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Hi Guys,

I'v been offered the frame on the pic. It's supposed to be a Speed Twin frame - 1953. Can any of you confirm this? Also will a unitengine fit this frame?

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I dont think your going to get a unit in that frame that's pre unit, trans behind the seat post doesnt look like enough room in front of it for both but i could be wrong
 

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Making a unit fit will require major surgery. And that frame is already much modified apparently to run some dumbass fat rear tire!
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Making a unit fit will require major surgery. And that frame is already much modified apparently to run some dumbass fat rear tire!
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That makes sense i couldn't figure out what on earth they did to that thing, that has to be one ugly combination a wide tire kit on a 53 LMAO
 

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...no earlier. because I have a 48 and do not look like that; mine original and stylized. Lot of modified tabs and things on the main loop too.
The SU was in the 650s only 1 year
 

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Ya know, looking at that frame it looks like they just made six spacers, 1 for each of the mounting positions on the tail, then made some cheezy crossmembers to make it wider. Cut the widened lugs back to stock on a mill and cut out and replace the crossmembers and it would be usable again... Still not going to fit a unit engine though.
 

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I have a stock late '48 rigid frame, if you need any measurements hit me up! Your frame looks like it's in great shape, the wide tire mods would be a semi-easy fix..
 
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