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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-06-2009, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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to cut or not to cut... i mean, i dont want to die


i want to chop the frame off behind the seat (making a solo) so you can see almost all of the fender... which i had planned on mounting to the swingarm

anyhow, there is that GIANT reinforced area that the shock mounts to that concerns me. i wonder how much behind the shock mount hole is needed if nobody will ever be sitting on that part of the frame.

since im relatively careful these days i thought i might ask here and hope someone knows...

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 03:22 AM
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You need to keep that big reinforced area around the shocks, but can cut everything behind it off if you want. I would suggest having somene weld a cross piece connecting the two sides where you cut if off however , to keep maintain the rigidity of the rear frame intact. Not a big deal and it don't have to look pretty as it would be under the seat and no one would see it.

The stock frame behind the shocks is merely there for the seat support , but has a cross piece to make sure the two sides remain you do need to reinforce it in a simular way if you lop any off.


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