Little Miss Red is Finished! – 741 Bobber Project

After starting on my Indian 741 Bobber project over a year ago, I have finally finished.  The bike turned out better than I could have dreamed.  I spent many long weekends in my garage, but the hard work has paid off.  At the bottom, I’ve attached some pics of the project shortly after I started mocking the bike together.  It has come a long way.  My son Karson takes the first ride on the completed 741 Bobber 🙂

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Almost Complete – 741 Bobber Project

It’s been almost one year since I started on this project and it is nearly complete.  I got some minor motor adjustments to make, magneto to rebuild, and send the exhaust out for chrome plating.  All and all, it is essentially done.  I think Dad, Granddad, and brother like the bike too!  They all look pretty proud in these photos.

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Except for the Headlamp – 741 Bobber Project

Mocking up this bike and making all the sheet metal fit up properly is starting to pay off in a big way.  The bike is going together nicely (for once).  I’m satisfied with the progress to date, EXCEPT FOR THE HEADLAMP.  I don’t like the mounts for the headlamp.  The light sets up way too tall.  I’ll have to find different mount or make something.

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This does not fit…. – 741 Bobber Project

As many of you readers know, the great thing (or not so great) about a custom bike is that nothing fits and you have to modify/make most of you parts.  So far, the bike is progressing very slowly and I’m starting to fit, refit, refit and fit up my sheet metal.

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When all else fails… get you Chief out and go for a quick spin.  That will make you feel better.

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