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Old 03-18-2008, 02:39 PM
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THis whole thread makes me happy since my first chopper project is a 79 XS 750
I hear that. I got my XS750 from a friend for $50. It was completely stock. After learning how to weld and fab along the way, a year later I got this for a grand total being maybe $1500 in parts/metal etc. I haven't tallied up the receipts.



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Old 03-18-2008, 04:41 PM
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I can make alot of stuff myself and do all the work myself. i want to build a junk yard bobber. possibly out of a 60'2 to 80's era machine. whats something good and cheap to find? i was thinking of something atleast 650cc, and chain drive.
I didn't read the entire thread, but in case no one's said it yet, a Sporty will do ya well for a low budget bobber.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:35 AM
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:57 AM
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my ironhead i got for $1750 - basketcase
extra pieces, metal for the hardtail, gaskets, seat, tires, etc etc etc - all the little things i had to buy - i got for just under another $1000.

thats an inexpensive bike!!!

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Old 04-03-2008, 08:46 PM
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Ive got about 3700 into this one
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:31 PM
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I second the Iron Head Sportster. Evil- do you have any close-up pics of the back of the seat area. I am curious what you mounted your springs to?
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:00 AM
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yay! go ironheads!

my bike has a bolt on rigid and there is a cross bar there under the seat that i welded some seat post thingies too that i turned up on the lathe. they were way easy to make and the seat springs sit right down on them.

thats what its like on mine - is that similar to yours Evil?
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:46 PM
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yay! go ironheads!

my bike has a bolt on rigid and there is a cross bar there under the seat that i welded some seat post thingies too that i turned up on the lathe. they were way easy to make and the seat springs sit right down on them.

thats what its like on mine - is that similar to yours Evil?
um ehem uhum aaa. well you see um thats an interesting topic. I didnt attach nthem to any thing they just rested on the cross bar, and the other day the front bracket that held the seat to the bike broke on the freeway and i about lost the seat and my <ss so about those seat post thingies ??? got any more and how much
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:54 PM
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My opinion. A Harley is an investment so you can justify it. On the other hand these old metric bikes can be had for almost free but if you're gonna spend big bucks on it, go Harley. If you have the tools and equipment to build it cheap maybe go old metric or Triumph. I have a friend that built a really cool old school bobber Triumph for $800 in 8 days but his dad has a sweet machine / welding shop. My Triumph was a money pit because I started with a frame and a basket case motor. NOT the way to go.
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:15 AM
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I picked up a KZ550 Kaw the other day for $700. Good running condition. I'd like to see better pictures of this $400 bike. That looks really good.
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:19 AM
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Man you guys gotta be careful building these bikes. Evil, that don't sound good.
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:18 PM
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I'd rather be riding American, too, all I've ever owned, but $$ is an issue. I am working on a gs750 that I bought for $400, is a pretty neat little machine - the fact that it's a foriegn bike doesn't make it any less fun. Never worked with carbs or any of this crap before, but it's a trip and am learning a lot. Parts are pretty cheap, could probably do a 4cyl like this for under $1k EASY, just takes time in the garage and some research.

...and it helps if you haven't lost your lisence, means you can get plates on it a lot sooner (can't really justify it as work driving )
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:04 AM
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heres my vstar 650, you can get a good used vstar cheapppp...ive got 3k in this one


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Old 05-02-2008, 11:28 AM
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Ive got about 3700 into this one
3700 For that bike???

Shit...I'm gonna be physically ill

So....forgive the newbie questions...but..

...a basket/running sporty engine with complete drivetrain will fit onto a 30-0 rigid frame??

Man...you got one sweet looking bike there!
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