front brake backing plates??

Forum rules
Please do not start new topics here, but here: New Panhead and Flathead topics
Post Reply
kehughes
Posts: 342
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:09 pm
Bikes: "50 FL Panhead, '47 WL, '57 165cc
Location: Georgia
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 2 times

front brake backing plates??

#1

Post by kehughes » Mon May 06, 2013 12:33 am

I have two front brake backing plates both with the same -49 # cast inside them. However, they are different. I'm trying to figure out which is correct for a '50. One has a hole just below and to the right of the axle hole. The other does not. Also, the one with the hole has the oil deflector. Anyone have any insight on this?
Here are some pictures.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.



kehughes
Posts: 342
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:09 pm
Bikes: "50 FL Panhead, '47 WL, '57 165cc
Location: Georgia
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: front brake backing plates??

#2

Post by kehughes » Tue May 07, 2013 3:52 pm

Surely this is not a stumper. Could you guys look at your original early pans and tell me if yours has the hole or not. Thanks

55panFL
Posts: 155
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:39 am
Bikes: 1955 FL
Location: Wilton, iowa
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: front brake backing plates??

#3

Post by 55panFL » Tue May 07, 2013 4:35 pm

don't no if it will help or not but my 55 has the hole.

RUBONE
Moderator
Posts: 5051
Joined: Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:09 am
Bikes: Multiple H-D, Ducati, BMW, Triumph, BSA,...
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 486 times

Re: front brake backing plates??

#4

Post by RUBONE » Tue May 07, 2013 4:50 pm

The grease deflector was used from '49-'66. It was eliminated on the '67-'68 backing plate due to the use of the new sealed bearings. The '69-'71 plate also does not have it but is right handed. Its entire purpose along with the hole was to eliminate excess grease from overzealous maintenance by owners.

VPH-D
Posts: 858
Joined: Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:00 am
Been thanked: 57 times

Re: front brake backing plates??

#5

Post by VPH-D » Tue May 07, 2013 7:09 pm

I believe the weep hole was added in 1950.
VPH-D

kehughes
Posts: 342
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:09 pm
Bikes: "50 FL Panhead, '47 WL, '57 165cc
Location: Georgia
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: front brake backing plates??

#6

Post by kehughes » Tue May 07, 2013 7:26 pm

so it sounds like I need the weep hole on my '50. Does that mean the other is a '49 only thing?

UPSROD
Posts: 445
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:18 pm
Bikes: 58 FLH 65 FLH 81 FXB 04 FLHRSI
Location: PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 35 times

Re: front brake backing plates??

#7

Post by UPSROD » Tue May 07, 2013 9:11 pm

No, it means it is a 67-68.

Post Reply

Return to “Brakes”