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I have been thinking about a VROD based chopper since the bike was first announced. I figured it would just be a matter of time until Paughco or someone came out with a frame and it would be easy peasy lemon squeezy. But that isn't what happened is it? Over on VRF I posted a question asking if anyone had developed a frame and no one was able to come up with a vendor.

So I started thinking about other options and then got an email from HawkStang who helped me gel up my thoughts. I had mentioned how easy Sportsters were to chop, especially as rigids as the engine and trans is integrated and adds strength and simplifies installation. HawkStang said I should go along the lines of adapting a commercial Sportster custom frame for the VR. I am grinding on this in my mind and would appreciate anyones input.

I'll write more later, gotta pay attention in class here.
 

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If you can come up with the specifications you want, you can get one made at Racing Innovations in Oklahoma City.

Sam Wills
Racing Innovations
13608 Railway Dr
Oklahoma City
405-749-0009

They did alot of the OCC frames before they got their own tube bender.
 

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....well, why can't you get somebody to cut/weld a stock v-rod frame for it? It's already got everything it needs besides the chopped look. Might be easier for a welder to work with one known to fit all the parts in the right places?
 

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Fred Kodlin also built a sweet little green one some years back now.
I say go for it - would be real sweet to have more VR based customs out there!!!
 

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I talked with SmokenJoe at the 1130cc.com KC Rally. He brought along a Yamaha based chopper. He is going to set me up with his buddy that built the frame for that and I am going to see if we can build a drop-seat frame for a Revolution engine. I am presently keeping my eye out for a wrecked or stolen-then-trashed vrod that I can buy for a parts bike.

I would like to make a stretched chop with 45 degree rake. I would like to find an R because I think it would be cool to extend the R front end. The forks are 'zokes so I imagine I can get some extended tubes.

My only real concern is the radiator. When I had my R I intentionally left the radiator shrouds black when I painted it to try and draw the eye away from that area. The radiator area on the VROD gives it, in my opinion, a kind of heavy/dense look in that area. So on a chopper I am going to want that area as clean as possible. It will be a challenge to find a way to locate radiators that will function and look pleasing.

It will of course have a Sportster tank....coz I am an old guy.
 

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Gazoo, Did you ever attempt this project?
 

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savage cycles built a chopper using one
 

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Gazoo, Did you ever attempt this project?
No I never did. I ran into a member of the club I run with that did. See the pic's below. When he told me the hell he went through stretching the airbox cover I am glad I didn't. I don't think the bike looks that good in the pics, and in all reality doesn't really look too good in person.

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Nope, it doesn't. Having the inner airbox sittin out like that, is not appealing.
 
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