Because of this, if you have a later model frame you will need to cut off the supports in order to put on one of these hardtails. With the Straight Back™ Bolt on you will never need to modify your frame to use it giving you the option to put your sportster® back to its original form. It also has a much heavier axle plate at 5/16 of an inch. These other companies only use 1/4 inch steel for their axle plates. The tubing used on our hardtails is a high quality, American made DOM (drawn over mandrel) tubing with a .125 wall thickness, and the design of our axle plates gives a large weld area making these hardtails extremely durable.
The Straight Back™ is made to use parts from a stock bike. These hardtails are designed to be used with your existing axle adjusters, rear wheel, brakes, axle, and spacer. Because these hardtails are designed to be used with your existing components, without modifying the rear drive gears to space them away from the tire, you cant use a wider rear wheel than your stock Sportster will fit.
The Straight Back™ drops the frame to about 3 and 1/2 inches off from the ground, and stretches it about 5 inches. THIS PART IS SHIPPED AS RAW STEEL!
Due to the size of our shop, there is no minimum order we need to fill, because of this, these hardtails are never put on back order, where as this is a common occurrence with the competitors. Also due to the size of our shop, and the fact that we offer these hardtails directly from our company, we can keep the price just as low as the competitors, as their products pass from one hand to another, the price goes up, and this can happen any number of times depending on where the product comes from. So in order for them to keep their prices down the quality of their craftsmanship and materials used must also go down.