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Chop Source - Frame Jig Kits and Neck Centering Cones

Discussion in 'Shops' started by Travis, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Travis

    Travis Staff Member Staff Member

    Update: 1/25/15

    The Chop Source website is finally up! Check it out!

    http://www.chopsource.com

    All orders should be placed through the website, but feel free to contact me at sales@chopsource.com with any questions.

    :bike:

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    Hey guys, the frame jig kits are ready! The entire kit bolts together so you can break it down and store it easily when you aren't using it. No welding required except when adding leveling feet (see below). The neck will accommodate rakes from 15 degrees to 60 degrees. You need to supply about 17.5' of 2"x3" rectangle tube (1/8" wall) for the main part of the jig. The kit is designed to work with 2"x2" square tube as well. You also need 40" of tube for the feet. Structural tube can be found at local metal supply shops or at welding/fabricating shops.

    This is the standard kit:
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    The basic kit now comes with everything in the picture below plus a pair to neck centering cones:
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    The front motor mounts on the lower rails of the frame attach to this fixture. The spacer material provided is long enough to work with many different frames. You'll need to cut down the spacer to size. This now comes with a 6" spacer and 3" of spacer material to make two small spacers as needed. This is called the Internal Center Fixture. You won't need the two "donut" spacers in the picture for an XS400 frame.
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    The fixture that holds the axle plates has three sizes of holes, 1", 3/4", and 5/8". This is 3/4" threaded rod and spacers to use with axle plates that have 3/4" or 20mm slots. The spacers need to be cut to length. I also have these in 5/8" for axle plates with 17mm slots and 1" for 25mm and 1" axle plates.
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    Add feet to level your frame jig. This requires drilling six 1/2" holes and welding the nuts to the tube.
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    The standard frame jig kit weighs just about 40lbs and can ship for $21.50 within the U.S. in a large flat-rate box with insurance. It contains everything above except the External Center Fixture.

    To order, go to http://www.chopsource.com

    Here's an XS650 frame in the full kit after the various spacers have been cut to size:
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    Swing arm removed and Chop Source axle plates (style C with spacer plates) mounted:
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    Axle plate fixture with four 3" spacers cut to hold the axle plates 8.5" apart (xs650 spacing)
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    Depending on what you're doing to your frame, you will need to fabricate more fixtures to hold and brace everything. This frame jig is just the basic platform for you to build off of.

    :bike:


    UPDATE:

    I now have all of the brackets to make this rotisserie stand :)

    The rotisserie brackets adjust up and down so you can balance the setup and it locks in 16 positions.

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    UPDATE:

    I have assembly instructions available with drawings like this. They are higher quality in the instructions.

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    UPDATE:

    3/25/14: This thread is almost two years old and I frequently get asked if I'm still selling these. The answer is YES! To order, visit http://www.chopsource.com


    UPDATE:

    Now you can upgrade to Stainless steel cones for an additional $18

    2" o.d. - 3/4" bore.

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    UPDATE:

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    Now offering digital angle cubes. Digital angle finders/cubes are very helpful in leveling your frame jig base and uprights as well as determining the angle of each tube of the frame. They're an essential tool for building and modifying motorcycle frames and have many uses around the shop.

    iGaging AngleCube® - Digital Angle Gauge
    • 3-Side Magnets, 4-Side Measuring
    • Digital Level & Bevel Gauge 2-in-1
    • Heavy duty aluminum alloy body (2.17” x 2.17” x 1.2”)
    • Tracing absolute level
    • Measuring relative bevel
    • Strong magnets on the bottom and 2 sides
    • Large clear LCD display, reversible reading
    • Designed and Engineered in California
    • Measuring: 4 X 90° - Repeatability: 0.1°
    • Resolution: 0.05° - Accuracy: ± 0.2°
    • Battery: standard 9V included

    Currently $27.50


    UPDATE:

    Hey everyone! Here's the new(ish) adjustable width fixture. It's $50 and available separately or as an option instead of the internal center fixture in the standard kit.

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    See more pictures and details: http://www.chopsource.com/frame-jig-adjustable-width-fixture.html

    When you configure a Standard Frame Jig, you now an option for heavy duty swivel leveling mounts (feet) for an extra $34. Each mount is zinc plated with a 3" stud, jam nut, and non-skid pad. They swivel 15 degrees in all directions. Made in the USA. Check them out! http://www.chopsource.com/frame-jig-swivel-leveling-feet.html

    For you guys who already have a jig, you can buy just the feet without the clamps. Be sure to see the note about nut sizes. http://www.chopsource.com/swivel-leveling-mounts-feet.html


    UPDATE:

    When you configure a Standard Frame Jig, you now an option for heavy duty swivel leveling mounts (feet) for an extra $34. Each mount is zinc plated with a 3" stud, jam nut, and non-skid pad. They swivel 15 degrees in all directions. Made in the USA. Check them out! http://www.chopsource.com/frame-jig-swivel-leveling-feet.html

    For you guys who already have a jig, you can buy just the feet without the clamps. Be sure to see the note about nut sizes. http://www.chopsource.com/swivel-leveling-mounts-feet.html

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    UPDATE 4/18/17:

    All of our frame jig fixture plates are now black powder coated for the same great price. We have some new product photos to better show the frame jig bundle options as well. If you haven't been to our website in a while, check it out: www.chopsource.com

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    Frame Jig Rotisserie
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    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017
  2. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    some cool kit there Travis!
     
  3. Travis

    Travis Staff Member Staff Member

    Thank you drew. :)
     
  4. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    man, if my buddy ends up gettin this shop deal, ill be building bikes outta there. (hopefully quicker than mine). so i will for sure keep this in mind. very well thought out and looks beefy enough. i may have missed it, but how thick are the plates?
     
  5. Travis

    Travis Staff Member Staff Member

    The plates are all 1/4" thick. Everything in the top picture weighs just about 40lbs, so you're getting a lot of steel. Let me know if you want a kit. :thumbsup:
     
  6. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    i do... but is it a want or a need? right now its a want. but as soon as its a need, youll be my first call. or email.
     
  7. aaronxs400

    aaronxs400 XS400 Enthusiast

    mine came in the mail friday, sadly I was out of town. I will be opening the package here shortly!
     
  8. dually

    dually XS400 Enthusiast

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    been waiting for this. will be purchasing soon for my RM250 chop.. among others.
     
  9. Travis

    Travis Staff Member Staff Member

    aaronxs400, did you get that jig together yet?
     
  10. aaronxs400

    aaronxs400 XS400 Enthusiast

    Hey travis! I picked up the tubing last night, got a good deal from a Mennonite machine shop, $3.44 a foot. I am going to "assemble" it for some pics today (gonna try, family is in for the holiday). I have to get a few small pieces of tubing because I am going to do it on a rotisserie.
     
  11. Travis

    Travis Staff Member Staff Member

    That's a great deal on the tube. I'm actually working on a rotisserie set up for the frame jig kits. I should have the prototype brackets in about a week.
     
  12. aaronxs400

    aaronxs400 XS400 Enthusiast

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    Here she is in all her glory! I welded the neck jig tubing solid so now i have an extra set of the "clamps" to build an adjustable fixture to hold the bottom frame rails. It i s98% done in this pic, i have to reweld some of the stuff relating to the pivot points. I can get more detailed pics this week when i get back into town.
     
  13. sprocket

    sprocket XS400 Enthusiast

    Looks good Aaron, nice placement of the solid front jig, it'll swing down on the rotisserie right next to the leg when you're not using it ;)
    Heck, clamp a benchtop to it when not using the fixture... dual purpose!
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2012
  14. Travis

    Travis Staff Member Staff Member

    Looks good! You'll be able to do some reeeeallly long frames on that one. Flip the axle fixture around and you'll get about 5-1/2 extra inches of stretch.
     
  15. Travis

    Travis Staff Member Staff Member

    These rotisserie plates and brackets are now available :)

    The rotisserie brackets adjust up and down so you can balance the setup and it locks in 16 positions.

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  16. FUBAR

    FUBAR XS400 Addict

    gettin crazy with this stuff hey travis haha, strap some led lights on there!
     
  17. Travis

    Travis Staff Member Staff Member

    :) There were a couple of guys on the XS650 site who wanted to make their jigs rotate, so I thought I'd provide the brackets for that too.
     
  18. aaronxs400

    aaronxs400 XS400 Enthusiast

    you suck man! looks good
     
  19. allans

    allans XS400 Member

    hi newbie here all the way from scotland

    travis was kind enough to make me up some jig parts and his work is great so helpful
    thanks very much

    will post photos once i get everything sorted to start my 400 build

    al
     
  20. Travis

    Travis Staff Member Staff Member

    Hey guys, I have everything in stock again for the frame jigs and rotisseries brackets. It looks like Allan will be the first of the XS400 guys to have one of these rotisserie setups. :thumbsup:
     

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