Santee honda 500 frame

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itheo58
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Santee honda 500 frame

Post by itheo58 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:18 am

G,day,was looking at the Santee brochurefor 1978 on page 12 on this site and could not help but notice the similarity in my Chopper Frame.Reckon is identical.
Do the Honda 750 sohc and 500 sohc share same mountings??? If so then perhaps my frame is a Santee 500??
Frame is numbered S00221.
I was told was not a Santee due to difference at seat join and back forks.
If Not could it be that Santee changed frame design for the 750 at some stage but started out as per the 500 design.
Perhaps I have a 500 frame with 750 motor but then why would santee make 2 different style frames.
Check pics out. Theo.

itheo58
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Re: Santee honda 500 frame

Post by itheo58 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:20 am

looking more like a chopper.Theo

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Re: Santee honda 500 frame

Post by Prof » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:15 pm

Could also be a Sonic made in Melbourne. Their number started with an S. Australian chopper shops in 70's used to buy in a frame, forks etc from the US and copied them. I have a Jammer springer and and Australian springer in my workshop... identical. Southern Choppers in Geelong started their frame number with SC as far as I know.I've locked up the workshop tonight so can't assure you that CB750 and 500 are differently mounted, but am sure they are.
Chopit'nrideit... Prof

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