madass140 wrote:yes its my frame, built for this engine, it retains all the Slimline dimensions, the swingarm is off the engine , but it appears not to be. A section of the frame about the size of an Atlas tank is removeable to allow cam cover, heas etc removal, obviously some would think this would weaken the frame structure but the way it was done ensures this is not the case, solid steel lugs plug welded into the 4 joints sectioned and bolted together with 2 x 10mm a total of 8 hitensile bolts, similar to what the Japanese do to some of their frames for ease of engine removal.
A lot of work but worth it , at least for a one off, If any other similar frames are available then I cant see how they could retain the same frame dimensions and still be able to get the top end off,
Johnnymac wrote:Unity Equipe sells slimline frames that will accommodate the Hinkley Triumph motor.
grandpaul wrote:When all is said and done, part of the 'legendary' handling of the featherbed frames was the "package deal" with roadholder forks and (girling?) rear shocks.
If you're not running those, then the comparison to the original setup would take some doing to prove it's worth. Still, many of us don't care and do what we want with 'em anyway. Never mind the never-ending disagreement regarding widelines being 'better' than slimlines.
Chris wrote:Hi Nige
There was a lad on e bay who made widelines for Hinkleys & Harleys. He was very cheap & used good materials.
Haven't seen an add recently. The old boy who builds frames & sells them at Kempton Park made them for a larger company (cough) who sold them for more than 3 times the price All widelines.
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