Sometimes I wonder if I enjoy tinkering with motorcycles more than riding them, I’m not sure but I do know that the two have always gone hand in hand for me. I have always gravitated towards older bikes that require a bit of TLC. My latest project requires a bit more than just TLC. It isn’t even a whole motorcycle, in fact it is little more than a few parts but that is exactly the kind of project I am looking for. This one is going to take some time I don’t mind, that is part of the fun; sitting in a garage staring at a pile of parts while you think through exactly what you need to work on next.
I got this on trade from a guy who needed some parts I was unloading but had more projects than cash. I believe I got the better end of the deal but even if I didn’t, I don’t really care. I have a new project and I have been thinking about building an old school bobber project.
In case you don’t know what a bobber is, here is a shot of a beautiful Triumph bobber and this is a good reference for what I am aiming for. I love the lines of a rigid frame, single saddle and naked front wheel. Simple, old school cool.