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Offline ken65

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Odd looking frame- Any ideas.
« on: November 12, 2019, 11:59:07 pm »
Gday, just wondering if anybody has a clue what this frame  could be. Thanks in advance. ken

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Re: Odd looking frame- Any ideas.
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 01:42:42 am »
Can I be the first to ( unhelpfully ) say....

A) rooted and

B) incomplete

that's all I've got, over to slightly more intelligent reaponses
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Re: Odd looking frame- Any ideas.
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 08:19:04 am »
Vintage dragbike.. maybe 305 Honda..
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Re: Odd looking frame- Any ideas.
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2019, 01:25:48 pm »
I don't have a clue.. But I'm certain I will see it show up on Craigslist for $500.00.....   Everyone thinks their old junk is worth half a ton.
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Re: Odd looking frame- Any ideas.
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 03:14:31 pm »
Thanks Frank. I think you maybe onto something.
Found a picture of a 60's era triumph drag bike which has many similarities.
The owner told me he was informed that it has old triumph front hub
and at one stage had a Vincent motor in it. Who knows?

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Re: Odd looking frame- Any ideas.
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2019, 03:37:44 pm »


I can see a few hints in this picture.
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Re: Odd looking frame- Any ideas.
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2019, 04:28:42 pm »
I don't have a clue.. But I'm certain I will see it show up on Craigslist for $500.00.....   Everyone thinks their old junk is worth half a ton.

ah well, if its vincent related then that $500 just went up to $5000......
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Re: Odd looking frame- Any ideas.
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2019, 04:39:19 pm »
I don't have a clue.. But I'm certain I will see it show up on Craigslist for $500.00.....   Everyone thinks their old junk is worth half a ton.

ah well, if its vincent related then that $500 just went up to $5000......

That's what he was told spotty. Could very well be BS.  He couldn't find any numbers on the frame
I'll give an update if anything comes up, cheers.
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Re: Odd looking frame- Any ideas.
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2019, 05:27:34 pm »
Yep, could well be a racing frame built to house a Vincent engine. A lot of folks don't know that back in the day, you could just buy a Vincent engine from your local dealer, and a lot ended up in all manner of race bikes, predominantly speedway outfits. That's why there are more Vincent engines out there, than there are frames.

Did the swingarm pivot from the back of the gearbox on a Vincent? I think so, and I've seen a vincent with the tank off, and that large frame backbone looks familiar, but then again, it also looks similar to some of Fritz Egli's Egli Vincents, but they all had disc front brakes, so maybe not. Very interesting though, and a quick sandblast and coat of paint would fix the "dragged out of a drain" comments. ;D   
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Re: Odd looking frame- Any ideas.
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2019, 07:05:32 pm »
Good info Terrance.  Thanks a bunch.
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