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    Default LeDom's Vstar 1100 bobber build

    Hi all, new guy here, I just wanted to share my build with you.
    This is my first cruiser I had a Gsxr1000 before.
    Originally started with a V star 1100 1999 bought in november 2014.



    Took it at my dad's garage to rip it apart and then put everything in my car to bring it at my house.



    I cleaned everything up and since I dont have a garage I started rebuilding it in my living room


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    First step is custom exhausts. I used the stock headers and welded tubes at the end of them



    Then primed/painted them



    And ended up wrapping em with titanium headers wrap



    At the same time I painted the calipers black
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    Next step was cleaning up the carbs and while i was in the cleaning I decided to take them apart and paint them too





    This looks way better to me


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    Then was time to rebuild those old wheels

    First of all the disassembly



    Took the time to polish every single spoke and nipple

    I ordered new tires and got the wheels to a bodyshop for a durable black paint

    Got the tires mounted a few weeks later and the end result is gorgeous. (No picture with the rubbers on)


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    Next I prepared the engine for the ceramic coating



    Once painted, ready to go back in the hole


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    Time for the rear fender. Finding the right one have been the longest part of the build. I ended up ordering a custom one at Ledsledcustoms. The contour model to be specific
    Here is an example



    Recieved it and got it on the swing arm to fit it just right



    I made some customs brackets and welded nuts inside the fender so I could bolt right into it




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    Then it was time to put it all back together



    Did the wiring...



    Installed the exhausts



    And the turn signals


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    Got on the seat case. I made a cardboard stencil and cut my steel plate


    I trimmed a vulcan 800 front fender to make it more "bobber" and I plan on using the stock star under fender rail but I think ill cut it because i find the fender is a bit too high
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    Here I am on my way to Laconia 2015. We had a blast.

    Tracker Handlebar


    I then switched to 12" apes.
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    Wire in the handlebar - Done



    Also resprayed the headlight cover since the cables were rubbing on it



    Next, I will start the passenger seat project. I'm thinking about doing something like a HD rocker C passenger seat.

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    Looks good!

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    Life is about enjoying little things right?
    Hehe


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    What kind of paint did you use to paint the engine?

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    Good job, I respect people working their bikes in their apartment when there is no garage. That's the devotion.

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