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Yamaha Virago Bobber Chop

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Finally finished my buddy Nick's bike today. Just got to tie a few loose ends, but it's good to go! Got a chance to snap some quickies this afternoon, here it is! Enjoy...

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And a couple shots of both bikes...

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Totally bad ass. Like twin sons from different Mothers.

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Ive gotta say, they look bull dogie and bad ass. Really nice clean job, you get up on em and they look like all business and motor, I like that. Allot of Virago's sold around these parts for good prices. Ive heard about the starter issues, but what about the bike as a whole. The reason I ask is like I said quite afew for sale around these parts, if there worth choppin, they might be easier to find than xs650's.

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looks good, i like what your doin, my partner Kerry, or Stobotz on here met and talked to ya at the faunsdale rally Saturday, ride down and check us out sometime, were in Tuscaloosa.

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That looks pretty good. Too bad you couldn't get rid of the cables on the bars or at least run them internal. Those bars would stand out a little more, they're attractive.

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Wow I have never been a Virago fan but that one is kick ass. You may have just given me an attitude adjustment.

Thanks man,

Jerry

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Wow, you really have a knack for making ugly bikes look nice. Both of those bikes are ones I've always thought were really ugly, but those turned out great. Damn low to the ground (have you had any clearance problems?), but they look awesome.

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those last two replies hit the nail on the head, making ugly bikes look good. i may be another convert myself.

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yup gotta say that they are the best looking Virago's that I have seen - excellent job :thumbsup:

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That thing is pertty cool! Im glad you didnt hack up a rare bike. I want one but I want to Cafe it. What is the other bike?

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That thing is pertty cool! Im glad you didnt hack up a rare bike. I want one but I want to Cafe it. What is the other bike?

The other bike is my Suzuki Intruder 800, thanks!

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I just picked up a free 81 Virago. Was not sure what to do with it, but now I do. Thanks for posting the pics. Can't wait to get started now.

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I just picked up a free 81 Virago. Was not sure what to do with it, but now I do. Thanks for posting the pics. Can't wait to get started now.

Not going to do that with an 81. Can you say "Monoshock"...Need an 84 and up to do what he did, unless your going to build your own hardtail..

You can build what ksdtoday posted. That is an 81-83 virago...

Henry

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you could make a strut to fill in the mono shock,hoosierduckman,go to viragotech.com and you can get some info for the bike there,I have an 81 also.Do yourself a favor and bypass those stupid safety relays in the back under the seat.

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I was thinking of hard tailing it. I do like the cafe bike though. Not a big fan of them, but I like the one ksdtoday posted. Thanks CONN.ROD for the links. Never been to that site before. Good stuff over there. I don't really know much about the viragos, I am an xs650 guy. The virago was free so I couldn't pass it up. Thought I could part it out if nothing else.

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That thing is pertty cool! Im glad you didnt hack up a rare bike. I want one but I want to Cafe it. What is the other bike?

The other bike is my Suzuki Intruder 800, thanks!

Dude, I have the same taste, I have a Virago that is getting ready to be chopped and I also have a VS800 intruder, and a XS650, and a TX750 and another Xs650 and the list goes on sweet bikes

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you could make a strut to fill in the mono shock

I did that with a 400 Seca I built last winter, Dude those are some sweet bikes, I have had 3 Viragos in the last 6 months 2 920s & a 750 I just got em runnin and flipped them. Now I probly won't get one for the next 3 years lol, any way well Done !!!

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Best looking Virago I've ever seen...in my opinion, these are the UGLIEST looking bikes, but you made this thing look cool as shit. Great job.

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I will admit that I am not a Virago fan...but that bike looks cool as hell, it just sits "right"! Any issues with the shaft drive sitting it that low? What modifications did you have to make?

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