another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Monday, 21 November 2011


finished cleaning up the redundant brackets from the bolt-on subframe, the subframe really does look very flimsy, held on by four 8mm bolts, if it was just a seat mounting like on a modern monoshock bike it wouldn't be so bad, but when you consider that it also act's as the top mounting for the twin shocks and all of a sudden it starts to look pretty feeble, i know a lot of people who modify the boxers make up a beefier subframe and have it welded to the main frame cradle, [i've done this myself on a previous project], but i really don't want to go that route this time so i'm sticking with modifying the stock item instead, i got a couple of pieces of 25mm round stock and faced them up in the lathe and drilled and tapped them to take the 8mm fasteners, chris w is going to apply some sparky majik from his special wand to weld them in position, this should add some much needed strength to this crucial area, i'm going to knock up a couple of bracing straps to weld to the subframe fore and aft of the top shock mountings to try and stop some of the 'whip' applied by the shaft drive and to also double as seat mountings, i had to try the manx slimline seat and tank on for a quick 'visual' before i called it a night.......

1 comment:

  1. Wow, even with the tank and frame, that seat unit really makes it, just add clip-ons, and a round headlight.

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