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56 KHK Project

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Post Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:16 pm

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Location: Crewe, Great Britain

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

Patrick

Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:34 am

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

Patrick

Great, problem solved. Thanks Patrick!

Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:44 pm

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Location: Central Fl.
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.

Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:33 pm

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Location: Crewe, Great Britain

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

Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:03 pm

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
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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Last edited by Chris Haynes on Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:06 pm

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Location: Crewe, Great Britain

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

Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:43 pm

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
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

Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:27 pm

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Location: Northern IL, USA
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.

Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:35 pm

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Location: Crewe, Great Britain

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

Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:09 pm
Pa Site Admin

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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

Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:15 pm

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Location: Northern IL, USA
Here's how it looks with the tank!
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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...

Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:53 pm

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Location: madison wisconsin usa
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

Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:39 pm

Posts: 139
Location: USA
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

Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:16 pm

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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

Post Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:15 pm

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Location: Palo Alto, CA
I like the workshop as well as the bike - looks like a nice bright space!

Post Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:15 pm

Posts: 71
Location: Northern IL, USA
Generator done and on the bike.

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Post Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:26 am

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Location: Utah,USA

Post Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:46 pm

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Location: Northern IL, USA
Not much change, but thought you might like to see it from the left with the tank.
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Post Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:08 pm

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Location: Mpls. area
Kinda' funny the KH got the swingarm before the panhead. Very nice looking bike!

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