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    I am restoring a 1966 Harley Davidson FL police special. I understand that when you were stopped for speeding the officer would lock his speedo with a trigger on the left side of the dash to show the driver his speed for issuing a ticket. I have the original speedo with the lock mechanisim but am missing the trigger that activates the speed lock. Does anyone have a photo of a 1966 police special dash with this speed lock.
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    There is no "trigger", the lock is activated by a button on the right side of the handlebars, it is electric. The small button on the left side of the dash is the release.
    Robbie Knight Amca #2736

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    Thanks Robbie do you know where I could find a picture of this switch? This looks like something I'll have a hard time finding.
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    Pete,
    What are you referring to as "switch"? The handlebar button is the same as a horn button. It grounds the circuit making the solenoid on the speedo body kick in. The release lever is merely a strip of steel with a button head riveted to it. When depressed it releases the locking lever on the solenoid. It is all in the parts books.
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    Somewhere in my junk I have a baggie with some of those lock release button and spring.
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    Thank you Chris again for the help. I looked at my speedo and found the wires which I thought were just to a light bulb must go to the soleniod. Im going to try it with my battery charger and see if it locks!!
    That was a great link. There wasn't a lot of "bling" on the FL Police models I see where I am going to need to black out a bunch of chrome.
    If you come across the parts I would definitely be interested in buying a release mechanisim from you.
    I've added a couple of pix of dash and bike
    Thanks again Chris66 2.JPG
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    So talking about one of these? They are not particularly rare. I am sure I also have a few around if only I was better organized. Jerry

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    Thanks Jerry
    I have the solenoid on my speedo but am now looking for the re-set button.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Engelman View Post
    I see where I am going to need to black out a bunch of chrome.66 2.JPG
    Pete::::::::::::;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Different agencies ordered bikes with different packages. for instance CHP ordered bikes with lots of chrome and LAPD had everything blacked out.
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    I also have a '66FL police bike and can help with photos etc. Do you still need the photo of the release spring under the dash cover ? The little nob on my spring broke also and Chris has been telling me of his bag of them for years.
    Last edited by Scott Parker; 12-01-2018 at 12:38 PM.

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