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Harley Cross Bones Photographs

On these pages we wish to gather a collection of photographs of your Harley Cross Bones motorcycles, with or without modifications.

Cross Bones Bobber?

The Cross Bones can probably be seen as the Motor Company's gesture to the ever growing popularity of Oldschool style motorcycles. However, a Bobber is built in a shed and not in a factory. So, a Cross Bones bike straight from the showroom is not a Bobber.

True Bobber: 1946 Harley UL Flathead by Steve Barber of the 74 Shop Sorry, we don't mean to upset anybody here, but in our opinion a Bobber is a motorcycle of which all parts and components that do not contribute to speed or performance have been stripped.

So, a stock bike straight from the factory - with all ballast still on it - does not qualify as a Bobber.

However, everybody knows that customized versions of the Harley Cross Bones will be just a matter of time. It will be interesting to watch how modifications to the Cross Bones will develop over the next couple of years, both by the owners and by the factory!

Things to Come...

Predictions? Well, the first thing to go will probably be that little front fender... The Harley Davidson Motor Company probably had to put it there in order to comply with some law or regulation, but let's face the simple truth: real Bobbers do NOT have front fenders. A front fender does not contribute to speed. Period.

Other things to go? How about that big duck tail rear fender? Talking about ballast! Don't be surprised to soon see versions with a smaller and much more elegant rear fender mounted directly on the Softail swing arm. Like for example on the Bobbers by Lou or Hellraiser, leaving the classic lines of the hardtail frame motorcycle image intact, thus ensuring maximum effectiveness of Harley's smart Softail frame design.

Harley Cross Bones by HD Wrench

Riders making modifications to their Harley Cross Bones motorcycles was only a matter of time...


Photo of 2008 Cross Bones Harley Davidson FLSTSB Softail Motorcycle by HD Wrench. HD Wrench from Wichita Falls, Texas did some modifications to his 2008 Cross Bones that make her look a lot prettier! (photo December 2009)

Click HERE for the full story of this modified Cross Bones by HD Wrench

Harley Cross Bones by Lou


Photo of 2008 Harley Cross Bones by Lou from Belgium. The first photograph of the Harley Davidson Cross Bones featured on our pages is by Lou from Belgium. Lou's is matte dark blue, no modifications yet. (photo August 2008)

By the way, Lou is very satisfied with his CrossBones. He did 12,000km (7,000 miles) in 2008, and says she's fast, that she corners very well, and that she's the best bike he's ever had.



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