Hi.....I have an XS250 project on the go at the moment.I'm aiming for an ultra stripped down,no nonsense little bike,along the lines of a cafe bike.My question is,could I remove the rear shocks and weld the swing arm into a permenant position,using gussets for extra support,to create a rigid frame and lose the rear shocks??
I could go down the weld-on rear end route,but i'm keen to keep the current lines of the bike rather than end up with a "traditional" chopper.
I suppose my real question is,will welding the swingarm permanantly in position seriously affect the handling of the bike or make it dangerous/unstable??
Any help is much appreciated