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Old 11-30-2012, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys (and gals).

I just bought a 1985 Honda Shadow 700 (american model), it was an insurance write off due to a vehicle knocking it over in a parking lot. In Canada you cannot repair a frame with a "salvage" title.
I am looking for a frame for a 1985 HOnda Shadow 750 (canadian model), however the places I am calling only have the frames listed as their model numbers, not actual model of bike.

So what I was wondering is..... Does anyone know the model number of the specific bikes in question, they should be the exact same model just a different motor.

I did some looking myself and I came up with ME9 as the model #. I compared it with my 83 Shadow 500 which had MF5 listed under model #.

I called a Honda dealer, they couldn't help me, or didn't understand what I was asking. I know when I rebuilt the head on my 500, many parts came in with MF5 stamped on them. So I was wondering if anyone can definitely confirm what the model number is on either of these bikes.

83 Shadow 500 - MF5
85 Shadow 700/750 - ME9.

I would prefer to find a frame in Canada, close to home. Mostly to keep costs down, as I won't have to pay duty, or (hopefully) drive far, or pay shipping costs.

Help me!!!
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The ME9 and MF5 usually do imply the model the part was manufactured for, but does not mean it doesnt apply to other models.

the first 5 digits of a part number normally imply what the part is and wheather it is left or right side.

the next 3 digit set MF5 = model application. but I dont think this would be its only application, just the original model it was manufactured for.

the last 3 digit set would be a supplying manuacture, A01 = Honeywell, A02 = Filtech. but they will be the same part usually.

if there is a fourth set = Color code

Thats all I got for you. keep researching and good luck.
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