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vlforrest
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PostSubject: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:46 pm

Hi everyone after i made some straight through pipes i have got the bug to modify in a quite big way (on a tight budget trying to use scrap where i can ) To create a nice looking bobber for very little money. so far i have done the exhausts and today made a start on the bobber build , i have made the rear mudguard (fender for those in usa) using the front. i have modified the battery box to take an aluminium checker plate cover which i will make next. heres a few pics of progress today. I also figured out how to post you tube vids so for anyone that couldnt view the pipes video here it is







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PostSubject: Re: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:02 pm

Looking good Scott 
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PostSubject: Re: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:28 pm

Good start Scott!
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PostSubject: Re: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:09 pm

great idea for the rear mudguard. what tubing did you use for the pipes im presuming the headers are standard and the heat shields
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PostSubject: Re: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:58 pm

i removed the old silencers and capped the balance tube on the upper header pipe. then slid some new gaskets from a honda nx650 j-r 88-94 which have the correct i.d and an o.d of 34mm.
i then cut and notched the end of 2 300mm pieces of 38mm o.d  316 stainless tube with a 1.5mm wall thickness and slid it over the gasket and clamped it up.
then cut and notched 2 pieces of 2 inch 316 stainless tube and notched it to clear the clamps and slid over the 38mm tube and bolted it through the 38mm and 2 inch pipe.  then mirror polished it all.
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PostSubject: Re: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:08 pm

a bit of an update front mudguard made and fitted ,seat brackets made and seat fitted , handlebar risers fitted along with the bars. got all the control cables to shorten now. 

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PostSubject: Re: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:37 pm

Love that seat! 
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PostSubject: Re: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:25 pm

Some very clever fabricating there Scott, well done m8
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PostSubject: Re: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:22 pm

Looking good there 
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PostSubject: Re: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:34 pm

thanx for the info on the pipework i will be doing some thing like that after crimbo but with a slash cut
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PostSubject: Re: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:48 am

Looks well !
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PostSubject: Re: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:28 pm

Very nice...some nice work there
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PostSubject: Re: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:42 pm

a bit of an update , made the underseat tray and side pieces to hide brackets.



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PostSubject: Re: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:20 pm

Looking good Scott!
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PostSubject: Re: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:36 pm

Looks tidy 
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PostSubject: Re: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:30 pm

ive got 4 days off work and a pass off the wife for workshop time so mocked up right forward control its in the correct position and working now. So i can make an aluminium bracket up tomorow out of some 10mm plate. going to clean the bike also as all the dust from grinding etc its filthy. then onto left side forward.

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PostSubject: Re: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:09 pm

Wow! they look cool 
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PostSubject: Re: vl800 bobber build (on a tight budget)   Tue May 23, 2017 3:34 pm

I love that seat, that is what I am looking at doing. However I do love the standard seat????? Keep up the build and let us know how your getting on.
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