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Old 08-13-2008, 03:37 AM   #1
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From our in case you really give a shit department. Just finished the complete, and boy do I mean complete, this baby was trashed, rebuild on the engine thanks to Jesse from Dragstews. now starting on the frame I am going to "ATTEMPT", the fab kevins weld on hardtail with the factory repoped axle plates from taiwan tedds. but first I gotta finish my frame jig.


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That's not the only one your gonna end up doing!! LOL!! Engine is looking good!
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I hate to see you ruin a cherry 71 frame..
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what uncle trent said

send it to me instead
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:57 AM   #5
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I hate to see you ruin a cherry 71 frame..
Yeah, use the stock swingarm.
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chop the frame. fuck everyone else.
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Yeah...I was just looking at good, stock swingarm frames the other day. Buy an aftermarket frame instead of hacking up something like that. They aren't exactly making any new ones, and some folks actually give a shit about being able to restore something to its original glory.

...and your pushrods need tubes.
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I dunno......if you want to hardtail it, I'd go for it.

If somebody needs a '71 swingarm frame for a resto, there were 12,000 or so other '71 FL/FLH/FX frames made they can use.
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I dunno......if you want to hardtail it, I'd go for it.

If somebody needs a '71 swingarm frame for a resto, there were 12,000 or so other '71 FL/FLH/FX frames made they can use.
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thank you.
I dont care what anyone says, drum brake swingarm frames are getting scarce.. later shovel frames, not as much.. but, as I said.. I wouldnt ruin that frame.

Hatchthehairy. Stick to "chopping" VLX/XS stuff.. NOBODY will say "dont cut up that"..
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I dont care what anyone says, drum brake swingarm frames are getting scarce.. later shovel frames, not as much.. but, as I said.. I wouldnt ruin that frame.

Hatchthehairy. Stick to "chopping" VLX/XS stuff.. NOBODY will say "dont cut up that"..
nothing witty to retort here. i just think it is funny everyone is getting all hell bent on saving swingarm frames as of late. a year ago today no one would have given two shits. now they are the next trend.
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nothing witty to retort here. i just think it is funny everyone is getting all hell bent on saving swingarm frames as of late. a year ago today no one would have given two shits. now they are the next trend.

Not hating..

Personally, I have ALWAYS had the "dont fuck up a good swing frame" stance.. With the cheap options available for rigid frames on the market today, there is no sense in ruining an original part..

When that shit is gone, its gone. Even restored frames arent as cool as uncut, ORIGINAL stuff... imo.
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Not hating..

Personally, I have ALWAYS had the "dont fuck up a good swing frame" stance.. With the cheap options available for rigid frames on the market today, there is no sense in ruining an original part..

When that shit is gone, its gone. Even restored frames arent as cool as uncut, ORIGINAL stuff... imo.

but then you run into title issues with said bike. you are left with a special construction. maybe i just don't know the system well enough when it comes to this, but you are only allowed one special construction, right?
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I kinda hate to see a cherry frame cut up too, but do what you gotta do. I can see a future market for stock rear sections for swingarm frames when folks start cutting off the add on hardtails. ;^) And you can get reproduction swingarm frames, just like you can get reproduction wishbone frames.

BTW, this is not the first time this has happened. Kinda a repeat of the late 70's/early 80's.

And as far as no one caring, I flinched when Tony Bones cut up an early swingarm several years ago.
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. maybe i just don't know the system well enough when it comes to this, but you are only allowed one special construction, right?
I don't think that ever got passed, but using the original title is definately the easiest way to go.
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When that shit is gone, its gone. Even restored frames arent as cool as uncut, ORIGINAL stuff... imo.
I agree. Don't cut an ORIGINAL frame....there are plenty of already "cut" frames available and fairly cheap. Buy one of them and add a weld-on hardtail or make as many revisions as you wish to a piece thats no longer "original".
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back in the day, i had a 45" with a choped frame, extended springer, ect... my boss took me over to a machine shop one day. this guy had restored a old indian, with a sidecar. frigin beautifull! anyway we got to shootin the s..t about bikes, and i told him what i was riding. this old timer( maybe mid 40's lol)shook his head, givin me s..t for chopin that frame. i thought, f..k you, you old fool, its my bike, and it looks cool. now days im the old fool(48) shakin my head, hopein ya dont cut that frame. moarel to this story; your frame, you bought it with money you earned, do with it what you want, but.............. little d
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:36 PM   #18
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have fab kevin hardtail it, no prob's w/ registration and u get what u want. fuck the factory...and its not like ur wackin' panhead wishbone. theres still alot of shovels around bone stock that can be had for cheap. do what want, who gives a fuck what others think? thats whats wrong w/ america
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