backbone tube thickness

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backbone tube thickness

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Post by il-rigido » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:09 pm

I've read somewhere that "The Motor Company" changed the thickness of the backbone tube on Wishbone frames between '51 and '52.
Does any body know if this is true?
I need to replace a Wishbone frame and I was thinking about V-Twin mfg replica frame (USA made) but nobody knows if they have a thicker or thinner tubing frame.
They only say their frame are "exact replica" frame.
What can you say about???
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Re: backbone tube thickness

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Post by Hog54 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:52 am

I dont think there was ever a difference in the tube itself.But I know the top motormount was.

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Post by il-rigido » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:47 am

Well, right now I don't remember where, but I'm sure I read something about.
This does not mean the change really ever happened.....

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Post by il-rigido » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:55 am

HERE IT IS !!!
http://www.raceframe.com.au/wishbone.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Look for the "SEAT POST CLUSTER" and read about backbone tube thickness.

By the way this guys seem to know what they do....

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Post by Hog54 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:16 pm

I dont know what the hell hes talking about.If you are unsure of the tube thickness, look down the hole for your speodo cable "in the steering neck" and you can clearly see the thickness of the tube.The thickness of the tube has nothing to do with the outside diameter where it matters.And can you tell an 1/8th inch looking in a tiny dark hole in your frame?lol

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Post by Robert Luland » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:53 am

Why don’t you just buy your frame from Steve. Its top quality and he’ll stand behind it. All you’re going to get from the Taiwan Bandit is twisted piece of shit that you’re going to spend a lot of nights straightening out. Just my two cents, Bob L

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Re: backbone tube thickness

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Post by RUBONE » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:29 am

Well said Bob!
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Post by il-rigido » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:57 am

Hog54 wrote:I dont know what the hell hes talking about.If you are unsure of the tube thickness, look down the hole for your speodo cable "in the steering neck" and you can clearly see the thickness of the tube.The thickness of the tube has nothing to do with the outside diameter where it matters.And can you tell an 1/8th inch looking in a tiny dark hole in your frame?lol
Well I think that the thickness is a matter of the inside diameter. Infact he's speaking of that for the cluster that slips inside the tube.

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Post by il-rigido » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:59 am

Robert Luland wrote:Why don’t you just buy your frame from Steve. Its top quality and he’ll stand behind it. All you’re going to get from the Taiwan Bandit is twisted piece of shit that you’re going to spend a lot of nights straightening out. Just my two cents, Bob L
I'm 101% with you about eastern made shit.
But who is Steve???

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Post by Robert Luland » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:20 am

Steve Little owns Race Frame Engineering. The site you posted. He is a real good human. Bob L

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Post by il-rigido » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:56 am

Well I was going for V-Twin frames because they have local dealers here in Italy and so their products are a little cheaper and very easier to find.
I'm sure RFE products are "top notch"!!!
I was thinking they were from Australia, the prices on their site are in Australian Dollars...

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Post by Hog54 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:49 pm

Those Race Frame Engineering are nice frames but I dont know if I would want to pay more for a repro frame after you add the shipping and everything than I could actually get an original frame for.Even this frame would save a couple hundred bucks.http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Harley-P ... 33610d51a7" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: backbone tube thickness

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Post by JR JOHNSON » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:54 pm

hi , was you going to put your shovel head in it? lots of horse power will bend a frame into a u shape. so you have to watch out for cheap frames. just my opinion JR

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Post by Robert Luland » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:04 pm

JR there is a currancy coverter at the top of his web page.

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Post by il-rigido » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:38 pm

YESSSS!!!!!
This is the heart of this matter.
May be I look like a maniac for my bikes, but.... I'm a maniac for my bikes:
My shovelhead engine is a big bore / stroker, and is very very powerful, so I'm looking for a very strong frame.
The old frame has some straightness problems and I prefer a new frame. I mean a frame made with new technology but with its old and gorgeous look.
And the problem is here: a '48 style frame, more simple but weaker or a '54 style frame more solid but less actractive??????

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