Remember Frankentrump

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by cory, Dec 29, 2008.

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  1. cory

    cory Guest

    Decided to save the old Triumph chopper frame for a lighter motor and instead make things easier and hardtail an xs650 frame. That way motor installation would be a snap with the original motor mounts. This frame has been stretched 4" in the tail section, 2" in the backbone, necks been raked to 36 deg. 2" overstock DNA springer, 21" HD front wheel. 18" stock Yamaha rear wheel.
    Motor cases have been polished, primary case painted, chopper wiring done, proofed and ready for installation. TIME TO BUILD A CHOPPER! Drool boys.:tt1:

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  2. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Im drooling :smile: Any idea what the year is on the frame? Is that the orig Triumph tank? It kind of
    looks like a 93-94 2.5 gal sportster tank. Keep us posted. Great job!

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  3. cory

    cory Guest

    Complete change of plans

    The frame is an 80 xs650 Yamaha, same as the motor. Started out with an old Triumph chopper frame and found alot of cold welds and the xs motor didnt fit all that well. When all was said and done decided to just hardtail an xs frame The pic is what I started out with. Your right on the tank, 3.2 HD king tank. I should have just started the old thread back up from last month, this new frame may confuse. The only thing that was Triumph related to begin with was the first frame. By the way graucho you rock. Thanks for your help in the past. See pic

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  4. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    both the Triumph and the Yamaha vertical twins were just so cool.

    It's gonna be a nice bike. Good job