1987 Virago Bobber

by Per Ole Nilsson
(Kil, Sweden)

Virago Bobber

Virago Bobber

It's a 1987 Virago 1000. My Virago Bobber was Rewired to have the ignition key below the saddle.

Electronic gauge, much of the el-harness now behind left side panel where the extended fuel tank used to be.

Fuel pump eliminated. New headlamp, LED blinkers, the rear ones are a combined blinker, running and break light.

Shorter shocks, rear of frame removed. Saddle homemade out of the stock saddle cut in half and remodeled.

Choke moved from handlebar to the left canister below the tank. Exhaust homemade.

New whitewall tires and painted rims. Homemade handlebar in pictures, now installed a medium ape hanger. Great fun on a low budget.

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Jan 07, 2012
by: Per Ole nilsson

Thanks, viragos are great to modify, cheap and reliable. The shocks are 11", don't have the box so I don't know the brand but I bought them new as just a generic kind that would fit most bikes.

Dec 16, 2011
by: Dan

Hey Nice Ride! Doing something similar with my virago what size are those shocks and what kind? Really like the lower profile they give the bike.

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