The Geek Biker

Rambles of a geek that rides a bike

The evolution of a custom bike

Not too long ago I bought as an old (’99) VN800 cruiser with the idea to chop and change it a bit into a bobber. It was a good looking bike to start off with but it had seen better days with some sea air rust.

Here is a before:

So I started the build with some minor changes including the rear fender, seat, bars and mirrors.
The interim would result in something along these lines:

The old bike stayed this way until a bit of a head clash with the NSW authorities at which point it was reverted to stock state.

After saving enough spare cash, which included robbing two bottle stores and grabbing at least three old ladies purses, I took the bike to Evolution Motorsports to finish it up to close to legal. And here be the results:

 

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One response to “The evolution of a custom bike

  1. cryogenicallyfrozen October 21, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Well done dude! What exactly was considered unsavory / not roadworthy / illegal in gen2?

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