Bobber Frame For A Big Tall Guy?

by Kevin
(Fort lauderdale, Florida, usa)

I am interested in blueprints for a bobber, but have a few requirements. I'm hoping that maybe with your experience you can lead me in the right direction.

I love the bobber. I like the vintage look, 21" front and 18" back wheels, with gurthy back tire, the upright small gas tank and the idea of getting a possible crank start engine is cool too. The one problem I have with the bobber is that I am a relatively tall guy (6'3") and had to get extended foot controls for my current motorcycle. I also don't like how close to the handlebars you sit on most bobbers and I'm not sure if it is due to the smaller frame size or to the position of the saddle.

Is it possible to build a bobber to fit my requirements? Or do these requirements more fit a chopper? I'm not interested in rake and most choppers I see are all about that front rake. If you could help me I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks.
Kevin form Florida

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Chris, Alberta
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There are lots of frame sources out there for your size...While back we had a client come in at 6'4" and bought a rigid with 3"up/3"out/3"rear stretch with 40 degree rake by an old TRIPOLI frame fit him good except for stock forward controls. We set him up with polished Jaybrake controls with 2" stretch from stock. All he needed now was a low profile seat. When he sat on the bike with his foot up on brake, The bike flowed with his new controls, He said it made a world of difference with out a seat.

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