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Old 29th January 2022
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An observation on fabrication.

I have found in the past that attempting to incorporate parts from other bikes/models is often not worth the effort saved.

Too often you end up making compromises from what your ideal outcome would be.

Using someone else's swing arm now dictates how that swing arm attaches to your frame. You have to accommodate where the shock mounts.

It is often just better to start with a clean sheet and design what is needed.

The function will give you the form.

Don't worry about aesthetics. If form follows function it will look good.
that's another way that works... its all in what you want....

Im just finishing swapping in a pair of new engines on my twin Jet Boat... I had to stretchy the engine bay 8.5"... but it takes a lot of power to go 70MPH in a boat in 12" of water... when that finishes its back to my XR-1000 Dirt/Street Tracker Build...
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