you want a yamaha tricker
Yep. Both of those bikes are excellent examples of the direction I want to go with this build. Stripped-down, high-end look, detailed clean finish.those pics are both concepts.
I just put it up there because it "looks" fairly stripped down but is still street legal and factory which is cool.
I'm not a welder, well I'm a beginner welder- but I don't know anything yet. But I didn't know you could weld to cast aluminum.Part of that frame is cast and may or may not take kindly to modifications if you need to mod/remove material at the rear where the engine goes. You may have a pile of junk before done.
I always appreciate the suggestions you guys come up with. That's why I'm posting on this forum - to get help on my projects (and to give help when I can).So what about this option? Since you're already looking at spending, let's say $2000, for a factory Aprilia frame that you'll end up having to cut up and hope make work with the RZ engine.
Yes, I'm familiar with their stuff - and I agree, that might be a good way to go.wile your at it you should get this motor kit.
it will probably double (or triple?) the cost of your build but probably do the same in HP
Been checking this out and realized it doesn't matter what frame I use. The countershaft sprocket isn't close to the rear of the engine, like on modern engines.Are you dead set on using the stock frame? I feel for the long travel rear suspension the swingarm pivot is too far from the counter shaft.
Hope you do it though.