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Hi all, as the title says I'm new to HD and everything custom. I have ridden many bikes apart from cruisers (unless you count a marauder 125 as a cruiser).

So, I got a great price on an 05 VROD vrscb which has only done 5000 miles on the clock. It's in immaculate condition and not a scratch on it or a single modification. It's completely standard.

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I purposely bought this bike to project it to keep me busy as I always require a hobby. I want to transform the bike to look simular to the picture posted and I will keep this thread updated with the things I do. But I need the vrod community help by giving me ideas of where to start and where to source the parts (ideally uk).

I have been eyeing up these forums for a few weeks now and I can see that you are a great community that I now wish to be a part of.

I am looking forward to this project immensely and would appreciate any tech info to modding as I know Jack $#!T about modding and customs. But I'm all ears and willing to learn from the masses. Tia, Ben.
 

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Hi all, as the title says I'm new to HD and everything custom. I have ridden many bikes apart from cruisers (unless you count a marauder 125 as a cruiser).

So, I got a great price on an 05 VROD vrscb which has only done 5000 miles on the clock. It's in immaculate condition and not a scratch on it or a single modification. It's completely standard.

However........

I purposely bought this bike to project it to keep me busy as I always require a hobby. I want to transform the bike to look simular to the picture posted and I will keep this thread updated with the things I do. But I need the vrod community help by giving me ideas of where to start and where to source the parts (ideally uk).

I have been eyeing up these forums for a few weeks now and I can see that you are a great community that I now wish to be a part of.

I am looking forward to this project immensely and would appreciate any tech info to modding as I know Jack $#!T about modding and customs. But I'm all ears and willing to learn from the masses. Tia, Ben.
Nice looking bike there
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Hi all, as the title says I'm new to HD and everything custom. I have ridden many bikes apart from cruisers (unless you count a marauder 125 as a cruiser).

So, I got a great price on an 05 VROD vrscb which has only done 5000 miles on the clock. It's in immaculate condition and not a scratch on it or a single modification. It's completely standard.

However........

I purposely bought this bike to project it to keep me busy as I always require a hobby. I want to transform the bike to look simular to the picture posted and I will keep this thread updated with the things I do. But I need the vrod community help by giving me ideas of where to start and where to source the parts (ideally uk).

I have been eyeing up these forums for a few weeks now and I can see that you are a great community that I now wish to be a part of.

I am looking forward to this project immensely and would appreciate any tech info to modding as I know Jack $#!T about modding and customs. But I'm all ears and willing to learn from the masses. Tia, Ben.
Welcome Ben,
Not a huge amount in the UK, mostly Germany and of course the US but here is a useful link for you for starters. Very helpful guy.

http://www.taylormade-wheels.co.uk/
 

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Noooo! Why do you what to sacrifice a virgin? :eek: You want to a build a wide tire custom monster from a narrow tire, small motor model. :hmm: Why? I would ride the snot out of the '05 and look for a new model ('07 and newer) to go crazy on. Okay, maybe not an '07 as it still has the small motor. Go '08 and newer, because you'll already be set with wide tire frame and a 1250cc. Look for insurance auctions. Why buy one with a whole bunch of good parts to take off and collect dust in your garage? :banghead:
Leave the virgin alone!

Oh yeah, :vrodforu:
 

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Noooo! Why do you what to sacrifice a virgin? <img src="http://www.1130cc.com/forums/images/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" /> You want to a build a wide tire custom monster from a narrow tire, small motor model. <img src="http://www.1130cc.com/forums/images/smilies/hmm.gif" border="0" alt="" title="hmm" class="inlineimg" /> Why? I would ride the snot out of the '05 and look for a new model ('07 and newer) to go crazy on. Okay, maybe not an '07 as it still has the small motor. Go '08 and newer, because you'll already be set with wide tire frame and a 1250cc. Look for insurance auctions. Why buy one with a whole bunch of good parts to take off and collect dust in your garage? <img src="http://www.1130cc.com/forums/images/smilies/banghead.gif" border="0" alt="" title="banghead" class="inlineimg" />
Leave the virgin alone!

Oh yeah, <img src="http://www.1130cc.com/forums/images/smilies/vrodforum.png" border="0" alt="" title="Welcome" class="inlineimg" />
Hahaha, I know but I have a new toy and I want to dress it up. Is there a huge difference between the 05 and 08 then?
 

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Your '05 has the small 1130cc motor and a 180 rear tire. If you find an '08 or newer, It will come with the larger 1250cc and a 240 rear tire. The 1130 motor is alright and will get the job done but you will notice more power with a 1250. What you have is nice because nobody has messed with it and those are the ones that are getting harder and harder to find.
Again if you want to build something with say a 300 rear tire, that is dropped to the ground, custom this and custom that, I would be looking for a different one.
 

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It is pretty rare to find an unmolested V. The bike looks great as is...the B always looked good with the black frame. That being said...your inspiration looks pretty bad ass. Your bike and your project, but I think if you found one all jacked up up with goofy ornaments and made it into that bike it would be an improved transformation.

Good luck and enjoy!
 

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Congrats on the new project :)

In the UK a good supplier for VRod bits is www.harleycustom.co.uk

for OE parts cheapest is tax free from Jersey Harley www.jerseyh-d.com

otherwise you have to source from Europe. Germany is the biggest market for aftermarket stuff for the VRod, lots of custom shops there. I have had bits from many of them like:

www.rod-squad.de
http://r-r-customizing.de/
www.fredy.ee (in Estonia) has some cool parts

otherwise try ebay.de for used parts too
 

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The custom bike there is a gorgeous looking thing.

If you want another take on tackling the project - before you start tearing the B apart..

Why not price up the parts, you're going to need to get your B to the spec of the bike in the pic/the spec you want first - USD forks/280-300mm rear end conversion, new wheels etc etc (plus maybe another 50%-100% for incidentals), then have a think about the time and effort you're going to put into solving all of the problems you'll meet - and then decide if it's worth the effort.

If you haven't done a build before, thinking through the logistics of what you're going to need, where you're going to get it, what skills you'll to learn or contract out - and putting it all down on paper could be enlightening.

Or alternatively - just break out the socket set and get stuck in - it'll be a learning experience either way :)
 

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The custom bike there is a gorgeous looking thing.

If you want another take on tackling the project - before you start tearing the B apart..

Why not price up the parts, you're going to need to get your B to the spec of the bike in the pic/the spec you want first - USD forks/280-300mm rear end conversion, new wheels etc etc (plus maybe another 50%-100% for incidentals), then have a think about the time and effort you're going to put into solving all of the problems you'll meet - and then decide if it's worth the effort.

If you haven't done a build before, thinking through the logistics of what you're going to need, where you're going to get it, what skills you'll to learn or contract out - and putting it all down on paper could be enlightening.

Or alternatively - just break out the socket set and get stuck in - it'll be a learning experience either way <img src="http://www.1130cc.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />
Well so far I have spent £2300 and that's just starting it off.

Vance and Hines competition series exhaust

Vance and Hines FP3

Black fork covers from cult werk

Arlen ness footpegs and gear shift lever

Lower forks powder coated black


My next stage will be getting the straight black drag bars and risers, cult work airbox cover with vent scoops and Speedo built into the unit, led headlight (although I want the night rod headlight bracket) so I'll be ditching the angled one.

I will be focusing on the rear part last as this will be the most expensive. I have in my site a front and rear (brand new) set of breakout wheels for £350 at a huge bargain with tyres on. But I need to see if the Front rim can be drilled to fit a second disc brake on it.

I appreciate the help though guys keep them coming.
 

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Ok, so I have started my project again this month as by the time I have finished the warm weather will be here to enjoy.

So, I have managed to source a V&H 2 in 1 which I will be picking up from Nottingham on Saturday. So in preparation I have taken my original exhaust off. I have a 240 rear wheel on the way and a black front wheel from an 08 night rod on the way to me so should be here next week. I'm pretty nervous about the conversion so any help in lamen terms would be great from you guys.

So far I have had the cult werk fork covers and lower forks powder coated.

Pictures below of progress, not much change yet but over the next 3 months you will dramatically see a change.
 

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