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    I think the chrome came around 65 or there about....

    I think the chrome came around 65 or there about. Knowing the finish could be changed after leaving the factory, my main question was about the 2 piece cover. Wonder if it’s a more desirable part? I...
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    XLCH Primary covers

    Iíve noticed 2 different types of tin primary covers, a one piece cover and a cover with a separate clutch dome presumably spot welded to the cover. I have heard of two piece early covers but I...
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    Brake shaft lock washer

    Regarding brake shaft lock washer 42575-30 itís obvious that a tab bends over a flat on the nut but what keeps the nut and washer spinning together? Does one of the long tabs get bent over something...
  4. Steve, Do you need factory fork boots?

    Steve,
    Do you need factory fork boots?
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    Check that you have copper strand plug wires. I...

    Check that you have copper strand plug wires. I see a lot of older bikes fitted with high energy silicone plug wires. They’re not for any type of ignition with points but are particularly bad with...
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    Spark plug angle

    I need to time a xlch but not by the timing mark and want to determine the piston height without pulling the head. Does anyone know the exact angle of the spark plug so I can triangulate the...
  7. I have early and late style lowers and nos slider...

    I have early and late style lowers and nos slider tubes in both styles as well as complete front ends and triple tees.
    hd64fl@verizon.net
  8. Thread: Piston rings

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    Piston rings

    I have a 1964 FL. I bought a set of .040 rings part #22360-53. My parts book says they are for FL but doesnít not FLH. My problem is I believe the pistons are aftermarket FLH pistons. Does this...
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    DuoGlide fender badge location

    Can anyone tell me the location front to back of the fender badges? The fender I have which I thought was original has the right side badge further forward than the left side. Thanks.
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    Fairbanks Morse magneto coil

    Is there a way to test coils with a multi meter? The manual states to switch with a known working coil.
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    The word I heard was when they came out with the...

    The word I heard was when they came out with the sportster model 48 a few years ago Harley started producing the boots again for it. I haven’t experienced them but I would be surprised if they were...
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    69-70 Bronson style mufflers

    I recently bought a set of 69-70 stacked mufflers. The parts book lists them as separate part numbers-65227-68 lower and 65228-68 upper. Both mufflers are identical with just 1 mounting loop on the...
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    Thanks Tom Unfortunately the only parts book I...

    Thanks Tom
    Unfortunately the only parts book I have is the 54-78 K and XL model bikes. It has a lot of NAs and blanks instead of part numbers. If anyone has a parts book that was printed in the late...
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    Not definitely. I think the shorter 1-1/2”...

    Not definitely. I think the shorter 1-1/2” recessed tubes are the right ones. Just an assumption though.
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    Pre 1968 fork tubes

    Do pre 1968 fork tubes have a recessed area in the bottom for the dampener valve? I know it is 2Ē on 68-70 and 1-1/2Ē on 71-72 but not sure on 52-67. I want to find a set of tubes before dismantling...
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    Can you tell me what brand electronic regulator...

    Can you tell me what brand electronic regulator you use that fits in the cut off box and has been reliable?
    Thank you
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    Chain Guaurd 60308-67

    I canít find a reliable image of a 60308-67 chain guard. If anyone has a picture please post it. Iím assuming it is the guard with 4 rivets on the front mount and a horizontal rear mount. Is this a...
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    So the tailight body stamped Guide 68 is correct...

    So the tailight body stamped Guide 68 is correct for a 1969?
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    Guide 68 tailight

    Pulled out my tailight stock for a 1969 FLH Iím restoring and I noticed a couple were Guide 55 and one was a guide 68 with the only external difference being the identifying stamping. Is the Guide 68...
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    Tapered bead tires

    I have tapered bead Goodyear front and rear tires as found on 1971 and up (I believe) XL models. Will these tires work safely on 64-70 style non tapered Borrani rims? If anything I would think they...
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    Dry cell battery

    I have been running a 18 amp dry cell in my dual point/coil pan for years. Recently the battery died so I went to the local battery warehouse to get a battery. They only had 12 amp 6 volt batteries...
  22. Thread: Spokes

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    Spokes

    Is it my understanding that Stainless or zinc spokes can be substituted for cad on 1950s-70s Harley's? I hope this was the right forum to ask this question. Thank you.
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    Wartime tank badges

    What is the correct color for the "Harley Davidson" script on 1945 white painted tank badges?
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    I think the hose is a good idea. After thinking...

    I think the hose is a good idea. After thinking about it, if I had a pressure problem it would be seeping out everywhere. I'm only getting an substantial leaking at the oil line. Thanks
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    Gear case oil pipe leak

    I have been battling an oil leak at the oil pipe connection on top the oil pump on the timing gear case on my 26 JD. I have tried copper and steel lines, homemade and one bought from Competition...
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