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Old 08-31-2012, 10:14 AM   #20
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Cutting, grinding, bending...

Back in action now, had one week business trip abroad.

Took the frames, engine and swingarm to the workshop at my workplace for
frame modification.

So what happened today - cut the Superduke frame into pieces since I need the
steering neck and swingarm brackets. Did some measuring before ofcourse.
Bent new upper tubes of 33mm st355 steel so I could just stick them over
existing Duke frame pieces. Does not look straight at the moment but for the
welding I'll use a jig ofcourse. Hopefully I'll continue on Sunday...

Used ol'school bender though we have machinery also.



First impressions







For upper tubes I cut small insert to bend them outwards



To get the lower tubes outwards little heating was needed



Final shot today...cant wait to hit the road!

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