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Mysterious frame stamping?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by highspeedhamish, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. So I took my frame down to the Blast it shop... (awesome place with glass, sand and walnut to blast with)... and after an hour my frame was done.. but then I noticed this odd stamping on the top tube near the steering head... anyone else seen this?

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  2. Capt_Zoom

    Capt_Zoom Raider Rider/xs newbie

    I recall seeing something like that on My wife's that's off for paint now. Can't remember the number though.
  3. CalsXS2

    CalsXS2 XS650 Junkie

    I just found a "2" on mine.
  4. angus67

    angus67 Welder's penetrate deeper!!

    mine says 3 27. it faces the other way though.
    thought maybe it was the date of the frame being finished, but i dont know what to make of your x19
  5. Tack427

    Tack427 XS650 Addict

    some crazy drunk Japanese guy on the assembly line, with some number punches.

    "Export Huh" "This will screw up some one, some day"

    no but really maybe the number of the guy who inspects the frames.
    just like that little "inspected by #3 paper" in a new pair of pants
  6. manofsteele

    manofsteele XS650 Addict

    Mine had a "B" on it. Maybe an inspector?
  7. jayel

    jayel #9 Guru 74 TX650A

    my 74 no numbers
  8. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    My 82 frame has either a U or the top half of an H. The 81 and 75 you can't see a marking without taking the tanks off.
    probably an inspector's mark.
  9. Tack427

    Tack427 XS650 Addict

    I checked mine today -- 3 27

    angus67 had the same numbers
  10. angus67

    angus67 Welder's penetrate deeper!!

    mines a 80.here it is. I tried to light it up sideways so the camera would catch it, but apperently, led flashlightes are alot brighteron camera than in real life.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2012
  11. Just went and looked at my 80 and it has 9 26 stamped in it.

    HUMmmmmmmm, inquiring minds want to know.
  12. cros36

    cros36 thread killer

    my 74 had a 2 and then another 2 digit number. figured it was a date of some sort.
  13. angus67

    angus67 Welder's penetrate deeper!!

    looking your way, 5twins...

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