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balls deep and over budget
#1
whats up guys, I had been daydreaming about building a bobber for a long time and was just waiting for the perfect bike to cross my path, and last year this little gem showed up on craigslist. 87 suzuki ls650 savage with 17,xxx on the clock for $800.  

here she is the day i picked her up.
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This is how it looked 24 hours later
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got the frame completely stripped down and prepped to be cut and weld on the hard tail
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voodoo vintage hard tail lined up and tig welded in place
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picked up a lowbrow customs p-nut tank and it turned out to be the perfect fit for this project
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here is where the real fun begins. I found a piece of 1/4" flat bar in the scrap bin at work and began making a set of pegs. 
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built a jig to heat up and bend the peg 

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cross drilled for a little extra flair
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#2
Damn! I can tell this is going to be a sick build! Can't wait for the outcome! Pegs are looking good!
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#3
"and here it is 24 hours later" LOL Shoulda taken a photo of a handful of bolts! Lookin good man, love the hand made pegs! The little details make the bike. I am considering the voodoo vintage hard tail for my CB as well. The one you have there looks sick!
" Look Long and enjoy the ride..."
~Juan Carlito~

Current Build - 2003 Yamaha Road Star 1600 Silver Edition 034/150

Bought,Built,Sold:
79' Honda CB650
86' Yamaha XV750
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#4
once I got the pegs knocked out I needed to source a seat. I searched the market for a couple of weeks and couldn't really find what I was looking for so after a trip to a local leather shop I figured I would attempt to take on a new skill, leather tooling
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I also made up a fuel sling for a small canister of gas as a back up
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this is a little piece i tooled up for the bottom of the sling that will most likely never be seen
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got it set up into a roller to start mocking up the jockey shifter and finish lining up the chain conversion.
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jockey shifter linkage
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put an old suzuki rb50 piston back to work as a shift knob
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and this is how she sits today. just got it back from powdercoat and will be assembling as I finish fabing up a few more parts
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#5
Looks good! Been thinking about attempting some leather tooling myself. Was it tricky?
" Look Long and enjoy the ride..."
~Juan Carlito~

Current Build - 2003 Yamaha Road Star 1600 Silver Edition 034/150

Bought,Built,Sold:
79' Honda CB650
86' Yamaha XV750
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#6
Looks damn good! keep up the sick work!
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