Framed, but not ground down!

You might have guessed if you labored through my overview page, I don’t actually like altering “hard parts” of a bike, particularly the frame.  The frame is the one thing that you can’t truly return to original, and it is the part that carries the VIN.  Although the motor will generally have a matching serial number, the frame number is technically the identity of the vehicle; at least it is here in Washington State.  Another reason I have always balked at altering a frame is it will always cause others to question the inherent integrity and safety of the bike.   Even if it is just moving or removing accessory mount tabs, that fact remains: it has been altered from the form which it was originally accepted by the D.O.T.  I don’t state this as a wagging finger, if you want something changed on your scoot, go for it!

Note the top frame rail cut out of the 'Tonti Triangle'.  Tony Foale would NOT approve.  Neither would the paramedics.... This was a low mileage 850-T until somebody got out the Sawzall to make an "Aulde Skoool Chopster"   .....the butcher!

Note the top frame rail cut out of the ‘Tonti Triangle’. Tony Foale would NOT approve. Neither would the paramedics.  Very bad idea!  This was a low mileage 850-T until somebody got out the Sawzall to make an “Aulde Skoool Chopster”

I have yet to determine if I will alter anything.  The future owner of this bike does prefer the less-is-more aesthetic, but I think I’ll wait until I have my hands on the seat cowling from Brett @ Glass from fhe Past (caferacingparts.com) to make the decision if adjustments will be made.  I could see cutting the ends off the frame, aft of the shock absorber mounts and adding a round case Ducati style hoop.  This would be easily covered by the seat pan while could be integrated to mount an inner fender with an adel clamp.

A good*, straight V1000 frame.  I have the matching block, and paper. *not to mention it is the PERFECT basis for a maximum bore roundhead hotrod (Guzzi people get it.)

A good*, straight V1000 frame. I have the matching block, and paper.
*not to mention it is the PERFECT basis for a maximum bore roundhead hotrod (Guzzi people get it.)

We shall see.

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