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Post Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:33 pm

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New to this site,but heard from Hawg,some pretty sharp bikers here. I posted my question in the motorcycle trivia,title-Panhead Handlebars.Like I said-am new here. If you would take a look and maybe have an answer. Thanks Folks.
Take Care,<John>.
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Post Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:58 pm
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Welcome John. Give the crew a little time. You will get responces. Pa

Post Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:33 pm

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Pa wrote:
Welcome John. Give the crew a little time. You will get responces. Pa

Thanks.I will be reading folks comments and thoughts so i'll be around.Cool site so far.John.

Post Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:57 pm

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welcome and i sent you a pm , so check your inbox

Post Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:57 am

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I thought I would let ya know that I got lucky,and got a picture to post of the bars. John
Pa wrote:
Welcome John. Give the crew a little time. You will get responces. Pa

Post Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:45 pm

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The handlebars are the 51-53 variety. Similar to to 49-50 bars, but have the reinforcement at the center the 49-50 bars lack.

Post Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:07 pm

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Perhaps a custom modification by adding the extra slot? Or a factory flub?

Post Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:52 pm

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I guess I am not sure what you are asking as I do not see anything odd in your bars. Every set of bars I have seen for that type grip sleeve is double slotted, both reinforced center and not. I have two pair of the '49-'50 type right now and they are both that way. So are lightweight bars which were the first to use that throttle set-up. I also have a pair of Flanders bars made that way so even the aftermarket followed H-D's lead. As far as I know if you had a bar with a worn slot you just turned the sleeve and plunger upside down and you have a new surface.
Robbie

Post Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:57 pm

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RUBONE wrote:
I guess I am not sure what you are asking as I do not see anything odd in your bars. Every set of bars I have seen for that type grip sleeve is double slotted, both reinforced center and not. I have two pair of the '49-'50 type right now and they are both that way. So are lightweight bars which were the first to use that throttle set-up. I also have a pair of Flanders bars made that way so even the aftermarket followed H-D's lead. As far as I know if you had a bar with a worn slot you just turned the sleeve and plunger upside down and you have a new surface.
Robbie



Robbie,
I was just going by the line drawing in the H-D parts books. They only show one slot. Artistic immunity I guess. :D

Post Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:37 am

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TORDIN123 wrote:
welcome and i sent you a pm , so check your inbox

I just red both my posts and noticed I did not mentioned that they were a friends bars. My mistake!!! Sorry. I will give him your E Mail and you two can discuss them and hopefully help each other. Take Care,<John>.


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