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    Im buying a frame off ebay for my vstar 650
    And I would like to get an idea of the price to have the dual spines removed and make just one so my tank choices can be better. Id also like the bars below the triple tree cleaned up as well. Any idea of a cost for this?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheath31 View Post
    Im buying a frame off ebay for my vstar 650
    And I would like to get an idea of the price to have the dual spines removed and make just one so my tank choices can be better. Id also like the bars below the triple tree cleaned up as well. Any idea of a cost for this?

    Thanks
    Man that would be a tough guess...... I bet it wouldn't be cheap by no means......That would be an hourly rate........ Is there a motor mount on the backbone??????

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    I don’t think so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheath31 View Post
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    That would help a lot. You would need a frame table to do it right so everything could be held in place when it's welded. It can be done for sure but there is a lot to take into consideration when doing it. For one thing what will be in the way once it's in place???????? What mounts to it that will have to be put somewhere else??????

    Before you get it changed think if over very well...........

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    Modified V-Star Chassis

    "... In this case we had a customer who wanted to take is V-Star to the next level and turn the chassis into a more 70’s styled chopper by adding more rake, a few more inches in the backbone, and a few more inches of rise in the neck. All to create that 70’s style rake with that long front end. To help make the backbone more appealing and give endless options for a gas tank, the backbone was replaced with a single 1 5/8″ tube similar to aftermarket HD chassis...

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    All and all this took an ugly chassis with little to no choices for a fuel tank into a very universal chassis that could make you mind wonder with all the options. "

    https://www.bungking.com/blog/modified-vstar-chassis/

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    yes ive read all those. Still no idea of cost tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheath31 View Post
    yes ive read all those. Still no idea of cost tho
    contact them:



    BungKing.com

    1076 Florence Way

    Campbell, CA 95008

    For contact, please email us any questions/concerns to us directly at sales@fab4all.com

    https://www.bungking.com/contact-us/

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    I did thx

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    Show your local weldor/fab shop the Bung King photos as they used simple supports to control the frame during modification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheath31 View Post
    I did thx
    What did he say???? How much will it cost?????

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    This seems like a product opportunity for a frame company...producing a pre-cut weld-in backbone for the VStar 650/1100.

    There are a ton of these bikes out there now and they're very cheap. I recently bought a decent 650 for $1k.

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    I did the same thing with my V-Star 1100. I stripped it down to the frame and took it to a welder that had a frame jig. I was expecting to pay more than $500, but he only charged me $250. I was very pleasantly surprised and he did a great job. I loved it and never had any problems.

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    Looks good. There's so little fab involved it's easy to see why the price was so reasonable.

    BTW those tearing 'em down to the frame for paint should consider their local monument company as they all have healthy blast pots and engine-driven compressors to cut names and dates in tombstones so most blast on the side. Not for very delicate work but kicks ass cover the VIN with metal tape or whatever and point it out to the blaster so they leave the numbers alone) compared to doing it yerself and is usually cheap. Do all the masking (I use RTV in bolt holes etc and heavy thick allthread with large flat washers sealed with RTV for steering necks so I don't have to clean them out or risk getting grit into them) yourself as a rule. RTV survives powder coating ovens too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    What did he say???? How much will it cost?????
    they never replied

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheath31 View Post
    they never replied
    Well damn that's not right...............

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