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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #20 on: 07/03/10 12:07PM »
Yeah, I do prefer the drag bars too.  Something like this.



I am getting my ideas together.  :7:

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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #21 on: 07/03/10 12:20PM »
Better. Not sure about the hardtail, but the form itself is killer.
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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #22 on: 07/05/10 05:02PM »
Don, I work part time at a Sportster parts place that has lots of old school stuff. Talk to me when you get ready.

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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #23 on: 07/17/10 11:40AM »
Thanks, Doug.  All the parts should be in next weekend to get it running and all tuned up.  I will hit you up if I decide to keep it and make it into a bobber.

If anyone is looking for a similar deal, I just found this on craigslist.

1986 Honda Shadow VT500 - $600 obo



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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #24 on: 07/17/10 12:27PM »
Awesome don !



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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #25 on: 07/12/11 11:08PM »
Only a year later and one ignition module the Shadow runs!

Tonight I finally mounted the new rear tire and installed the new brakes.

Plan now is to ride if for a few days to put some miles on it and then the tear down begins!   :27:

Currently looks like:


Inspiration:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/0KjeEhGuPv8?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US&amp;amp;rel=0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/0KjeEhGuPv8?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US&amp;amp;rel=0</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/qRrHyqjaO44?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US&amp;amp;rel=0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/qRrHyqjaO44?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US&amp;amp;rel=0</a>
« Last Edit: 07/12/11 11:17PM by Don »

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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #26 on: 07/12/11 11:16PM »
Wow - almost a year to the day since you got the Shadow.  Just realized that.  It looks great - but the NEW Shadow will be a blast!!!!  Hope I can lend a hand in this FUN project!  :)

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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #27 on: 07/12/11 11:18PM »
looks sick,sounds amazing but sounds like you gotta put the chock up a bit sounds like its about to like die.. but amazing job.. gotta try to keep those white walls clean dude

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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #28 on: 07/13/11 02:51PM »
looks sick,sounds amazing but sounds like you gotta put the chock up a bit sounds like its about to like die.. but amazing job.. gotta try to keep those white walls clean dude

The video one is not mine, but is very sick nice bobber. :P  I like how he did the rigid rear frame work.  I think I will run a little more on the exhaust though to help keep a little back pressure.

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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #29 on: 07/17/11 11:53PM »
Project update 7/17/2011

This weekend I pulled apart the front end of the bike.  Everything from the handlebars down to the front tire.

Here is the bike when I started.



Here it is stripped down.



Forks primed and ready for paint.



Stock front wheel.



Painted front wheel.



Pin striped front wheel.



I have already started reassembling the front end and will have more pics soon of the progress. 

Once the front is complete, I plan to start pulling apart the engine covers and exhaust for paint.

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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #30 on: 07/19/11 11:34AM »
You'd do a world of good just by ditching that godawful seat and fender setup. You almost need a polyester leisure suit and 70's porn star mustache to not look out of place on it. The striped wheel looks great.
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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #31 on: 07/19/11 01:25PM »
Pretty much everything rear of the tank is going to get tossed.  I am just starting with the front for right now.  Next is blacking out the engine and wrapping the exaust.

Once I get my hands on a welder I will be cutting the frame behind the tank and welding in my own wishbone supports back to the spring mounts and make it into a rigid.  Then weld on the seat supports.  I would also like to convert the dual tube back bone to a single tube in order to mount a Sportster tank. 

Still lots of painting that can be done before then. 

Inspiration pics below.
« Last Edit: 07/19/11 01:28PM by Don »

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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #32 on: 07/19/11 01:34PM »
I'm with ya on everything except the hard tail.  Looks cool, but yeesh!  Better find a good chiropractor.

Get the black exhaust wrap, the white looks terrible.

Hurry up, I wan't to compete against you for a botm.

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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #33 on: 07/19/11 03:09PM »
^^ What he said. How's about trying a single spring and shock rear suspension hidden under the seat? You;re gonna be chopping the hell out of it anyway, so why not go for broke??
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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #34 on: 04/02/13 03:23PM »
I have a VT500. Where can I buy solo seats that can fit my bike? Something like this would be ideal.



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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #35 on: 04/02/13 07:16PM »
Don, Do you still posess this bike? Would love to see pics!

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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #36 on: 04/02/13 09:36PM »
I actually ended up selling it to USMCEvan's g/f about a month after I started the bobber build. 

This was how it looked when she took it home. 


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Re: Don's Shadow Bobber Project
« Reply #37 on: 04/02/13 09:42PM »
That's weak sauce Don. You could have at least fixed the tank. LOL
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