So one of the crazier things I did, and I know I will get grief from some, BUT I ended up cutting the frame of the motorcycle (great idea, right?). What happened was I was trying to get the engine out of the frame, and before knowing of this site, was coming to no avail on how to get that huge engine out! With my brother being a welder and also in the garage at the time, he had the simple answer of, "Just cut the frame, duh?!" So, the angle grinder came out and four cut areas later, and the engine was able to drop out with ease! Haha
I fixed it later by inserting a metal tube to go INSIDE the frame, pushing the frame together and welding around the new pipe and frame. Structurally it is as strong if not stronger than it was, but I will NEVER do that one again!
It was a risky thing to do, but after 6 hours of working on a bike and frustration out of the window... it happens. Haha
But with that done you can see where the cuts were made and how well it was put back together and is now sent out to get a fresh powder coat and it will be ready in two weeks.
Below you can see where the cuts were made, bottom frame next to the engine mounts, and right side near the middle. Looks like nothing happened once it was sanded down. And luckily I got to take ALOT of rust out once the frame was opened up.
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