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Hey All, Im collecting and planning a featherbed with xlh power plant but have a few questions. I have a bare frame with no engine mounts, wondering if anyone knows of someone fabricating these. Saw that there was a few frame manufacturers building norley frames but not just the frame mounts. Thanks!
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Its such a rare combination I doubt there's any off the shelf engine mounts available for sale. I have an Ironhead engine Norley, but the Frame was made for the engine. I would say your best approach is to set the engine in the frame using wooden blocks etc and make card blanks of the brackets you need to make. Either make them yourself or have a shop replicate your card templates.
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yea, i was kind of thinking i would have to do this. Made a bunch of calls to the frame builders who made the specialized frames, just looking for the mounts and came up with nothing. Looks like a very flat table and some spacers to make up some mounts are in my future
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I do believe "Hopper" has something that I think you are planning on building

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Been doing a lot of research and i would like to convert to a mono shock. Looks like a lot of measuring and calculating but will turn out nice. Does anyone have a good resource for setting up a monoshock and choosing a swingarm for the application?
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The simplest option would be to buy the swingarm / shock / linkages you like best and fit the whole back end into your existing frame. That way all the complex calculations of leverage ratios, spring rates etc have already been taken care off. Pick a donor bike with a similar weight to yours and it should work well with no further mods. Of course you need to strengthen your frame to take the different loads of a monoshock… which are much higher than a traditional twin shock rear end.


I'm helping out with a similar conversion at the moment.. fitting a ZXR750 rear end into an old Zed 1100 frame.

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i like it. now just have to find a good looking setup.
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