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I understand how life gets in the way for sure. It's happened to me far too many times during the 360 build I've had going for far too long.RoadRunner said:So real life got in the way of this project for a little while but I am back and making some headway.
A buddy of a buddy of mine is going to help me do the frame work, motor mounts, and the monoshock conversion.
So right now I need to figure out what shock to use.
I know that the Wilkinson Bros used a Ducati Monster shock for their CL360 conversion, and CompoundCycles used a RD350LC for Doris.
Is there a rhyme or reason to choosing a monoshock? Or do y'all have any suggestions for which one to use?
Anyway, the asymmetrical aspect to the 360 frame is to facilitate getting the engine in and out. I don't see any reason why you couldn't make a crossbar that's done at an angle and have different height tabs. I'm afraid I can't really address your questions about what shock to use. There are many more on here w/ far more experience and knowledge who'd be able to give you accurate info.
As for grinding off the various tabs and extemporaneous stuff. I really doubt that, as long as you are careful, you are really going to have to go completely nuts w/ the grinder to actually compromise the frame. Speaking from experience I can tell you that what you have to be careful about is the smoothness that you end up w/ when you do your grinding. Much of the grinding I did on mine left me w/ a large amount of filing and smoothing to attempt to get things looking like my bike's frame wasn't built out of a bunch of corn cobs!