Cheep Bike Challenge <$1500

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by nedodjija, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. NurseBill

    NurseBill Been here awhile

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    Nice.....
  2. Brother J

    Brother J n00b

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    I found this 2008 VStar 1100 on FB Marketplace in March of this year for $1,250.00. I turned it into a bobber.

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  3. feisty

    feisty Been here awhile

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    Awesome stuff. You've turned something that was absolutely hideous into something very appealing. If forgotton how bad that look was till I saw your pic.

    Love your work
  4. TheHeretic

    TheHeretic Been here awhile

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    Wow, fantastic job. I have a 2009 Vstar 1100 Classic and it is a nice motorcycle. The engine has a nice sound/cadence to it with aftermarket exhaust.
  5. noman

    noman Long timer

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    wow! really nice. shedding even a little weight from the bike is an easy way for a little gain in performance, and your ride looks very cool.
  6. nedc

    nedc Adventurer

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    I'm just happy to see that you kept the fenders and didn't put brown seat/grips and knobby tires on it! Looks good....
  7. Chickenstrip

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    I was skeptical when I saw 'bobber' since I don't really get that style, but your bike looks awesome. Are the wheels OEM and just powder coated, or did you swap 'em out? New rotors?
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  8. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    ultimate "YOU SUCK!!" post right there.
  9. Ozarkroadrunner

    Ozarkroadrunner Been here awhile

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    Bobber turned out very nice. Blue Collar makes some nice kits. I wish I had seen this a few weeks ago. I had an opportunity to get the 650 version for little money. It would have been perfect for a bobber kit.
  10. NurseBill

    NurseBill Been here awhile

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    My Kid dropped his Shadow and put a nice dent in the tank when the turn signal hit it. He is going to fix the turnsignal and keep at it. This winter... color change.
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  11. zap2504

    zap2504 Dave E.

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    Have him look up "paintless dent removal". Get the system with a slide hammer and the different glue-on plastic pucks. He might be able to completely pull the dent.
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  12. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    and watch TON of youtube videos
    i liked this one cuz all work was done from the outside, no pushing from the inside, and is on a tight compound curve like what you might find on a motorcycle tank. also look at the light he uses. multiple tubes really shows the imperfections as he gets closer to completion.


    this channel pretty cool cuz he explains step by step and stuff like that and do awesome work. BUT, he does a lot of pushing, working from the back side.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUyEa2HVxn64Ppd34qCtAvw
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  13. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Don't waste your time. moto gas tanks are way too thick for that stuff. Nothing but heat and big hammers will help.





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  14. Ozarkroadrunner

    Ozarkroadrunner Been here awhile

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    Have him check the lower triple tree. The fork stop may be bent or broken.
  15. NurseBill

    NurseBill Been here awhile

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    That part is ok. I have a big piece of plate steel I run across the forks to make sure they are still parallel with each other. Wasn't a hard drop. The turn signals are mounted with a rubber clamp that goes around the fork leg so if the bike falls, the turn signal housing goes right into the tank. If they were mounted low, like the 1994 and up VLX's are, it wouldn't have dented the tank.
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  16. zap2504

    zap2504 Dave E.

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    Since the tank has no major creases, it should pull out fairly well. Maybe not perfect, but it will not need a ton of Bondo and he can do it himself.
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  17. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    tell'm ditch those one piece back breaking bars with the latter years' separate risers and any 1" bar of his choosing too.
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  18. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    here was MY choosing for a while.

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  19. Sir Denis Eton-Hogg

    Sir Denis Eton-Hogg Tap into America

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    $750, runs nice

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  20. sh0rtlife

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    i was a week or so away from picking a pair of those up...one of those and a street version?...and month after i woulda picked em up for my buddy in reno he passed.....if id gotten em picked up id own em now