Late Model Frames

CDC has been producing high quality frames since 2004 for builders such as Arlen Ness, Orange County Choppers, West Coast Choppers, Malibu Motorcycle Works, and Jesse Rooke to name a few. Although our history is deep in chopper and bobber frames, about 4 years ago we started raking touring model frames.

The market offers weld-on kits or raked-out triple trees but CDC offers a complete solution without any figuring and the peace of mind of a structurally sound build without spending a fortune. Our shop is small and we have passionate guys working to build the best possible frame each time.

With a background in frame and other chassis production at Daytec, Performance Machine, Progressive Suspension, and automotive OEM’s, CDC focuses on specifying the appropriate materials, preparation, and welding to produce a frame. Materials come in all different gauges, specifications, and forming processes and must be chosen correctly to ensure a durable and rigid frame. Without experience in strength and fatigue testing our competition doesn’t know where to use the strongest materials and where to keep costs reasonable; a major factor to consider when selecting a frame manufacturer.

When it comes to fabricating, material preparation is critical to producing a quality frame and having the appropriate tool or equipment is necessary to achieve this. CDC has the latest in tube bending, ring rolling, notching, machining, welding, and fixturing equipment from companies such as Miller and Ercolina. Once the frame is set up and the materials are prepared, the components are welded to produce a strong and consistent weld. 

 

CDC's Touring Frame Specifications

100% Stock Part Compatibility Including Triple Trees
Configuration Price** Price**
Your Core
Frame Rake
(Degrees)
Stock  $       1,800  $          800 26
23" Wheel   $       1,950  $          900 30
26" Wheel  $       1,950  $          900 33
30" Wheel  $       2,200  $       1,150 37
* Radiused downtubes require additional out stretch to ensure engine clearance and allow of radius
** Discounts available for multiple frame orders placed together. Sorry, current pricing is set at Dealer level pricing.
       
Features      
● Raked and stretched touring model frames 2001-7, 2009-13, 2014-17
● Frame is setup for optimal turning radius and handling
● 100% Stock part compatibility including triple trees
● 100% MIG/TIG welded    
● 1 1/4" Diameter, 120 Wall DOM / seamless downtubes
● 2.5" square 250 Wall sleeved backbone  
● Front brackets (crash bar, voltage regulator, etc), engine stabilizer, and fuel tank bungs in stock locations
● Custom downtube styles (radiused, single, cross holes, etc) and wiring holes available at additional cost 
● Comes with a 17 digit VIN # and MSO for special construction registration. Your VIN can be kept if preferred.
● Ready for powdercoating. Gloss Black Powdercoating an addition $300 (full sand blast, then 2 layers of powdercoat)

 

 

CDC's Lay Frame / Short Neck Specifications

Configuration Price** Price**
Your Core
Frame Rake
(Degrees)
Up / Downtube Stretch (in) Out / Backbone Stretch* (in)  
26" Wheel  $       1,950  $          900 33 2.2 2.0  
30" Wheel  $       2,200  $       1,150 37 6.1 2.8  
* Radiused downtubes require additional out stretch to ensure engine clearance and allow of radius
** Discounts available for multiple frame orders placed together. Sorry, current pricing is set at Dealer level pricing.
             
Features            
● Raked and stretched touring or softail model frames for either a 26 or 30" wheel
● Frame is setup for optimal turning radius and handling, additional stretch available upon request
● Short neck compatible with American Suspension 10 degree triple trees  
● Full lay frame with rails laying flat on ground      
● 100% TIG welded          
● 1 1/4" Diameter, 120 Wall DOM / seamless downtubes      
● 2.5" square 250 Wall sleeved backbone        
● Engine stabilizer and fuel tank bungs in stock locations    
● Custom downtube styles available upon request      
● Front brackets (crash bar, voltage regulator, etc) not included unless requested
● Custom downtube styles (radiused, single, cross holes, etc) and wiring holes available at additional cost 
● Comes with a 17 digit VIN # and MSO for special construction registration. Your VIN can be kept if preferred.
● Ready for powdercoating. Gloss Black Powdercoating an addition $300 (full sand blast, then 2 layers of powdercoat)