First Build Advice // Bobber.

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First Build Advice // Bobber.

#1 Post by mqeensy » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:50 pm

About to venture into my first project;

A little 125cc bobber build.

I’m looking for a little advice on which bike I should start off with, extremely exciting times and I want to learn more.


HONDA REBEL 125
YAMAHA VIRAGO 125
HONDA SHADOW 125
AJS 125
SUZUKI GZ 125
GILERA COUGAR 125
SUZUKI MARAUDER 125
SUZUKI VL 125 INTRUDER

What would you recommend?
Easiest hardtail etc?

I don’t have the craziest amount to spend but long terms projects are worth it. Thank you in advance everyone.

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Re: First Build Advice // Bobber.

#2 Post by Grumpy Old Git » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:52 pm

Suzuki.

Probably the easiest to work on IMO.

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Re: First Build Advice // Bobber.

#3 Post by mqeensy » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:56 pm

Grumpy Old Git wrote:
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Suzuki.

Probably the easiest to work on IMO.

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GZ, Intruder or Marauder?

That’s the question mate.

Thanks for the reply. :D

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Re: First Build Advice // Bobber.

#4 Post by Grumpy Old Git » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:59 pm

Any - Depends what your end game is.

If you are looking for a 'Street Bob' - then probably the GZ. For a 'Hard tail Chop', then the Marauder.

The Intruder may be the best for a low-slung 'Rat' style.

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Re: First Build Advice // Bobber.

#5 Post by megawatt » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:01 pm

Any Japanese 125 four stroke.
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Re: First Build Advice // Bobber.

#6 Post by mqeensy » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:13 pm

megawatt wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:01 pm
Any Japanese 125 four stroke.
That sounds the plan, I was just curious if there was any little increments of the best model to go for.

I’m guessing just what Japanese bike is on hand for a decent price then.

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Re: First Build Advice // Bobber.

#7 Post by mqeensy » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:57 pm

Yamaha Virago.

I have decided, now to buy and build.

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Re: First Build Advice // Bobber.

#8 Post by mqeensy » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:17 pm

mqeensy wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Yamaha Virago.

I have decided, now to buy and build.
Not the most common nor cheapest here in the UK.

Sad times, rip v twin.

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Re: First Build Advice // Bobber.

#9 Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:09 am

Looking forward to seeing the progress. Don’t forget to give us some pics! :thumb:
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Re: First Build Advice // Bobber.

#10 Post by mqeensy » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:29 pm

Slowlycatchymonkey wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:09 am
Looking forward to seeing the progress. Don’t forget to give us some pics! :thumb:
Thanks mate, I certainly will.

I was going to go with the Virago but for availability, I’ve gone with the GZ Marauder.

Really excited, thanks for the inspiration dude!

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Re: First Build Advice // Bobber.

#11 Post by fastbob » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:20 pm

mqeensy wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Yamaha Virago.

I have decided, now to buy and build.
Here's something to inspire you.https://m.louis.eu/rund-ums-motorrad/bi ... 125-virago

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Re: First Build Advice // Bobber.

#12 Post by mqeensy » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:34 pm

Constant mind change, someone point me in the right direction lmao.

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Re: First Build Advice // Bobber.

#13 Post by Hoggs » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:55 pm

mqeensy wrote:
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Constant mind change, someone point me in the right direction lmao.
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Re: First Build Advice // Bobber.

#14 Post by megawatt » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:49 am

Buy any Japanese 125 and go from there. Getting an MOT and running right first.
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