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I finally got around to getting some more things done and getting some good pics of the bike. It started as a 2017 Bobber. The goal was make it look as retro/old school as possible. I wanted to remove or minimize as much as possible. I tried to black out most covers and use brass when possible for accents. I had to “patina” some pieces (like the levers) and think when the little brass pieces start to oxidize, it will pull it all together. I’m 95% done. I will probably put a very short rear fender (original cut down to maybe an inch past the seat) back on, maybe forward controls, more brass accents, and probably get another seat (similar but about 2” longer). Finally, I wanted to thank Daniel Ludwigsen (Ludwigsen Motor Company) for most of the heavy lifting (exhaust, brake upgrade, powder coating, battery/ignition relocation, etc) and Brian at A&J Cycles for a lot of the parts.

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-Custom 2:1 exhaust with cat delete (Ludwigsen), booster plug
-Airbox Delete (K&N 50 pods, P2M hose clamps, Uni crankcase filter dyed black)
-Battery relocation (under bike) and ignition relocation (old battery location) with custom wire cover
-Matris rear shock and Brembo front brake upgrade (gold caliper accent)
-Lighting (Motodemic adaptive with Lamin-x yellow film, Motogadget m.blaze bar end turn signals, single X-Arc running/brake on custom side mount plate)
-Paint/Powder coat flat black (tank, fenders, headlight, bars, foot levers/pegs, engine covers, etc.)
-Brass/gold accents: gas cap, shift lever, engine bolts, levers, sprocket cover mesh, drive chain
-La Rosa vintage leather seat 13”









 

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Your bike looks great! I am curious about your seat. Is the seat originally a Triumph Bobber Statement Seat recovered or is the seat designed and built by a custom shop? Thanks.
 

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The bike looks great. You really made it unique and yours. I like the relocation of the ignition and the seat especially.
What do you think, is it possible to relocate the ignition with the battery in place?
 

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Incredible amount of work! It looks really good, and you're guaranteed to never pull up anywhere and see the same bike nearby. I love the barend signals. Such a clean touch.
 

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Your bike looks great! I am curious about your seat. Is the seat originally a Triumph Bobber Statement Seat recovered or is the seat designed and built by a custom shop? Thanks.
Seat is just an older 13" La Rosa the builder has had for several years. It works fine. The seat bolts could be a quarter inch longer (grabbing almost all the nut with lots of red locktite!) but other then that it bolts up perfectly. I think I would go with a 15-16" size if buying new.

Something like this:

https://larosadesign.us/16-basick-solo-seat-rustic-brown-tuk-n-roll/

Though, I am actually leaning towards a seat from these guys (in addition to their seats check out the 3d tanks they make. Pretty cool except for the cost!):

https://leathercraft24.com/en

https://leathercraft24.com/en/gastank-harley?search=tank



What do you think, is it possible to relocate the ignition with the battery in place?

There are a couple relocation kits on the market that move it to the left side in a less conspicuous spot but they don't completely open up the space under the fake carbs. You might be able to incorporate it into a wire cover if you do the airbox delete.
 

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Hey Jefros. Thanks so much for this information. Cool stuff and a lot to choose from. Sometimes difficult to make a decision when choosing online. It would be great to roll up to their shop with your bike and compare the seats in person. A lot to contemplate before pulling the trigger.
That tank is amazing too and I agree with you on the cost. My bike would definitely standout in Washington state if I had that tank installed. It is a little ornate for me but toneing it down a little would be my choice.
Again thanks for your comments and suggestions. Ride safe!
 

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Jefros always good to see personalized bikes, I do not like the exhaust at all it's a long way from old school, but that's just me, you must like it that's what really matters.
Kudos to you for your efforts.
 

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Can you please tel me if the yellow headlamp has been achieved with a tinted vinyl or has it been sprayed?

Also... what product is it you have used and are you 100% happy with it?

I tried one of the vinyl coverings, I loved the look but couldn’t quite achieve a finish I was happy with!
 

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Can you please tel me if the yellow headlamp has been achieved with a tinted vinyl or has it been sprayed?

Also... what product is it you have used and are you 100% happy with it?

I tried one of the vinyl coverings, I loved the look but couldn’t quite achieve a finish I was happy with!
I tinted my light yellow with film first and it was flimsy and came off after only a few weeks so i found this spray paint that gives the effect of stained glass and it works amazingly! Ill post a link to the product in just a min.
 

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Thanks Byron that’s good of you.

I note you’ve installed an ammunition pannier... I have two that I’ve been toying with the idea of mounting. Do you happen to have some more pics and if it’s not asking too much I’d love to understand how you’ve managed to mount it?
 

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Thanks Byron that’s good of you.

I note you’ve installed an ammunition pannier... I have two that I’ve been toying with the idea of mounting. Do you happen to have some more pics and if it’s not asking too much I’d love to understand how you’ve managed to mount it?
Of course! I'll take some close up photos when I get home shortly and share them here for you. Although I did use the same hole that the rear fender mounts to on the frame so that might be an issue if you still have the rear fender on but I'm sure you can work around it.
 

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it doesnt seem like it lost any brightness but it does stand out more among a sea of regular headlights and i guess if you want it as bright as possible you can put on thinner coats of the paint.
 
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