Mounting instruments or gauges

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Previously on B.Y.O. Bobber, I fabricated a bracket for relocating the speedometer. It didn’t quite work out as planned. On the OEM gauge, the cable attaches to the bottom of the gauge and the cable runs downward, perpendicular to the … Continued

Bleeding brakes

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Some things are simply meant to be difficult. Generally speaking, bleeding brakes isn’t that difficult. With a little experience and understanding about the mechanics, the process becomes straightforward. I won’t say bleeding brakes is easy, just because it can be … Continued

Rebuilding front forks

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It’s been a while, no doubt. More life issues are getting in the way of living life. With that said, let’s move along… The Victory is back on the road with a rewired tail, new micro switch at the front … Continued

Unfinished project bikes

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I can now see why people give up on their bobber projects. It starts out with a lot of energy, challenge and fun. The expectation of tearing the bike apart and creating something different and cool is energizing. Even when … Continued

The waiting game

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Getting there… and by “there” I mean getting back to work. I got some brake work done… more to do of course. The name of the game now is “Waiting For Parts”…waiting for ZN parts…waiting for Victory parts…waiting and waiting. … Continued

My hiatus

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According to Merriam-Webster, hiatus is a noun meaning a period of time when something (such as an activity or program) is suspended or interrupted. I used to like the sound of “hiatus” because somehow I interpreted it to mean “vacation.” … Continued

Added a bobber tail/brake light

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Bobbers aren’t generally known for being ‘legal’ in all respects. Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever owned a bike that was totally in compliance. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania isn’t too bad with its list of requirements. … Continued

Building a bobber-style saddle (3 of 3)

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(This is the last of a three-part series on making a saddle. Here are parts 1 and 2.) The upholstery There are lots of different materials for covering the saddle. I’m using Waterproof Marine-Grade Vinyl, which is a popular starting … Continued

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