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New from Colorado
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Hey all, not new to motorcycles (however, new to cruisers/bobbers) and of course this website. As I am building a complete frame off build and it will be a bobber, I like to have people that know those ropes well as I've only owned sport bikes and motorcross. Started riding at 6, learned to rebuild a carb at 7 by 10, the top half of a bikes motor. 
Anyway, I really dig bobbers and I just can't get myself to buy a Harley even though my dad was a big Harley guy. I'm way deep into this build and getting ready to build my own exhaust, and at another website, all I got was a "if you don't use baffles, you'll piss off your neighbors."  Confused
I'm just finishing doing a hard tail conversion to my 97 VLX 600 & I am looking @ about 2k of parts powdercoating sitting on my garage floor, and more being added all the time.
Hoping I can hit ya all up for advice and thoughts as this is my first time to this rodeo. Seems like you guys are beyond the factory stock thing...
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#2
Welcome to the site! Looking forward to more posts!
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#3
    Thanks jmilay, I'm getting X cited as reassembly has started. Everything is back from Powdercoat, I have completely rebuilt the forks and lowered 2 inches with Progressive Suspension. Wheels are reassembled with entirely new dampness, seal bearings as well. I have only been using All Ball Racing and they seem pretty well made. Shinko 777 whitewalls....I have already spent over 2 grand on a bike I bought 2 months ago for $1600. But regardless if it needed replacing, I am taking this bike back to brand new. A few more supports and gussets and the frame will be powder coated and possibly I will be on the road by summer. I am building the exhaust off of TJ Brutal exhaust flanges w/1.75" pipe. I'm not seeing how to post pics yet, I'll figure it out and put some up.

   

   

   

   

I am doing a pandemonium tank that I'm going to cut out the filler bung and go with something flush, I have the MotoGadget digital fuse box and micro switches so I dumped the entire stock wiring harness. I have a long way to go but I have only been occasionally working on this for 2 months...just something fun to do as a hobby. The motor was strong with 18k miles on it. I don't need to rebuild, but I want this bike back to new. I'm at a point already where I know I can't get back what I have in this project, but that was t it's purpose. But I don't want to have 6 or more grand in this and sell it for 4.
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    Seems insignificant but, now that wheels/tires are complete, I can move again on frame fab. So many require many supporting parts for placement. Anyway, I'm happy with the powder coat and white walls. I hope to get a lot of fab done this three day weekend, but my 2 German Shepherds are terrified by the sounds of my MIG and even my TIG so we'll see.

   
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#5
Diggin the white forks/triple tree
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