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Thread: 1952 K Model Muffler- Is this it?

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    Default 1952 K Model Muffler- Is this it?

    I admittedly don't know much at all about early sportsters but I need a 1952 muffler for my k model. I saw this one on ebay under part # 65231-52A. I attached a picture. Is this waht I need for my 52 or is this a later one? If its not if someone couls send me dimensions of the one I need that would be well appreciated. Thanks and I appreciate it.
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    That is a later Sportster muffler.
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    65230-65 to be exact!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Luland View Post
    65230-65 to be exact!
    hmm...., only 13 years off, so hey with our new judging rules that would be period correct! just kidding, no politics!

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    Parkerize,
    The stock K Model muffler is long and similar shape on both ends. Looks a lot like a Big Twin muffler except the diameter is smaller. I'll try to get a picture of mine later.
    That later style Sportster muffler was often called "Pencil Tip" due to the tapered shape.
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    Thanks Robbie, I never really had any sportster stuff except a chopped 70 xlh. All new to me. I picked up an original paint 52 k model and it has the wrong muffler so i thought i would find the right one for it. the length of your muffler tip to tip would also be great as well as whether there are any factory markings on it that i should look for (or a seam like the panhead cigar mufflers). thanks again for your help.

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    Be sure to visit;
    http://www.vintageamericanmotorcycles.com/main.php
    Be sure to register at the site so you can see large images.
    Also be sure to visit http://www.caimag.com/forum/

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    Thanks Chris, your the best, appreciate it.

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    may 05 2007 007.jpgI have a nice used one on my 39 Chief. sounds real good. Trade for the oem 39 muffler.
    Kyle Oanes AMCA # 3046

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    Thanks Kyle, I no longer have the k model but appreciate the thought.

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