Main Frame

We are often asked why our main frame does not have a ‘swan neck’, to replicate the original. This is because, despite being very heavy, the swan neck is a serious point of weakness and is a major reason for frame distortion on standard Tiger Cub frames. The original swan neck frame was designed to use the fuel tank as a stressed member of the frame, theoretically to give a higher fuel capacity. But do we now need a 3 gallon tank on a Tiger Cub?! To create the swan neck shape, the down tube, which should be one of the strongest tubes in a frame, is flattened so that it fits inside the headstock casting, alongside the curved top tube. This dramatically reduces its strength.

With Armac frames, we have refused to compromise strength and frame rigidity. They are lighter,straighter and with jig-accurate geometry. As well as staying ‘true’, Armac main frames allow the cylinder head to be removed without removing the engine.

- Improved steering geometry

- Taper roller bearings in steering head

- Integral 1/4” 6082 T6 alloy sump shield

- Improved ground clearance

- Lockstops with replaceable nylon heads for Armac yokes (these are only for Armac/billet yokes and do not work with standard yokes)

- Oil in frame

- Improved geometry between gearbox sprocket, swinging arm spindle and rear wheel

- Fully TIG welded from seamless Trumech/CF53 tube

- Stainless steel fasteners

- Laser cut brackets

- Engine plates

- CNC machined components

- Accepts standard yokes, swinging arm and sub frame

- Fully jig built for maximum accuracy

- 5.2kg total weight



- main frame

- taper roller head bearings

- oil filler plug (screw cap)

- sump shield + bolts, nuts, washers

- front engine plates + bolts, nuts, washers

- bottom engine mount + bolts, nuts, washers

- new bottom engine mount

- counter sunk bolt for oil union


- welding new engine mount to gearbox

- removing bottom engine mount

- counter sinking oil union

- mounting point for Armac tank, if required

- coil mounting bracket beneath the top tube

PRICE: £850


STOCK: 2019 stock already sold, sorry

Armac frames are eligible for Pre-65 Scottish Pre-65

2-day trial with addition of our Tube Kit (limited number, with serial numbers). Five more tube kits will be available from February 2019

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