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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-21-2015, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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75 vn700 frame question

Ok so I'm trying to chop my bike up but where the passenger seat went is making it difficult to make a decision of what to do. I'm going to post a picture of my bike that's on the lift. And I'm going to post another picture of the same bike just hard tailed. What I wanna know, is it safe to chop it where this guy chopped his. Let me know because that is the look in trying to get to. Any input helps! Thanks!!!
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Here's some more pics of mine and his
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His is pretty much chopped where yours is but struts are bolted on instead of shocks.

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you should be ok as you can clearly see it has been done before lol oh and you say your bike is a 75 but these bikes didnt go into production until 85 probably a typo

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Lol ment to type 85 lol I know this. Yeah I thought it would work because yes it has been done before, I think my fabricator just doesn't want to do the work....
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I showed you a pick of mine in another post and mine has held up

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I know you did but it's hard to see from that picture, and you have your shocks still---I'm talking about If I go hard tail is it safe to chop it that close to the joint of the frame. See how low that guy chopped his. Obviously it can be done, I just want to know if drilling a new hole into the frame near that joint to install the strut, would weaken that joint/weld?
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if it were me i would drill the hole bigger than need be and put a solid piece of steel thru the hole and give it a 100% weld then drill a hole in that and tap the treads needed for the bolt that secures the strut

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I would just find some 10 1/2" progressive shocks so ya at least have a little cushion

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you should be ok as you can clearly see it has been done before lol oh and you say your bike is a 75 but these bikes didnt go into production until 85 probably a typo
Or a prototype.

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