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steve pan pizza
02-01-2014, 12:06 PM
1255912560I have the Transmission done and in the frame. The Motor is being redone now but I am in need of a front panhead head or heads along with an original carb and intake. Primary will need replacement too. I am hopeful I will find extra parts at the swap meet in Fremont. Any help locating would be helpful.
I picked this project up from a long time friend who had the bike at a shop over the last twenty plus years with very little ever completed. The bike shop moved a few hundred miles north of where it was. I was glad he got most of the bike back this fall. Many boxes of parts both original and custom with extras if anyone else is looking for special goodies for their project.

steve pan pizza
02-02-2014, 12:00 PM
Here are more pictures of the 61FL1256112562 Slow but sure to Finnish in this lifetime.

Jerry Wieland
02-02-2014, 03:27 PM
Steve

Lucky that the front head is the easiest to find. If I have an extra head of that vintage I will bring it to Fremont.

Jerry

cdndewey
02-02-2014, 06:31 PM
1255912560I have the Transmission done and in the frame. The Motor is being redone now but I am in need of a front panhead head or heads along with an original carb and intake. Primary will need replacement too. I am hopeful I will find extra parts at the swap meet in Fremont. Any help locating would be helpful.
I picked this project up from a long time friend who had the bike at a shop over the last twenty plus years with very little ever completed. The bike shop moved a few hundred miles north of where it was. I was glad he got most of the bike back this fall. Many boxes of parts both original and custom with extras if anyone else is looking for special goodies for their project.

I see you still have the dual point in it. Did you mark the flywheels while it was apart?

steve pan pizza
02-02-2014, 06:48 PM
The motor was rebuilt 20+years ago. It will be dismantled and rebuilt just so I know it is done right.

steve pan pizza
02-02-2014, 06:54 PM
Thanks Jerry
I was almost up by your neck of the woods last weekend in Green Bay for a swap there. See you in Fremont!

Jerry Wieland
02-03-2014, 08:10 PM
Thanks Jerry
I was almost up by your neck of the woods last weekend in Green Bay for a swap there. See you in Fremont!

For many years I used to vend in Green Bay at the old Riverside Ballroom -- is it still there. Haven't been there in probably 15 years. Kind of a dump but made a little money and bought a few parts.

I am actually all the way across the state.

Jerry

BigLakeBob
02-04-2014, 03:18 AM
I see you still have the dual point in it. Did you mark the flywheels while it was apart?

Does he need to mark something if he is using original flywheels for that year or only if not? Thanks, Bob #6738

cdndewey
02-04-2014, 08:42 AM
Does he need to mark something if he is using original flywheels for that year or only if not? Thanks, Bob #6738

The factory didn't mark the flywheels for the rear cylinder until late 61 I believe. Until then they had a screw in tool to use to show where the rear cylinder should be timed. I suspect (but don't know for sure) all aftermarket aren't marked for rear cylinder timing.

steve pan pizza
02-04-2014, 09:24 PM
Aren't there two peens marked on the fly wheel for this from the factory
?

cdndewey
02-05-2014, 09:02 AM
Aren't there two peens marked on the fly wheel for this from the factory
?

Depending on the vin number of the bike. If it's before 61FLH 7987, then no, after that yes.

steve pan pizza
02-08-2014, 01:45 PM
I'm sorry. I was thinking Michigan not over by Eau Claire.

steve pan pizza
02-08-2014, 01:47 PM
My #'s higher than that. Thanks

BigLakeBob
02-12-2014, 06:16 PM
Aren't there two peens marked on the fly wheel for this from the factory
?


Depending on the vin number of the bike. If it's before 61FLH 7987, then no, after that yes.

This is a pic of the flywheel that came out of my 62FL12xxx, I assume its original markings? It looks like a 7-1 date code. Bob Rice #6738

12677

cdndewey
02-12-2014, 11:14 PM
This is a pic of the flywheel that came out of my 62FL12xxx, I assume its original markings? It looks like a 7-1 date code. Bob Rice #6738

12677


Looks just like the two pair I have.

GSullivan
08-14-2014, 04:18 PM
Steve,I'm looking for any parts to swap my foot shifter to a hand shifter on my 1977 FL Police Special. I'll pay cash or I do have some decent parts to trade. Just asking because you mentioned you had a box of "goodies" kicking around. Thanks,George #24919

VPH-D
08-15-2014, 08:56 AM
There aren't a lot of hand shift parts that interchange between a 61 and a 77.
VPH-D

GSullivan
08-15-2014, 11:49 AM
Got it thanks. You never know unless you ask. I'll keep searching. George #24919

cdndewey
08-15-2014, 03:15 PM
The transmission top will interchange, and you could use part of the foot clutch (the support bracket). Other than that, everything is different.