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Finally, after a lot of planning, communication and time (XMAS break) to start and complete this project.

I ripped off the rear fender assy and stock seat and replaced with a BCB kit.

Just oiled the seat and waiting for that to dry before i take it for a spin...


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EBAY Item 400694016598

The light and plate come as a kit, but I think you can get the same plates on their own....


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A small one - but easily manageable - and that is you need to file out a groove in the bottom of the mount (for the licence plate holder) to allow it to fit over the drive belt adjuster.

The LHS BCB rear fender bracket is then easily mounted onto this same mount (with groove in it). Slight bending of this BCB fender bracket is needed to accommodate for this slight mounting change - easily done by hand when mounted in a vice. BCB also state that bending of these brackets may be needed in anywise.


I had the same concerns initially and a bit daunting - but I took the risk and dived in - all OK.


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giving away (FREE) the OEM rear fender assy and seat form this model.

Let me know if you want it.


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Good looking scoot!
 

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thanks Haynes!

Any tips to make it look even better?

After having ridden this 'new' bike a few times now - it is a dream - heaps better than stock. I don't have to mount the bike like a horse anymore by having the spread my legs as wide. IT just feels like I slide into the bike with minimal exertion. The ride seems more freer (for want of a better word), lighter and even more manoeuvrable. I can now move my body more in unison with the bike on every aspect of the ride. And the looks I get from pedestrians - something to be seen :). This guy who crossed the road at the lights this morning could not stop gazing at it. I looked back in the mirror and I can still see him peering at it as it he walked off...

BCB have been great and the whole kit is a friendly assy with a detailed DVD showing step by step. The after sales support has also been A1 - Thanks Lance and Cherryl! I know there are many other options out there to bob this bike with different parts from different companies, but the advantage of having a kit already made up to bolt right on means less pain and stuffing around with fitment, clearance, etc...



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The only thing I would change (personally, it's just my opinion) would be the bars. They don't fit the bobber style. I also, am a huge fan of taller bars, so that's the route I would go.
 

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Thanks.

What brand and size bars would now suit my bike - in your opinion?


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I had 10 bars on my VN900. I loved those bars.



I don't remember the brand, but they were basic 10" bars, nothing fancy. I had to reroute the cables, but nothing needed to be changed. I would, however, recommend a clutch cable. Mine was a bit tight and led to premature breakage.
 

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Hey nice work! I'm in Melb too so I'll keep an eye out for you.

I don't mind the bars, but I think the pipes look too big, maybe some cobra shorts or something like that.
Pipes that pass the rear wheel look good on the classic, but for a bobbed setup you need to continue with the reduction.

(Just my opinion of course. Still looks great):good:
 

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Thanks Vlanc.

I totally agree with you - shorter pipes are on the cards - when finances allow.

Still recovering from this expensive BCB kit, etc.. :)

Where in melb you located?

What is your ride?


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Inner city.

I've got a classic. I wanted to bob it when I first got it, but I'm over the urge. I want to ride it more than I want to customise.:D
 

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No worries. How do you find the temperament of Melbourne's drivers in general towards motorbike riders on our busy roads?

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