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10-16-2013, 11:12 PM,
#1
Poor Man's Bobber Fender
Step 1: Remove Front Fender

Step 2: Cut Fender in random spot somewhere near the middle

Step 3: Remove Rear wheel

Step 4: Drill random holes through whatever that piece is called that the rear shock is attached to

Step 5: Take a Metal bracket that you found in your scrap pile and randomly rivet everything together

Step 6: Use zip ties...for added horsepower and aerodynamics

Step 7: Re install Rear wheel

Step 8: Realize no one will ever buy your bike

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10-17-2013, 01:02 AM, (This post was last modified: 10-17-2013, 01:07 AM by Mr RCOM.)
#2
RE: Poor Man's Bobber Fender
Brilliant


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So you cut off the thingys that the rear fender sits on?
LoLrcycle rider Cool
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10-17-2013, 02:38 AM,
#3
RE: Poor Man's Bobber Fender
Also... if I was you. Not saying using the front fender is bad but I'd put a garbage bag over the rear tire, cover a section with fiberglass release agent, and then lay down some fiberglass and make a wider fender. You could use the same mounting technique and it being pretty small it wouldn't need a whole lot.

...but that's just me lol
LoLrcycle rider Cool
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10-17-2013, 10:03 AM, (This post was last modified: 10-17-2013, 10:04 AM by vstar144.)
#4
RE: Poor Man's Bobber Fender
That looks awesome! If I had a bobber id do it haha but I agree with mr rcom. Youll probably wamt it to be wider unless you like getting a back massage from all the flying rocks!
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10-17-2013, 12:11 PM,
#5
RE: Poor Man's Bobber Fender
Why would he ev er want ro,sell,it?

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Jmck
Two wheels moves me body and soul Cool
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10-17-2013, 02:25 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-17-2013, 02:49 PM by Maustarman.)
#6
Poor Man's Bobber Fender
Pretty cool
I've seen it done with the front fender of a vstar classic ... never with a custom but it looks nice
I agree that it might be somehow narrow but most customizations are about looks and style :)
I'm going to use the front fender in the project I just picked up.
Shooting for something similar in style to another of the forum member's shown in black and red
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10-17-2013, 10:10 PM,
#7
RE: Poor Man's Bobber Fender
(10-17-2013, 01:02 AM)Mr RCOM Wrote: Brilliant



So you cut off the thingys that the rear fender sits on?
hey thanks Mr RCOM! lolol, that gif had me rolling. Yeah, I finally decided to take hack it off. So many times I'd talk myself out of it but not this time. haha, halfway through..."welp...no turning back now!"

(10-17-2013, 12:11 PM)jmck Wrote: Why would he ev er want ro,sell,it?

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haha that was a generic cautionary statement based on my crap hack job lol. No, this bike's staying with me. I was in a motorcycle accident two weeks ago and my fz8 bike is totalled so all of my attention is on this sweet thang now. (Got clipped by some douche changing lanes into me at 60mph on the highway, endo'd and blacked out...woke up in the ER...only broke my pinky bone...ATGATT!)
(10-17-2013, 02:25 PM)Maustarman Wrote: Pretty cool
I've seen it done with the front fender of a vstar classic ... never with a custom but it looks nice
I agree that it might be somehow narrow but most customizations are about looks and style :)
I'm going to use the front fender in the project I just picked up.
Shooting for something similar in style to another of the forum member's shown in black and red
Pic
[Image: uzeta5eh.jpg]
thanks man....that vstar looks sick. My next obstacle is trying to decide how to work the seat. I really really don't want to spend 300-400 bucks for the solo seat set up although that would be the easiest method. I'm working on a mating between a harley seat and the vstar seat pan. I'll post pictures once I finish this monstrosity.
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10-17-2013, 10:23 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-17-2013, 10:24 PM by Maustarman.)
#8
Poor Man's Bobber Fender
@cambo
Man,
You don't have to spend 300 bucks ....
You can make it happen with about $75
That will give you the seat, springs and front bracket..
Here is one on ebay
http://bit.ly/1gou2YU
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10-17-2013, 10:31 PM,
#9
RE: Poor Man's Bobber Fender
(10-17-2013, 10:23 PM)Maustarman Wrote: @cambo
Man,
You don't have to spend 300 bucks ....
You can make it happen with about $75
That will give you the seat, springs and front bracket..
Here is one on ebay
http://bit.ly/1gou2YU
ah man that's awesome, I've been searching for "xvs1100" stuff all this time...never thought to look outside the box...now I need to research how folks put these together!
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10-17-2013, 10:41 PM,
#10
Poor Man's Bobber Fender
@cambo
I built my own seat for the project I just finished a couple if weeks ago..
You can check out the threads to get ideas on how to deal with the covering up of that space and the mounting if the seat.
Also, I'll be happy to give you more details to specific questions you might have.

Here ...check it out:
http://www.vstarforum.com/showthread.php?tid=2128

http://www.vstarforum.com/showthread.php?tid=2858
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10-17-2013, 10:57 PM,
#11
RE: Poor Man's Bobber Fender
I was wondering what you were/are gonna do with the seat... cause that was my very reason I didn't cut off the subframe.

I bet a spring seat plus the suspension has got to be one smooth ride
LoLrcycle rider Cool
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10-17-2013, 11:01 PM,
#12
Poor Man's Bobber Fender
(10-17-2013, 10:57 PM)Mr RCOM Wrote: I bet a spring seat plus the suspension has got to be one smooth ride

Yep ! Like being in the back of a Roll Roys :)
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10-17-2013, 11:06 PM,
#13
RE: Poor Man's Bobber Fender
Do you have any Grey Poupon?
LoLrcycle rider Cool
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10-18-2013, 12:53 PM,
#14
RE: Poor Man's Bobber Fender
duuuude @maustarman that is some AWESOME work!
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10-18-2013, 12:58 PM,
#15
Poor Man's Bobber Fender
(10-18-2013, 12:53 PM)Cambo Wrote: duuuude @maustarman that is some AWESOME work!

Thanks man..
It's lots if fun for sure...
Go ahead, you don't have to pay top dollars for cool stuff if you take the chance and donut yourself. :)
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