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Hi All, I just introduced myself here

I have read a few threads, especially DarkTuesday's VN800 build is very informative for my project. Although I will not turn my VN800 into a bobber, there are a lot of similarities (less is more)

As you can see in my intro I have build a Kawasaki before and for some reason it has become a Kawasaki again. My 3rd Kawasaki in 10 years or so. They just choose me it seems :)

A few weeks back I bought a VN800 via the internet, sight unseen for a very good price. Only had a video of the running bike. But the guy sounded trustworthy... Bike was transported to me (1500km) and here she is:



Stock standard! Except fro a few 'speed holes' in the mufflers, which caused some issues getting her a license plate. But nothing a MIG welder can't fix. So she is now registered and ready for the make-over :)
 

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I like my bikes light (I am relatively light myself) So we weren't exactly friends from the get go. But soon ofter her arrival she went on a strict diet:

Day 1:


And after a good session in the gym more pounds were lost!



This also a bit of a quick and dirty mockup. The tank is raised 5cm/2" at the rear to get it level.
And a bobber seat is bolted to tank to get the idea.
The entire subframe is gone, the handlebars are replaced by clip-ons and the mufflers have taken a one way trip to the bin for now (will install some mufflers later 'of course')

She is becoming svelte!
 
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