Thursday, January 15, 2015
Jigging up the frame
What we have is a Muz frame, R6 forks (from the earlier 1999-2002 version), and a swingarm from a RGV125. This swingarm is steel, and the pivot tubes were previously milled to allow a 17mm swingarm pivot to be used. As I previously planned to use a different engine with this frame, I ground off all the other engine mount tabs.... some of them might have worked with the xt600 engine, but who knows? Considering I need to line up front and rear wheels, and then sprockets, I am not going to lose sleep over cutting off tabs too soon.
Next step is to stop by Cycleboys for some fabrication input, as well as go about centering the front and rear wheels (the supermoto spoked rims) in the forks and then the swingarm. More pics to follow.