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bloodyfingertips
03-12-2010, 2:28 PM
I bought myself a fairly banged up, but decently running Suzuki GS750 last year, adn just bought myself a newly used 83 Shovel so I got the flexibility to start turning this baby into a bobber... I've seen plenty of beauty finished bikes, and am super excited to get started. This coincides with me just learning the ropes on how to look after it too.

I'm fgoing to be lookig for feedback and most of all some technical knowledge and support as I progress along this road... I'll post a pic soon of the bike as is...

my first challenge will be the frame. I've seensome that have had the back end removed and a new hardail back welded into place and or fabricated... this seems to involved knowledge of a complicated sort... welding, measuring.. it seems that if not done just right youd end up with a wobbly and screwy ride. am i wrong is it aas easy as the pictures make it look like?

I've also seen a few with everything just transplanted into another frame... which leaves me asking... what would a GS 750 transfer into with little pain?

thats my starting point... anyone?

voivod
03-12-2010, 4:11 PM
http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/showthread.php?t=136923&highlight=bobber&page=5

bloodyfingertips
03-12-2010, 6:45 PM
http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/showthread.php?t=136923&highlight=bobber&page=5

Jesus. Why have I not seen this forum... lol.. Tanks bro... Nice username... Great band!

bloodyfingertips
03-16-2010, 10:52 PM
OK, here's my first stupid question... I want to hardtail this bike, and its one of those things where I will be learning as I go... so...I have inspected and observed as many hardtailed GS750s as I can find, Henryinva being my favourite of course... and I think i will be using this kit (http://tcbroschoppers.tripod.com/id23.html) unless someone saves me from myself...

But what I need to know, is what will be the biggest screw up I have to not make. and how much room for error is there really? Thoughts anyone?

shop102
03-16-2010, 11:22 PM
if your learning as you go DONT DO IT. It is very easy to screw up a hardtail build. 1/4 " somewhere on it and your 3/4" at another spot. have some body who knows what there doing help you and watch them

killtheking
03-17-2010, 8:47 AM
listen to gofastmoto. if your shit aint dead nutts, your shit will be dead nutts! this is a safety issue. if your not sure of yourself find someone that can help you. perferably with more experiance. measure,measure,measure and then right before you weld, measure,measure,measure,etc....you get the picture.

voivod
03-17-2010, 9:56 AM
yup voviod great band ..
am doing a gs chop thingamy the now. I got a REALLY good welder to do the sh*t for me .
Can weld ...but until more confident ..will stick to brackets etc ;)
Definatly agree with above ^^^^

bloodyfingertips
03-18-2010, 3:04 PM
Ok cool thanks for the safety tips.. now all i need is a nearby welder ...