It was brought to our attention that there is a section of the frame that is very difficult to build for our Soft Tail Bobber frame. This tight radius bend requires specialty tools and is very hard for our average builders to construct. Click the image below for a larger view...
The attached is an alternative joint at this location which should be much easier to build and also should not change the frame aesthetics very much. This will require some additional cuts and welding but overall it will make the build much easier for our average shop that does not have specialty tools that can bend pipe at very tight radii.
Cut straight tubes and create a corner weld by first cutting the tubes at 45 degrees and welding at 90 degrees:
Next weld the vertical tube onto this weldment like this:
You can grind the corner to round if you'd like or keep the sharp corner depending on your aesthetic styling of the bike. This should be an easy joint to create if you are having trouble with the tight bend radius on the frame. Thanks again for purchasing the frame from us. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
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