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Old 06-22-2014, 04:46 PM
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Skeels01 V Star 1100 Bobber Build Thread

I don't post very much, mostly a lurker. I have been doing some work to my 2006 V Star 1100 Custom. It's not rideable yet, but it's close. Here is my story and some progress pictures.
I bought this V Star 1100 brand new in 06. I rode it only 8000 miles or so in the next few years. I lost my job in 09, moved to a different state, and was unemployed for a year. The bike sat a lot.
I never really liked the rear fender on the bike, but I did like the 18" front wheel and the 170 rear tire.
I took this picture the 2nd day I owned the bike. Probably not even 10 miles on it when I took this picture.

Along with hating the rear fender, I hated the bars even more.

I lowered the rear suspension in 2007 right before we went to Americade. New drag bars too.

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Old 06-22-2014, 04:59 PM
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Spring 2011 I bought the cheapest pipes I could find on eBay, and re-jetted the carbs per the V Star Knowledge base.


I rode the bike very little, and turned in the license plate at the end of the summer.

Fast forward to February 2014. I had a few days off work due to a snow storm in Raleigh. I spent some time in the shed taking parts off the bike.



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Old 06-22-2014, 05:06 PM
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Pulled the carbs apart to re-jet for K&N pod filters. They were pretty gummed up. Apparently I didn't completely drain the carbs last time I ran the bike.

Big K&N RU-0600 filters. They fit under the tank and I don't have to run the factory filter housing (dog bowl) either.


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Old 06-22-2014, 05:14 PM
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The front forks were leaking, so I took them off and had help from a friend rebuilding them.



While I had the front wheel off, I removed these covers. Hated them too.
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Old 06-22-2014, 05:24 PM
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I put some tape on the frame & made some marks.


I always thought I would have a hard time cutting a perfectly good running motorcycle. But technically, it wasn't actually running at this point in time. I got the angle grinder out & let it eat. Probably not the preferred tool, but it's what I had.



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Old 06-22-2014, 05:30 PM
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I thought I would use a trailer spring to mount the seat.





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Old 06-22-2014, 05:34 PM
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So this is about where I'm at today. I have to figure out fender mounting, and I'll probably end up getting a Biltwell Slimline seat. Maybe new bars too.
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Old 12-02-2014, 06:16 PM
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Nice! looking good so far! Are those Roadburner pipes?
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:11 PM
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Nice! looking good so far! Are those Roadburner pipes?
Thanks! Yes, they are Roadburner pipes.

I gave up on the trailer spring seat mount. Rattle can painted all the plastic and the pipes. Ready for inspection & tags.







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Old 10-28-2015, 02:59 PM
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Great work so far!!
Just needs a rear fender to make it look right.
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Just back from NC inspection. November 2016

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Old 03-12-2017, 06:29 AM
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Just some updates to my bike








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