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shop102
08-12-2010, 8:48 AM
was curious to know if anybody has built there on tail section for an OIF. I know lowbrow has them but i want to do it myself (and im going for a different look) my question is with the bottom, rear mounts. any pics or advice would be greatly appreciated

thefactorymetalworks
08-12-2010, 4:50 PM
hey we have one that but up to the diaginal bars so you keep your motor mounts
www.thefactorymetalworks.com

blackchop
08-12-2010, 5:10 PM
i know one thing for cetain bout hardtailing an oif frame- gotta gussett the snot out of it so theres alot less chance of the oif backbone cracking on you.

theres some locals here that have done it. but like i said the gussetted the frames up real nicely.

FABIAN
08-12-2010, 5:22 PM
was curious to know if anybody has built there on tail section for an OIF. I know lowbrow has them but i want to do it myself (and im going for a different look) my question is with the bottom, rear mounts. any pics or advice would be greatly appreciated
Slim is doing mine, Check the blog a few post back.
www.slimsfab.blogspot.com

shop102
08-12-2010, 10:09 PM
i figured i would have to do a good bit of gusset work. really want to see some pics i any that were done without a weld on tail.

HelrichCustomCycles
08-22-2010, 4:17 PM
I am not sure you can do it without welding one on. I have built a lot of them and build my own tails, make my own motor mounts etc... you need to weld it on.
you can check it out here:
http://helrichcustomcycles.blogspot.com/

rusjack
08-22-2010, 7:48 PM
http://www.47fab.com/uploaded_images/IMG_0602-765419.JPG
http://www.47fab.com/uploaded_images/IMG_0604-736437.JPG

I really liked these when I saw them awhile back. Check out www.47fab.com > im pretty sure he is a member here and can help you out

HelrichCustomCycles
08-23-2010, 12:56 AM
Those are from brit cycle. They are complete JUNK! I can't even list all the ways that they are wrong. Notice they use 1" tube instead of 1 1/4 like the rest of the frame, as a "cost saving measure". Trust me there is nothing right about them.

rusjack
08-23-2010, 10:15 AM
I had no idea those were pre made weld ons. I just remembered seeing them on his blog awhile back.

thefactorymetalworks
08-23-2010, 11:15 AM
Those are from brit cycle. They are complete JUNK! I can't even list all the ways that they are wrong. Notice they use 1" tube instead of 1 1/4 like the rest of the frame, as a "cost saving measure". Trust me there is nothing right about them.


They are using 1 inch on the bottom to slip into the 1.250 tubing to keep from having to sleeve the tubing and replace the sheetmetal on the pedastal. We offer a few diffrent ways of mounting them for you and replacing the footpeg mounts which most services dont offer
www.thefactorymetalworks.com

shop102
08-23-2010, 11:13 PM
I am not sure you can do it without welding one on. I have built a lot of them and build my own tails, make my own motor mounts etc... you need to weld it on.
you can check it out here:
http://helrichcustomcycles.blogspot.com/

i wasnt planning on bolting it on

MIKE47
08-24-2010, 9:10 PM
Those are from brit cycle. They are complete JUNK! I can't even list all the ways that they are wrong. Notice they use 1" tube instead of 1 1/4 like the rest of the frame, as a "cost saving measure". Trust me there is nothing right about them.

Yes, I did those. They are premade tails from British Cycle Supply. I just put them on my own way. The tubing quality (erw) and fab work is as good as any other mass produced units, just not as neat as some. I had to smooth off a few spots to make them nicer. The 1" tubing is so that it lines up and slips into the existing tubing. Not looking to get into a design fight over tubing but I don't think it has anything at all to do with costs. 1" tubing itself isn't really an issue. Harley used it all the panhead and shovel frames for those big heavy lumps and the burly guys that ride them and it held up just fine. Older British bikes used 1" as do a lot of japanese bikes. The heavier tubing is surely stronger but givin the lengths of the tubes it won't make any difference. I added the sleeves next to the flat x-member to make the fits better and make it easier to trim out in the beginning. The David Bird units are nicer quality craftmanship and offer more than the 2" stretch these offer. I think the 6" over is 1 1/8" tubes but I think the 4" over are 1" as are his other units. They have no issues supporting the weight and abuse with the 1" tubes.

I also like to do my own tail sections but for the guy in his garage with no tubing bender and limited resources these are all viable options.

KT
08-24-2010, 9:13 PM
Everyone is doing hardtails I say kong the frame be different I have only seen one ...and the guy who owned it said it rode great ...

SMChewy
08-24-2010, 9:21 PM
Everyone is doing hardtails I say kong the frame be different I have only seen one ...and the guy who owned it said it rode great ...

Kong the frame??? Please enlighten me? Maybe just a term I am unfamiliar with.

KT
08-25-2010, 5:03 AM
this is for a honda from hondachopper.com but the idea is the same except you don't need to cut the front section on a triumph....
http://www.hondachopper.com/garage/konging/konging.html

HelrichCustomCycles
08-25-2010, 2:34 PM
All that work, why not just hardtail it???? oh, wait that's what "everyone else" is doing. Oh the quest to be "original"

SMChewy
08-25-2010, 2:55 PM
this is for a honda from hondachopper.com but the idea is the same except you don't need to cut the front section on a triumph....
http://www.hondachopper.com/garage/konging/konging.html

Ahhh! I see. Just dropping the seat height. Someone was selling a universal kit for that, but they were calling it a "brat kit". Konging sounds cooler. Gonna stick with that!