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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-09-2008, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Hardtail/Rigid

Has anyone heard of somebody making Bolt-on or Weld-on Hardtails for the new generation of Bonnies? Or know of anybody who could be commissioned for this type of work?

Or as an alternative, somebody who makes a nice small tucked in rigid bobber frame designed for a swap with a new Bonnie?
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Bitter End has a couple http://www.bitterendchoppers.com/FrameSalesPg2.html

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I was looking around on the net for a weld or bolt on rigid frame just yesterday. I would love to turn a new bonneville into an old 1940's style bike, a la Speed Twin

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Thanks for the Replies.
I'm thinking something more along these lines:



http://www.streetchopperweb.com/feat..._tt/index.html



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Choppahead.com is where I got mine. They are the first guys to make production '01+ bonnie hardtails and they are real deal Trumpet guys. Check'em out, your project sounds right up their alley.

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I've been on that site all day.
Love those guys.
I just emailed them to find out if they can do a more horizontal looking frame.

I grew up on Boston and New York Hardcore and SXE, so they remind of my boys. You were talking frame right? They don't have just a tail section do they?

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I said it before, but check out Asylum Choppers in Canada. Their frame is more classic bobber looking (less stretch & rake) and retains the top motor mount so you dont have to worry about twisting the motor. Not a big concern on an 800cc , but something to think about.

You can hardtail these things the old fashioned way. Use the existing swingarm, make the top tubes, line it all up and weld the hell out of it. I lack the experience, but I'm sure some here are capable.

I hope someone catches on real soon and makes a weld on. I'm eyeing up a sweet Durfee girder front end!
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[QUOTE] I would love to turn a new bonneville into an old 1940's style bike, a la Speed Twin

I make people guess the year of this 07

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You can hardtail these things the old fashioned way. Use the existing swingarm, make the top tubes, line it all up and weld the hell out of it. I lack the experience, but I'm sure some here are capable.

I hope someone catches on real soon and makes a weld on. I'm eyeing up a sweet Durfee girder front end!
you guys keep talking about weld-ons, but you'd have to cut the rear 1/2 of the frame off, which would be fine I guess, but the stock bottom frame rails are removeable, I don't know if they could take the stress from a hardtail. I think a completely new frame is the right way to do it.

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Hey Big Cat,
I said it before, but check out Asylum Choppers in Canada. Their frame is more classic bobber looking (less stretch & rake) and retains the top motor mount so you dont have to worry about twisting the motor. Not a big concern on an 800cc , but something to think about.

You can hardtail these things the old fashioned way. Use the existing swingarm, make the top tubes, line it all up and weld the hell out of it. I lack the experience, but I'm sure some here are capable.

I hope someone catches on real soon and makes a weld on. I'm eyeing up a sweet Durfee girder front end!


I just checked out their site. That might be a good option. At least I can drive over and get it rather than pay crazy shipping costs.
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