8/31/22: LEAD TIME 6-8 weeks to ship.
Expand the versatility of your frame jig with these Sportster/Twincam fixtures for your frame jig.
- Fits rigid Evo sportsters 86-03 (minor modification may be necessary for 86-90)
- Includes 2 riser assemblies. Stock frame (for doing hardtails/mods) and center upright (for building Big Twin or other style frames)
- Includes front motor plate fixture. This allows you to build frames that use the stock front motor plates OR a custom frame that uses your own plate design (or maybe no plates at all!)
- Bolt on reference plates for bottom end clearance
- Rear alignment bushings and hardware included
- Does NOT include cardboard reference print at this time.
- Fits Touring/FXR 99-16
- Fits Softail 00-17
- Includes center riser assembly with pass thru provision for single loop frame
- Reference plates Engine/transmission/oil
- Includes reference print for frame mockup
- Includes hardware
CTNEWMAN'S thoughts on Twin Cam engines:
Coming from the traditional shovelhead and earlier chopper scene, I always ignored anything that was newer because it seemed complicated/difficult/uncool/etc. As I've been digging into the Twin Cam world a bit while designing these fixtures, here are a couple of facts about them that actually could lend them being used in cool custom bikes. Might be very obvious for some, but not for others.
- Kick start exists for softail/touring transmission up to 2006
- Magneto conversions available (evo style and even points conversions available, too)
- Carbs were used up to 06
- Touring/FXR bikes have engine oil pan integrated below transmission!
- Simple mounting. Really easy to build frames. Twincam engines and transmissions bolt together (think sportster but it can come apart) No need to have a rear motor mount/front trans mount (or even a seat tube). Softail motors have two cross bolts in the front and one in the rear. Touring/FXR motors have a standard front motor mount and a single cross bolt in the rear.
- Softail motors have balance shafts and run REALLY smoothly. Maybe that's a con to some of us.
- Parts availability. Newer motor, obviously easy to get parts.
- Reliable. There is a cam tensioner update required on earlier years, but once that's complete these motors will run long and hard.
- Motor availability and cost. You can pick up twincam motors for the cost of a nice 4 speed TRANSMISSION. I'm serious. I have seen complete motor/trans sets for 1200 bucks pulled from running bikes.
- Touring/FXR motors can be rubber mounted, but, like, why bother.
I think if I were going to build a Twin Cam chopper, I'd get a pre 06 Touring/FXR motor. Rigid mount the front (standard HD front mount) and rear (simple cross bolt). I'd toss on a kicker kit and a magneto. It has the oil tank built into it. I wouldn't run a battery. Rig up a foot clutch hand shift. Wiring/hoses? Have one a wire that runs to headlight/taillight, a throttle cable and a fuel hose and THAT'S IT.
Sounds pretty chopper if you ask me.
Available exclusively for owners of our BIG TWIN FRAME JIGS. Not available individually.