Prospective Owner Questions
As I mentioned in my New Member Post, I plan on starting a bobber project using a VStar cruiser. After a lot of searching, I believe the VStar presents the best platform for bobber, especially for a new custom builder such as myself.
I have a few questions before I actually purchase a used VStar locally.
1) Are there any models or years that had intrinsic problems? Some I should avoid starting out?
2) I've seen a lot of bobbers made using the VStar but they all share a common design element which in many bobbers seem to avoid.
I understand that the space under the seat pan contains the soft tail shock. (I personally think it's a cool look and should be exposed and not covered.) But what else is below the seat and behind the engine?
Why isn't this area opened up on VStar bobbers like many bobber projects do? What's there? Battery?
Anyone have any pix of this area with the "covers" removed?
I appreciate your help. TIA!