Hey there all This is my first post as I'm new to roadbiking at the tender age of 31, having just got my bike license, and am now looking for a project to combine with my first bike - really something I can use to learn about bikes, learn how to maintain them and get a feel for what I can do in my garage and what I should farm out to experts! Now I have next to no mechanical experience but am a quick learner!.. So, here's the plan... I want to take a Honda VLX400 and bobber it. So from this: to this: So I have a couple of questions please! 1st - is this a big job? ie is this too big for an enthusiastic amateur to sink his teeth into? 2nd - cost wise, is this likely to break the bank? Budget for the mods would be about $2k (after purchasing the bike) 3rd - where would be the best place to source parts like the seat, handlebars etc? Do you recommend the US, or are there some good local places in Vic/Aussie? 4th - Am i likely to need much mechanical know-how for this? Or are the changes mostly cosmetic? Thanks all very much for any and all advice, sorry if i seem rather green on all this and if i ask stupid questions! As I mentioned i'm just catching the bug that is riding and working on bikes! Thanks, Recon.