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First Bobber Build
#1
Been Keen to build a Bike for awhile. Rode mostly Dirt. But have always had a Likeing for Custom Cycles. So here we go.

09 XVS650 Custom. Sourced thro a guy that picks up recovered insurance bikes and flips them. The Story go's: Was a Stolen and recovered Vehicle. Its been classed by our RTA the Bike can be re-registered, after a certified inspection station gives the clear that the bike isn't a Vehicle replated by thieves to sell on. For this I have to restore the bike back to its last registered state (Which I have little knowledge of) So back to Factory is the default.

SO.. Before I can do any Mods.. Including Colour change. I have to replace parts that have been missing, cut off or butcher'd during its theft. And so it go's.

Plans:
Colour change. Blue, green or white.. I'm unsure. Airbrush with Pinstriping, as thats what I do.
Tank change. Peanut or stock? Im liking the Peanut a whole lot. But stock has its place too..
Pipes.. Rust is showing thro on what I have.. Thinking of Fabbing my own. Chroming here is expensive.. So wrap.
J-slammed.
Rear fender Mods... Build my own. Shorty
Head light.. Hate the Ness looking shit their already!!
Solo seat.. Unsure which way I'll go. But I have a good idea.
Handle Bars.. Those stockies can hang in the back room. Have plans to fab my own. I predict Internal wiring is going to be a bitch. We'll see.

Easy hey... lol


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#2
Can't wait for the outcome! Keep us posted!
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#3
Thanks Jmilay. Been collecting parts for the process, and with that, Im done.

Ive found the bike had been sitting around for a time and accumulated a fair bit of weathering. So far the Front pipe has been the only part I cant bring back.

Thieves had lost the Mufflers. Took the longest to source these (used)

   

Lost in the sale, the Ignition lock/key and the side Neck plate cover. Used, these where going for $80U.S. For the life of me, I couldn't find a Ignition lock/key ass here.
So I decided I'll make my own neck cover. And source a key barrel from a Sporty.
But then with research. Found these parts may not have pleased the inspectors. Resulting in a reassessment and fee's payable. Its a hefty bill as is. One time is all I want to be doing this!


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The Mirrored Cover plate.
   

Rear fender damage

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Glassed.

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More to come..

Dan
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#4
And sanded.

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The Tank. Well that was pretty beat up from the locking fuel cap being butchered off. Think they used a "Jimmy bar" here.
So I fabbed my self a Slide hammer from scrap.


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Pulled out..
   

A little polyester filler, Those side decals removed, DA sanded and Primed.


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#5
Nice work on the fender and tank!
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#6
Thanks Man. Getting closer to having this on the road. Then I can start with changes.

New Boots have been fitted. Rocker Box's looked as tho they had never been cleaned. So pulled 'em off for a polish (Man, that rear one is a Bitch to remove!)
Rear Fender had paint and ready to install. Fuel tank has been painted 4 times due to issues/ Incompatibility to the primer?? To say its testing my patience is an understatement!! I'll get it done.

   



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