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Just Another 83' 750 Bobber Done by Bobby
Old 08-07-2012, 03:21 AM   #1
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Just Another 83' 750 Bobber Done by Bobby

I'm a Noob here on this site but it has helped me quite a bit so far so thanks for that.

I figured I would put up a build thread. I may have some Ideas to give others here. at 16 years old it probably wont be anything ingenious but you never know.

Quick History: Bought the bike off of craigslist. It was pretty much all stock for 1000 bucks. Ran fine, came with a COMPLETE parts bike that was all taken apart with no title. When I got there to pick it up as it sat running I told him I would give him 800 and he agreed. Then When I was about to take a test ride it wouldn't start. So I got him down to 700. Took it home and then realized that I was on an insanely steep hill trying to start the bike and It just needed to be on a level surface! haha so it runs fine and sounds great thanks to rusted out baffles. so for 700 who can argue.

How it came home as:

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What I kind of want it to look like:

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The second day, I painted the Exhaust and the covers. ( I still need to find a battery cover or make one ) And I reupholstered and recarved the seat and added a rear seat from a Harley FXRSc:

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A couple weeks later, I got a new battery cuz my bike wouldnt start easily. Oh and spark plugs. Iridium ones. Cant honestly tell the difference cept the normal ones are alot cheaper. Then today, I got Some decals (for temporary "Style"), a rear LED light strip that I will eventually Use for turn signals, and relocated the ignitors from under the seat to under the battery.

As it sits in the driveway tonight:

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This is what I did to move the sparkers under the battery:

The only real big thing I had to do was extend the wires. otherwise I just pulled and routed the wires across the seat. I didnt want to take out the air box so the battery space underneath was a good spot.

Other than extending the license plate light wires and the tailight wires, You have to extend the Tri-grounding wires:

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Extend the wire that doesnt lead to the spark connectors:

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Here is what the sparks look like underneath the scorpion battery:

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I'll be getting drag bars and start to replace the ugly gauge cluster.... (what fun) Then it will be making a solo seat, bobbed fender, lowering springs, etc. etc. etc.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:15 AM   #2
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Looks really good, What was it about Honda and those dirt bike ass ends, even my '06 had that same ass end, drove me nuts.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:30 AM   #3
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I love that your level of cheapness knows no bounds and it's very cool that you take pics to show what you have done. You get your hands dirty, you do your own work and that is fun to follow.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:19 PM   #4
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yeah i cant stand how high the ass sits. Cant wait to get lowering shocks and a smaller fender. I may just cut the shocks sonce i have an extra set.

Unfprtunately that cheapness can realy bote you in the ass. I bought a truck for 500 and got screwed big time with it. But thats pk. I got another truck for 128 bucks that so far hasnt hurt me much
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:41 PM   #5
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Good job, Padawan! Now, take this advice if you do nothing else. Go buy a cheap multipack of heat shrink, some solder, and a soldering iron if you don't have one. Search for BaldEagle's post on soldering made easy, and use it to make sure all of those wiring connections are there for good. Trust me, this will save you from tearing your bike apart on the side of the road, at night, in the rain. No motorcycle wiring connection should rely on a mechanical butt splice, at least not any longer than it takes to get it home and do it right.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:55 PM   #6
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So, Since I am so cheap, I am thinking about using "Risers" that I already have for the drag bars I am getting today. here is a link to what I have. They are made for a drumset. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/drums...standard-clamp

Also, would any of you know how to do a mechanical to electric speedometer swap and all the parts i'd need?
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:45 PM   #7
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Hey TRUTHER...my son just bought a Gibraltar rack system for his drum set and it is some quality shit! Seems pretty well built, for a drum rack..BUT I fear for your safety, and question your sanity, if you are serious about using a DRUM CLAMP as handle bar risers!! And besides, how in the hell would you mount bars to that thing? Aren't the sleeves going in the wrong direction? And wingnuts to hold them in place...REALLY!!!???
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Hey TRUTHER...my son just bought a Gibraltar rack system for his drum set and it is some quality shit! Seems pretty well built, for a drum rack..BUT I fear for your safety, and question your sanity, if you are serious about using a DRUM CLAMP as handle bar risers!! And besides, how in the hell would you mount bars to that thing? Aren't the sleeves going in the wrong direction? And wingnuts to hold them in place...REALLY!!!???
In this case the wingnut would be connecting the handlebars to the seat.

I'm completely and totally batshit crazy and I wouldn't try that even on my best medications.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:26 AM   #9
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Yeah i thought about it and figured id just suck it up and buy real ones. Bougt drag bars today. WRONG DIAMETER.... So now im going to sell them and hopefully ill have enough cash to buy some 7/8th drags.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:37 AM   #10
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You got ya a good start.Are the bars to big or too small?you could see if you have enough meat to take them to a machine shop and have them bored out.Be cheaper for ya!!!!!!!!!! Have to say not bad for a sixteen year old.Hell,I got shoes older than you!lol.Def. wrap them butt connectors in tape or use some heat shrink on em.
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