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    Default Identify these triple trees!

    Well folks it’s time for another brain twisting fess up of info. On the early glide trees in the photos on the part of the casting that makes contact with the frame if the tree was swung all the way to either side you will notice that one tree has a small cut out which is factory. Can some one he tell me what years this tree belongs to? Can’t say that I’ve seen this one before. Thanks, Bob
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    Those trees with the cut outs are for 1965 and later. The cut out type were used on models with 3 1/2 gallon tanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Haynes View Post
    Those trees with the cut outs are for 1965 and later. The cut out type were used on models with 3 1/2 gallon tanks.
    Is it a -65 casting number? Or a -48 casting number? Is the casting number in this case the same as the part number?
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    All the rigid and swing arm clamps carry the -48 number. But there is a difference. The rigid clamps have the stem directly in the middle of the boss on the bottom of the clamp. The swing arm clamps have an oval boss and the stem is off center.
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    Thanks Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Haynes View Post
    All the rigid and swing arm clamps carry the -48 number. But there is a difference. The rigid clamps have the stem directly in the middle of the boss on the bottom of the clamp. The swing arm clamps have an oval boss and the stem is off center.
    In the photo, the top one is the swingarm clamp, and the bottom is the rigid?

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    Input! Input! Input! Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster View Post
    In the photo, the top one is the swingarm clamp, and the bottom is the rigid?
    Yes, as stated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Haynes View Post
    Those trees with the cut outs are for 1965 and later. The cut out type were used on models with 3 1/2 gallon tanks.
    Chris!

    Should '65 adjustable trees on tankshift police machines have the cut-outs?

    What is the cut-out's purpose?

    TIA

    .....Cotten

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Cotten View Post
    Chris!

    Should '65 adjustable trees on tankshift police machines have the cut-outs?

    What is the cut-out's purpose?

    TIA

    .....Cotten
    The cut outs were only used on machines with 3.5 gallon tanks. It allowed the bike to make a tighter turn. Most of the post '64 machines with 3.5 gallon tanks were Police models.
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