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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by nedodjija, Jul 7, 2009.
I found this 2008 VStar 1100 on FB Marketplace in March of this year for $1,250.00. I turned it into a bobber.
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
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.
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.
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....
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?
ultimate "YOU SUCK!!" post right there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don't waste your time. moto gas tanks are way too thick for that stuff. Nothing but heat and big hammers will help.
Have him check the lower triple tree. The fork stop may be bent or broken.
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.
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.
tell'm ditch those one piece back breaking bars with the latter years' separate risers and any 1" bar of his choosing too.
here was MY choosing for a while.
$750, runs nice
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