1988 Sporster Bobber

by Russ

1988 Sporster

1988 Sporster

1988 Sporster Bobber...

I found a 1988 Sporster 883 with only 6,000 miles. It had the original tires on it. Bought a weld-on hard tail section and installed it. Bought a new King gas tank that holds 3.3 gallons. Cut the rear fender down and making the oil tank out of an old diesel exhaust pipe. Relocated the battery and making the forward controls from plans I purchased from this site. I have a set of plans for a springer front end and intend to build them also. Will paint the tins black lacquer with blue pinstripe flames. Just finishing making the bracket for the rear muffler. Have some help from friends because I'm a really crummy welder but I love to paint and can't wait for that part. Intend to install ape hangers and new turn signals and side mounted license plate holder. Made the seat pan and padding. Covering it with leather now. Hope to have a completed picture to submit around April.

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Feb 25, 2010
great job
by: Anonymous

i really like the bike- wish i could get a better look at that rear fender.
i have an 86 1100 and would like to do it along these lines

Jan 13, 2010
Looks good
by: Jack

Nice job on the bike its a great feeeling to be able to put together your own bike your way, keep up the good work ,can't wait to see it when its done, Jack

Jan 12, 2010
Nice Job
by: Frank

Nice job Russ, the bike looks great. Send more pictures in as you add to the build.

Frank: PA.

PS. I like your Bike lift.

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