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Welcome to the site and congratulations on your new purchase! My Bobber was my first big bike too, and SO much fun. I'm envious of your year-round riding ability (Minnesota guy here). Any mods planned yet?
 

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Welcome to the site and congratulations on your new purchase! My Bobber was my first big bike too, and SO much fun. I'm envious of your year-round riding ability (Minnesota guy here). Any mods planned yet?
Interesting comment about "big bike"... When I started in the 70's a Commando was gigantic... Nowadays they look tiny! "Big bikes" were things like 350's upwards... How times change :laugh:
 

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Interesting comment about "big bike"... When I started in the 70's a Commando was gigantic... Nowadays they look tiny! "Big bikes" were things like 350's upwards... How times change :laugh:
Isn't that the truth. You started me thinking. When I started riding 40 years ago engine size determined what was a "big bike". Today, even though our bikes have 1200cc engines, I don't see our Bobbers as a "big bike". I guess now I see the frame and how high I don't have to climb to get on board. Engine size is unimportant to me.

Looking back, I never went over 1200cc's. :| I had a chance with a BMW 1600 but I never took the leap.

Finally, a BIG bike to me was a BMW R1200 Adventure. I never could get comfortable on that bike . . . but I looked at an Indian® Roadmaster® Elite the other day. That thing is bigger than my car. :surprise:
 

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Isn't that the truth. You started me thinking. When I started riding 40 years ago engine size determined what was a "big bike". Today, even though our bikes have 1200cc engines, I don't see our Bobbers as a "big bike". I guess now I see the frame and how high I don't have to climb to get on board. Engine size is unimportant to me.

Looking back, I never went over 1200cc's. :| I had a chance with a BMW 1600 but I never took the leap.

Finally, a BIG bike to me was a BMW R1200 Adventure. I never could get comfortable on that bike . . . but I looked at an Indian® Roadmaster® Elite the other day. That thing is bigger than my car. :surprise:
What about a Gold Wing! You look these days at the last Meriden Bonnies, and they are tiny. I joked about having a Honda CD 175, which I rode about 100 miles home from Oxford when I bought it in 2000... I had to stop every 30 miles to extract thee seat from my a**!
 
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