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Cone Motor in Panhead Clothing?


Post by Sir_Rat » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:43 am

Can somebody take a look at this bike? Isn't that one of those aftermarket "generator case style" cam covers on this "61FLH"? I shot a question to the seller asking if the Vin on the engine case was stamped 61FLH and did that match what was printed on his "Clear" title? I got no answer back yet. I'd be intrested in anyones opinion here...if you got one!! :P ... 3AIT#v4-38

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Re: Cone Motor in Panhead Clothing?


Post by wahoo » Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:15 am

The cam cover is aftermarket, sputhe made one that accepted cone type ignition.
I dont see the point in redundant ignitions, except maybe that is the point, when the mag craps out you can swap a couple wires and still start the bike.
The fuel tanks have 59-60 emblems on them, the 61 tanks are starburst emblem ones, I have a set I could sell ya if you win the auction. Those tanks are also either aftermarket or modified to cover up the fuel shut off/ reserve rod, find out which it is before you factor that into the 6600 you could buy the bike for.
The kicker cover is wacky also, but all that stuff can be changed easily if the bike turns you on.

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Re: Cone Motor in Panhead Clothing?


Post by Panacea » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:20 pm

The kicker cover is a hydraulic clutch.

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Post by concrete guy » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:38 pm

The add seems kind of shady to me. After market speedo but not original miles but in the end they say they believe it is actual miles. Quite a few screws missing on the tranny top. It ran a month ago--- highly doubtful. Not many parts from a 61 on it. 5k is about the price limit on that one in my 2 penny opinion.

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Re: Cone Motor in Panhead Clothing?


Post by steve_wood » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:34 pm


Looks like a load of trouble. You'll end up dumping a lot of cash and time into that one. With a little patience, you should be able to find a much better bike. And in the long run it will cost you less money.

Good luck!

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Re: Cone Motor in Panhead Clothing?


Post by RUBONE » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:41 pm

That is an early frame, correct for '61, BUT!!! it has been raked. Note the plates welded in. I would stay away from that one.

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Re: Cone Motor in Panhead Clothing?


Post by DuoGlide62 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:45 pm

Looks to me like it's got two plugs per cylinder. The mag fires the plugs on the right side and the cone points fire the left side, with only one wire per dual coil hooked up. A tuner's nightmare.
Different ? yes Better ? I doubt it.

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Re: Cone Motor in Panhead Clothing?


Post by FlatHeadSix » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:31 am

DuoGlide62 wrote:Different ? yes Better ? I doubt it.
Just plain Wierd! somebody will buy that bike and start posting questions on the forum here about how to diagnose problems in the ignition system, good luck!


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Re: Cone Motor in Panhead Clothing?


Post by john HD » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:26 am

what do you have to do?

shut it off twice to make it stop running?

i would pass unless it was a donation to your parts collection.


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