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Old 07-01-2009, 08:37 PM   #1
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Help I'm looking to buy a vintage motorcycle locally and the seller has no knowledge about the motorcycle PERIOD (no year no title no model). He wants 150.00 for it. Ive been trying for about 6 weeks now looking and reading online to figure out what it could be I need some help from the motorcycle community here are a few pictures below. Thank you very much for your time HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

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Old 07-01-2009, 08:40 PM   #2
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sorry I forgot to mention that I would hate to see this motorcycle end up in the scrapyard just because the seller does not know anything about motorcycles.
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:17 AM   #3
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sorry I forgot to mention that I would hate to see this motorcycle end up in the scrapyard just because the seller does not know anything about motorcycles.
By the looks of that thing, I'm not sure the boneyard would even take it.
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:49 AM   #4
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On second thought it might be some guys old frankenstein or it could possobly be an old Zundapp. The picture is too small. Is the kickstart shaft on the left side or right? If mscuddy shows up he'd probably know. He knows everything.
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:34 AM   #5
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Deffinatly a 2stroke. What in heavens do you plan to do with it?
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:09 AM   #6
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it's a Fronkensteen, from the width of the crankcase maybe a suzuki rotary engine, though the side view looks kike a Hodaka Ace 90. The frames probably a BSA Bantam......

I'd pass if I were you
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it's a Fronkensteen, from the width of the crankcase maybe a suzuki rotary engine, though the side view looks kike a Hodaka Ace 90. The frames probably a BSA Bantam......

I'd pass if I were you
The Bantam was a plunger. And the brake is on the wrong side to be a Hummer. But the engine is definitely Japanese. Hard to tell with the small picture. Maybe it's an AEE kit frame!
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:30 AM   #8
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The Bantam was a plunger. And the brake is on the wrong side to be a Hummer. But the engine is definitely Japanese. Hard to tell with the small picture. Maybe it's an AEE kit frame!
Ah, So it was, I was looking at the tank shape. The backbone has a kink in it going under the tank...

Maybe a Simplex or Zundapp with someone else's tele front end
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:18 AM   #9
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I dunno, Guys. I had a 1949 BSA Bantam D-1 that had a factory rigid rear end and a tool box like that frame has. Obviously a newer engine, though. Whatever it is now, it would be a real project.

It would make a great mail-box holder......
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I just took another look--I think the geometry is off for being a BSA frame, and I don't see any seat mounts like mine had. I think it may be a cut-up frame with a hard-tail added at some misguided point.

I think the poor thing might be best served by being ignored......it must be really embarrassed.....
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