Item description for How To Build An Old Skool Bobber (Biker Basics) by Kevin Baas...
Old Skool is kool. No theme bikes here, learn how to build a real American motorcycle based on a Panhead, Shovelhead or Evo engine. Don't buy expensive new parts, build your own bobber or chopper from mix-and-match swap-meet parts. Written by Kevin Baas, the Kennedy High School shop teacher with the Build-a-Chopper class, this book takes a back-to-basics approach to motorcycle assembly. As Kevin says, "if you can't buy it cheap, adapt it, and if you can't adapt it, build it from scratch." The author explains which engines fit which frames, and which transmission and primary drive is the best fit behind a particular V-Twin. The back half of the book includes three start-to-finish assembly sequences utilizing early and early-style engines, drivetrains and components. This 144 page book uses over 350 color images to illustrate kool parts and even kooler motorcycles.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.8" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date May 15, 2006
Publisher Wolfgang Publications, Inc.
ISBN 1929133243 ISBN13 9781929133246
Reviews - What do customers think about How To Build An Old Skool Bobber (Biker Basics)?
Old Skool all the way Jun 8, 2007
One of the finest books I've read on the technique of the original custom motorcycle. A balanced mixture of technique, ideas, and history.
Good Source of Information Jan 24, 2007
This is a good basic introduction to building the "Bobber" of your dreams.
USELESS BOOK Dec 13, 2006
THIS BOOK IS NOT WORTH THE PAPER IT IS WRITTEN ON! NOTHING OLD SKOOL ABOUT IT. JUST ANOTHER WORTHLESS RAG TRYING TO SELL NEW PARTS. NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM WOLFGANG PUBLICATION. THEY ARE ALL JUNK. I WOULD GIVE YOU MY COPY FOR FREE, BUT I ALREADY USED TO LINE MY GARBAGE CAN. BUY CHOPPAHEAD DVD INSTEAD. THEY ARE REAL OLD SKOOL BOYS AND BOBBERS.
Not exactly the "how to" book I was looking for... Dec 9, 2006
This book is really nothing more than a collection of generalized knowledge, and some good pictures. I don't need someone to tell me in a book that I need an engine, transmission, etc to build an old school bobber. "How to" suggests exactly that - you are going to tell me how things get done, and provide me with some good instructions, tips, tricks, and pictures to go along with it. If you want a book that gets down to the nuts and bolts of the building process, buy something from a different author because this book won't tell you how to build the bobber you want.
A fine pick for any intending on building a bike. Oct 15, 2006
HOW TO BUILD AN OLD SKOOL BOBBER by Kevin Baas is a fine survey of a classic American motorcycle and explains which engines fit which frames, which drives to use, and more. Over a hundred pages packs in over three hundred color images and teaches how to build basic bobbers, choppers, and how to use after market and factory frames. A fine pick for any intending on building a bike.