So ill be starting from almost scratch. I recently acquired an 84 honda shadow 700 that had some issues. Ive decided to make it my own by converting to a bobber. The problem: I dont know a ton about motorcycles and even less about the parts that go where and work with what. I have the manual from Clymer. I think i know what I want I just need help getting there. Ill be posting pictures soon. What I have done so far... cut off the fairing arms on the sides of the back wheels. Removed the wiring harness (the previous owner ****ed it up fairly bad.) removed the air box. removed the coolant reservoir. removed battery. removed the voltage regulator (this was totally thrashed) Id like to make this a minimalistic bike. SO my plan at this point is to raise the gas tank so i can use on carb filters (bypassing the air box. Is this ok? Ive heard different thoughts on this. ) replacing the reservoir with a steel bottle or maybe a liquer bottle type thing? I like the look. as for where the battery and stuff was Id like to put the ignition the regulator fuse box etc in that area, then close it off with a plate of steel that I can put on a hinge. I will more than likely build a wiring harness myself. So my question is what advice do you guys have? Anyone close to MD want to help?! Ill be working in my basment until its riding season. hopefully i can get this worked out by then. Ill be back with pictures soon! thanks guys!