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Old 09-22-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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UK Sub frame welder & Custom seat maker

Sorry to ask as I did trawl through quite a few posts ( may of overlooked the important one )

I in the Northwest UK. Looking to have someone shorten and weld up my sub frame for a minimalist 2 seater style

Also want someone to make me a custom seat to fit that will house a slim flat battery

Unless there is a a well known recommended person that has a few designs already on his shelf ?

Thanks again...
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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Hi,

A friend and I shortened my frame following this guide:

http://www.untitledmotorcycles.com/2...w-you-how.html

It wasn't too bad but I didn't do much welding, just acted as a creative guide!

I would suggest, and I have done this for several things on the bike, that you take the frame with you down to the local industrial estate along with a couple of of crisp 20 notes. Ask around at the units and you are bound to find someone to help, there are always a few bikers down there and it's interesting for them.

I did this and met a cool guy who removed one of the balance pipes in the exhaust and re welded it for 20.

Need to do it on a weekday really as they tend to be dead on weekends.

Also, I'm getting a seat made up by my local auto trimmer, basic brat style so no battery tray or anything but only 35! I'm yet to see it but he comes highly recommended on Pistonheads.
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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Hi,

A friend and I shortened my frame following this guide:

http://www.untitledmotorcycles.com/2...w-you-how.html

It wasn't too bad but I didn't do much welding, just acted as a creative guide!

I would suggest, and I have done this for several things on the bike, that you take the frame with you down to the local industrial estate along with a couple of of crisp 20 notes. Ask around at the units and you are bound to find someone to help, there are always a few bikers down there and it's interesting for them.

I did this and met a cool guy who removed one of the balance pipes in the exhaust and re welded it for 20.

Need to do it on a weekday really as they tend to be dead on weekends.

Also, I'm getting a seat made up by my local auto trimmer, basic brat style so no battery tray or anything but only 35! I'm yet to see it but he comes highly recommended on Pistonheads.
All very interesting - what's the cone mod you refer to above?

Also, any UK links would be interesting, I have no idea where to take my bike should it need anything serious like gearbox rebuild... :(
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:28 PM   #4
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totally a good idea

I tried it a little today on my local estate but I am unsure of the actual design I see on the bikes completed and wanted some experienced eyes on the weld

If anyone has a picture of a finished 2 up Bmw R series seat frame without the cushion seat installed that would be amazing

Also the seat you had made - did this guy make the seat base for you too or just upholster it?
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:09 PM   #5
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All very interesting - what's the cone mod you refer to above?

Also, any UK links would be interesting, I have no idea where to take my bike should it need anything serious like gearbox rebuild... :(
Call steptoe from on here, you can get his contact via gsshop.biz.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:24 PM   #6
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Also, any UK links would be interesting, I have no idea where to take my bike should it need anything serious like gearbox rebuild... :(
http://www.ukgser.com/forums/ has a few advertisers... some of them should be good for airheads. Steptoe is a regular...

Google Motobins, Boxerworks for local parts ..
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:32 AM   #7
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I find motorworks are the best for parts in the uk, however all the companys
are extremely dear for second hand, eBay is best for that

Von zeti make seats, I have one and I'm pretty happy with it, they're on eBay,
its nowhere near comfortable though, but the shitty roads where I live probably
contribute to that

They also make subframes, I have one of those too but I wouldn't recommend
them, I don't think they're up to the job and I plan to make my own at some
stage
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:24 PM   #8
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Speak to Vern at www.projectvnd.com or google world beater panniers. The guy is a master of metal work and is based in Cheshire.. Will easy sort the subframe for you.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:17 PM   #9
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aha! yes, can't seem to get a hold of him . sent email and tried calling .......
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:55 PM   #10
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I had my subframe shortened and narrowed by Ricard Peckett at P&M Motorcycles in West London. It's not local for you, but since he's a frame maker you know you'll get a good job done.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:05 AM   #11
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Also, any UK links would be interesting, I have no idea where to take my bike should it need anything serious like gearbox rebuild... :(
these guys are in London and do all sorts of repairs/rebuilds on airheads:

http://www.untitledmotorcycles.com/2...w-you-how.html
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:31 AM   #12
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these guys are in London and do all sorts of repairs/rebuilds on airheads:

http://www.untitledmotorcycles.com/2...w-you-how.html
Not in London, but you should speak to Steve Scriminger - the guy is a legend and what he can't fix isnt worth fixing... http://scriminger.co.uk/ he race tunes airheads and his bikes dominate the classic racing series. Worth a look.


There is another guy down in Kent, Jim Cray..he is also sh1t hot. Don't think he has a website but you should be able to get his number if you google him.

Good luck! Oh, and if you speak to Vern about the welding say hi from me!
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:46 PM   #13
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thanks for the links - ill try calling these guys tomorrow , and will try vern again
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:33 PM   #14
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Might of found someone but am unsure about the dimensions of a shortened seat
If anyone could show me their finished seat base ( before the cushioning ) that would be helpful :)
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:21 PM   #15
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Some cop bikes (the TIC model) have solo seats standard ... they could be a good start .. might find some in wreckers yards. Could be a good start?
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