All Rigid Frame - Frame Buyer's Guide

Dropped OutCarolina Custom Products is proud to introduce its new line of drop-seat frames. Available in a 300-size tire and in Softail or rigid styles, these new drop-seat frames feature the sleek and fluid design you're looking for to build your next bike. The new frame line is built with the quality and craftsmanship you've come to expect from Carolina Custom Products.

For more details go to www.carolinacustomproducts.com, or call (704) 592-2355.

Beyond StockChopper Guys' Bagger-style frame is the closest frame to stock made in the aftermarket industry today. Made using the highest-quality CNC-machined and laser-cut components, it allows the builder a painless bike build. The frame has a stock rake and stock stretch and accepts a 130-150mm rear tire. The main framerails are made of 1-1/8-inch tubing, and the rear motor mounts are CNC-machined. Any Evolution or Twin Cam FLT drivetrain can be used. The frame accepts the stock gas tank, fenders, seat, covers and accessories; stock pivot shaft and components, stock frontend, stock battery box, and stock or Chopper Guys billet swingarm; or a 200mm wide-tire kit for a stock frame.

For more information, contact your local Drag Specialties dealer, or visit www.dragspecialties.com

Something DifferentAre you sick of the same old thing? So is Tempest Cycles. The Razorback frame is a work of art specifically engineered for those people who want something different. No straight lines, just smooth fluid curves, and, other than a drivetrain and tires, no similarity to what has been the norm for so long. Designed for a Twin Cam engine, the frame is different in every aspect, accepting the motor from the bottom, where side rails replace the standard lower framerails, making installation quick and painless. A shock block machined from solid T-6 aluminum connects the frame, rear tranny mount, and suspension into one homogenous unit. Utilizing a right-side drive keeps the bike balanced when using up to a 300mm tire. It's available as a roller, complete kit, or turnkey operation built to your specs.

For more information, call Tempest Cycles at (321) 724-0601, or visit www.tempestcycles.com.

Back in MilwaukeeGet a wide-tire look with the vintage rigid frame you want. This Milwaukee Twin 300 rigid frame features a single arched downtube for a smooth, clean look. Set up to be a right-side drive, all frames are 100-percent TIG-welded and come with internal fork stops built into the neck, a boss in the seat rail for the negative battery cable, oil-tank mounts, and raised engine and transmission pads for a precise fit. Standard features include a 1-inch-diameter zinc-plated axle assembly, polished-aluminum axle covers with chrome-plated hardware, Timken-brand neck bearings, pre-installed neck races, and stainless-steel dust covers with built-in internal fork stop. The frame works with pre-'00 Evo components, and a manufacturer's statement of origin is provided and will be shipped separately. It is also available as a 250 rigid as well as both sizes in a Pro Street configuration.

For more information, contact J&P; Cycles at (800) 397-4844, or go to www.jpcycles.com.

Retro BikingNew from Central Coast Cycles is the "Retro Rigid Wishbone" frame and rolling chassis. These rigid frames are TIG-welded from DOM mild steel, feature a solid-mount five-speed transmission plate, and are available in a variety of rakes and stretch for 140-180 rear tires. They are the perfect start for most custom projects.

Call (831) 476-3901 to order or inquire about rolling chassis options and pricing, or visit www.centralcoastcycles.com for more products and info.

Dream to RealityBay City Choppers is pleased to offer new one-off custom rigid frames. All frames are made of 1020/1026 cold-rolled steel tubing. From bobbers to the most extreme-your imagination is the limit to what can be done! Let Bay City Choppers put your dreams to steel.

For more information, contact Bay City Choppers Inc. at (727) 534-6594, or visit www.bccflorida.com.

The Thunder RollsWhen you take a really good look at Rolling Thunder's Bagger frame, you will find little needs to be said other than it's a welcome change. It's perfectly straight, and all the components are designed to fit into the appropriate positions flawlessly. Available as a direct replacement frame or 200mm-tire application, it accepts stock OEM drivetrain components and plug-ins for up to '05 wiring harnesses and modules. Other features include an improved neck configuration, as well as a provision for fork OEM lock mechanisms. For custom applications, this frame is also available with a tubular backbone for flexibility on downtube and backbone stretch and rakes.

For more information, contact Rolling Thunder Mfg at (450) 699-7045, or visit www.rollingthunderframes.com.

Chop roddingChop Shop Customs' signature frame is now offered to the public. The Street Rod RSD 300-inch was made for Chop Shop's production series but is now available to anyone. The Street Rod frame comes with either optional mid-controls with belt drive, or forward controls with belt drive. The frame is 1.5-inch tubing all the way around to handle any motor size. It comes with a right-side drive for 300-size tire.

For more information, contact Chop Shop Customs at (954)783-5616, or email [email protected]

Shop for a ChopChopper Shopper offers a wide variety of frames, from rigid to Softail. Select a frame that accepts a 200, 250, or 300 rear tire with single or double downtube and is available in several rake and downtube combinations. The selection of Paughco, Ultima, and Kenny Boyce frames gives the custom bike builder more than 50 different frame styles to choose from. Chopper Shopper also carries extra-wide Swedish-style frames if you really want to build an "old school" chopper.

Visit Chopper Shopper online at www.247choppershopper.com, or call at (866) 668-6715.

Pure LethalityIf you've wanted to own a Lethal Injection from Death Row Motorcycles but are looking to put it together yourself, now you can. Death Row is now offering frames direct to the general public at unbelievable prices. The Lethal Injection frame comes with exclusive Death Row inboard swingarm and reaper-inspired neck gusset. The rear fenders are strutted. All frames are 1-1/4 inches, made from 4130 chrome-moly steel, and are fabricated by Death Row's master welder. All Death Row frames can be purchased raw, as a rolling chassis, or as a fully assembled bike.

For more information call Death Row at (570) 788-1660, or visit www.deathrowmotorcycles.com.

Cry HavocHavoc Cycles' new Pro Street 300 is 4 inches out and -2 inches up, with a 48-degree neck. The motor and trans are in line with no offset, making the bike very balanced, for a great ride and easy handling. Hidden axle blocks, built-in neck cups, fork stops, and a solid-mount trans plate are just a few of the quality features in this frame.

For more information, contact Havoc Cycles at (760) 949-6133, or visit www.havoccycles.com.

The Answer Is ClearA new frame designed by 8 Ball Manufacturing is becoming very popular with builders who are looking for a different high-quality frame. The frame features an out-of-the-box design with an air bag, oil-shock mono configuration, rear suspension with complete rear travel adjustment, and built-in suspension stops that can be adjusted from 1/2 to 4 inches of ground clearance. The uniquely designed lower section of the frame is thin and has no swingarm pivot side plates; this allows the bike to be ridden in a very low position without scraping the ground. The battery and oil tank are mounted under the transmission for lower center of gravity.

For more information, contact 8 Ball Manufacturing at (661) 252-3344, or visit www.8ballmfg.com.

Twisted AdvantageSouth Dakota's own Twisted Choppers has selected MC Advantages to distribute its complete line of frames, frame kits, and rolling chassis. They feature handcrafted quality, along with roller components usually reserved for more expensive kits. The current lineup includes the rigid Low Boy roller and frames, the lofty High Boy roller and frame, deep drop-seat FTS rollers and frames, smooth and sleek Speedster frames, and an extensive line of frames for Sportsters and Buells, as well as FTS-based hidden-suspension frames. Base your next build on a solid, reliable, and affordable Twisted Choppers Frame.

For more information, call MC Advantages at (800) 726-9620, or visit www.mcadvantages.com.

Swing AwayJim Nasi Customs is proud to introduce the latest of its custom components, the JNC Billet swingarm for the ICI Lowlife frame. The most innovative frame in the industry just got even better with the addition of this incredibly smooth new piece. As with all JNC parts, this swingarm is engineered and manufactured with the highest-quality materials in the industry. It features 6061-T6 billet aluminum and is available in high-luster chrome or polished finish. It comes complete with flush-mount axle covers and all other necessary hardware. This swingarm is a direct bolt-on and requires no modifications to the Lowlife frame.

For more information, call Jim Nasi Customs at (800) 964-NASI, or visit www.jimnasicustoms.com.

The Choices Are EndlessVicious Cycle Works sells only the very best frames available. Many chopper, Pro Street, Softail, and rigid frames are available, such as frames from 180 to 330, radius backbones and downtubes, and single or double, as well as frames for custom motors, Twin Cams, A and B models, or drop-seat designs. Most frames are available in any rake and stretch.

For more information, contact Vicious Cycle Works at (724) 662-0581, or visit www.viciouscycleworks.us.

Perfectly ProPro-One's latest collection of unique custom frames includes a pair of new additions to the company's exclusive "Quad" series. Shown here, they include the 300 Pro Street Pro-Quad and 300 Chopper Pro-Quad. Designed for massive rear-tire applications and an excellent ride, these chassis allow builders a choice of styles both fitted with the same awesome suspension. Both can be ordered with a single curved or dual straight downtubes, and all frame tubing is 1-1/2 inches. Each style has a 5-inch stretch in the backbone, accepts engines with strokes to 4-3/4 inches, and comes with polished stainless rock guards and swingarm pivots. Pointed top motor mounts are standard, as are CNC-machined brackets and tabs, solid transmission mounts with Fifth mount, and much more. The 300 Pro Street Pro-Quad carries 38 degrees of neck rake, and the 300 Chopper Pro Quad runs 40.

For more information, call Pro-One at (800) 884-4173, or visit www.pro-one.com.

Radical NessArlen Ness' updated radial styling now accepts up to a 300-series tire. The frame includes all the features that made the Y2K-250 frames famous. It accepts an Evo or Twin Cam-style engine with appropriate RSD transmission. The use of a right-side-drive transmission eliminates the use of offsets while centering the engine and transmission. It accepts either 1-1/8-inch or 1-1/2-inch rear belts (133-tooth for 65-tooth pulleys or 135-tooth for 70-tooth pulleys). The frames accept any of the Arlen Ness 13-inch rear fenders. Each kit includes the frame, swingarm, battery box, billet- aluminum fender struts, 12-inch Progressive suspension, 1-inch chrome-moly axle, billet hidden axle covers, and billet-aluminum regulator mount. A 330mm tire will only fit with the use of a chain drive and a custom-fabricated strutless rear fender.

For more information, contact Arlen Ness at (925) 479-6300, or visit www.arlenness.com.

Be StimulatedIndulge your wild side with the raw, curvy Stimulus frame. Scott Plourde's latest creation has no front downtube, allowing you to be very creative with your exhaust customizing. The Stimulus also features a 7.5-inch lowered seat height, oil in frame, 7-inch-up stretch, and -2 inches with a 48-degree rake.

For more information, visit www.ScottPlourde.com.

GoosedFeeling goosey? Detroit Bros.' new goose-neck drop-seat frame is made from 1-inch chrome-moly steel tubing. The frame is stretched in the back end, and the seat is dropped approximately 4 inches. The neck position is 1-1/2 inches under stock, with 4 inches of stretch in the backbone. It comes in a 37-1/2 or 40-degree rake, and the frame fits up to a 180-200 rear tire.

For more information, call (866) DET-BROS, or visit www.detroitbros.com.

Maximum ShockIf you've been looking for a unique right-side-drive frame, look no further. The 2G Hidden Shock drop-seat frame from Maximum Metalworks is now in full production and can accommodate a 250/300/350 rear tire. The frame includes a fork stop, built-in fullsize battery box, oil tank, swingarm, pivot bolts and covers, axle bolts and covers, and required hardware. The frame is available in any stretch or rake at no extra cost, and may be ordered with optional radius (single or dual) downtube(s).

For more information, call Maximum Metalworks at (613) 931-9452, or visit www.maximummetalworks.com.