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Indian Bobber


Posted on May 8th, by Scott in Bobber. 2 comments

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This old school Indian Bobber was built by Shane Cooper from Speed Demon Cycles who are based in Queensland, Australia. Shane started customizing his own motorcycles in 1976 and hasn’t stopped since. Over the years he has owned nearly 30 motorcycles, and every one of them has been customized in some way. “You’re looking at the culmination of about 10 months work” explains Shane. “The plan was to build a modern hot rod Bobber. I chose a Harley Softail style frame and springer forks for their timeless looks and ride ability. Not because they suited any type of Indian heritage, purely because I like the look.” The bike was built mostly from parts Shane bought on ebay. The frame is a V-Twin Reproduction FXST, rigid rear fender from the infamous jessy James, 1970’s shovel superglide gas tank, a 1991 refurbished HD springer and 2008 dyna superglide wheels 17″ rear & 19″ front. He added 6 degrees to the frame neck and hand made that mean looking hot dog 2-1 exhaust. Lastly, the horsepower is produced by a 2003 PP100 Indian engine purchased from Blackhawk Motor Works in Florida. If you want to see more photos of this formidable beast, check out Shane’s Indian Bobber Blog