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EBAY 63

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Post by beets » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:02 pm

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Looks good to me. What say the experts?



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Re: EBAY 63

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Post by DaveSwanson » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:06 am

Not an expert on 63's but that bike made my heart race! Looks just about perfect to me.

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Re: EBAY 63

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Post by jdpan » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:14 am

If I remember correctly, '65 was the first year of 12 vold electrics, all prior years were 6 volt and used the 6 volt 'cut off relay' mounted on the upper front right case. This one has a regulator mounted behind the rear jug and appears to be a 12 volt system, also, the headlight is questionable. Other than that, purdy sweet stuff.

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Re: EBAY 63

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Post by panhead_kicker » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:40 am

Pretty sure the regulator is correct, 6v chrome and all. The 12v regulator was rectangular, not square.

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Re: EBAY 63

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Post by beets » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:48 am

jdpan wrote:If I remember correctly, '65 was the first year of 12 vold electrics, all prior years were 6 volt and used the 6 volt 'cut off relay' mounted on the upper front right case. This one has a regulator mounted behind the rear jug and appears to be a 12 volt system, also, the headlight is questionable. Other than that, purdy sweet stuff.
In 58 they changed to a 2 brush system which did away with the cutout relay. The regulator was bolted in the place shown on this 63.

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Re: EBAY 63

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Post by jdpan » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:51 am

Crap, completely forgot about the two brush generators. Thanks for the refresher course.

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Re: EBAY 63

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Post by panz4ever » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:54 am

Man that is one sweet looking ride. Can anyone tell from looking at the front end pic but is that an adjustable tree? Looks like the adjustable bolts just below the tin.

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Re: EBAY 63

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Post by StueyC » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:58 am

Yes Panz4ever, that is an adjustable tree. I don't know by looking at the pic's but from the item description on Ebay.

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Re: EBAY 63

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Post by Billpan58 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:52 am

is it the right speedo?

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Re: EBAY 63

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Post by Billpan58 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:57 am

seat looks like recover,stiching does'nt look right on bottom edge.

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Re: EBAY 63

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Post by ridermike » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:09 pm

The speedo has been apart. Look at the buggerd screw heads on the face plate.

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Re: EBAY 63

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Post by panpered » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:01 am

The numbers look fine. I was not familiar with the slant 6, but I checked an archive site with pictures of motor numbers and the fonts look fine. I would certainly ask to see the belly numbers and the frame stamp on the top motor mount before I bid on it. I am skeptical about the paint being original. The bike looks nice in the pictures though.

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Re: EBAY 63

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Post by hdpanman » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:37 pm

I believe if you massage the dent out of the front fender it will have no problem reaching winners circle status, he is a well known member of the amca and has more than a few high point m/c availible. the reason you see no response from people is there is nothing to beat it down with.

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Re: EBAY 63

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Post by Robert Luland » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:06 pm

Odd place for such a deep dent. Wonder how it happened? Bob L

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Re: EBAY 63

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Post by hdpanman » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:42 pm

I've seen that before Bob. It may occur upon deep compression of the front end with the wheel turned making contact with a crashbar with a worn or low oil situation in the front end. I'm not sure, but Ive seen it a few times before.

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