This bike is being put together out of spare parts, hence the name. Not the most efficient way of doing it, but hey...
Mods will include a 3" extension of the swingarm and driveshaft (which will drop the rear about 1"),
12" fork stretch, and a 3.3" down tube stretch to level the frame and set the rake angle
Retain factory brakes and air suspension
Factory Wheelbase: 57"
Frankenchopper Wheelbase: 82" (THAT'S what I'm talkin' 'bout)
|Here's the frame and engine I'm starting with (got it on eBay)||Down tubes cut and frame jacked for wheelbase mockup|
|Here's the 3" extended driveshaft next to a stock one||Two swingarms were sacrificed to make this 3" longer version. My neighbor did the welding. I have a welder, he IS a welder!|
|Here's the assembled swingarm installed. Compare shock angle to above.||Closer view. I extended the brake torque arm to match the swingarm.|
Projectus Interruptus - moved south.
Pack up all the stuff an hope I don't lose anything important in the transport.
...OK! back at the project after a few weeks...
|Frame mods to stretch down tubes||Stretched frame (right) next to unmodded frame on the Krustmobile|
|Side-by-side rake angle and headstock height comparison||Nipped 6" off the rear|
|Here's the bike mocked up and on the rollaround||And from the right rear. Note the bars & mirrors.|
|Got some of the wiring and controls installed. Here's the front.||Left front|
|Right rear||Right front|