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    This complete rod and valve assembly was also in the parts lent to me. Because the metals are dissimilar, and moisture had got into the equation, the little alloy cap had locked into the steel tube by galvanic reaction. It may have sat in water or the rider at the time didnít ever change the fork oil. I sprayed penetrant around the cap and did a couple of light heat cycles to try and break the seal. I made the tool in the picture and started some moderate back and forth pressure. I was about to give in after 5 minutes when I heard a click. More penetrant and more back n forward action and I had 1/16Ē movement. It took about 20 minutes, but my persistence paid off.

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    Well I am no help Steve. I pulled that stray slider out of the Sportster pile but it is of the 71-72 only variety. Happily it still has it's fender tabs.
    And while I was searching I dug through the pile but found no earlier bits or pieces.
    Slider is heading to Ebay soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sswaney View Post
    Well I am no help Steve. I pulled that stray slider out of the Sportster pile but it is of the 71-72 only variety. Happily it still has it's fender tabs.
    And while I was searching I dug through the pile but found no earlier bits or pieces.
    Slider is heading to Ebay soon.
    I appreciate you taking the time and getting your hands dirty. Thanks for looking mate.
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    Another hard to find part.

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    Usual loose chain damage.

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    Ready for another loose chain to release its fury on.

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    Looking through the Pohlman and privateer pictures of XLRís that Iíve been collecting, I noticed that both of these bikes lack mudguard brackets.

    99% of XLR's in pictures show the bikes with mudguard brackets but,,, a big percentage of the pictures that are available online are rebuilt bikes.
    I had a squiz at the Front fork section of the 1952 - 65 KRTT, XLRTT, parts book, but it only lists a complete fork side which has an R number.
    eg FORK SIDE COMPLETE. RIGHT. SHORT. 52 to 65 KR, KRTT, XLRTT 45942-54R.

    Questions:
    Does this complete R fork side (FORK SIDE COMPLETE. RIGHT. SHORT. 52 to 65 KR, KRTT, XLRTT 45942-54R) have fender mounts?

    Was Don Hawley a factory, or dealer, sponsored racer or a privateer?

    Do any of the forum members have documentation on a R part number for the bracket-less sliders?

    There are a couple of youtube videos showing XLRTT at Peoria going over the jump at full speed. I guess if they got that bit wrong a new front end would be in order.


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