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Old 06-14-2006, 02:17 PM
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From Chopper to Bobber

What do I need to look at if I wish to change a chopper to a bobber? I found an interesting bike for sale:



It's described as " 1956 TRIUMPH 500CC chopper, registered as 1956 triumph, many custom parts, rigid frame, excellent runner. $2995."

I'm assuming that I would change the front forks, but would I also have to move the engine mounts? What other issues might come up?
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Old 06-14-2006, 09:51 PM
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A Bobber is like a chopper------it's in the individuals view point. There are past threads here discussing it. Think stock, stripped and lightned of any thing not nesesary, fenders cut back, basic rider seat with pad for the better half optional. From what you're starting with, think smaller tank, maybe shorter front end? (need better photo) Make sure the neck is not raked on what your buying. I think lower handlebars, then your in the range. Fenders? personal taste. Fix the oil leaks. There is no need to change motor mounts.
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Old 06-14-2006, 10:29 PM
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Check out old school forum thread. And www.oschool.com
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:25 AM
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:12 AM
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The pic looks like a bobber from where I'm sittin'...
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:03 AM
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agreed, looks like a bobber to me.....maybe switch to flat track bars. Keep the girder and why or who told you about the motor mounts? oh, maybe a peanut but I have seen some cool bob's with those tanks.
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:05 AM
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I guess it's the front end that made me look at this bike as a chooper rather than a bobber. How do you decide what is what?
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:20 AM
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Hyper they are just terms and it seems everyone has their own defintion of what chopper/ bobber means.
Don't get hung up on the terms and just enjoy driving whatever "bike" you have.
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:23 AM
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I was wondering about the motor mount, because I figured if the front end changed (which I would do) I assumed the geometry of the bike would change, maybe the orientation of the engine would not be vertical. This obviously shows my lack of knowledge; I do mods to my Triumph Thruxton, but mostly cosmetic or swapping of parts (air box removal etc.).
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Old 07-05-2006, 12:36 PM
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