2007 Bad Toys Bobber

Bad Bobber

When Bad Toys set out to produce a new bobber, shop manager Joe Romo set out to build an affordable bike that didn't skimp on the features offered. No run-of-the-mill 80-incher here: Joe opted for a 92ci S&S; with an artistic round barrel shape. The engine set the stage for the rest of the features on the bike, and Joe wasted no effort in creating a truly unique one at that. The classic round jugs are one of the many intricate details that were well thought out when Joe decided he wanted a bobber. Everything on the bike, from the Hawg Halters rear brakes to the PM controls, confirms that the upgrade from the "low-end" stuff was money well spent.

The bike has the appearance of a traditional bobber, yet the Bad Toys crew added a healthy dose of functionality without affecting the stripped look. Several of the creature comforts, such as the tachometer and speedometer, are hidden in the digital readout mirrors. Another touch to keep the bars as clean as possible are the electrical components tucked out of sight by means of a handy compartment located just under the transmission. This modular unit also provides easy access to the electronic components, should service ever be required. Attention to detail is apparent wherever the eye travels across this tight little beauty. Bad Toys painter Tom Slick applied the Kandy Root Beer and Pearlescent Cream to complete this example of a modern techno-bobber.

"We wanted to build a bike the average guy could afford to buy and ride the hell out of," Joe said. If the interest level the bike has generated for the Kingspot, TN, shop is any indication, Bad Toys hit the nail on the head with this latest creation.

Enjoy the pics of this beauty and keep riding as often as you can. Hell, that's what this is all about anyways, right? Until next time, enjoy the ride.

Spec Sheet

GENERAL
OWNER Bad Toys
SHOP Bad Toys
PHONE (423)230-0194
WEBSITE www.badtoys.net
YEAR/MAKE/MODEL '07/Bad Toys/Bobber
FABRICATION Tom Slick/ Joe Romo/ Bad Toys
ASSEMBLY Joe Romo
BUILD TIME 10 days
ENGINE
YEAR/ TYPE/SIZE '06/S&S;/92ci
BUILDER S&S;
CASES S&S;
FLYWHEELS S&S;
RODS S&S;
PISTONS S&S;
CYLINDERS S&S;
HEADS S&S;
VALVES S&S;
ROCKERS S&S;
ROCKER BOXES S&S;
PUSHRODS S&S;
PUSHROD TUBES S&S;
CAM(S) S&S;
LIFTERS S&S;
CARBURETOR S&S;
AIR CLEANER S&S;
IGNITION Spyke
EXHAUST Samson
TRANSMISSION
YEAR/TYPE '06/{{{Prowler}}} six-speed
CASE Prowler
GEARS Prowler
CLUTCH BDL
PRIMARY DRIVE BDL
FRAME
YEAR/TYPE '07/Gambler Nostalgia
RAKE 30 degrees
STRETCH 0
SUSPENSION
FRONT DNA
LENGTH Stock
REAR Rigid
SWINGARM None
SHOCKS None
WHEELS, TIRES, AND BRAKES
FRONT
SIZE 21-inch/40 spoke
TIRE/SIZE 90x21/Avon Speedmaster
CALIPER(S) PM two-piston on Gambler Mount
ROTOR(S) X rotors
REAR
BUILDER/SIZE 130x16-inch/40 spoke
TIRE/SIZE Avon/130x16
CALIPER(S) Hawg Halters 4 pistons
ROTOR(S) X rotors
FINISH/PAINT
COLOR(S) Root Beer Candy/Pearl White
PAINTER Tom Slick/Bad Toys
GRAPHICS Tom Slick
MOLDING Bad Toys
ACCESSORIES
FRONT FENDER None
REAR FENDER Chica raised rib
FENDER STRUTS Bad Toys
GAS TANK(S)∩(S) Cole Foster
OIL TANK 5-1/2 inches round
GAUGES Maximum in Mirror, Speedo/Tach
HANDLEBARS Flanders
RISERS Accutronix
MIRRORS Maximum Slimline
HAND CONTROLS Drag Specialties
FOOT CONTROLS Lifeline
FOOTPEGS Lifeline
HEADLIGHT 5-3/4 Springer Style
TAILLIGHT '50s style bullet
TURN SIGNALS '50s style bullet
SEAT K-Model Tooled by Poet