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Old 30th May 2007
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Default Paughco frame quality

I just got my frame from paughco. I'ts 35* rake no stretch and I will tell you I think the quality should be better. The welds are pretty sloppy. Anyone else notice this about their frames?
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Kev, we got what we paid for. less than half the going price for a custom frame built to our specs. my last paughco frame was OK, but not flawless.
when you are finished with your build, no one will notice the welds.
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I just got my frame from paughco. I'ts 35* rake no stretch and I will tell you I think the quality should be better. The welds are pretty sloppy. Anyone else notice this about their frames?
Use a flexible grinding wheel and some professional strength bondo, not the crap from the auto store (go to an autobody supply shop) and it will look great.
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My last Paughco was purchased in '97 and was pretty nice, but it was for a b.t. Not sure if that would make a difference or not. Welds were nice and neck was straight.
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It looks like they are ok welds but just sloppy. I am going to have to clean it up a little here and there. I noticed it came with a couple of brackets and Im not sure what they are. One is a flat piece with a hole in it and the other is a weird looking tube looking thing about 2 or 3" long, maybe a kickstand mount or something I can't fiqure that out.
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It looks like they are ok welds but just sloppy. I am going to have to clean it up a little here and there. I noticed it came with a couple of brackets and Im not sure what they are. One is a flat piece with a hole in it and the other is a weird looking tube looking thing about 2 or 3" long, maybe a kickstand mount or something I can't fiqure that out.
those are for a kickstand or you can use one that mounts to the forward control.
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Been a long time since Ive seen one, so I dont know about their later stuff. But the earlier stuff sucked, going back about 10 years.
My buddy built a stroker with one.... Basically had to re-build/weld the frame cuz none of the mounting points matched up.
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Been a long time since Ive seen one, so I dont know about their later stuff. But the earlier stuff sucked, going back about 10 years.
My buddy built a stroker with one.... Basically had to re-build/weld the frame cuz none of the mounting points matched up.

Man I feel real lucky, mine was about ten years ago and motor lined up perfect. I had the gusseted "chopper" neck no stretch stock rake rigid B.T. frame. The only thing I did was grind all the welds around the neck gusset untill it was smooth. I didn't even have to add any more weld to fill any pockets or voids, hell I didn't even use any bondo it was smooth as silk.
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Man I feel real lucky, mine was about ten years ago and motor lined up perfect. I had the gusseted "chopper" neck no stretch stock rake rigid B.T. frame. The only thing I did was grind all the welds around the neck gusset untill it was smooth. I didn't even have to add any more weld to fill any pockets or voids, hell I didn't even use any bondo it was smooth as silk.
Yea I think you were one of the lucky ones. Being the only game in town for YEARS, I think they didnt place a lot of emphasis on QC, cuz they figured the people buying their products were just gonna Mod/Fab things to fit anyway.
I own a Paughco Springer Front end that seems to be in pretty good shape though.... and thinking back its really only been the Frames that have had issues.
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I bought one in '99. The welds were sloppy, the neck was crooked by 3 degrees, and the rear motor mounts were off substantially. But on a positive note I got it for $575 shipped...
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