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PostSubject: Hey Guys from Ireland - Bobber WannaBe   Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:09 am

Hi All, glad to join you on this form, I'm the new owner of a VZ - 1998 and want to make a Bobber out of it.

I'd be grateful for any help, pitfalls, or traps to avoid.
My main concern right now is, do the "Universal silencers" we see on ebay etc. for around £100 actually fit a 1998 VZ ? . They say with a little work they will fit, but thought i would ask if any one has bought and used them, how do they sound and do they last.
My second thoughts are on the sprung saddle, I've seen a brill kit on Blue Collar but costs a complete fortune, anyone been through the saddle process or any advice on the best/ most economical route to take for UK/Ireland dwellers

Well apart from that , good to join the club, hopefully brains will be picked and solutions found

Cheers

JB


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PostSubject: Re: Hey Guys from Ireland - Bobber WannaBe   Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:14 am

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PostSubject: Re: Hey Guys from Ireland - Bobber WannaBe   Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:05 am

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PostSubject: Re: Hey Guys from Ireland - Bobber WannaBe   Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:36 am

Welcome JB
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Guys from Ireland - Bobber WannaBe   Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:31 am

Welcome JB.

I'm sure you'll enjoy it here.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Guys from Ireland - Bobber WannaBe   Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:42 am

Welcome JB
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Guys from Ireland - Bobber WannaBe   Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hey Guys from Ireland - Bobber WannaBe   Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:28 pm

Hi JB 
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Guys from Ireland - Bobber WannaBe   Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:28 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hey Guys from Ireland - Bobber WannaBe   Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:41 pm

Hi JB, welcome to the forum.

Are you intending to hard tail the frame, if not then I wouldn't bother fitting a sprung saddle. Just mount a custom saddle straight to the frame or with a bracket. Hope this helps
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Guys from Ireland - Bobber WannaBe   Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:20 am

Hi Dudes. Thanks for all the kind welcome notes and comments.

Hey Martin, that is something i didn't think of, a saddle mounted on a plate straight onto the frame, just a little concerned it may look "Flat" aesthetically artificial. No, I'm not going to hardtail the frame, love the ride just how it is with shocks, the geometry of this bike is a perfect fit for me, 5' 7".
I have seen a nice brown leather saddle on ebay at present from India / dehli for about £45 + £12 del and it looks really good, not sure of quality, if anyone's got one, be interested to hear feedback.

 Guys anyone ever used the universal slashcuts on ebay, be interested to know if they work/fit the VZ ? otherwise a bit stuck for reasonably priced pipes !
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Guys from Ireland - Bobber WannaBe   Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hey Guys from Ireland - Bobber WannaBe   Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:52 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hey Guys from Ireland - Bobber WannaBe   Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:08 am

Hey All. Been away for a while but anyone got a glue where i might get a rear fender to suit my bobber plans for the VZ800 w . Has anyone been through this and come out with a happy solution

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PostSubject: Re: Hey Guys from Ireland - Bobber WannaBe   Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:17 am

Ask your questions in the relevant section and I am sure you will get a response my friend.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey Guys from Ireland - Bobber WannaBe   Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:24 am

Thanks Dave ....... See what you mean, new to this game

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