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    Pipe Bender

    About to start cutting my frame on my cb750 and was wondering if there is a good cheap brand out there I could use for pipe bending. Gonna need it to make my rear seat fit. Thanks

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    Harbor Freight model does a decent job, But by no means a professional unit, Uses hydraulics with different size dies supplied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan1951 View Post
    Harbor Freight model does a decent job, But by no means a professional unit, Uses hydraulics with different size dies supplied.
    Do you mean the one you work with your foot and its Orange I think? Or are you talking about one the one's you use with your hands and bend in a circle motion. I've looked at those hydraulic orange ones and they look good, but the dies are too big to make a nice u-shape bar for my seat. Never tried it though so could be wrong. Thanks for the info!

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    There is no such thing as good and cheap in this department. The HF pipe bender will kink the material without a lot of extra effort to prevent it. It would be more cost effective if you had a shop make that piece for you than spending $1500 on a good tube bender for one part.

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    search Ebay for "cafe frame loop" and maybe you'll see something you like.

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    If you're still in market I could make you a hoop and mail it to you. I might not be able to make what you need though since I only have 4 dies for my bender. I think the cheapest good bender for what you need (rotary draw bender with a 180 die) is going be at least $300 for the manual bender and $200 for the die. I have a pro-tools 105HD converted to full hydraulic. I'd recommend them: http://www.pro-tools.com/collections...d-pipe-benders
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis View Post
    If you're still in market I could make you a hoop and mail it to you. I might not be able to make what you need though since I only have 4 dies for my bender. I think the cheapest good bender for what you need (rotary draw bender with a 180 die) is going be at least $300 for the manual bender and $200 for the die. I have a pro-tools 105HD converted to full hydraulic. I'd recommend them: http://www.pro-tools.com/collections...d-pipe-benders

    Hey thanks, I appreciate it!

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