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is it a '56?

Post Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:04 pm
k56 User avatar

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fellow claims to have a 1956 frame. tells me 6 f is stamped on the side where the gas tank bolts. also said that it has a part # 47658-52. only thing strange to me is the mount steady, looks like the wrong one. any advice out there?


disregard the 6F frame stamp...i just spoke to the fellow and now states that it's a F9 on the tank mount! must have been suffering a spell of upside down deslixia.

well, if anyone is interested the frame has now been listed on ebay at the following: OEM ,FACTORY, STOCK ,SPORSTER FRAME PT NO 47594-58 Item number: 250241209053...good luck!
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Post Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:23 pm

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Location: Palo Alto, CA
This belongs in the Sporties section! Come on over, the water's fine!

Just kidding, it looks to be a very early 57 sportster frame - low VIN. The production year starts from around July of the previous year, so it sounds right for such a machine.

If you don't end up taking it please let me know - I know someone who needs one.

I'm chasing a 57 frame myself, but doesn't need ot be such a low date code (15XX VIN).

Nice frame!

Post Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:10 am

Posts: 20

Suicideshovel65 is right, that frame is a Sportster ! You need the cast engine steady for your K. That engine steady, although definitely for an overhead valve, looks like a later sixties version with a slightly different cut out. I suspect this is a June 66 XLCH frame with the bracket for the "lunch box" oil tank ground away. A closer look at the seat casting might verify this. If however, I'm full of shit and this is an early 57 frame , I am most definitely interested in it !!

Simon, thanks for the heads up !


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