Cutting the Sportster in Half…

With the frame measured and marked, the next step is to cut. I was waiting for my grandson, Alijah, to visit so he could help with the cuts. He was a great help and I think he had a blast doing it, even though it was “really loud”. 🙂

First we cut the backbone at the measured 11 3/4″ from the neck tube.

Then we cut off the two lower tubes 4″ off the transmission mount.

With all the cuts made we had to see what it was going to look like so we test fit the frame.

It took a little jiggling but with Alijah’s help it fit right together and looks great.

Put the motor back in to see how things are going to look.

Looks great! Now to work on getting things spaced and aligned, get the motor mounts torqued to specs, and get the hardtail section welded on.

Build. Tinker. Ride.

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