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What's Your Inspiration/Influences For Your Bobber?

Greetings Lads & Lasses,

One of the things I love about bikes in general and the Bobber in particular, is the endless diversity in how each one of us tinkers with our bikes and attempts to create something unique and personal. The Bobber is an incredible platform for this and it's wonderful to see the variety of bikes on this forum, evolve and develop into their varying forms depending on the owners preferences and personal tastes.

With that in mind I was wondering what are Your inspirations or influences in creating Your dream bike?

As for myself? Well I have always loved vintage bikes, especially those from the 1930's. Bikes from both side of the Atlantic appeal to me, US marks like Crocker and Brit bikes like the Brough's and many more too numerous to mention, but these two always stand out to me. I have always loved vintage choppers and bobbers too and Dennis Hoppers bike from Easyrider comes to mind.

So for me and as My bike evolves I think it will have a distinctly vintage look but with a little 'Easyrider' thrown in.

How about You and Your bike?
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For me Roy its about strattling that motor and having enough parts to get in the wind.
Ive never wanted an old school triumph 650 bobber more than I do now.
I'm very happy with my bobber black but its more of an I-bobber.
I will never afford the old school triumph but maybe a xs650 build
is possible ....
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Due in part to my size , I have to determine how much I want something , then figure out if the aftermarket (or in the case of my Bobber , Triumph) has pieces that allow me to fit it to me. Seeing the Bobber with High bars was a clue that I could get this thing closer to my needs , and crawling under both a Speedmaster and a Bobber at my dealership told me I could eventually make forwards work if needed.

I enjoy the Bonneville line because they stayed true to what the Original Bonnies were. Sure the carbs are gone and the Prince of Darkness isn't causing undo cussing , but a 50 year old Bonnie and the Hinckley Bonnies have a heritage that can be seen without looking for it. I have always loved an open motor on a bike , and the Bonnie has that. Pipes may intersect into a Cat , but this is 2018 and it had to happen. But at a glance , you don't notice these things. Nice job Triumph.

So far behind , I think I'm in first place.
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