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Electric Frame?

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Post Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:41 pm

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Any of you Ironheads know if an Iron electric start motor will fit into early non electric frame? I.e '57 to 60's. Or can i fit an early touring tank and modify an original single seat somehow into the vertical tubes. I dont have an early electric frame to see what's possible. Could someone post a closeup of the rear vertcal tubes on an electric frame please? It would be greatly appreciated.

Post Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:53 am

Posts: 587
Location: Crewe, Great Britain

Hi Nick,

The lecky motor will fit, but the problem is there's not enough room for the big battery if you're talking XLCH frames.

The seat tubes were splayed further backwards from 67 XLH for that purpose. Early tanks/seats will fit that frame.

Patrick

Post Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:39 am

Posts: 121
Thanks Patrick. Going through various pictures of electric frames on ebay, they seem to vary as well.I'm interested to know which one could maybe take the KH-early Sporty single seat with the vertical pillars and springs for the two down tubes.On some vague pictures there seem to be some frames have these tubes covered by the rear fender support brackets?

Post Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:45 am

Posts: 587
Location: Crewe, Great Britain

Hi Nick,

The seat casting was the same dimms from say 57 till 74 approx. So tanks and seats will interchange no problem.

Best bet is to check whatever frame you're interested for the date code on the seat casting, all the 50s and 60s frames will have it.

The 70s frame will the later VIN type stamped on the front, 4A or 3A then serial then H0 or higher. Steer away of these frame as I'm pretty sure the seat tubes weren't machined for bush/springs at some stage on these when they ran out of solo seats and/or deleted the seat tabs.

Patrick

Post Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:21 pm

Posts: 43
Perhaps by "rear fender brackets" you mean the coil mount? It sits directly above the seat posts, but does not interfere the action of the seat posts.
The button start frames from 67-72 are all very similar. As was stated, stay away from the 70 and later frames as they carry the bike's VIN, ala automobiles.
VPH-D

Post Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:57 pm

Posts: 121
Thanks guys, now i know what to look for!


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