Originally Posted by DKD92
Decided to rake it out, its a bit of a dodgy way to do it but its efective?
I also found this tank and fender that look alright
I would take the pie section out of the backbone, so the force was compressing onto itself, and the bottom tube was intact and full strength. If I did cut the down tube like that I would grind away enough of the stamped part to get a good solid slug in that down tube, then drill and plug weld it up before you covered with the sheet. (maybe you did do that?) that frame has little to no integrity with that down tube inside cut.
It looks good, but more importantly choppers need to work, and they work hard.