- Custom leather sprung solo seat
- Ignitech ignition control unit
- High performance Keihin carburator modifications and jet
- High performance air filter and intake modifications
- Transparent glass/chrome fuel filter
- LED marker light and turn module (currently wired up only for marker lights)
- New battery
- 12vdc accessory / battery tender port
- New stator/alternator
- Custom drag pipes with titanium heat wrap, mini baffles (so it’s loud but not obnoxious) and chrome tips
- Burly Slammer Shocks
- “Streetfighter” fairing with internal mounts for GPS, iPhone, etc
- Custom fabricated forward controls and floor boards
- Aftermarket handgrips
- High-visibility mirrors
- 2.5 gallon gas tank
- Aftermarket clutch hydraulic line
- Custom fabricated retro-style side-mount tail light and license plate bracket.
- LED wheel rim lights
- Cammo Green Plasti Dip paint job (leaves original paint intact)
The 1984 Honda VT 700C Bobber Project is moving along quickly. There’s still several mechanical issue that need to be resolved, but while I’m waiting on parts, I’ve decided to spend some time on the cosmetics. While this may be a rat bike, I want it to at least be a pretty rat.
I’m really on the fence right now on whether or not I should put a hacked trailer fender over the rear wheel, or if I should leave the rubber exposed (and potentially my rear end if I slide off the seat). Since I can’t seem to make the decision myself, I’ve decided to reach out to Oden Motor Shop fans to help with this age-old aesthetic dilemma: to fender, or not to feder?
Take a look at the photos of the bike mocked up with fender and without, and share your comments below. I still have the front fender on the bike, but I would like to hear opinions on that as well.
After six months spent rebuilding the electrical system, the 1984 Honda Shadow VT 700C bobber project is finally running. It took a few shots of ether to wake it up, but it’s rumbling along. I’ve removed the baffles and replace the air box with higher air flow cone filters, so it runs a lean. Next week, I’ll try rejetting with a Stage 1 and Stage 3 jet kit. And then, maybe, I’ll start cutting.