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Robert Luland
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Brake lever


Post by Robert Luland » Fri May 02, 2008 10:50 pm

What year did Harley switch from steel to aluminum levers? It was some time in the late fourty. Thanks, Bob

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Post by Cotten » Sat May 03, 2008 1:27 am

As always, Palmer's is best consulted for such distinctions.

The 45017-41 lever that is most commonly found as aluminum was cast steel for many WLA issues.


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Post by VPH-D » Mon May 05, 2008 8:23 pm

The steel lever and bracket were also used on civilian models late 42 to mid 46. Black for civvies and OD for military.

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