Rare Goose Neck January 1956 KR Frame

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Rare Goose Neck January 1956 KR Frame

Postby thefrenchowl » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:28 pm

Hi,

From a request from Spacecoast:

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No foot pegs shafts or side stand, milled tomahawk, so likely a KR frame, not a KRTT.

January 1956 frame code, deffo not for XLR-TT!!!

Any thoughts?

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Re: Rare Goose Neck January 1956 KR Frame

Postby hugoct » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:58 pm

Any casting number on the steering head?
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Re: Rare Goose Neck January 1956 KR Frame

Postby thefrenchowl » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:34 am

No Bill,

That was an eBay auction a long time ago...

I was thinking like you at the time, 56 KH frame moded for racing, but the milled tomahawk did sound to me like factory... Can't see a private owner bothered with that and the exhaust bracket...

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Re: Rare Goose Neck January 1956 KR Frame

Postby xlh59 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:43 pm

Actually this frame is in my possession. I am even not sure, when I bought that frame and where, but could have been Ebay Germany -- and it was a cheap. The frame was fittet with a hardtail that had a "tilted" rear axle. Only modification seems to be the lightened bracket on the bottom of the frame, the cleaned crash guard mount and the bolt added for a different gas tank. No remains of a side stand mount visible -- and no re-paint visible as well.
Unfortunately the former owner has removed the casting number on the neck. I assume, he thought this is the "ID" of the frame and removed it for licensing reasons. In gemany a frame must have a frame number to be street legal and the number always stays with the title, not the frame.

I will post more pictures (any special request?) and will weight the frame these days. I was always wondering about this frame. Unfortunately not correct for the 55KHRM.

Happy christmas!
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Re: Rare Goose Neck January 1956 KR Frame

Postby xlh59 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:03 pm

As promised a few more information on the frame:

first a pic of the neck casting number. No big surprise here. Although the major part of the casting has been ground away, the -56 on the neck is clearly visible.
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Another pic of the lower footpeg bracket. Either the kick stand mount has been ground away very carefully or it never has been there.
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The seat casting has additional tapped holes for (I assume) a "visible spring" seat. The holes on both sides are very accurate and are angled, so no backyard job here.
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Overall weight of the frame is 33lbs -- I used my luggage scale for that, so maybe not too accurate. My 59 XLH frame (J8) weights 35lbs with the same scale.
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Re: Rare Goose Neck January 1956 KR Frame

Postby xlh59 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:05 pm

And a picture of the KR Hardtail with the angled axle:
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