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640 rear frame #s

Post Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:53 am

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The numbers are difficult to read due to corrosion, it appears as X-12-F with x serving as unknown number(s).

These numbers are also upside down above the left axle. Is upside down normal? I need to add that these numbers are raised not punched, maybe a centimeter tall.

Post Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:22 pm

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
Those are casting numbers, not serial numbers.

Post Fri May 01, 2009 9:11 am

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Very good to know Chris. Where would the Serial number be in relation to those?

Post Fri May 01, 2009 1:45 pm

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
Is your left axle plate bare metal? If no, paint may be filling in your numbers.

Post Mon May 04, 2009 6:33 am

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There appears to be a blank boss UNDER the axle, would it be stamped on that?

Post Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:50 am

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Check the pic, on rear frame, right side, above and to the left of the 2004, there is little box shaped casting...
what is it for? kickstart stop? the reason I ask is mine appears to be relocated slightly.

Post Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:56 pm

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Location: Ojo Caliente,NM,USA
I believe that you are referring to the kick start stop. These often were welded up as a result of wear.

Post Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:31 am

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That is what I believed it to be...mine has been broken off, turned 180 degrees (according to broken surfaces) and welded on a half-inch outboard. I assumed that
this was done with wheels/tires/chain intact in racing environment, easier to relocate it there.

Without knowing for sure what its intended purppose was, I couldn't tell if it was a race mod or half-fast repair.


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