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Neo Dutch
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Caveat Emptor.

Post by Neo Dutch » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:56 am

47 "Knucklehead" frame. Seller assures me that it's an genuine original HD frame.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/HARLEY-DAVIDSON- ... 9717738650

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Below is a Raceframe replica 47. These frames are the closest you can get to original.

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Can anyone spot the differences.
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Post by Cromag » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:08 am

obviously quite a bit of difference, eg axel castings, steering head castings, side car lugs, seat post etc.....the thing is, it appears to have VIN numbers...that makes it desirable....the 47 eL in the number suggests it could be rigidig....but of course HD didnt have Vin back in the day.....still if its been through rego could be a good buy.....real or not..if your after the genuine article you'd know it was not what it claims....if ya wanna get on the road.....does it matter?

thanks for raising this issue.

(oh my guess is its a paugcho...in which case itll have a manufacturers mark on it somewhere..number could possibly a part number)
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Post by Tex » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:45 am

Yeah! Looks the real deal, but .....

Harley frames prior to 1969 did NOT have a number stamped on them. It could have been stamped at a later date (to match the Engine Number) for Registration purposes. The 47EL1917 is correct for an Engine Number for 1947.

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Post by Neo Dutch » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:06 pm

The $750 price tag is probably quite reasonable for what it is.
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Post by Brassy » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:27 am

its supposed to be a double wishbone frame for that year the two rings on the replica are not quite in the right spot and the "original" frame doesnt have any at all and they were cast into the frame a friend of mine has a double wishbone doesnt look anything like that one suspect! there should be a cast number under the top of the seat casting on the motor side this will give an indication of year if it is a harley frame at all not a knock off.

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Post by CRAZY HORSE » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:27 pm

Another classic rip off......Brought to you by FleaBite

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Post by Neo Dutch » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:19 pm

Brassy wrote: a friend of mine has a double wishbone doesnt look anything like that one suspect!
If by double wishbone, you mean whats usually called a "wishbone", "bow leg" or sometimes a "bent leg" frame, then it's not a '47. It will be a 48-54.
Numbers in the casting are not a year of manufacture indicator, merely the year that particular casting was developed.
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