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Old 08-16-2009, 12:54 PM   #1
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Classic or Bobber?

So, I took a 72 sportser and a 67 CB77 on a trade. Both are simular condition needing about the same amount of work.

Which to keep and which to flip?

Never even ridden a Harley, much less a hard tail bobber, but it does look fun after it has been tidied up.

The CB77 is either a older restoration or a increadible survivor. It basicly needs to be dusted off, fresh fluids and cables and to be ridden.

To keep the poll in Racer 997 fashion, think japaneese school girl or hot biker trash...

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Old 08-16-2009, 12:55 PM   #2
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Can't edit poll, should be "Which one to keep?".
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My friend has the same exact CB. That one is in good condition. It rides like . It will vibrate your hands off. The Harley bobber is cool. I would rather have a bobber then the old CB. I would probably just keep both though.
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Thats the problem. I the "Super Hawk" would really just need the seat cushion
replaced (cover is perfect, foam broken down), cables (outer grey plastic cracking), rubber for controls and maybe some frame paint touch up and it
would be a VERY solid 9/10 bike.

The boober needs the motor resealed, electrical sorted (make new harness basicly) and other bits sorted. It is ugly Mr. Hanky brown but it is growning on me.

The bobber sorted is worth more then the CB77 sorted. I just can't figure which one to start on.... I start piddling with one then want to piddle with the other....

Unless someone wants to take one off my hands unsorted... that would make my life WAY easier....
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redo the bobber. Not a fan of the color but like the overall look.
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you should keep the cb and i will take the bobber. Both are nice.
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Thats the problem. I the "Super Hawk" would really just need the seat cushion
replaced (cover is perfect, foam broken down), cables (outer grey plastic cracking), rubber for controls and maybe some frame paint touch up and it
would be a VERY solid 9/10 bike.

The boober needs the motor resealed, electrical sorted (make new harness basicly) and other bits sorted. It is ugly Mr. Hanky brown but it is growning on me.

The bobber sorted is worth more then the CB77 sorted. I just can't figure which one to start on.... I start piddling with one then want to piddle with the other....

Unless someone wants to take one off my hands unsorted... that would make my life WAY easier....
how much for the unsorted bobber?
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:34 PM   #9
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keep the cb and 'cafe' it out.
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I'd say keep the CB. Bikes like that are really fun to just ride around town. Plus you will find that a lot more people will stop to appreciate it than they ever would stop to look at another Harley even if it is a nicely done bobber. And the color on the bobber is awful, IMO.
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The CB is a complete time capsule. The cables even have grease fittings on them...

I'm going to bring a jump box home tomorrow and do a compression test on both to make sure I have 2 healthy motors.

If I do I will probably tidie up and fix the original builders sins on the bobber and sell it unless I REALLY dig riding it.

The CB will require a few hundred dollars in parts to make it almost perfect.

The previous owner even put new period tires on it. Not a spec of rust on the chrome or corrosion on the aluminum.

(+1000 on not molesting it....)
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Compression tested both motors tonight. CB is hella healthy, 125psi both cylinders 4 bumps. Hardley not so much, 120 and 90...

Oiled the low cylinder and it stayed at 90 so it's just a leaky or tight valve.
motor needs to come out to clean up the electrical and frame anyway.

Anyone know of a "Harley Ironhead motors for idiots" book? Can't be that hard but some refrence materail wouldn't hurt....

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While I LOVE the way that looks this scooter is too original and in too good of shape to do that to. It looks EXACTLY the way the frame from Serpico shows.

A freind made the perfect argument today. Redo the bobber to make it right. Ride it a bit just to say I have. Then sell it when the weather cools off a bit and everyone is looking for a "harley" to ride. Then buy the Buell tuber that I really want.

The CB is going to get set over in the corner to be made nice afterwards...
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What would Steve McQueen ride?
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Seb are you serious? Have you ever riden a hard tail? talk about bad ride! The only ride that bobber will have is the springer seat! But either way both are cool except like everyone else what a horrible brown color
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I have never ridden a hard tail, so I can't speak on the subject. I would imagine the Harley wouldn't vibrate as bad as the old CB though, but I could be off base. Never ridden an older Harley.
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Bobber!!! Depending on what you are gonna do with it like restore or custom, that bike will be sick...
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