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Wolf's Wild Bobber Build!
« on: Aug 08, 2012, 10:36:34 pm »
This is what my Raider was for the last two years until July, when I had to hit the ditch because of a cager drifting into my lane!


My custom blue Raider died that day!  :(

There is a resurrection in the making, as a gnarly, mean, old looking bobber.
Here is the first part I found to start the process. An old bent and rusted tractor seat to set the stage.




« Last Edit: Feb 08, 2014, 11:00:51 pm by wolfraider »
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    Re: Start of a resurrection!
    « Reply #1 on: Aug 08, 2012, 11:19:32 pm »
    Hate to hear the bike got messed up due to cager.  IT was a sharp bike and I know you will make it sharp again.  Looking forward to see what you have done to it. 
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    Re: Start of a resurrection!
    « Reply #2 on: Aug 08, 2012, 11:25:52 pm »
    I'm sorry to hear about this. You had such a beautiful bike. You didn't get hurt did you?

    The new job has me traveling all around the country, so I'm not getting any riding in. We were just about to purchase a bike for Mary and I lost my job so that was put on the back burner. She is excited about buying a bike in the spring now.

    Looking forward to what you come up with and riding with you soon.
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      Re: Start of a resurrection!
      « Reply #3 on: Aug 09, 2012, 12:32:41 am »
      Man, it hurts to see your bike like that.  But thankfully you are OK.  The resurrection can also be a healing process for both you and the bike, good luck.

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      Re: Start of a resurrection!
      « Reply #4 on: Aug 09, 2012, 12:34:16 am »
      WHOA!

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      Re: Start of a resurrection!
      « Reply #5 on: Aug 09, 2012, 08:44:32 am »
      Just throwing some moe ideas at ya.
      What I wanted to do is ditch the fuel tank under the seat and the stock oil tank and go with an external fuel pump and a chrome round oil tank under the seat. Then expand the gas capcity in the stock tank or mod a used one off a 1300 or Roadstar.

      Something like this for the oil tank...
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      Re: Start of a resurrection!
      « Reply #6 on: Aug 09, 2012, 10:29:21 am »
      I have been wanting to find a tractor seat like that for my Virago bobber project.  Though it may be too big for the Virago.

      GOOD LUCK getting it back together.  Can't wait to see what it looks like when you're done.  Or at least riding again.  I don't know that they're ever done.

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      Re: Start of a resurrection!
      « Reply #7 on: Aug 09, 2012, 11:30:31 am »
      Waiting patiently.......I'm so sorry about the accident wolf,  that is something that would be difficult to deal with I'm sure.....just happy you are ok

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      Re: Start of a resurrection!
      « Reply #8 on: Aug 09, 2012, 03:06:50 pm »
      We are all with you on getting that awesome bike back up and running.  Got to get that 100,000........ O8O


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      Re: Start of a resurrection!
      « Reply #9 on: Aug 10, 2012, 01:34:57 am »
      Hey Wolf, consider posting the pics you put in "What did you do to your Raider today" in this thread. Or start a thread called "Wolf's wild custom Raider build", so we can follow your progress! Looks like it's going to be a very cool and unique project!!!!

      Just sayin! :)

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      Re: Start of a resurrection!
      « Reply #10 on: Aug 10, 2012, 07:37:33 am »
      Hey Wolf, consider posting the pics you put in "What did you do to your Raider today" in this thread. Or start a thread called "Wolf's wild custom Raider build", so we can follow your progress! Looks like it's going to be a very cool and unique project!!!!

      Just sayin! :)

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      Re: Start of a resurrection!
      « Reply #11 on: Aug 10, 2012, 09:20:48 am »
      That's what I would call minimalism!

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      Re: Start of a resurrection!
      « Reply #12 on: Aug 10, 2012, 11:36:31 am »
      i think you're starting a trend here....at least with me, i love the less is more look, the seat is sweet!!!!  i was thinking of bobbing mine out too, now that you've started yours it looks amazing!!!!!  i can't wait to see more, great job bro!


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      Re: Start of a resurrection!
      « Reply #13 on: Aug 10, 2012, 05:49:45 pm »
      Sorry about your bike man!  Glad you're ok though, and looks like you are having fun with your custom rebuild.

      Question:

      The tank - putting the scallops in the sides, did that remove capacity?  I was thinking our tanks were lined, but not THAT lined.  Curious if you know how much capacity it will be, and  with it being a gas guzzler just curious how many miles you can get. 

      I love the look of the scallops.  Just a curious question is all.
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      Re: Start of a resurrection!
      « Reply #14 on: Aug 10, 2012, 09:05:07 pm »
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