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    Default Taking the rigid out of my Sportster chop

    Well, I had a ton of fun on my sporty chop, but laid it down in a right hand turn due to ground clearance issues. I never could quite throw it around the same after that. I lost confidence in the bike and it wasn't fun anymore.
    SO I decided to redo it as a swingarm.
    Worst thing about a swingarm sporty is that damn seat area is so flat. Its hard to dress that up and make it look good, so I chopped out the seat area and replaced those tubes with new ones that redesigned the seat area to look more like the old 4-spd bigtwin frames.
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    To tailsection cut off and the seat area put back together with new redesigned tubes

    Swingarm lengthened 1 3/8" to space the bike out a bit, not be so cramped.

    Fender mounted and seat in it's beginning stages

    The seat will be done in black tuck and roll.
    Thats it for now, more to come soon!

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    I like it! Very different and cool too.

    One of these days we need to connect and ride somewhere...

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    Bromance is in the air!


    I think the swingarm will be pretty cool. I de-rigid'd my bike as well,but I had made a bolt on rigid section to begin with. I knew I'd change my mind again.

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    nice work, do you sleeve the swing arm before the plug pieces so the level of steel is the same instead of the indentation.

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    Nice!

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    Looking good!

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    nice job,keep us posted.

    leon holmes

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    Quote Originally Posted by AfterHours View Post
    Bromance is in the air!


    I think the swingarm will be pretty cool. I de-rigid'd my bike as well,but I had made a bolt on rigid section to begin with. I knew I'd change my mind again.
    Thats it! I am sending back my SGT.

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    looks bitchin what kinda shocks are those

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    Lovin' it. Looks kinda link a shorty FXR now.

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    Lovin' it. Looks kinda link a shorty FXR now.

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    awesome. love the look. its exactly what i would want my new sporty to be like. that lower seat height and slight angle of the seat area of the older FLH frames always looked way better than stock sportster swingarm frames!

    good job.

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    Genius. Looks great, can't wait to see finished product.

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    double negative chop. it looks good, man.

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    already tell this is gonna be a sweet swingarm, love the flow of the frame. Can't wait to see the seat covered and in place.

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    gonna have to agree with cody on that

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    Thanks for the comments guys, I'm pretty stoked on the re-do!
    Decided to cut the seat pan down to solo, and will do a P-pad to match. Got the foam(old pool floaty) glued down and shaved. Pretty comfy.




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    Coolest thing on springs!

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    Man I was totally digging the seat before making it solo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaK View Post
    Man I was totally digging the seat before making it solo.
    Not to worry, the section that I cut off is getting turned into a p-pad that I can put on whenever I want.

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