For sure...I already made a brace for the one side must still do the other. I must still do brackets for the footpeg sets as well so perhaps I can incorporate a brace into that too. I saved a lot of weight on the wheels though wow those xs wheels weigh a ton. Even the swing arm is lighter that the steel swingarm and final drive of the xs. It is however 120mm longer which could possibly put different stresses onto the frame.Not that the excess 11 needs any more weight, but, I would brace hat pivot area. You put a much bigger stronger lever on the back and now it is going to have its way with any flexibility in your frame.
Hi Geeto ....no they don't bisect the tubes just slotted to go over and welded all round. I took that pic before welding they were just tacked into position.You missed a key bracing spot. Under the rear of the tank where the backbone turns down toward the engine cradle.
Those braces are on the backside of the tube and not bisecting the tube right?
Hi Rocky.......I'm not sure of the grade but it is a very machinable alloy...not soft at all. I think I went a little tight on the clearances 0.05mm. I'm sure 0.1 should be more than sufficient because you split them anyway for clamping.There was a tiny bit of grit in the one side and I didn't see that it scratched my nice fork tube badly when I assembled.Very pissed off at myself for that but luckily its toward the back of the shock.What kind of tolerances did you have when machining your triples? Any chance you know what grade aluminum you used? 8xxx series perhaps? I am considering machining a set of my own.
Will do Hillsy. I've seen quite a few conversions on the net, some really proffesional and some really dodgy. One can buy a ready made kit but with our weak Rand/Dollar exchange its nearly impossible besides I would like to try doing it myself. A freind who used to race motorcycles knows of someone here in Cape Town who raced an XS 1100 with a chain conversion back in the 80's. He would be willing to advise as well.Seen the chain conversion on the 1100's quite a few times - but if you could post lots of pics of the process that would be sweet.