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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-08-2009, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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My bike came to me with what I believe is a very custom hardtail conversion. Does anyone else have their bike set up like this? Essentially instead of the rear shock assembly on each side I have a one inch square tube between the shock bolt points. whoever did it made it look good though. Good welds, both ends of the shaft have rubber bushings, all and all it looks almost like it could have been stock.
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My bike came to me with what I believe is a very custom hardtail conversion. Does anyone else have their bike set up like this? Essentially instead of the rear shock assembly on each side I have a one inch square tube between the shock bolt points. whoever did it made it look good though. Good welds, both ends of the shaft have rubber bushings, all and all it looks almost like it could have been stock.

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This maxin was mine at one time. It was set up like that. It had 1/2 in. clearence between the tire and fender. I could not use it, to hard on my back.

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nite rider! I was looking at a stock maxim 650 like that for a project... but had to walk away.. that's similar to what i had in mind too...

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I have got to say that I just do not understand why anyone would take a bike with a perfectly functional rear suspension system, and modify it to a "hardtail". I`m with you niterider, give me the best ride you can, don`t try to break my back. This seems to me to be the equivilent of changing from a zipper fly on my jeans, back to a button up one. I know they have a clean classic look that is much desired, but at the expense of how much comfort? What a great time to be alive, eh? We can each choose to ride a bike that suits our wants and needs, no matter what anybody else thinks, including me!! So pay your money and your time and build what you like, it`s your back on there, not mine. Ride On

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My po had installed solid struts in place of the shocks. I then went one step further and modified the rear frame to resemble a true rigid frame. Here's the result.



Here's the whole build thread.

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My po had installed solid struts in place of the shocks. I then went one step further and modified the rear frame to resemble a true rigid frame. Here's the result.



Here's the whole build thread.

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5385
good job scoop...would look cool with drag bars

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This seems to me to be the equivilent of changing from a zipper fly on my jeans, back to a button up one. I know they have a clean classic look that is much desired, but at the expense of how much comfort?
Have you ever been caught in that zipper?.... Now how appealing is that button fly? lol

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I love how it goes from hardtail bikes to getting your junk stuck in a zipper...threads like this are why i love this site.

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I love how it goes from hardtail bikes to getting your junk stuck in a zipper...threads like this are why i love this site.
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