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70 Sportster frame..

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I was just read a thread where someone made a comment about cutting a 67's Sportster frame.....

I am just about ready to take the saw to a 70 XLCH.....(numbers match the engine, if it makes a difference) and it is a really nice is not all hacked up.

Now I am have second thoughts.....are they getting rare or scarce?

What are some opinions (not that your opinion matters!!)??

Should make for a good read...
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Why irrepairably hack a nice frame to pieces when there are literally hundreds of options available? Why not rework someone elses mistake before you carve up something that's complete and matching numbers? Find a fucked up pre-numbers Sporty frame to work with and save yours for when you eventually say to yourself, "I wish I never fucked up that nice matching numbers frame." It'll happen eventually.
Do with it what you want. My only advice is.... 45 flatty's use to be cheap, solo frames, servi frames, motors and trans'. Guys would give the stuff away 20 years ago. I picked up a running motor (1939 wl) about 18 months ago for $1000. I was just looking on ebay at motors and see them selling for 2-3 grand as runners. Solo frames 2-3 years ago in my area were selling for 300 all day at swap meets. The least expensive I've seen as of recent was 700. I have a hacked up 1971 sporty but I bought it already hacked. I have a hacked 1967 bsa but I kept the origional frame and front end (and odds and ends) incase I ever want to go back to origional.... At swap meets you can find old sporty frame already chopped for 2-300 pretty frequently.

And how many 45 frames do you see for sale that aren't sporting the classic "re-bar arc weld neck rake" or every tab hacked off? The premium price for unmolested 900 frames has already started. Even in this shit economy, the prices are starting to get scary. I'm sure back in the day people had the same attitude with all those first year Knuckle frames too and that plan worked out pretty good.
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