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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-11-2017, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
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Hi guys, figured I should probably create an introduction post and say 'hello'.

I'm from the UK with a Jet Black Bobber and a long list of accessories currently on order which should be arriving later this month. I'll upload some pictures as soon as I get it. I also plan to take some footage of the bike to put on youtube. I'll see how that goes and if I make anything I'll post it. In particular, I was thinking of creating raw/engine only ride footage on some of the nice UK countryside roads.

A bit about me, I've been riding on and off ever since I was able to get a license with a bit of off road/dirt bike riding before that. I took a steady approach to road riding, with a 50cc and 125cc (RGV) in my teens, then up to a 400cc (VFR) for a few years, a 600cc (CBR-RR) and then 1000cc's (CBR-RR, VTR-SP2) for the last 10 years. All sports bikes so the Bobber will be quite a change for me but I've been looking to move away from sports bikes for a couple of years now, going as far as testing a few Harleys and very nearly swapping to a 48 (so glad I didn't now) all because I wanted to 'bob' a bike. I don't have a history of modding bikes (the most I've ever done is end cans, screens and indicators) but I'm hoping to change that and turn the Bobber in to a bit of a long-term project.

I'm also itching like crazy to be riding a twin again
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new bike.
The Bobber is a great base to start modifying (and a terrific bike to ride). Definitely a bike you can mod over time & uniquely customize.
Let us know when you get it and we look forward to seeing some UK footage!
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new bike.
The Bobber is a great base to start modifying (and a terrific bike to ride). Definitely a bike you can mod over time & uniquely customize.
Let us know when you get it and we look forward to seeing some UK footage!
Agreed, when I test rode one I was blown away by it. Maybe the Harley's lowered my expectations, but it felt incredibly light, nimble and quick. Definitely more than I was expecting from this style of bike.
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Welcome BobberFett! Awesome community here as we share and discover accessories together as they launch
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Agreed, when I test rode one I was blown away by it. Maybe the Harley's lowered my expectations, but it felt incredibly light, nimble and quick. Definitely more than I was expecting from this style of bike.
Welcome...and that's cause it is! (nimble and quick..)
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Great to hear of your plans


I have plans of taking some nice pics / movie of my Morello Red Bobber when it arrives 2nd week of June.


If you happen to be in the East Midlands area we can have a ride out and find some good photo opportunities - PM me if that is a possibility.
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Great to hear of your plans


I have plans of taking some nice pics / movie of my Morello Red Bobber when it arrives 2nd week of June.


If you happen to be in the East Midlands area we can have a ride out and find some good photo opportunities - PM me if that is a possibility.
I'm in the North East but if I'm ever heading your way for a meet or event I'll give you a shout.
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Just got the call from my dealership, it's arrived. Accessories will be going on in the next couple of days and should be ready to collect next week
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Just got the call from my dealership, it's arrived. Accessories will be going on in the next couple of days and should be ready to collect next week


EXCITED ???!!!!


Mine's planned for around 10th June......
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Very, although the whole thing has had the shine taken off it a little bit. Feels like I'm not really getting the truth when I speak to them to see how it's coming along.
On Wednesday they hoped it might be ready Saturday, otherwise Monday.
On Saturday they said Monday or Tuesday
On Monday they said Thursday or Friday.
And on top of that, I've now learnt that an accessory is missing despite previously being told everything was in and ready to go on. Needless to say I'm a little bit disappointed by this final stretch.
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