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Old 04-19-2011, 12:44 PM   #1
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I dont know why
FLH swingarm bobber
got some shorter shocks and will install tonight.
will post more and better pics later.
let me know what you think (about the bike)
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:21 PM   #2
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looking good like your paint, you probably won't want to go much lower, looks kinda low for leaning into turns now
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:30 PM   #3
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paint looks perfect IMHO, and im a sucker for the firestones as well. good start man, and an "actual bobber" unheard of keep us posted on pics
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:32 PM   #4
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Nice!!
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:33 PM   #5
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back tire is flat,
running 12 inch shocks hope it works out.
I know it aint about the looks but with stock shocks on a swing arm the fender sticks out like a whore at a prayer meetin
what da ya think of the short struts??
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:36 PM   #6
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Nice.. I wouldn't go with struts since you're going into the more vintage Pan direction.. These shocks are just at home on there..
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Fender struts
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:39 PM   #8
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I like it, but can I call it a Fat Bob?
I ran 12" shock on my 72 shovelhead back in the 70's. Never had a problem after the chain "clearanced" the starter housing a little.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:41 PM   #9
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Gotya, keep 'em, looks good..
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:48 PM   #10
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I like the bobbed fender struts. How about a little radius on the fender where the back section came off? Or maybe something like this?
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:52 PM   #11
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Got to love swing arm bikes! Nice project man. Where in Kentucky are you?
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:00 PM   #12
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Me or the bike Larry??
There went my last feeling.
Isnt Fat bob a term the people who stand around in the Harley Davidson Dealer parking lot and talk about riding use.
I would hope the Pan pre dates the term "Fat Bob"
as for me it is correct! tee hee
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south of the river in Gods country
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Hahaha! Nice! Im in Bloomfield, Ky. I'll keep an eye on this one. Looking good!
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Hahaha! Nice! Im in Bloomfield, Ky. I'll keep an eye on this one. Looking good!
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Isnt Fat bob a term the people who stand around in the Harley Davidson Dealer parking lot and talk about riding use.
I would hope the Pan pre dates the term "Fat Bob"
as for me it is correct! tee hee
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Bob,
I don't know when the term came about. My Knucklehead was a fatbob (little different I guess) in 1969. My Shovelhead was a fatbob in 1976. Harley invented their Fat Bob around 1980 I think. I guess I should have dropped the caps, sorry bout that.
I will guarantee you there were no bobbers in the late 60s/70s/80s around here. But that's beating a dead horse.
What ever you call it, just keep after it. Looking good.
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Looking good, I like it!
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I don't know when the term came about. My Knucklehead was a fatbob (little different I guess) in 1969. My Shovelhead was a fatbob in 1976. Harley invented their Fat Bob around 1980 I think. I guess I should have dropped the caps, sorry bout that.
I will guarantee you there were no bobbers in the late 60s/70s/80s around here. But that's beating a dead horse.
What ever you call it, just keep after it. Looking good.
Larry T
Thats why my origonal post is "I dont know why" I would build a 62 "Bobber" no such thing. But it seemed like a plan at the time. Ha Ha
was gonna build a knuck bobber for the Davenport meet a couple of years ago but decided to restore orig instead
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Cool Bike! Kinda what I did with my Shovel.
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:44 PM   #20
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If you can say tee-hee he can say fat-bob,read the sticky.looks killer ,got the same tire fender dilema with my shovel build,this months Horse backstreet has a feature bike you should see,just glanced at it gonna study it tonight looks like he must have welded the shocks into struts cause the fender is so close to the tire there cant be any travel im thinking,look great ,you might want to check it out
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