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#1:  Necessary prep before chopping (SOLVED) Author: badgerkeeb Post Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:07 am

I'm confident I'll get a good answer to my question with the obvious plethora of knowledge contained by the members this site. So here goes.
I want to chop my 1984 XV 1000. I have a person with plenty of experience to do the actual chopping.
I would like to do all the necesary prep work before handing the bike over. Seeing how it's my bike I'd like to be able to say I had a hand in building it. I'm sure you can understand what I mean by that.
Anyway, what I'd like to know is what items I need to purchase and roughly what it is I need to disassemble to get it ready for chopping.
You might ask why I don't just ask the guy who will be doing the chopping. Well, I gues it's a pride thing. I don't want him to know just how little I know about the whole process.
Know what I mean?


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#2:  Re: Necessary prep before chopping Author: oldschool169 Post Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:07 am

all depends on what you plan on doing.would help


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#3:  Re: Necessary prep before chopping Author: badgerkeeb Post Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:22 am

The look that I'm going for would be comparable to Dennis Hopper's bike in Easy Rider. Raised and extended front end and lowered rear end. Remove stock handle bars and replace with drag bars.
I hope that gives you a mental image of what I'm after.

#4:  Re: Necessary prep before chopping Author: oldschool169 Post Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:32 am

the front tubes around 250 and up,drag bares 100,maybe risers 100,lowering if you want a hardtail 50.what lights and thing are going

#5:   Author: badgerkeeb Post Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:39 am

I've alreadt changed most of the lights out with harley parts. Tried to go through Yamaha but all I kept hearing was they didn't make this part or that part any more. The guys at harley just handed me their catalog and told me to choose what I wanted.
Thaks for the info oldschool. It definatly lets me know what I'm about to get into.

#6:  Re: Necessary prep before chopping Author: oldschool169 Post Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:42 am

glad to help if you need any more info you can call me if you want.later

#7:   Author: motormouse Post Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:20 pm

If your friend is going to rake the neck, you may want to warn him that the neck is double walled.

#8:   Author: caper Post Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:28 am

If all you want to do is customize using bolt on parts and your willing to take the stuff off, why not just bolt the new stuff on yourself? harley makes lowering shocks that will drop the rear end about 2 inches. there is a European company that makes an extended front end that you can just bolt on, the rake is built into the triple trees, the only problem may be that you may need extended cables, brake lines and wires on this one, but once again with the exception of the wires its all bolt on. As far as the drag bars there are all kinds on ebay and if you get a matching diameter it is also just a bolt on,,,if you can take it off you can put it back on. Don't underestimate yourself, with a little planning YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

#9:  Re: Necessary prep before chopping Author: badgerkeeb Post Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:39 am

It's been awhile since my last post. So here's an update.
I didn't chop my bike after all. What I did was make some new fenders and a new saddle myself. Had never done it before but I went online and learned how to use fiber glass and bondo. I also used a tip I learned on here to make my own risers for the handle bars



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#10:   Author: dragonman70 Post Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:01 pm

Looking good................

#11:  Re: Necessary prep before chopping Author: badgerkeeb Post Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:36 am

Thanks dragonman. This project has been the only thing keeping me from going insane since May of 2009 when I got laid off of my job. One day I'm going to extend the front end. But that is somewhere in the future.


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#12:   Author: grazingazer Post Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:18 am

extending the front end may causes oil starvation issues unless you also increase the rake

#13:  Re: Necessary prep before chopping Author: badgerkeeb Post Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:09 pm

That is the reason it's going to have to wait until some time in the future to extend the forks. Besides, I'm kinda happy with the way it is now.

#14:  Re: Necessary prep before chopping (solved) Author: badgerkeeb Post Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:30 pm

I guess I should say this has been solved.


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#15:   Author: grazingazer Post Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:33 pm

this is a quote from our administrator: "put (SOLVED) at the end, not the beginning of a title and like this (SOLVED) not (solved) or [SOLVED] or [SOLVED] or just SOLVED" ...certain forum members have not been following this rule...you know who you are

#16:   Author: caper Post Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:08 pm

I told you you could do it!!!!!! Looks Good !!

#17: Cool Re: Necessary prep before chopping (SOLVED) Author: caper Post Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:18 pm

Quote: this is a quote from our administrator: "put (SOLVED) at the end, not the beginning of a title and like this (SOLVED) not (solved) or [SOLVED] or [SOLVED] or just SOLVED" ...certain forum members have not been following this rule...you know who you are


Ya know it's been more than a year since I posted hear and I see you are still letting your privileges go to your head. What the f**k difference does it make? Give it up, bullshit like that ruins good forums! And yes I am in a pissy mood. Beers

#18:   Author: grazingazer Post Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:12 pm

DILLIGAFF...rules are rules and opinions are like a$$holes: everybody has one
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