first, thanks for the response! i'm gonna stop by my garage today after work to take some pictures. i bought this frame from a friend last week and the swingarm on it is kind of strange looking.Ease way is to replace the shocks with solid strut bars.
The stock swing arm is not set up to work without something there.
You could bolt it on like a shock or weld it if you never want to go back.
yeah, i just have a certain look in mind for my bike that im trying to achieve. i got some extra pounds of cushion anyways! hahaNot to question your motives but why? You want your ass to hurt on rides? I have a lot for friends with "cool looking bikes" all hard tail Harleys, but they stop so often to let the body recover from bumps, but yeh, you could replace the shocks with a solid bar.
Don't have an engine yet. I'm picking up the front end and wheels from the guy I got the frame from tomorrow, so I'm guessing he has the axle as well.you say you have the frame, but what about engine and final drive.... and driveshaft... the driveshaft and final drive are spendy
awesome, thanks man! i'll look into these options and I'm sure i'll be back with more questions shortly! hahaLet's say you went with a different swing arm. Something you could run a chain drive on. That would free you up if you don't want to be bound to the vulcan's v twin. If it were me, I think I'd look at swing arms of compatible width and if that turned out to be cost effective, I'd look at a parrallel twin... or even a four lunger if it fit profile wise (nighthawk 750 or something). Easier to go chain drive on any of those. Just my thoughts, since you already have the frame. I think it'd be easier to get some green for a rear wheel (splines anyone?) than a frame alone IMHO.
th thing looks wicked. I love them lowered...but not to ride em that wayNo, they just done the hard tail with the same shaft drive. Here is pic from scoop's build.
They yammy was mine. It has strutts in place of shocks. I did not do that work.