Beautiful 250 Honda bobber

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chopperal
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Beautiful 250 Honda bobber

Post by chopperal » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:01 pm

Hi guys

I know I haven't been around for a loooooooooooooooooooooooong time. But with study then work, then trying to save the world...you'll understand when I say I've been otherwise occupied.

Anyway, I felt I had to share this fantastic discovery while I was up at Cyclecraft in Bondi, getting some oil and a filter for the sportster.

It's a 250 Honda bobber built by Simon, who does the wrenching at Cyclecraft.

Sorry to say guys - he's sold it!

Was it was such a sight for sore eyes! So, after a bit of a natter with Simon I took my oil and filter home and came back with my camera.

Simon's built quite a few bikes in his time. About five years ago I ran into a guy on a seventies style 750 Honda Four with Harman forks;it was just so cool. It was possibly the best one of its type I've ever seen, not overdone, with all the right lines and everything in proportion. Well, it turned out that Simon built that too. In fact He said that he bought it back off the guy recently and got it back into shape after it had been a bit neglected over the years. He's since sold it again.

I've also seen pictures of a 1340 ironhead bobber he built and then sold a couple of years ago. It was featured in one of the Bike rags, can't remember which one, maybe Heavy Metal? It was rigid black and chrome minmalist coooooooool. As he said today, "There was nothing on it that didn't need to be there - just the way I like them!

So, anyway, enough from me, here's the bobber:


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What'd I tell ya....Isn't she a beauty?????

Cheers

al :mrgreen:

dg6oo2
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Re: Beautiful 250 Honda bobber

Post by dg6oo2 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:59 am

What a grouse lanesplitter.
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El Skitzo
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Re: Beautiful 250 Honda bobber

Post by El Skitzo » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:08 am

Very cool. I would have been well proud to ride something like that when I first got my license and was restricted to 250cc
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Re: Beautiful 250 Honda bobber

Post by Cromag » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:04 pm

Cute, i like the moon theme.

Was good to hear from ya too, lookin frwd to you riding down this weekend. Welcome back.
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Re: Beautiful 250 Honda bobber

Post by ol_750 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:21 pm

Good to hear from you again Al.
Nice looking bit of gear :D
8) Mr Plod wouldnt like it though with no front guard :roll:
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chopperal
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Re: Beautiful 250 Honda bobber

Post by chopperal » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:40 pm

Yeah,

I couldn't let this opp pass: I knew you guys would appreciate it

If I'd thought at the time I would've taken a pic of the other stock 250
he had there, to compare it with - Now that was Uglyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :shock:

Simon said that all up it probably took him, with an hour or two here and an hour or two there, about fifteen hours to customise it 8)

The mind boggles :?

Keep safe

See you Sunday C'mag

al

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Re: Beautiful 250 Honda bobber

Post by Neo Dutch » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:07 pm

Seems to have a good eye for style.

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Not sure about his weldering though. Dunno about putting these brackets here for indablinkers when you could sling them off either side of the numberplate.
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dg6oo2
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Re: Beautiful 250 Honda bobber

Post by dg6oo2 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:59 pm

I just noticed the rear belt drive conversion, do you know where he got that from.
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Re: Beautiful 250 Honda bobber

Post by Aussiehard » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:36 pm

Why does he have two sets of blinkers?? There are some nice neat ones in the ends of the fame tubes near the seat and those crappy stalk ones Neo Dutch was talking about.

chopperal
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Re: Beautiful 250 Honda bobber

Post by chopperal » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:39 pm

G,day dg6002

I PMed his email address to you

cheers

al

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