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    Default 48 Neck forging

    I heard Race frame was bought out. Anyone know where or if I can get one. I sent an email with but have heard nothing back. Any help is greatly appreciated. Tom

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    Race frame is visiting in the USA right now. He was at the Dixon AMCA meet. A 1948 neck retails for 800 bucks. Note the race Frame parts are cast and not forged.
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    I'm planning on a new neck for my 57 FL that I raked back when. I'm probably going to get one from WASCO. About $500.00. There is a youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IETRLsZE5vE
    that shows an installation. Any feedback as to this method? Pro or con? I don't know if the 48 is brazed or welded.
    Thanks,
    Sam

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    For sure its electric welded. Richard at Wasco does great work, and I wouldn't hesitate to use him. I have seen race frames necks, best I have seen, and in my opinion, worth the extra $$. I work in a federal Pen, so no you tube till I get home, but will watch for sure.

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    The video makes it look easier than it really is, and it leaves a lot of things out.Hope when your shift is over you get your frame back into shape!

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    I had a chance to watch that vid last night. They sure did make it look easy. I would like to know just how well that head would stand up at 80mph with those little sleeves welded in there. Sam, you might want to call Wasco, they can fix your original neck back to stock, without changing the head, should give him a call, stock parts are always better.

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    Welded. Welding came in about 1943. After that, they were all welded. Also recommend WASCO, who knows what he's doing.

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    I spoke to WASCO earlier, the only reason I would consider doing it locally is that I wouldn't have to wait a month for the frame to come back. I really don't need to be so impatient. Thanks for the advice. I'm going to send it to WASCO.
    Sam

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    You wont be disapointed. You should send before after pics. Tom

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    Two questions.
    One: What is the difference between a Race Frame neck and a Wasco neck?
    Two: I'm planning on sending my frame to Wasco to de-rake my 57 FL as per my previous post. How does an aftermarket neck, correctly installed, affect the value of the frame? Especially if the bike is to be restored.
    Sam

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