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Post Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:57 am

1955 KH on eBay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1955-HAR ... 45fe13627d

I guess they lacked a #1 numeral stamp for the "restoration work" on this number boss.


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Post Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:27 pm

Re: 1955 KH on eBay

"I" see what you mean. :lol: The K looks boogered also.


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Post Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:28 pm

Re: 1955 KH on eBay

The heel an toe on the top and bottom of the K in the picture were actualy only stamped on race shop motors, so having a K and and H with heel and toes makes it somwhat doubtfull.


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Post Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:53 pm

Re: 1955 KH on eBay

Seems every old harley was stolen in the states at one time!


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Post Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:04 pm

Re: 1955 KH on eBay

Seems every old harley was stolen in the states at one time!

Actually old dealers and owners were responsible for a lot of that screwy number stuff.
The one shown has matching '56 case numbers, and a '54 front fender emblem. A little schizophrenia going on there! :mrgreen:
And it seems the Brits just changed numbers whenever they liked to match log books and V5s. Numbers are actually inspected here for originality, you guys don't seem to care!


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Post Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:00 am

Re: 1955 KH on eBay

It's not strictly true to say that the Brits don't care, Holland is far worse ( being the European capital for ringing and re-registering stolen vehicles since the 1960s ) but it's certainly true that our procedures were developed and subsequently computerised at a time when there was a LOT of ex-WD and ex fleet bikes being sold at cery cheap prices, an almost unlimited supply of parts at near-scrap prices, a very high degree of interchangeability, and a widespread culture of building bitzas of various descriptions.
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

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