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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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My Vstar 1100 Bobber Project - TX.

I recently got my hands on a 2000 Vstar 1100 Classic that I'm planning on bobbing out. I've been searching the internet for ideas and custom parts. Along the way I stumbled upon StarBikesForums. There seems to be some great information here so I decided to join.

Over the next few weeks I will be stripping down my bike and chopping it up to make it mine. I will be buying and selling in the classified section and wanted to make sure I introduced myself before I started asking people to trust me with any financial transactions.

This is what my bike currently looks like but I'm hoping to soon change ALL of it. Lol.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 06:51 AM
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Welcome to the forum, wjerlinger! That looks like it will be a cool project, I hope you'll keep us updated on your progress.

There's a site called Blue Collar Bobbers that makes parts and complete kits for a lot of different metric cruisers, including the 1100. I guess just bolting on one of their kits would make for a pretty cookie-cutter "bobber", but their parts are worth checking out.

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Welcome to the forum Wjerlinger.

So ya doing a bopper project. Sounds like loads of fun. Please do keep us up to date with some pictures of your progress. I am sure most everyone here would love to be able to watch as things come together.

I would love to do something like you are planning on doing but my misses would probably castrate me if I spent anymore time in the garage.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thank You Both For The Friendly Welcome...

Caliente Pocket - I've come across the BCB website and they do have some pretty cool looking kits. But just like you said they kinda all look the same. I'm hoping to do something a bit more custom but I'm always looking for ideas and color schemes so I'd love to check out any and all recommendations that any member here has.

Bigbadwolf - I know what you are saying about the misses. She's not at all excited to be going from a nice Mustang seat with a backrest to a suction cup fender p-pad. My only winning argument is that it IS my bike and I'm the one who rides daily. I would like to keep it comfortable for her but since she hardly rides with me I'm gonna make the leap and chop it up.
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Welcome aboard. Looking forward to see the progress of the chop.

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 10:48 PM
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I did the same to my 03 Silverado. Haven't cut it up yet, but did manage to sell the windshield, bags, chrome accents, crash bars and slip ons pretty quick. Used that cash for a solid tune up, a swing arm bag and new full exhaust. Now to get to actual customizing. Good luck with yours.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 10:53 PM
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Hey wjerlinger I put alot of time in making my 05 1100 classic into a bobber did most of the fabrication cutting and welding in my garage pretty much everything except for paint and powdercoat have a look at my album theres alsoo a few vids floating around but most important have fun and make it yours!

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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hdeater113 - Thanks.

Martinez - Where were you able to sell your parts? I'm hoping to do the same to fund my project - or at least help fund it. Lol. I hate selling on Craigslist because the buyers usually don't show and all the spam is highly irritating. I considered eBay but the fees from eBay, shipping and Paypal all add up. I've got the Mustang Wide Touring, Vintage Two-Piece with Adjustable Driver Backrest. I've also got the matching passenger sissy bar pad. It's an $800 setup and that's not including the sissy bar itself. I'm hoping that sells for a good amount and helps me on my way. Anyway, selling the seat along with the bags, windshield, front and rear fenders, speedo, luggage rack, headlight, handlebars, controls... well everything kinda stresses me out. What did you do?

KOBRA101 - I tried looking through your albums but all I found was one. A wash and wax album. The bike looks great but I would really love to see the actual work that went into it. It looks like you cut off the subframe and remade the under seat rear cross brace. Can you send me the link to any pics of the fab work you did? I'm thinking about cutting the backbone and doing a single tube instead of the double. Have you seen this done before?
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let me see if i can upload some of my fab pics im limited but i have a few i prefer the double tube because iam pretty tall at 6.3" and it allows me to sit higher on my lowered stance....

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-29-2012, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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KOBRA101 - I'm looking forward to the pics. PM sent.
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