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Well the time has come for me to do a Modification that has been on my mind from the the Day I got my
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now everything is the place for the work to begin. I give you 2 pictures to guess what is going to happen.
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Wheel base stretcher....
 

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Well the cutting is done and you can see where the bars will go that I turned down and it all most drove me crazy because because every frame tubing was a different size, I made them and a press-fit.
 

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Well the cutting is done and you can see where the bars will go that I turned down and it all most drove me crazy because because every frame tubing was a different size, I made them and a press-fit.
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Looks like you're gonna stretch it.
What's the point?
Planning to do some hill climbing?
Wouldn't it be easier to just get a 2-up frame or a complete 2-up machine?
 

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Looks like you're gonna stretch it.
What's the point?
Planning to do some hill climbing?
Wouldn't it be easier to just get a 2-up frame or a complete 2-up machine?
Yes Crazy Very Steep Hill Climbing, and longer wheelbase hill climbing better and going steep downhill, ride better, steering is less sensitive at high speed .As for buy a 2 up frame was not only the cost was to the body style is different and the mounting points is all wrong and as for trading is totally out of the question for one the Sportsman touring is totally old body style and ugly and then I have a Fortune in other custom modifications like my BALL Bearing Suspension, custom steel skid plates and long list of upgrades that don't do much to help on trade in and I not joking were talking about $20,000 in everything. It's a Keeper.
 

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Yep, longer is better (to a point) for hill climbing. We used to add a few inches to CR500 swingarms for that reason. The old CR480s that were only made a couple years came stock with a longer swingarm. I had both year models and they were hill climbing machines even in stock form. Routinely climbed old strip mine highwalls that you couldn't crawl up on all fours and I've got the damaged joints and old injuries to prove it lol. 😬
 

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How much length you adding?
Too much and it'll be a pain to turn
Funny you asked because I stopped for lunch and was to post my progress and tell how much I added was 4 3/8" and how I did that is I started with a Polaris touring model drive shaft that is 4" longer than mine then my drive shaft was on the output splines 1/2" inch Past full engagement I back it up 3/8" so there's still 1/8" Past full engagement of the splines . Some how it had a 53 5/8 wheelbase before I started then adding the 4 3/8 " it now has a
((((((57 7/8 wheelbase)))))).
Just another way to show that my wheelbase measurements is exact I used a jig for alignment and I put a spacers on both sides against the wheel spacers that was 50 7/16" long and the wheel spacers is 7 7/16" then you added the two together it's 57 7/8 . You can see the jig on both sides and the clamping.
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Can't you achieve the same goal by just adding new rear raked a arms?
 
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Can't you achieve the same goal by just adding new rear raked a arms?
Yes you can but not much only 1 1/2 " and a set of High Lifter arms will cost $400 and this only cost for me was the Touring drive shaft $209 and my time and I got added 4 3/8 ". Also now clutch/belt work will so easy.
 

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Well it's all most done. I love it and will do everything I set out to do like the tire has about the same distance to the fender , very easy to clutch/belt work ,even transmission oil changes , drive shaft and differential replacement. I get more pictures when I get time to get out and clean it up. You just don't know how Excited I'm to finally get this done.
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Well it's a 100% AWESOME. In the pictures you will see how hardcore hill climbing I am because I even relocated my battery the bottom of the frame to lower CG . FYI when going down very steep hills you may not have oil pressure because went backwards up this very steep bank and was going to jump off and take a picture and then I saw my oil pressure was 3psi OMG I quickly rolled down the hill and this is the reason I put a oil pressure gauge on has soon I got it. I jumped it 3 times just to test it.
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Well it's a 100% AWESOME. In the pictures you will see how hardcore hill climbing I am because I even relocated my battery the bottom of the frame to lower CG . FYI when going down very steep hills you may not have oil pressure because went backwards up this very steep bank and was going to jump off and take a picture and then I saw my oil pressure was 3psi OMG I quickly rolled down the hill and this is the reason I put a oil pressure gauge on has soon I got it. I jumped it 3 times just to test it. View attachment 150265 View attachment 150267 View attachment 150267 View attachment 150268 View attachment 150261 View attachment 150262 View attachment 150264 View attachment 150269
That is completely stupid and looks like total $hit.. I'll tell you what, just go ahead and bring it to me and drop it off and I will take it and save you all the embarrassment and reticule from people around you. It's the least I can do to help you out!! On a serious note, GREAT job! I like it!
 

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That is completely stupid and looks like total $hit.. I'll tell you what, just go ahead and bring it to me and drop it off and I will take it and save you all the embarrassment and reticule from people around you. It's the lease I can do to help you out!! On a serious note, GREAT job! I like it!
Thanks, everyone I show it to said it looks great and even better it was and looked like the tire placement was meant to be even. I for one absolutely Love it and was so glad to get all the problems I was facing to get it done right and not only putting the frame back together in alignment but all the other things like drive shaft, brake line, rack attachment points ,removable frame brace ,exhaust brackets and taillights clearance. Going to give it a real test ride tomorrow.
 

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Only thing I'd have done different is I'd have still used tubing to allow for some flex...solid bar will transmit a lot of shock to the tubing, can cause it to crack.....the solid bar will hold up, but the tubing can fail near the ends of the bar....just watch it close.
 
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Only thing I'd have done different is I'd have still used tubing to allow for some flex...solid bar will transmit a lot of shock to the tubing, can cause it to crack.....the solid bar will hold up, but the tubing can fail near the ends of the bar....just watch it close.
Will do and I thought of that so I also tapered the ends of the bar so it was not sharp ending . Well this thing is a amazing I going up rock walls with easy and next time got to get some people to bet on it.
 
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