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Old 01-26-2010, 06:21 PM   #1
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Need Help Identifying Bike Found In Doghouse

Hey Fellas,

I like old bikes but don't know a lot about them. This bike is jammed in an old doghouse next to my buddies place. I thought i'd tap into the ADV knowledge pool. The motor is in a different part of the property and couldn't get a look at it. Let me hear your best guesses .

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Old 01-26-2010, 07:22 PM   #2
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The front end assembly is a Kawasaki, not sure about the frame.


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Old 01-26-2010, 07:37 PM   #3
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Not a brand- it's a custom. Looks like an Amen Savior frame to me. Could have had several different kinds of lumps in there. Those frames were used for choppers in the Late-60's- early 70's
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:32 PM   #4
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I would venture to guess that the spoke wheel / drum brake combo in background goes with it, not the Kawi mag. Cool find!
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:38 PM   #5
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Thanks Ernie!
Did you guys notice what appears to be the upper triple with the headlight mounted on it laying next to the frame. Cool!
I got a little extra intel on the engine that goes with it. It might be a Triumph chopper.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:59 PM   #6
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it looks like a period chopper that was either never finished or who's engine stopped and was pulled to be fixed.
That looks like a trump headlight.

The dog bones risers on the triple clamp are worth some pretty good money these days.
as are the spoon passenger pegs and the z bars handlebars.

Do a search for Chopperdave, Chop Cult, Biltwell, blood falcons etc, and start following links
You will find a growing scene that would love to get there hands on a bike like this or help out someone who has.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:07 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info Squish.

Here's a cool Amen link:
http://www.angelfire.com/tn/bikes/frameid.html

It turns out the guys nephew jammed these parts into the doghouse over 10 years ago and never came back. I might start dealing with the guy. The pics of those old Amen framed Triumph choppers have got me a little fired up.
Any Ideas what would constitute a good deal for the parts shown?
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:08 PM   #8
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You'd better claim dibs on that thing before you tell anyone what it is.

Toss a few bucks around, load it up and GTF home before whoever it is wakes up!
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:49 PM   #9
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you guys are amazing. From the pictures, I thought it was a go-cart
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:32 AM   #10
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Must be a hell of a doghouse
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:36 AM   #11
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Must be a hell of a doghouse
Musta been a hell of a DOG!
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:54 AM   #12
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Tell him you want to make your CM400 into a trials sidecar rig for a welding class you're taking at junior college. Offer him $25 for everything and see what he says.

BTW- bring cash.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:33 PM   #13
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That frame looks like a standard 3 or 5ta Triumph front loop with a home made plunger backend bodged on. Yamaha forks. rear wheels a Non QD triumph.

It would have looked like this when it started out



Crying shame what the 80's custom market turned great bikes into

If the frame still has the original numbers stamped on it this site will tell you what the bike started life as:-

http://www.tri-corengland.com/acatal...formation.html

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Old 01-27-2010, 01:56 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Uncle Ernie
Not a brand- it's a custom. Looks like an Amen Savior frame to me. Could have had several different kinds of lumps in there. Those frames were used for choppers in the Late-60's- early 70's
Good call, I had no idea what the name was, but it clearly is one of the old plunger style "soft tails" (to borrow a Harley term).
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:03 PM   #15
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Good call, I had no idea what the name was, but it clearly is one of the old plunger style "soft tails" (to borrow a Harley term).
The front loops a standard Brit frame with an aftermarket subframe fitted.

There's a 5ta front loop on ebay - http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Vinta...#ht_500wt_1182

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