This a great example of what you can do with your bobber motorcycle if you buy it stock and spend a little time working on it. Dave submitted this bobber the other day and I am finally getting it up here for everyone to see. He has done a ton of work to it. It is a 1996 Kawasaki Vulcan 800A bobber. He purchased it completely stock, with 6000 miles. He has done a ton of work and you can scroll to the bottom if you want to read about all of the changes you can go to the bottom of this post. I think that the balance of chrome to paint to be very even. The paint on the tank, side cover and rear fender is really well done. I am glad to see a mirror and to see brake lights with signals on both sides of this bobber.
Overall I like this bobber, it is missing a brake light on the right side for me. I really like the pipes and the rear fender. This bobber will stand out almost anywhere. The solo seat has some real value. I have to say that I think Dave went above and beyond on this bobber. We can all see that he spent the time and effort on it and I am sure like all of us you learn more when you work on your own motorcycle then when you buy it from a shop.
Where I live this bobber would not pass inspection for registration because it is missing the front fender. That being said I have to judge this bobber if i would ride it. I would but it would not pass inspection. I really like the Ape Hanger handlebars, I think that they are just the right height. So I have to rate this bobber a 4.5 out of 5. I know some of us have ideas on this bobber. Let’s get some feedback and talk about it. What are your thoughts?
Check out the photos and the video that Dave made below.
The following is a list of the modifications that were done:
- Rear fender, seat and side-mount license plate mount from Blue Collar Bobbers
- Repaint tank, side covers and rear fender Corvette yellow
- Custom air brushed graphics
- Scootworks rear lowering kit (2″)
- Mini bullet front and rear turn signals
- Polished front forks, rotor and caliper
- 14″ ape hangers from Santee
- Re-routed all wiring through the bars for a cleaner look
- Chrome brake and clutch levers
- Billet grips with rubber flame inserts
- Billet tear drop mirror (low mount)
- +2″ stainless throttle cables from Motion Pro
- 65 1/2″ chrome clutch cable from Dennis Kirk
- Chrome front brake line from Goodrich
- Kuryakyn hyper charger intake
- Jardine pipes with baffles removed
- Rebuilt and jetted carb for intake and pipes
- Billet front foot pegs
- Chrome covers for foot peg mounts
- Chrome radiator cover
- Chrome horn cover
- Re-routed crankcase breather and added chrome breather element
- Replaced stock sprockets with 17/42 and new X-ring chain