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Old 04-19-2012, 01:33 PM   #11
ianmp
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Originally Posted by sixstringsteve View Post
Very inspiring thread. Has anyone out there ever stretched a kx100 frame?

6) this is the scary part - extend the front of the frame and change the head tube angle to be steeper. I'm thinking a 2-3" stretch will be just about right. I've done motor transplants in motorcycles before, and my last bike was a kdx200/cr125 hybrid. I'm not afraid of hacking up a bike and welding and fabricating, but I've never stretched a frame before. i'm thinking of stretching it a few inches behind the head tube, that way I can retain the KX100 tank, radiator mounts, and pipe.
Don't do that-- if you want to steepen the head angle, look into modifying the suspension linkage to pitch the front triangle forward more. You are already talking about a custom swingarm; it could be as simple as moving the forward shock mount.

-Ian
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