SV650 - Tubes, Bosses & Fixtures

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 12:56 PM

What goes into a frame? 

Well, these are all of the parts that go into making our frame. I've gradually been machining, cutting, bending, notching and welding these parts from the CAD model for the past few months and have now reached a stage where they are all sat in the jig awaiting welding.

Tube bending has been problematic to say the least, but with time, swearing and many failed attempts destined for the scrap bin, I've managed to master the art (and our bender).

A tubular steel trellis frames needs triangulation for strength! Below is the headstock assembly which has to be welded on a separate jig before going into the frame jig, as it requires some machining with the bosses in place.

Like I said, the frame is all setup in the jig and should be welded within the next week. Check back for photos then!

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