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Old 10-03-2007, 07:19 AM   #1
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Hi there
i'm from Portugal and getting into Bobbers
bought a XLH1200 to work on, but then got the opportunity to buy this project, wich i've done!

Now it is...
"Troll's Suicide Bomber" XLH883 project
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Nice, clean work.

Hate the name, though...
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:29 AM   #6
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The "finished" bike....








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Yes, i can understand why...
but remember the WW2 allied bombers where the pinup noseart is based on.



At this time te bike got some new parts wich are my own interpretation for a Bomber/Bobber. Pictures soon...

Any comment, suggestion will be appreciated.

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Looks pretty nice, how do you deal with matriculation?
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:02 AM   #8
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I must say.........bobber/bomber??.....tomatoe/tamatoe.....who cares - NICE RIDE in the end.

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true crafstmanship from the portugese! imy family is from Vila Boa Do Mondego - we still have a house there maybe one day well take a ride! nice job
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:32 AM   #10
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Looks pretty nice, how do you deal with matriculation?
Well, he didnt... just ride it like it is!
We still dont have MOT for motorbikes in Portugal... however i think will be fairly simple... lets see when we do! hehe


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I must say.........bobber/bomber??.....tomatoe/tamatoe.....who cares - NICE RIDE in the end.

Paco
I'm sorry, maybe i write it bad, or simply dont understand you...
but "Bobber" is the style of the bike, but maybe i dont know what bobber really is... and "bomber" is the theme.

Can you, or anyone brief me on the correct bobber style concept?

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true crafstmanship from the portugese! imy family is from Vila Boa Do Mondego - we still have a house there maybe one day well take a ride! nice job
Me and the crew will be glad to...
maybe you can join us in the biggest Portuguese rallye next year.
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I was hoping to get to Faro next year. Just come back from staying near there in Foral. Friends live out there...anyway...o/t.
I do like the nose art lass.
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:44 AM   #12
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The test ride...




After i bought it, i did this to her...





...now is doing the seat; shortening the jockey and the pipes; removing the sissi; powder coating the handlebar, rear wheel and some other parts.
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Old 10-03-2007, 09:12 AM   #13
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The test ride...

After i bought it, i did this to her...

...now is doing the seat; shortening the jockey and the pipes; removing the sissi; powder coating the handlebar, rear wheel and some other parts.
i like the lower bars and the changes you have planned. good stuff!

so richie.... is panstock 4 going to be in portugal?
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I like the moustache bars..... much better.
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Looks great! I really liked the pipes as you were making them, too bad they are wrapped up now.
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Great freakin' bike, just nice!! Great pics too!

Oh and, bobber is a very bad word around here.hahaha.(do a search for bobber and you will be entertained for days at the back and forth banter)
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New version =better
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:27 AM   #18
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:36 AM   #19
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I like that, very nice. Can you show me a photo of how you did the front disc brake anchor on the fork leg.
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can we see a close up of the nose art ?
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