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Old 11-27-2012, 11:25 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Tanshanomi View Post
Hmmm. Very possibly, but I'm waiting for the Digger fad. ....
Heck yeah, the digger! The best form of the chopper out there.

However, the cafe racer/bobber/street tracker types are largely populated with bikes that are built around a stock frame involving no "your life depends on it" modifications done by the builder. I slapped an XS650 "cafe tracker" together back in 1997. It didn't require me to do a single weld. Now if I wanted to get serious about it, this would change but it is this ease with which the mods are done that attracts so many. A "bobber" just about has to be the simplest modified bike form out there. The whole idea is about simply removing stuff and changing a few basic items like the seat and bars. A basic cafe or tracker involves similar mods.

In the end though, people are in the garage working on a motorcycle. Fundamentally, that is good.


PS, my hack job cafe-tracker:
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