Paint all stripped of and battery cage installed.
Got a front cover from @Shiba999 and it looks good.
I think I will use the Ni tree on this build.
Got a new rear frame for this bike so I can cut up the old one to make carbon parts.
So I traded a stock headlight setup for a fake DORF.
(don't mind the black front frame it was used for mock-up for a short time)
Not a fan of the way the DORF (or fake DORF) looks, so time to modify. I think I will lower the back a little and raise the front some and add some aluminum so the seat frame flows with the rear frame better.
Started with trimming some of the back off the seat frame then stripping the powder off.
Then raised the front so that the bottom bolts on the seat frame bolted to the top bolts on the rear frame. Had to trim/cut slots in the rear frame seat tabs so the seat frame would sit lower. Then used cardboard to decide how I wanted the seat frame to flow into the rear frame. Then used the cardboard to cut some aluminum pieces.
This is how the front looked before welding the aluminum together.
So I really have no way to weld aluminum so I did the next best thing (at least that is what I tell myself). I used aluminum brazing rods, they are surprisingly strong and the original seat frame is still taking the full load, so this brazing is more cosmetic than structural.
Having lowered the back on the seat frame I needed to make new rear mounting tabs for the seat frame. I really didn’t like the plain look of the original tabs so I change the look a little.
All brazed up, edges all rounded, and primed. You can see on the shock side I cut a half circle to allow me to remove the shock without removing the seat frame.
And here is a peek at what it looks like on the bike. (Also you can see my Mojo Shorty Rear Sets)
That is it for now I will add more in a day or two.