|11-30-2012, 09:58 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Woodstock, ON Canada
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.
|12-01-2012, 10:17 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New Jersey
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.