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Old 05-29-2015, 11:44 AM   #1
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Stretching an old ironhead harley frame

I'm 6'6" and can get an old ironhead in working order pretty cheap. Only problem is I'm probably a bit too big for the bike. I'd like to make the seat about 5-6" farther back, and therefore make the entire bike 5-6" longer by having a pro stretch the frame out.

I haven't been able to find any real answers, but does anyone know what something like that would cost?
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:29 PM   #2
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It'd have to be a time and materials type of job with you setting a limit, when the shop reaches that limit you come down for a look see, then decide what you want to do.
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:16 PM   #3
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There are hardtail frames with stretch (try Paughco catalog or JP cycles).

A different aproach is to use an early 1960s style seat. Repops are available. These are positioned higher.

Forward controls is another option.
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:15 AM   #4
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There are hardtail frames with stretch (try Paughco catalog or JP cycles).

A different aproach is to use an early 1960s style seat. Repops are available. These are positioned higher.

Forward controls is another option.
Is it a pain to get the frames registered though?
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:56 PM   #5
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Is it a pain to get the frames registered though?
No. They come with a stamped VIN and an MSO.
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