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  1. #191
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    VPH-D,I have been reading factory manuals for 40 years.I know what it says.
    Bruce even mentions the difference between the parts books & known original bikes.

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    I have seen factory invoices to the dealer where bikes were shipped missing parts.
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    Duffy,
    I did not mean to slight your knowledge of parts books, but to agree with your statement regarding the differences between what the books state vs what came on the bike.
    VPH-D

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    Parts books were printed before production for that year began based on the knowledge at hand. Often times something changed during production. The 1937-1939 parts books were great at telling you when some items changed. For instance they will point out that the first 123 EL's used a different timer than the rest. This because none of the parts of the later timer will interchange with the early unit. If a later part will interchange the change is not mentioned. Like the design of the '36 EL oil tank went through several changes but they are all interchangeable.
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    VPH-D,I was not offended & I agree both parts books & Palmers books are not easy to read & understand.As I said I believe Bruce more than the parts books.I know some people are stuck on the parts books because that is what we had but I have seen many mid year changes in many years,much like Chris has stated

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