2001 Yamaha V-Star

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

I wanted a project that I could have fun with and relax while working on it. A way of keeping my mind focused on the good and not the bad. It’s been a stress relief from the daily grind that we all face. Building motorcycles has a way of calming and relaxing me. There’s just something about being in the garage and working on something that brings a peace. I like to see how the final build turns out.

What motivated you to start your project?

I have always wanted a bobber style motorcycle. I have built many old style cars/trucks and love the older style era vehicles. The bobber style takes me to that older generation. I was determined to make this build happen and with the support of my family and friends, I have been able to complete it. We have all been excited to see the final build.

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the bike?

I would have to say the paint. It’s candy green with green flake. Also, I was able to incorporate the older style feel by using a 29 Ford tail light and turn signals.

What are you most proud of?

The total finished product and what it stands for. It was built in my home garage, with my own tools. I was able to have friends and family come over to hang out and give suggestions.

What do other people say about your motorcycle?

They absolutely love it! Every time I ride I’m getting thumbs up from other riders/builders. People stop and ask questions about it because it’s a unique color and style. The kids reactions to the bike is the best part. I love inspiring the younger generations to build something they love no matter what it is. They are the ones that will keep the motorcycle culture growing for years to come.

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