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snagged a mlstery frame off kijiji

Postby 84ok » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:39 pm

140 bux no rear loop including stock shock mounts, sold by a legitimate bike shop with some assurance that can be registered,

looks like some harley shock mounts were welded up,

also saw one on ebay that went cheap,

even a oif beezer frame with matching # cases for 70 bux
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Re: snagged a mlstery frame off kijiji

Postby 84ok » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:36 pm

not sure if 7 or 850

i'm thinking of going with a yam 650 (is there a balance factor scenario?) or kaw kz750 dohc counterbalanced engine,

looking for a cradlle & isolastic mounts

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here's the beezer frame with matching engine cases that went for 50 bux
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/381999873315?_tr ... EBIDX%3AIT
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Re: snagged a mlstery frame off kijiji

Postby Ron L » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:42 pm

1971 750 frame.
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Re: snagged a mlstery frame off kijiji

Postby grandpaul » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:31 am

I think you paid too much.

The work you'd have to do to mount almost any other engine is hardly worth it, when you could start with that engine's original frame cheaper and easier (almost certainly)
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Re: snagged a mlstery frame off kijiji

Postby triumph2 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:42 am

I have a few cradles and swing arms etc. Are you going to the Ontario Norton Owner's Dark Cafe Run in May?
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Re: snagged a mlstery frame off kijiji

Postby 84ok » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:46 pm

triumph2 wrote:I have a few cradles and swing arms etc. Are you going to the Ontario Norton Owner's Dark Cafe Run in May?


tallked with some of you folks at the paris show last year, i was on a buds early blue wing with vetter gear, i'd likely have to take the wing for a may ride

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Re: snagged a mlstery frame off kijiji

Postby 84ok » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:06 pm

grandpaul wrote:I think you paid too much.

The work you'd have to do to mount almost any other engine is hardly worth it, when you could start with that engine's original frame cheaper and easier (almost certainly)


i remember what ashman said about mounting a commando engine in a featherbed frame,

~ "trace out some engine mounts & bolt it up"

dude in quebec was selling 3 complete kz75O twins for 150 bux each, engine choice isn't set in stone, at least a 16" rear is tho, interstate tank & maybe high rider bars, prob see how vetter bags look

not lookin to spend much on a bare frame or worried about originality, rather how cheap to get roadworthy,

there is of course a highly developed xs650 iso mounted yamaton out there, not sure if the kz750 twin would even need the iso rubber mountings seeing as it's counterbalanced

what are the indicators of a 71 frame?
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Re: snagged a mlstery frame off kijiji

Postby dynodave » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:44 pm

84ok wrote:what are the indicators of a 71 frame?


In board pin type side stand mount at the rear of the frame cross rail.
You can possibly see a stamped date on the left side upper "V" frame gusset....
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Re: snagged a mlstery frame off kijiji

Postby 84ok » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:42 pm

tx, not sure where that might be exactly?

in this post for 72, sez
Under the left hand Z plate on the frame gusset there is usually a frame MFG date.

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Re: snagged a mlstery frame off kijiji

Postby gortnipper » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:10 pm

84ok wrote:tx, not sure where that might be exactly?



Here

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Re: snagged a mlstery frame off kijiji

Postby 84ok » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:30 pm

looks like r977, not sure about the last #, could be 1
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Re: snagged a mlstery frame off kijiji

Postby Stans850 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:39 pm

If your frame marking is like mine it should be something like this:
Mine said FR 2/73.
And then my VIN Tag was stamped 3/73.

Looking at you marks I see a /73 at the end.

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Re: snagged a mlstery frame off kijiji

Postby gortnipper » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:52 pm

That is mine not 84ok's
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Re: snagged a mlstery frame off kijiji

Postby gortnipper » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:54 pm

84ok wrote:looks like r977, not sure about the last #, could be 1


Probably Sept 71
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