Knob for gas shutoff/reserve valve on 1942 WLA

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mjmckee53
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Knob for gas shutoff/reserve valve on 1942 WLA

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Post by mjmckee53 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:34 am

The original knob from my 1942 WLA vibrated loose and fell off the bike. Anyone know if and where I can get a replacement?



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Re: Knob for gas shutoff/reserve valve on 1942 WLA

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:51 am

That knob is generic to all models and available from any supplier, 45 Resto, J&P, V-Twin, 45 parts depot, Old dude, etc.....
Robbie

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Re: Knob for gas shutoff/reserve valve on 1942 WLA

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:07 am

this isn't the original knurled cap & round head screw that came from the factory but it will work. You may have to try NOS Parts to find an original.

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Re: Knob for gas shutoff/reserve valve on 1942 WLA

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:34 am

As Robbie said above the caps are common to all the twins after 1940. Part number is 62051-40 and the screw that holds it on the shut-off rod is a common #8-32 x 1/4" (H-D part number 2626). The porblem is that the vendors dont have just the knob, 45 Resto has a complete repair kit for $29 and 45 Parts Depot only has the extension knob I posted above. Tom has the original, in black, for $4 but he also has a $50 minimum parts order so you may have to add the shut-off cap to your parts list when you find out what other items you might need.

If the cap and screw fell off you might want to look a little closer and see what other items from the top of the fuel shut-off are missing, you may need the whole repair kit from 45 Resto.

mike

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