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post #1 of 16 Old 04-27-2018, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rebel bobber thread

Where is the thread with all the pictures of Rebel bobbers?
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post #2 of 16 Old 04-27-2018, 01:18 PM
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It should be here: Cool Mods, Detailing & Appearance - Honda Rebel Forum

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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http://www.hondarebelforum.com/f18/p...ebel-4265.html

There are some good examples there, sadly the majority of it is stuff that fits in my sig line.

I would imagine the PhotoSuckit issue has removed a significant amount of the pics there anyways.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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Yeah, the PhotoSuckit issue has ruined a lot of threads. My Vulcan 750 finally blew it's engine late last year, at just over 128,000 miles. I believe the problem was a broken cam chain. I finally sold it as a parts bike. Now I'm looking for a used Rebel as a summer project, something I can work on inside my air conditioned house. Sort of a bobber/rat bike. Not going to build a hatchet job though, it has to be safe and it has to have rear suspension.
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I was tempted to post my Rebel Roadster project in the thread, but it's probably best to let said thread die the death it needs.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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Definitely a Rebel bobber!
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Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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http://www.hondarebelforum.com/f18/p...ebel-4265.html

There are some good examples there, sadly the majority of it is stuff that fits in my sig line. <img src="http://www.hondarebelforum.com/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />

I would imagine the PhotoSuckit issue has removed a significant amount of the pics there anyways.
This is my opinion,
To me, a bobber is a Harley WLA, WLC, or WL that has everything stripped not needed to make it fun and cut rear fender to reduce weight. It is my opinion that those are the only REAL bobbers. Anything else is either a chopper, cafe racer, etc...All these "Bobbers" being built are "Bobber Inspired" bikes. . Again, only a WLA, WLC, or WL are bobbers. And again, my opinion. So stock that in your pipe and smoke it. Not you Shadow.

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Which can be easily countered by the fact that folks were doing that to Brit bikes before us yanks started doing it with the heavier Harleys & Indians.

Simply put, bobbers are (or rather, were...now that the term has been so horrifically misrepresented these days) the automotive equivalents to hot rods: ramp up the power and cut down the weight. Just like the cars, bobbing was never a brand-specific thing...granted there were no Japanese bikes at the time it was getting popular but by no means does that say you can't apply those old school tricks to a newer bike.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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How do you bobberize a Brit bike? My bone stock '68 Triumph weighs 370 pounds. I think the Yanks were exposed to all those lightweight Britbikes during the war and decided to try to lighten up the American made land yachts to be more competitive with the smaller lighter British iron.

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