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    Default Low and slow, My 883 Bob Job

    I'm still pretty new here. My name is Ryan, and I'm a tattoo apprentice from Maine. Since there is 3 feet of snow on the ground right now and I'm missing warm weather and riding, i figured id share some photos with you guys here at chop cult.
    My bike started life as a 1986 883, and was pretty ugly in my opinion. I love the look of the post war knucklehead/pan bobbers, but that just wasn't in my budget... so i ended up with a sporty. I in listed the skills of my buddy Prent to do the work as I currently don't have a garage or the time to put into a build like this. He was able to do everything i wanted, I would bring him a pile of parts and he made em fit. My little Sporty turned out exactly how i envisioned.
    ok, enough with the gab and on with the pictures!














    photoshop of paint idea

    tins back from paint frame back from powder













    my first ride












    new wheels



    thanks for looking

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    Looks good man! What hardtail is that? Is it a4 inch drop?

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    Thanks man! David bird hardtail, 4" stretch, 3" drop

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    You did a really nice job on the bike---maybe floorboards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nofendertom View Post
    You did a really nice job on the bike---maybe floorboards?
    that's in the works, i have some half moons i want to put on with 3/4 controls.
    also planing on a 1250 kit with my tax return

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    Really dig the big fat tires. Super cool.

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    That thing is bitchin! Definitely looks like a sweet cruiser!

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    Good job on capturing the spirit of the older Harleys.

    What's the deal with the chain on the door of your house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorradfahrer View Post
    Good job on capturing the spirit of the older Harleys.

    What's the deal with the chain on the door of your house?
    Haha that's the back door to the tattoo shop I work at.

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    This bike is so nicely done but for some reason I just can't bring my mind around to it and I hate myself for it haha. I think once you put the 1250 kit on it, it'll be more "hot roddish" like it is in my mind. To me it just screams "gasser". All of that being said, I think you hit the nail directly on the head with what you were going for, and with some nice natural patina on the tins it's gonna look absolutely killer.

    What is that springer? It is one of the newer antique repops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny74 View Post
    What is that springer? It is one of the newer antique repops?
    yeah its a Hardbody antique rep

    i know what you mean, i wanted a 1200 when i got it. but i bought it off my buddy dirt cheap, and it is actually quicker than i expected after the diet its had! and i myself am not a big dude so that helps haha

    the 883 is actually a big step up from my previous bike

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    86 Honda rebel 450 haha. But this was a fun build






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    Nice to see a different take on a hardtail Sportster.

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    I dig it!

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    Quite simply the best Sportster build I have seen in a long time. I signed up to this forum just to say that and kudos to you and your builder bud.
    Obviously looks are subjective, and this is the direction I am going with my project 86 1200 so I am biased towards this style, but a job well done.
    Is there any chance of a profile picture (either side will do) with someone sitting on it (preferably a six foot person) so I can judge how I will look on mine with your stretch and drop measurements thanks?
    Also, was there any rake alteration at all (frame or cups) and was there any springer offset?

    Thanks, and cheers
    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8track View Post
    that's in the works, i have some half moons i want to put on with 3/4 controls.
    also planing on a 1250 kit with my tax return
    then it'll just be low.no more slow.sweet build

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    man really want to see this, anyway to get around the photobucket issue?

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    Nice machine. Since OP is an artist and there's no tank divider strip, an artful one dould complete the look and be good advertising.

    As of today these browser add-ons work to view Photobucket images from threads.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...et-fix/?src=ss

    and

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...lated?hl=en-US


    To save images, screenshot and crop if saving is broken.
    Last edited by farmall; 10-28-2017 at 5:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall View Post
    Nice machine. Since OP is an artist and there's no tank divider strip, an artful one dould complete the look and be good advertising.

    As of today these browser add-ons work to view Photobucket images from threads.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...et-fix/?src=ss

    and

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...lated?hl=en-US


    To save images, screenshot and crop if saving is broken.
    The Chrome one works like a champ!
    Thanks
    Dusty

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    Photobucket rot in hell.

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