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Old 03-27-2008, 07:18 AM   #136
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Her's my buddies Guzzi Bobber. It'd help if he'd loose the front fenderthough..

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Old 03-27-2008, 05:10 PM   #137
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Sort of a bobber, sort of not, this Indian was at a recent vintage bike event in Phoenix. So many cool features about it like the two six-shooters welded up as highway pegs.



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..now just what part of that machine is "not" a bob job?
..one kick ass machine there friend.. i like articindians ..
..bob job.. too kool fer oldskool
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The back fender was bobbed but then had some stuff added back on. I guess it depends on how persnickety one wants to be in defining the term "bobber." To me it's a bobber but there are fanatics who might beg to differ because the bike has not be stripped of all non-essentials.

Very cool bike though, I'd love know the history behind it. Owning it would be even better.

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Old 03-28-2008, 12:37 AM   #138
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this bobbed Guzzi has been casually hanging around Lucca in Tuscany for the last 2 years or so, wish I was casually hangin around Lucca

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Old 03-28-2008, 06:10 AM   #139
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I'm in the process of building a bobber. I should have the bases covered between this one and the cafe racer. Both are Yamaha XS650's.

sharp looking bike, anymore details ?
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Old 03-29-2008, 04:31 PM   #140
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Link here to some more info, also there are alot of cool XS650 bobbers on this site.

http://www.650motorcycles.com/ChrisUpNorth.html
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:32 PM   #141
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:05 AM   #142
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:11 PM   #143
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:20 PM   #144
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Spotted Sunday in Frenchtown NJ-- on it's way from Brooklyn, NY to Oley, Pa. (over 120 miles each way) for a vintage bike show.




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Was he stopping to add oil. That's quite a puddle on the ground under that primary cover.
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:24 AM   #146
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Was he stopping to add oil. That's quite a puddle on the ground under that primary cover.
That puddle doesn't indicate nearly as much oil as you think.

The primary chain oiler on those old Harleys was supposed to be set up so that when you stopped and the engine was warm, that it would leave a half-dollar sized spot of oil. It was a drip feed with no return. That one is set a bit high, but not hugely so.

Those puddles were a good part of the reason people thought Harleys were leakers. Not that none of them did, but most stayed pretty dry, including the two panheads I had in the 70s.
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:30 AM   #147
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Spotted Sunday in Frenchtown NJ-- on it's way from Brooklyn, NY to Oley, Pa. (over 120 miles each way) for a vintage bike show.




A lot of people rode a lot of those bikes cross-country back in the day. Several hundred miles in a day was no big deal. You rode what you had. I think there are a lot of candy asses around any more. I like the tank shift and suicide clutch pedal, too. That's a sweet setup.
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:22 AM   #148
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A lot of people rode a lot of those bikes cross-country back in the day. Several hundred miles in a day was no big deal. You rode what you had. I think there are a lot of candy asses around any more. I like the tank shift and suicide clutch pedal, too. That's a sweet setup.
Well put.
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A lot of people rode a lot of those bikes cross-country back in the day. Several hundred miles in a day was no big deal. You rode what you had. I think there are a lot of candy asses around any more. I like the tank shift and suicide clutch pedal, too. That's a sweet setup.
I'm intimately familiar with the oil drip. I rode a 65' panhead swap-meet special for a long time. It was a rigid frame and I never did bother to get the front brake fixed. It was quite a death ride, and fun as hell.
I think you're wrong on one point. Several hundred miles on one of those was/is a huge deal. The difference is that when that's all there is, you suck it up and ride on. Or you quit motorcycling.
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