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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-03-2019, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hi just joined, havnt bought a bobber yet but looking at a few, any pitfalls, dislikes?

Need to sell my bike first
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Welcome to the forum!

I've had my Bobber Black for a while now. I have had no problems with mine. I couldn't be more satisfied.
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Welcome to the forum.
Lots to like and any potential dislikes can be rectified with aftermarket mods (which is true for every bike out there).
Biggest pitfall is the amount youíll spend on said mods - which is pretty much an inevitable part of Bobber ownership.
Other than that, itís a great bike with an amazing feel-good factor.

Personally, I donít see the Bobber as a year round bike or a practical commuter. So you should weigh up your riding habits/needs and see if the Bobber is right for YOU.
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Hi Dave,

Welcome to the forum, you're in the right place for info mate.

For my tuppence; the Bobber is a really great bike but it has it's limits, so give some thought to that. Clearly the biggest limit is that it is a solo ride, but if you love the platform then the Speedmaster is a good option if that's important.

The other big issue is comfort. Pretty much everyone goes down the road of seat and suspension modifications at some point, so that needs to be taken into consideration.

As for me & my Bobber? Well I LOVE this bike and weather permitting ride every day and all year round but in fairness have spent a lot of time and money making it into my perfect ride - and I'm not finished yet..

Good luck with your research and let us know how you get on?

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Hey Davehales! Welcome!

Pitfalls, Cashflow, if you plan on modding!

The only draw backs I can think of that affects all Bobbers are, the small fuel tank, and they can be hard on your driving record. Or maybe thats just me!

I love mine! But it has become my "have fun" Bike. I bought a second bike with bags for long distance, or getting groceries.
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Welcome to the forum.
Lots to like and any potential dislikes can be rectified with aftermarket mods (which is true for every bike out there).
Biggest pitfall is the amount youíll spend on said mods - which is pretty much an inevitable part of Bobber ownership.
Other than that, itís a great bike with an amazing feel-good factor.

Personally, I donít see the Bobber as a year round bike or a practical commuter. So you should weigh up your riding habits/needs and see if the Bobber is right for YOU.
I am a summer fun rider, donít commute, and donít ride millions of miles
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I am a summer fun rider, donít commute, and donít ride millions of miles
With those criteria, sounds like youíve come to the right place and are considering the right bike. 👍
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With those criteria, sounds like youíve come to the right place and are considering the right bike. 👍
I completely agree.
Bobber will fit the bill nicely.
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@davehales , you can likely see the big picture by now with regard to the Bobber. Tons of fun, to be sure, and as long as you aren't asking it to be something it isn't (like a dual sport, dirt bike or touring bike) you'll absolutely love it as much as the rest of us that already own one.
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As a Speedmaster owner, I would try both if you can...
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