1980 Ironhead Hot Rod Bobber
Justin of DP Customs from New River, Arizona, United States made available these pictures of this very cool Harley Ironhead Sportster Hot Rod Bobber. Justin calls her his "Hot Rod Bobber" after the hotrod top-fuel dragster style exhaust pipes that he custom made for this baby.
Justin: "This horse sounds mean and is pretty quick. Sits low, light weight, and easy to ride. I call her Old School because of the traditional lines of the bike and the lack of giant wheels and over-used billet or chrome. Lots of the metal work was machined or hand scrubbed with Scotch Brite to clean it up while making it look aged.
She's definitely a Bobber because of her stripped down design and the stock rake of the front end. No blinkers, chain guard, giant fenders, bloated seat or extra baggage.
She's a hot rod because she's loud, shoots fire and she's built to go fast and stop fast... that's it."
Justin: "powder coated frame with a professionally welded on hard-tail, hot rod black base-coat, clear-coat peanut tank"
1980 Harley Ironhead Sportster Hot Rod Bobber by DPC.
This Custom Bobber is pretty bare bones (or "hardcore" if you like): no blinkers, no front fender, no big seat, no chain guard, and no baggage to serve as ballast.
Note the truly minimalistic rear fender. Bobber Style!
Justin: "I always wanted to build some top-fuel style pipes for one of my bikes and finally did. I've never seen them on a bobber before. They sound mean as hell and shoot blasts of fire!"
Justin: "7" old-school wartime headlight. She's got a 19" front and 16" rear with Kenda Cruiser directional tires and tubes. The sizes are: 100/90/19 on the front and a 130/90/16 on the rear. "
1980 Harley Davidson Ironhead Engine
S&S carb and intake, custom thermal wrapped top-fuel dragster pipes, and Crane electronic ignition.
Harley Ironhead Bobber Oil Tank
Solo Saddle - With Springs
DP Customs Bobber Rear End
For hardtailed Sportsters the lower space in between de tranny and the rear wheel is a very logical place for the battery. Keeps the CoG low!
A Bobber's Tail...
No blinkers, no chain guard, no nothing. Just maximum rubber!
"Make sure your exhaust is loud enough to make children cry!" - Justin DP
For more information on DPC bikes, check out the DP Customs website
And if you wish to realize that custom bike concept that you have in mind, have a chat with Justin:"justindelprado at gmail dot com"
Clymer Service and Repair Manuals
Even if you have no intent to get your hands dirty - these books are a joy for every Harley Davidson fan!