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    Default XL 250 chop

    I bought a cheap old farm bike from my uncle and i'm going to turn it into a bit of a rat chopper just to do burnouts on.
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    Started work on it and made some struts.
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    it looks like you used thin, flat bar for the strut? That may not be the best choice for that application, since that shape is better suited for tension loads and you're putting it in a compression load situation. You really should use tube or box or round bar.

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    Yeah i'm just using the flat to get my heights for now, i need to make some out of tube.

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by DKD92 View Post
    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.

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    finished the tank n fender mounts and i made a velocity stack out of a fanta can
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    cool little bike looks like fun

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    i dig that shit !! lets see some more

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    Made a hand shift and put the bike back together. it runs great and is loud, i think the whole neighbour hood herd it. I still have to cover the seat, I'm thinking a mexican blanket.
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    How many mounting points do you have on the rear fender?
    it would be cool to weld mount a sissy bar, out off the rear of the frame you cut off. you could also Mount your rear fender to the sissy bar adding more strength.

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    i was toying with the idea of a sissy bar but i dunno, the fender is mounted in 2 places and i'm making some spikes on the lathe to put in the frame where i cut it off.

    If any one has any other ideas tell me

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    Some more pics of the chop and one of the cafe racer i built.
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    thats badass man! I'v been dreaming of building a dirt bike frame! Iv been trying to get my hands on one of my brothers bulltaco frame but he wont come off it due to he knows what im going to do with it LOL but great job man that thing is badass! can you tag that for the road?

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    That thing is awesome. Cool cafe too!

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    i live in australia and there is no way i could get it registered for the road, its just for burnouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKD92 View Post
    i live in australia and there is no way i could get it registered for the road, its just for burnouts.
    Fuck its not all bushes and wallabies

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    what did you do with the battery and all the electrics under the gas tank?

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    I don't have a battery on it, the XLs only use a battery for the lights and all the other wiring is under the tank.

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    Thought I would make me speedo look better by changing the colour of the face and put "D K Designs" on it, looks a bit better than stock.
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