This 1988 FXR rolling chassis was built around the beautiful front end. Our customer insisted first upon the Accutronix 7° raked triple trees and second on the 8 inch over fork tubes. Making the bikes geometry work with these parts and end up with a killer stance was up to us. We started by assembling the new frontend and installing it on the stock frame. We took dozens of measurements and created a scale print of the bike. From that point we could manipulate the dimensions of the frame before ever putting tool to steel. We determined that 43° of rake in the neck, coupled with the 7° trees would leave us with just under 5 inches of trail, and that "killer stance". What you see here is the final results of our planning and execution.
We raked the frame as well as repaired some previous modifications made to the frame; we took painstaking care to not only make the frame stronger than before but to make the frame appear to have never been touched. To finish it off we drenched it in a three stage candy color called "Hellfire". This bike was sent to us from another shop where we will return it and the final assembly will take place. Check back here in the future for shots of the sheetmetal we are working on for this bike also the owner has promised that upon completion he will stop by so we can get some shots of the finished bike.
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