Fuel shutoff knob 62051-40

Were brass knobs used?

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Fuel shutoff knob 62051-40

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Post by roman » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:49 pm

Mocking up fuel shutoff on left gas tank.The knob I have is brass, looks good. Would this have been original?



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Re: Fuel shutoff knob 62051-40

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:25 pm

I do think so.
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Post by FL54 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:21 pm

Not overly concerned about originality, just thought it looked good.
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Re: Fuel shutoff knob 62051-40

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:35 pm

H-D never used a brass knob in raw finish on any shutoff. All were chrome or painted. In fact H-D didn't use raw brass anywhere on a bike, any brass parts had some finish on them.

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Post by FL54 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:10 am

I know that Robbie. My brother started all the brass plating on this bike and I just followed the theme. I still have the OEM knob in my parts stash.

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Post by RUBONE » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:33 am

[/quote]I know that Robbie. My brother started all the brass plating on this bike and I just followed the theme. I still have the OEM knob in my parts stash.[/quote]

This was to the original poster asking what is correct, not to you. With any kind of custom, all bets are off!!

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Post by FL54 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:41 pm

Roger that. That's why I stated that I wasn't overly concerned about originality. Just wanted to show the OP what it looked like on the bike.

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Post by RUBONE » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:04 pm

FL54, your pic doesn't help the original poster as the knob you show isn't even an H-D part, but is off an old stove or heater.

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Post by FL54 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:29 pm

Re reading the original post, you're right Robbie. He was asking if the OEM knob was brass. I don't remember where I got my knob. I just thought it looked good and it sure is easier to turn on and off than the original. No harm , no foul.

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Re: Fuel shutoff knob 62051-40

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Post by roman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:11 pm

I appreciate the input. I had several knobs in the pile, rusty ones, painted ones and the brass one, just wondered if it was an original option.

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Post by FL54 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:56 pm

Maybe the finish is worn off from use? Sure happens to the door knobs in the house.

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Re: Fuel shutoff knob 62051-40

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Post by RUBONE » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:27 pm

There are lots of brass knobs out there from the aftermarket. Usually an easy way to tell a reproduction shutoff is the light colored brass top knob. It is a Taiwan thing..

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