I would like to know if somebody can help me. I am restoring a 1917 Harley, and it is in this moment ready to start with the stripping work.
I donīt know which size must have the stripping lines. I have read that the bike must be painted in olive, and the petrol tank + tool box + mudguards must be striped in gold + coach green + silver + coach green + gold. In the web site www.harley-memories.com/restorer.htm the wide of them must be 1 mm + 5 mm + 1 mm + 5 mm + 1 mm, but probably this information is wrong as after painting the mudguard ribs, it looks very narrow.
In the web site of my spanish friends and harley restorers www.oldharleyrestoration.com, you can see that they used wider stripes. They told me that the correct must be 2.54 mm (0.1") + 8.25 mm (0.325") + 1.27 mm (0.05") + 8.25 mm (0.325") + 2.54 mm (0.1") = 21.59 mm (= 0.85") for. Another friend sent me a that it must be 1.25 mm to 1.5 mm + 6.7 mm + 0.75 mm + 6.7 mm + 1.5 mm. Which are the correct strip wide for my model?
Another question is about the petrol tank: the upper flange of the petrol tank, where it is drilled for the nuts to fix the tank to the frame, must be painted with the same stripes or must be it painted in olive like most of the petrol tank? i have seen an original petrol tank that was for sale time ago in ebay, and the flange was painted in a dark paint.
The last question is about the fork: must be it stripped like the 1916 model or not? which stripe color? gold? silver? coach green?
do you have some pictures about this model that you could send me? thank you a lot for your help. my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrique Castells from Spain