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  1. Thread: Beehive tail light

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    Further to above, I believe that low and high...

    Further to above, I believe that low and high position bases (and short and tall bulbs) were used for 42-46-type tail lights, but only low position bases (and only short bulbs) were used for...
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    Yes Chris. Name calling. We already covered...

    Yes Chris. Name calling. We already covered this on Facebook when you said your statements were facts and asked for examples that were condescending. I'm a newbie and we aren't friends so I...
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    Are you kidding me? Do you have some crazy...

    Are you kidding me? Do you have some crazy personal stake in parking lights too? This doesn't concern or affect conventional wisdom as to your precious 35-38 tail light. I just started doing more...
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    True to form Chris! I'm not challenging your...

    True to form Chris! I'm not challenging your expertise or authority or position as the god of all H-D knowledge or the king of all forums. Although I did not intend to disparage or disrespect you,...
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    It may not be digging deeper if it doesn't...

    It may not be digging deeper if it doesn't challenge conventional wisdom. I would certainly understand that possible reading (i.e., Chrome License Plate Frame vs. French Glass Goggles) absent any...
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    In case anyone is interested, below please find...

    In case anyone is interested, below please find some relevant literature. I don't believe it changes or otherwise affects conventional wisdom, so it shouldn't be controversial. I particularly...
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    I'm still confused as to the logic and rationale...

    I'm still confused as to the logic and rationale and consistency for what is deemed "correct" and why, but I may be resigned to ignorance here and waiting for the experts to translate and interpret...
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    I have read through the discussions, but the...

    I have read through the discussions, but the discussions pretty much end with "it's correct to call the earlier tail light the beehive because H-D called it the beehive in literature" or something...
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    I am not claiming that H-D called the 39 tail...

    I am not claiming that H-D called the 39 tail light a beehive. I am claiming that H-D never called the 34 tail light a beehive. Is that a dead horse? Has someone made this claim before? If so, I...
  10. Lens for Police Running Lights for 1933 Models?

    What lens was used for police running lights for 1933 models? See photo. Was it the same lens that was used for parking lights?

    Photo:...
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    Thank you Chris. Pretty much everything I know...

    Thank you Chris. Pretty much everything I know about beehives is owed to Palmer and you. I don't know where you currently stand on the subject of what H-D called the 34 tail light and what's...
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    Parking Light Lens Info for 1931-1935 Models?

    Does anyone have any info as to parking light lenses for 1931-1935 models? Did the lens change at any point (e.g., to an elongated version like the tail lamp lens changed for 1935 models?) or did...
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    Beehive Brouhaha History

    [NOTE: I believe that "conventional wisdom" in this case reflects the views of numerous respected authors and pretty much everyone else that I have seen address the subject matter in this forum or...
  14. Thread: Beehive tail light

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    As to the base, I have not seen the referenced...

    As to the base, I have not seen the referenced new product literature. So, I could be wrong. But, to my knowledge, the low position base was used for 1939 through at least 1942 and possibly through...
  15. Thread: Beehive tail light

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    Apologies and thanks for the reminders about...

    Apologies and thanks for the reminders about confusion and staying on topic. I have learned from this thread and need to remember that others may look to this thread for answers in the future. I...
  16. Thread: Beehive tail light

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    Very cool. Quintessential Streamline Moderne. I...

    Very cool. Quintessential Streamline Moderne. I didn't initially notice the third lens in the profile photo, but the LaSalle tail light kind of combines elements similar to those of the H-D sidecar...
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    Thank you Damon and ragsflh.

    Thank you Damon and ragsflh.
  18. Thread: never forget D Day

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    Thank you for your service and the post. I'm...

    Thank you for your service and the post. I'm still going through my father's stuff, which includes my grandfather's stuff. Found this book and thought it was pretty cool.

    Photo 1:...
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    New Forum Member from Dallas, Texas

    Just joined. Acquired my father's collection of vintage bikes and parts. Mostly 1930s-1950s H-D Big Twin as well as some Hummer and British bikes and parts. Basically just getting into this. Here...
  20. Thread: Beehive tail light

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    I realize that this thread is old and that...

    I realize that this thread is old and that similar threads may have died without addressing the base gasket material question. Started a new thread. Just checking for any updated knowledge.
  21. 1939-1946 Beehive Tail Light (Base) Gasket Material

    Any updated knowledge on subject matter? Are OEM tail light (base) gaskets: (a) not rubber (e.g., asbestos, paper, or felt?) for 39-46; or (b) rubber for 39-41 and not rubber for 42-46? Have seen...
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    I realize that this thread is old (and the link...

    I realize that this thread is old (and the link to the flatheadpower.com thread may be broken), but anyone happen to remember (or otherwise know) anything about the rubber/felt gasket claim (i.e.,...
  23. Below please find a link to a Clymer reprint of...

    Below please find a link to a Clymer reprint of the August 1916 issue that is listed on eBay.

    https://www.ebay.com/usr/harley_mike2003
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