Finished with my Bobber (Finally!)
First off, in the interest of full disclosure, all of the ideas/plans I had for my Bobber were formulated long before I joined this forum. So, if I've duplicated anyone's ideas, it was purely coincidental. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
When the Bobber was introduced last year and we got our first batch here at the shop, I immediately liked it. However, after a few days, I started to take a good look at it and began to see certain design elements that I thought didn't necessarily fit the bike, i.e. headlight and fuel tank. So, when talking about the Bobber, I'd end the conversation with "if I had one, I'd do this, this, this, that, etc.. to it". So, last November I decided it was time to put up or shut up. So I pulled the trigger and bought one.
The first photo (Red tank) is when I took the photo for the bike’s ad on our website. The second two are the “New and Improved” Bobber.
So, what did I end up doing to it?
Triumph Thunderbird LT headlight bucket
JW Speaker LED (angle sensing) Headlight
Triumph T120 fuel tank - Stripped of paint, clear coated and added the old-style tank badges and Monza-style gas cap
Hand made stainless steel & pigskin wrapped tank strap
Triumph Cruise Control & Heated Grips
Hand made Crescent Wrench shifter
Hand made Brass battery box cover & strap
Hand made Tool pouch
K&N filters with silicon hose intakes and custom brackets
K&N crankcase breather
Oil-Temp oil filler plug
Old-style STOP rear tail light
Custom shortened front and rear fenders, with tail light & turn signals mounted on fender support
Custom license plate mount
With the exception of the Fender work and the welding (fender support & shifter), all the hand made items were done by me. I wanted a more garage-built/handmade look to it. So, a special shout out goes to HardCore Choppers in Sterling VA for the fender work and Mach V auto in Sterling VA for the welding.
This is a link to a slideshow that shows the process I went through doing the work:
By Grabthar's Hammer... what a savings.