don't use pitstop he gets all funny about doin bikes.i'm getting some made soon if ya have't got your's done by then i will let you know where i got it done.
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Sat May 19, 2012 8:07 pm

Ye cheers bro. Forgot to add I sust my pipes out a while back.
Went down to coby of Te Rapa and one of the old boys down there bent the pipe into the shape I wanted then I had to weld the flanges and mounts on then finished them off. Got 4" baffles in them for now.

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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Sun May 20, 2012 5:14 pm

No New bars look good, new tank looks good, but together, not so much, Just my opinion of course. Nice build, tho. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Sat May 11, 2013 10:34 pm

awesome bike.

did you buy or make the window bars?
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:20 am

Hi H-Town Bobber, I live in Mt Maunganui, nice bob mate, I have a Honda Rebel Bobber,
If you get it on the road or if I'm over those ways I'll look you up...
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:42 pm

Hey. Shit I haven't been on here in ages.
@Hamiltonseb. Had a guy in Nelson make em for me. I provided the dimensions and he built em. even though he cocked up the 1st ones he was all good about fixing them. Let me know if you want his contacts.
@ mount rebel. Bikes getting over hauled again mate so it's off the rd for a bit. I've stepped into full cert territory so may take a while to get back on the rd. hopefully by summer. It now had a 19" up front with an Avon speed master and the rear now has an 18x180 Harley rim. Need to fit the caliper and a few other things to get it legal again.
Here it is

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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:44 pm

Oh ye almost forgot. It has custom mid mounted controls now. Got rid of the forward controls. Can't quite make em out but ill take another pic of them when I can
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:51 pm

Bro,that is looking the business ,very cool.
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PostSubject: Re: H-Town bobber    Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:57 pm

forgot to say i have a bit of that ford spare wheel cover left if you wana make another guard .if i can find it you can have it .If you want it.
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