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Naked Bike

I removed the tank, seat and various side covers so I could clean the under side dirt and grime.

Dirty Bike – Underneath

I’m not sure if the bike had ever been cleaned beyond its visible parts.

Polish and Shine

I spent some time today polishing and cleaning the bike.

Looks a lot better in person that it was when I brought her home, but not sure you can tell in the photos.

Removing Some Parts

Until I have all of my Bobber Project design and plans finalized, I do plan to ride this bike some. And with that, I decided to dress her down some.

I removed the windshield, sissy bar, rear seat, highway bars, and chrome piece between the front signal lights. The bike also came with some blue LED lights on the rear fenders and under the frame, and I decided to remove all of those as well.

Suzuki 800 Bobber Project Bike - Dressed Down

The Bike

Don’t get me wrong, I love my 1998 Honda Shadow VT1100 Tourer. But I had a hankering for a solo style bike, and settled on doing a Bobber Project.

After doing some research I decided to build my project around a Suzuki 800 Volusia. I really wanted the hard-tail look, and I like the lines of this bike.

I plan to use this blog site to keep up with my project as I go through the build process.

Below are some photos of the 2002 bike I acquired for the build. This is exactly what she looked like when I rolled her off of my trailer.