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Example of bad numbers

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Post Thu May 28, 2009 5:42 pm

Also note that this is supposed to be a 1954, but the VIN is earlier than the 1st trap door case.

Post Fri May 29, 2009 9:22 pm

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D indicates dealer replacement cases ?

Post Sat May 30, 2009 1:29 am

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Location: Crewe, Great Britain

Yep, that number is smaller than my trapdoorless 54KHK...

Yes, the "D" indicates a set of post 57 KH cases that have been factory moded to recieve the Sportster trap door for sake of smaller inventory.

There was another D set of cases ealier on eBay, unground pad, factory numbers but no letters in it!!!



Post Sat May 30, 2009 7:30 am

Right... except for the grinding marks and over-stamp.

Never mind.

Post Sat May 30, 2009 11:31 am

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
I like the "test" "D" at the 3 o clock position of the timing plug hole.

Post Sun May 31, 2009 11:35 pm

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Location: Palo Alto, CA
Those pictured numbers aren't stock K and subsequent early ironhead numbers, which don't seem to have such pronounced serifs?

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