I've got an idea to "bob" my SV. It's not an original idea, but I don't like most of the ones out there.
First, a couple pics of bobbed SVs:
What I like, but the seat would sit way to high for me:
Very clean and very minimalist. He has probably the nicest example of a bobbed SV.
What I don't like is basically just a shortened subframe. It's not bad, it's just not minimal enough for me. An example:
Here's my plans, I just need to know if it will be plenty strong to support a rider (namely, Me
Black and blue are the frame of the bike. White holes are factory mounting points for the factory subframe. Green is a gusset. Red is my new subframe. 1" square tubing is what I'm thinking 1/8" wall. The gussets, 3/16" plate or whatever I have lying around. I'm thinking that should be plenty strong to support my, or anybody else's, ***.
I pull my steel out of the drop pile at one of the local suppliers, so my materials are pretty much whatever is available in the quantity closest to what I need. What would the minimum tubing and wall be that would still be plenty strong?
This will be welded with my shop's MIG.
I hope that's clear as mud