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72beetle July 24th, 2007 09:17 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
sorry to bring it back, but I might be getting a bike and its a 82 GL500 Silverwing, I know this is a VW thread but I want a bobber how do you make a bobber though, on a low budget?Heres a pic of what the bike looks like but not the one Im getting.
http://www.motorcycleminnesota.com/060104/02/image2.jpg

carcentric July 24th, 2007 10:14 PM

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If you don't already know, a CX500 is the same bike without the fairing and trunk (well, practically), so the CX500 users' groups are a good resource.

In the meantime, here's a taste:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/199/4...63cf6c.jpg?v=0

And you might want to change your signature since both are watercooled . . . . :funny:

XrayDean July 25th, 2007 01:06 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 72beetle
sorry to bring it back, but I might be getting a bike and its a 82 GL500 Silverwing, I know this is a VW thread but I want a bobber how do you make a bobber though, on a low budget?Heres a pic of what the bike looks like but not the one Im getting.
http://www.motorcycleminnesota.com/060104/02/image2.jpg

Are you sellin' the 'jammer fairing? . . . or the rear box?


They are great bikes . . .:dancing:

greedy53 July 25th, 2007 01:12 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
dam there all left hand drive

72beetle July 25th, 2007 06:30 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by XrayDean
Are you sellin' the 'jammer fairing? . . . or the rear box?


They are great bikes . . .:dancing:

I dont got the bike yet but according to the guy I'll have a set for both the bikes, one set along with one frontend is going on a trike.By the way, thats just a pic of what the bike looks like, not the actual bike.

72beetle July 25th, 2007 06:32 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/199/4...63cf6c.jpg?v=0

So why do the shocks on the rear look different?Is this a CX500?
Did they just modify a rear fender, get a diff seat and run shocks from a cx500?

carcentric July 25th, 2007 09:14 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 72beetle
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/199/4...63cf6c.jpg?v=0

So why do the shocks on the rear look different?Is this a CX500?
Did they just modify a rear fender, get a diff seat and run shocks from a cx500?

Those look like the shocks on my CX500C (the "C" is for Custom, but it's a model name, not a description); the CX500A (standard) had a maggot-shaped fuel tank and silver Comstars. The stock seat on all CX500C's is pillion, and the stock front wheel is a black Comstar like the GL500 uses.

But that's not my point - to go from stock to bobber you primarily REMOVE things. Chop the rear fender, delete the crash bars, forego mirrors and turn signals (usually illegally), etc.

I've been toying for a couple of years with converting my CX to a trike (with either a Datsun or Capri II rear axle) - if you are interested, I can point you to my thoughts on that off list.
:hello:

Bugula July 25th, 2007 10:30 AM

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http://video.tinypic.com/player.php?v=6h2tfdt
Crash'es, most avoidable.

PJLOval July 25th, 2007 01:51 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
I'd like to see more pics of "Road Rage". I have wanted to build something similar for some time now using the smaller engine

72beetle July 26th, 2007 07:31 AM

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Just and idea with paint, and a crotch rocket exhaust :funny:
http://i12.tinypic.com/6c80b3s.jpg
what you guys think?:funny:

Scott H July 26th, 2007 07:50 AM

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"Yikes!" was my first thought.


It's, um, bright.

carcentric July 26th, 2007 09:54 AM

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You SAID you wanted a GL500-based bobber . . . . Whatever that glow-in-the-dark thing is, it ain't no bobber!

THIS is a bobber:

9fingerkustomz July 26th, 2007 02:58 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PJLOval
I'd like to see more pics of "Road Rage". I have wanted to build something similar for some time now using the smaller engine

You can see more pics here -

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v3...g/Road%20Rage/

Pat

72beetle July 26th, 2007 08:58 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by carcentric
You SAID you wanted a GL500-based bobber . . . . Whatever that glow-in-the-dark thing is, it ain't no bobber!

THIS is a bobber:

I know what bobbers are, I am just playing with ideas.

carcentric July 27th, 2007 08:32 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 72beetle
I know what bobbers are, I am just playing with ideas.

Okey-doke.
:thumbsup:

carlbugs September 18th, 2007 07:06 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
brand new forum, my good friend helped put it together and is a moderator
http://www.barbedwirebiker.com/forum/

Spyke December 2nd, 2007 11:26 AM

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Hmm... I think it's about time for another motorcycle post.

I recently put together a video my "Ugly Duc" project. The bike isn't completley finished yet, but then there's more I'd like to do with the video too, so there ya go.

The Ugly Duc:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Os2XqSnpyw


It's definitely off topic for this site so in addition to that link, I'll post up a pic of one of my latest bike projects that may be a little more on theme here... at least it's going to be a hardtail...

The hardtail (a VERY early mock up):
http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/MockUp_4186.JPG

road_dog December 2nd, 2007 04:51 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
My sooter. Over 150,000 miles and will still pull the front wheel up if I twist it too hard. My wife doesn't ride any more, so this thread has me wanting to build a Bobber.

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/e...t/P1010237.jpg

gravguy December 2nd, 2007 07:45 PM

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anyone interested in a bunch of goldwing parts 1988 1100 all veter fairings. the bike is complete the heads were removed for valve work and never re installed . i was going to cut it up for a set of trike forks but now ive got too many projects

bugdust December 2nd, 2007 08:04 PM

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Holy shit!! Is there a motorcycle in there somewhere?:funny:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/e...t/P1010237.jpg

Just screwing with ya, man. I've always thought a fully-dressed bike defeats the whole purpose of having one to start with. Of course, I've never tried taking one on a long trip either.:hmm:

road_dog December 2nd, 2007 08:33 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bugdust (Post 279899)
Holy shit!! Is there a motorcycle in there somewhere?:funny:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/e...t/P1010237.jpg

Just screwing with ya, man. I've always thought a fully-dressed bike defeats the whole purpose of having one to start with. Of course, I've never tried taking one on a long trip either.:hmm:

My wife and I used to tour a lot. Sure I have seen a bunch of couples on Harleys (or the like) but MW said Hell No! She liked the comfort, the intercom, the drink holder, storage, etc.

I didn't feel like rolling it out into the driveway to snap it. Just call me lazy. - CB

johnsn December 3rd, 2007 09:25 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 72beetle (Post 252057)
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/199/4...63cf6c.jpg?v=0

So why do the shocks on the rear look different?Is this a CX500?
Did they just modify a rear fender, get a diff seat and run shocks from a cx500?

The Silverwing has a air mono shock, and a longer wheelbase.
The CX500 has twin coilovers.
john

vakot110 January 3rd, 2008 01:40 AM

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Easy living

KurseD January 3rd, 2008 04:39 AM

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wife just gave me the O.K. to get a new two wheeled toy when i get home... i'll post up pics and info when i get it...

KurseD January 4th, 2008 01:02 PM

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meanwhile, i'll drool over some of these.. the 1973 brown and orange Z1 is my dream bike, the others are just some really sweet rides


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