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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Justin’s 741 Bobber Project

Today (1/5/15) marks the offical start of my Indian 741 Bobber project.  For a couple years now, I’ve been wanting to build a custom bike.  I finally got enough parts together to mock up a project.  Modified 741 motor and transmission (built with my father), 741 frame and rear wheel, and a late 1920’s leaf spring front end.  What do you think?  I have a long way to go…….img_1