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    Default Brent's 2007 Road Star Bobber Pics

    A little background:

    So in the middle of the summer last year (2013) I stumbled upon the word "bobber" and since then I kind of spiraled out of control and fell in love with the look... well some of the looks anyway... everyone has their own taste and that's the beauty of these types of bikes whether it be a bobber, chopper, cafe, brat etc. If you have the tools the time the motivation and a few of your own original ideas you can really put yourself into a bike. I mainly owe thanks to my father who has been a motor head all his life. If it wasn't for the constant exposure to motors and wheels I wouldn't be typing this. Not only has he pulled me closer to the things that he loves but he has allowed me to use his tools, his garage, and most importantly his HEAT (NY WINTERS BLOW). He is mainly a 60s-70s Jap bike lover/collector. Mainly bringing them back to original form. Last summer when I rolled my first bobber victim into the garage and instantly tore everything I could off of it he stood their and shook his head. "Your crazy" He said. After building the Vulcan 800 I learned I wanted something more powerful, something air cooled, with a carb, belt or chain driven, a rigid looking rear frame with an attractive engine. The Road Star was the only thing I had found that suited my personal needs and I still have yet to find a different bike that would work better for me. After I had found the base I needed I began my research which soon led me to an amazing community (Road Star Clinic) where I have learned so much and have never been so comfortable trusting everyone's opinion... mainly because its usually fact Thank you!. I also owe another thanks to my current place of employment Vance Metal Fabricators out of Geneva NY... they took me in back in 2009 when the going was tough and for the past 5 years I haven't worked a day and not learned something new. I am a processing engineer and use AutoCAD and Inventor most of the day processing customer designs and making the part come to life right on the other side of the wall. My custom brackets and parts wouldn't be possible without my Vance Metal family!

    The bike is not totally finished but after putting the beast back together I can't seem to get off it long enough to take it apart and paint it.... maybe in the fall. So here you go. I am really looking forward to your feedback whether its "damn sweet bike" or "you should run that POS off a cliff"... I appreciate you taking the time to look

    P.S.
    My Dad still thinks I am crazy . He shakes his head but its in a different direction.

























































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    Thanks for looking! Check out my build thread!
    http://roadstarclinic.com/component/...9442/catid,49/


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    Very impressive. Well executed.

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    Nice build! Love the details.

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    I think that bike is absolutely BAD-ASS! Nice work, and great pics.

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    This is sweet. I'm digging all the bullet shells

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    Very cool build. But me and the noise from those pipes would last about 60 seconds!

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    Wicked build, I like all the small details

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    Thanks everyone.

    Pipes are baffled and pretty quiet actually

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    nice star. Why dont you go foot clutch so you can use that jockey shift?

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    I love everything about a foot clutch except the usability. I still use the hand shifter but only 2nd-6th without a clutch

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    Awesome stuff man! You can ride that with pride!

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    i feel ya, im building my first foot clutch experience right now while running around on a 1700 star, i love the motor.

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    Cool details. I never thought much about the road stars but now I've come across a couple clean builds. I have an ever growing list of potential 'next' models...

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    I'm glad you went with the Firestones, they look great. Bike turned out awesome man.

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    Your bike inspired me Hacked off the horns a few weeks ago . Did you fabricate your seat and what are the dimensions of the pan.

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    What brand is the air filter unit? Where to get it? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luky View Post
    What brand is the air filter unit? Where to get it? Thanks!
    Luky you do know this basic thread is 5 years old???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    Luky you do know this basic thread is 5 years old???????
    I think Brent is still around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luky View Post
    I think Brent is still around.
    Why hasn't he responded then????????? He might be but he hasn't posted in 5 years.......
    Last edited by Tattooo; 09-17-2019 at 4:50 PM.

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