Chapter 8 Pt. 4 - Footrests - Lower Mounts
With the upper mounts and footrest done, the lower mounts kinda fell into place. Some careful measuring was needed to get a tight weld gap, but otherwise it was pretty easy: bolt the lower mounts to the frame, get everything positioned as needed (the lower mounts were cut nice enough that the footrest just swung down until they touched, lined up really nice), then tack and weld.
The trickiest part was during tacking. With the frame laying on its side on the ground, and the tight fit for the 17-series torch, it was hard getting tacks on the insides to minimize warpage during full welding:
Came out nice. Plenty of clearance to the chain and the swingarm. The fitup turned out awesome, fits nice and snug but can be installed by hand, with three bolts total holding it in place. It's sorta thin 1/2" x 1" tubing, but still very strong. Worst case I add a little triangulation underneath to stiffen it up, but jumping on it caused no problems: