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Author Topic: Dreadnotred Hellride chopper  (Read 9115 times)

Offline irk miller

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Re: Dreadnotred Hellride chopper
« Reply #50 on: Dec 30, 2018, 00:20:22 »
So is that 550 motor bolted in there or just sitting in the frame?
Yeah. Just one long bolt slid through the front/bottom mount.


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Re: Dreadnotred Hellride chopper
« Reply #51 on: Dec 30, 2018, 15:43:49 »
I wonder if the other mounts would even line up. I thought 550 and 750 engines differed a good bit in that way.


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Re: Dreadnotred Hellride chopper
« Reply #52 on: Dec 30, 2018, 16:13:35 »
The mounts look like a 750 frame. If the frame was made in 1977 or later federal law dictated a manufacturers identification number. Not a VIN, but similar. It was mostly for legal and product liability purposes. If you remove the paint at the rear of the neck on the right side of the frame you may find the numbers.  If it is a 750 frame it will start H750 with 4 or more numbers. The 500/550 frames will be H500 or H550.  My last three AMEN frames were made in 77 or later with numbers H750xxxx. I used these as VIN numbers when I registered the bikes.
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Re: Dreadnotred Hellride chopper
« Reply #53 on: Dec 30, 2018, 17:12:14 »
The mounts look like a 750 frame. If the frame was made in 1977 or later federal law dictated a manufacturers identification number. Not a VIN, but similar. It was mostly for legal and product liability purposes. If you remove the paint at the rear of the neck on the right side of the frame you may find the numbers.  If it is a 750 frame it will start H750 with 4 or more numbers. The 500/550 frames will be H500 or H550.  My last three AMEN frames were made in 77 or later with numbers H750xxxx. I used these as VIN numbers when I registered the bikes.
You guys aren't following along.  HAHA.  Yeah, I identified this as a 750 frame a long time ago. ;) I have another CB750 chopper, so it was easy to figure out.  The fact that the 550 engine doesn't at all fit was another clue.  The mounts are inches apart. Appreciate the advice on identifying if it's in fact an Amen.  That's a bit of knowledge I've yet to come across.

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Re: Dreadnotred Hellride chopper
« Reply #54 on: Dec 30, 2018, 18:01:23 »
So what are you going to build out of the 550 engine?
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

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Re: Dreadnotred Hellride chopper
« Reply #55 on: Dec 30, 2018, 18:16:33 »
So what are you going to build out of the 550 engine?
Good question.  Maybe it goes into another actual 550 hardtail frame.  Or maybe some sort of vintage racer.  Maybe I just sell it, which is the most likely scenario.

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Re: Dreadnotred Hellride chopper
« Reply #56 on: Dec 30, 2018, 21:17:54 »
Been a while since you've done a café... the 550 would be great for that purpose.
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Re: Dreadnotred Hellride chopper
« Reply #57 on: Dec 30, 2018, 23:53:57 »
Been a while since you've done a café... the 550 would be great for that purpose.
Agreed

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Re: Dreadnotred Hellride chopper
« Reply #58 on: Dec 31, 2018, 00:13:42 »
I’ve got a 550 rolling chassis that’s calling your name.


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Re: Dreadnotred Hellride chopper
« Reply #59 on: Dec 31, 2018, 00:27:43 »
I’ve got a 550 rolling chassis that’s calling your name.


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