1999 Yamaha Roadstar
Our April "Bobber of the Month" winner is a beautiful 1999 Yamaha Roadstar! I had asked its owner to send me some specs but instead of tryin' to throw MY words together to describe it, I'm gonna' let its owner, Steve, do the honors...
"My bike's a 99 Yamaha Roadstar, with 80k on the clock. Counting stock, this is the 4th version I've done of the bike since I've owned it. First, it was a chrome whore with every doodad from the f&*kin catalog bolted onto it. I saw the error of my ways, stripped it down, put beach bars on it and had my buddy in Ohio paint it for me. It was a nice mild custom.
Unfortunately, it was in a small lowside accident last summer so I needed to rebuild it again, and decided to turn it into a bobber for it's next life. I didn't have time or $ to do anything with it for a while, so it sat until October when a buddy and I started tearing it apart in his garage. I shopped the "For Sale" sections of forums and Ebay for used parts to get what I needed. What I couldn't get used we had to make or buy new. Except for the paint, powdercoat and leather work, everything else was done by my buddy Andrew and me in his garage with our grinders, sawsall, my little 110 mig welder and a BFH.
I had already rebuilt the motor a few years ago so it's a monster and ready to go with bigbore, roller cams and headwork. Running an S&S G carb on a manifold made by a company called Nemesis Racing out of Australia. The last bike we built we painted with Rustoleum rattlecan. It came out great, but I wanted something a little more on this one. I managed to sell enough used parts from my parts stash to be able to send my tins to my buddy in OH to get him to paint it for me.
DAMMIT!!!! THIS is what bobbin' and choppin' is about, folks!
Well, done, Steve, I can't think of a better scooter to start off the "Bobber of the Month" club! If you would like YOUR bobber or short chop to be featured, zap me at least three good pix (more is better), any specs, and the story about the build.