There really is no "proper" way. The frame was assembled in a jig and all the the forged or cast steel fittings and tubes were then brazed as a unit. If your trying to save the neck casting / forging, saw the tubes and "unbraze" the remaining stubs from the sockets.What is the proper way to remove a harley forged neck on say a VL frame? If want to maintain the tubes and forgings? Probably sounds like a dumb question.
It is heading over the pond to the UK. The buyer who is a friend of mine wants to save a little dough.this cant be done without messing one off both up
tubes are easiest to safe ,forging is harder to do ....will damage very quickly
then again tubes are easier to replace and cheaper !!
but why ????
You're gonna get metal shavings in your beer.I´ve done of couple of separations,- impossible to save the tubes. A lot of them are pinned through the castings, as well. Cut and mill!
If modding´s your game, cut the tubes some distance from the casting, do what you have to do and weld the whole thing back together with inner slugs.
It has had tabs removed and some work on it already. He got it for 800 I think a re-pop is probably more, maybe not though. Last I saw a forged neck was running 4-5 hundered, axle plates about 150, I don't even want to know what the trans and motor forging costs.Your friend wants you to attempt to knock an OEM frame down to save a few bucks shipping??? Why doesn't he just buy repro castings there and build a frame?