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thefrenchowl

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Post Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:16 pm

Re: 56 KHK Project

Easy, all K heads are as cast, all KH have their edges polished from the factory.

Patrick
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Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:34 am

Re: 56 KHK Project

thefrenchowl wrote:Easy, all K heads are as cast, all KH have their edges polished from the factory.

Patrick

Great, problem solved. Thanks Patrick!
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Payton

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Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:44 pm

Re: 56 KHK Project

by thefrenchowl on Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:16 pm

Easy, all K heads are as cast, all KH have their edges polished from the factory.

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The above may be true, but the polished heads, primary cover, gear case cover, and sprocket cover were an option, and for
a small fee (back then) your 54 up KH, KHK was delivered to you with the above mentioned parts polished.
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thefrenchowl

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Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:33 pm

Re: 56 KHK Project

Hi Payton,

Maybe so, but who's ever seen a KH in std cheap trim? Seems to me they all had the 54/55 Deluxe Group option fitted by dealer of factory at the time...

As these polished or chrome bits were not offered on the K, it's then fair to say K = as cast, KH = polished!!!

Patrick
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Chris Haynes

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Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:03 pm

Re: 56 KHK Project

thefrenchowl wrote:Hi Payton,

Maybe so, but who's ever seen a KH in std cheap trim? Seems to me they all had the 54/55 Deluxe Group option fitted by dealer of factory at the time...

As these polished or chrome bits were not offered on the K, it's then fair to say K = as cast, KH = polished!!!

Patrick



This trim looks cheap enough to me.
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thefrenchowl

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Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:06 pm

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Hi Chris,

As this forum chops photos rather than reduce them to an acceptable size, you'll have to "trim" it a bit on photoshop first so we can accertain the level of cheapness!!!

Patrick
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Chris Haynes

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Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:43 pm

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thefrenchowl wrote:Hi Chris,

As this forum chops photos rather than reduce them to an acceptable size, you'll have to "trim" it a bit on photoshop first so we can accertain the level of cheapness!!!

Patrick



Patrick,
It isn't chopped. Just slide that blue/gray bar at the bottom and right side of the window to see it all
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Dave56KHK

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Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:27 pm

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Another awesome picture, Chris. It does depend on the computer you're using, whether it chops it off or not. My work computer is fine, but my home computer chops it off on this forum. Haven't a clue why.
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thefrenchowl

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Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:35 pm

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No, my computer don't like it, can't even save it!!! I only see about 1/3rd of the front wheel...

I suppose it's the 52K in the factory basement, will recognise these brease blocks anywhere!!!

Patrick
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Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:09 pm

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Patrick, right click on the pic, open properties, copy and paste the url in your address bar. It will take you to the pic. Pa
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Dave56KHK

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Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:15 pm

Re: 56 KHK Project

Here's how it looks with the tank!
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45Brit

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Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:21 pm

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I really, really like that tank....
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...
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john HD

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Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:53 pm

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oh my that is nice!

i have to admit i think the '55 to '56 emblems are the best they ever came up with.

then again, i could be a bit jaded owning a '55 :mrgreen:

john
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celticdodge

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Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:39 pm

Re: 56 KHK Project

Just stunning! It's inspiring to see what you started with and what you have created.Great work.That paint design seems so appropiate for the bike,very art deco I would say,cool and understated ,a case where less speaks more profoundly.Tom. :D
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RUBONE

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Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:16 pm

Re: 56 KHK Project

Ok, now you've done it. Posting the pics has made me see that I need to finish the '55 KHK that I have been pushing to the corner for years to complete other projects. Last registered in '70 it suffered primarily from neglect. Someone put scout pistons in it and a few other odd hot-rod tricks but mostly stock including the original '55 fender badge. Time to get started !
Robbie
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suicideshovel65

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Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:15 pm

Re: 56 KHK Project

I like the workshop as well as the bike - looks like a nice bright space!
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Dave56KHK

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Post Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:15 pm

Re: 56 KHK Project

Generator done and on the bike.

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JohnR

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Post Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:26 am

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Dave56KHK

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Post Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:46 pm

Re: 56 KHK Project

Not much change, but thought you might like to see it from the left with the tank.
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panacea

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Post Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:08 pm

Re: 56 KHK Project

Kinda' funny the KH got the swingarm before the panhead. Very nice looking bike!
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