Rear Crash bar mounting on '50 Panhead

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kehughes
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Rear Crash bar mounting on '50 Panhead

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Post by kehughes » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:47 am

Between which 2 parts should the rear crash bar tabs be mounted? Also, I am going to mount buddy seat helper springs on this motorcycle. Not really sure of the order of the hardware, crash bar, and helper spring mount????? Any help will be greatly appreciated. If any one has pictures of this setup on their bike, it would be great.!
Part #
Outside thicker NUT - 7752
Lock washer - 7040
Plain washer - 6327
Bottom thinner washer - 7744
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Re: Rear Crash bar mounting on '50 Panhead

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Post by james » Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:24 am

I have to try sending pictures.
The bolt through the fender, next the U shaped frame bracket, then a 3/16" thick nut, then the buddy seat brace, next a 1/8" thick flat washer, next the crash bar, then a thin flat washer, lock washer and lastly a nut.
Hope this makes sense.

Jim

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Re: Rear Crash bar mounting on '50 Panhead

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Post by kehughes » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:15 pm

Makes sense... looks like I'm missing the thick washer .. Is that part # 6408?

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Re: Rear Crash bar mounting on '50 Panhead

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Post by hydra74 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:54 pm

in Palmers book you can find the order of assembly on page 463 and a picture on page 502

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Re: Rear Crash bar mounting on '50 Panhead

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Post by kehughes » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:03 pm

great. I found the thick washer part #6408 . Thanks for the time to get me straight

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Re: Rear Crash bar mounting on '50 Panhead

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Post by 55panFL » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:02 am

Thought I would add some photos of mine for anyone to reference later.
Rear Crash bar & Seat spring installed
If anyone don't think its correct please let me know!
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Re: Rear Crash bar mounting on '50 Panhead

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Post by james » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:55 am

That looks right. I never understood why they used a thin nut over the "U" bracket without a flat washer first.

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Re: Rear Crash bar mounting on '50 Panhead

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Post by 1951 adam » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:08 am

55 pan fl,
I'm not sure about the washer under the crash bar/ I'm trying to figure out the arrangement myself , Palmer gives reference only for the order with crash bar, not helper spring bracket.
Adam

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