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Old 10-13-2010, 09:40 AM   #21
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Is this a AEE seat? i can't find any markings on it.

Yes they we're called devil's tail. Two sizes for all bikes...
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:21 AM   #22
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If memory serves I don't remember seeing our tall devil type seats with a diamond pattern, always square pattern but I'll have to check catalogs to be sure. Either way that is the seat for a sweet 70's chopper!
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:09 PM   #23
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No problem, but yes, AEE Devil seat three different designs ... they are popping up up on ebay and such alot more lately... three years ago i couldn't sniff one out... I know, all you guys can hate me now...


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Old 10-16-2010, 04:55 PM   #24
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Must have been after I left. We had nothing for 650 yamaha's when I was there. Nice find.
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:55 AM   #25
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Scored an old AEE frame
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:59 AM   #26
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Scored an old AEE frame
Thats for a Honda 350 or 450 twin.
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:21 PM   #27
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Scored an old AEE frame
The mounts are for the Honda 450/500 DOHC twin.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:34 AM   #28
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Frames were built for AEE by our engineer designer Dave Brackett. He owned a chassis company and built them on the side for us. He built a couple 450's that were in street chopper called Amani. Guys laugh now but that 450 did very well for its size.
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Any idea why he did the drop off like that behind the seat post ? The 750 has a nicer line ,,He also did the same with the Sportster frame. ( small picture on the left )
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:37 AM   #30
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I've been looking for a picture of a Sportster AEE used in their catalogs to show different parts. It had a bolt on hardtail, raked, 20 over springer, 17" wheel, black and if I remember right flames on the tank. It was also used in Street Chopper to show the strength of AEE cromoly springers after it was in an accident.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:56 AM   #31
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You know Scavenger I do not have the answer but I can get it on why we had the drop on some frames and not others. I do know it seemed to end up looking right. Pretty sure by the way that he had built an adjustable jig so he could produce multiple types of frames off of a single jig.
Worn, not sure which bike you were talking about. We did a handful of articles about springer strength and one about the testing we did for the government.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:33 AM   #32
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Wow ! I just spent hours on your blog takehikes. Very interesting stuff. Thanks for that. I wasn't alive back then, but the old stuff has always amazed me. I love finding old stuff at swaps or Ebay, and wonder where/when the part was made, and how many different bikes it's been on,and where it's been etc....

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Old 08-01-2011, 11:40 AM   #33
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According to Dave Brackett our engineer and designer at AEE:
"About the frames, it has to do with the engine. The foreign bikes had the head forward and the carbs to the rear so a straight line could be had from neck to axle, but the Harleys had the heads front and rear, so you had to go higher to clear the rear head, and then drop to get to the axle."

Obviously you can run a straight line from the neck to rear but you end up with a much higher front end which also helps explain some of the insane neck stretches we have seen the last few years.
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Worn, not sure which bike you were talking about. We did a handful of articles about springer strength and one about the testing we did for the government.
I spent a bit of time on Google and found the bike I'm talking about...funny thing is, we both commented on it in another thread! (I made a mistake in my comment, should have been D&D not Jammer)
Still looking for a side on shot of it from the catalogs.
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Man, that stuff brings back memories. I know I had an AEE sissy bar and tail light. I need to check out my friend's garage for AEE stuff. He's had things hanging from the rafters for decades.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:03 PM   #37
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Worn...I do not remember the bike, don't think it was ever ours, but I do remember the article.
I saw a few springers come back damaged and returned to us. Most it was real evident what happened to them...can you say impact with immovable object or else massive wheelie damage. Never saw one that was a failure of our material or welds.
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Worn...I do not remember the bike, don't think it was ever ours, but I do remember the article.
I saw a few springers come back damaged and returned to us. Most it was real evident what happened to them...can you say impact with immovable object or else massive wheelie damage. Never saw one that was a failure of our material or welds.
I wasn't saying AEE made dangerous springers.
Big Bike magazine was there originally to push D&D Distributors products much like Street Chopper was there to sell AEE products. They ran articles on the danger of welding cromoly I think mainly because D&D springers were mild steel, and a lot of the bikes in the first year of Big Bike were built by D&D or had their springers.
That Sportster may not have belonged to AEE or an AEE employee but I do remember it in one of the catalogs with a side shot, I think it was for Sportster drag pipes. Always liked the lines of that bike but never really got used to the look of the skinny 17" front wheels

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Old 08-01-2011, 04:16 PM   #39
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You are right about chrome moly and welding, luckily our guys were very good and paid to be good. Didn't think you were thrown rocks at AEE springers, believe me back then there was some real junk out there. I am going to check on that Sporty (as my memory is now a combination of remembering and checking the catalogs and magazines). Now that you mentioned it I vaugely remember it being in some of the early catalogs.
I'm with you, 19 or 21 up front, those 17"ers look kinda funny. On our bikes they would set up the frame with the rear wheel on and then start putting a variety of front end and wheel combos on until it sat the way they wanted it. Easy to do when all you have to do is pull them from stock. I should know I was the guy pulling the parts and hauling them back and forth!
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Here is an AEE Sporty frame.

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