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 Post subject: Hei Hei Frame Confusion
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:42 pm 
Old School Hero
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Hi folks,

I am watching a Hei Hei on fleabay.

It's advertised as a '99 18 inch. Seems to have 98 Hei Hei decals. Bullet ends, plain tubes etc. Looks pucka.

Asked the guy to provide the frame number, gave me KH19016.

Surely that is for a 19 inch kahuna (Hei Heis start with a B)? But there are no gussetts, or shaped tubes.

Any ideas?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180068624664&sspagename=ADME:L:RTQ:UK:1


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:44 am 
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eBay is blocked at work so I can't comment on the actual details on there, but I can help on the frame number.

I've done a bit or research into the frame numbering and have found that the Ti Kona frames from around 97 onwards use the following system:

Letter descriptor for King Kahuna or Hei Hei, two digit frame size, three digit frame number.

For 97 the frame descritpor was "K" for the King Kahuna and "B" for the Hei Hei.

For 98 this changed to "KK" for the King Kahuna and KH for the Hei Hei (I assume the first K is for Kona and second leter is for either KingKahuna or HeiHei).

Thus KH19016 is a 98 Hei Hei size 19" and 16th 19" produced in the production run.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:32 am 
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Now it makes sense.
many thanks.


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I have K19015

How similar!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:48 pm 
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Is it for sale too?
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