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Dec 11

Posts: 3

dodger0129 says:

XS250 hardtail

Hi.....I have an XS250 project on the go at the moment.I'm aiming for an ultra stripped down,no nonsense little bike,along the lines of a cafe bike.My question is,could I remove the rear shocks and weld the swing arm into a permenant position,using gussets for extra support,to create a rigid frame and lose the rear shocks??

I could go down the weld-on rear end route,but i'm keen to keep the current lines of the bike rather than end up with a "traditional" chopper.
I suppose my real question is,will welding the swingarm permanantly in position seriously affect the handling of the bike or make it dangerous/unstable??
Any help is much appreciated :smile

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May 09

Posts: 2542

ally600 says:


if you want a slow straight line i hate corner machine then your going in the right direction......a 250 is in my opinion not the machine to hardtail...............power, brakes and maneuver is the way to survive on the roads and you have killed at least two:wink: 

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