I'm working on a basket case over the winter. I really want to simplify this bike and turn it into a bare bones street bike. I saw a picture of a GS frame with 2 inches removed from the front down tubes. It didn't show the engine installed.
I installed the complete motor today (minus starter motor and cover) just to get a feel for clearance. It seemed a bit tight getting it in. The question is, if I cut 1.5 inches out of the front tubes and pivot the frame forward above the swingarm pivot, by anybody's best guess, would the motor still fit?