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1965 Panhead tin-style primary cover?

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1965 Panhead tin-style primary cover?

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Post by pusher » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:37 am

When the bike loses the derby cover and jumps to that electric start cover the aesthetic really bugs me. Can a 1965 Pan be fitted with a tin style outer primary cover if no electric starter is used?

Or is my best bet to simply cross this model year off my list and find something 64 or earlier?

-Marty



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Re: 1965 Panhead tin-style primary cover?

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Post by blewcrab » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:04 pm

it s 2012 ,a little late 4 ur answer,but here goes...I have a 65 with tin primary ,no e start...u have to use the aftermarket bearing housing that bolts directly to the tranny,,then cut the inner primary to fit around the bearing housing,,and grind the stiffener struts flat so the inner primary lay flat on the new bearing housing a little modifacation but very doable. once you have the inner mounted its just a bolt on for the outer primary ,,,looks jus like a DUO GLIDE !

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Re: 1965 Panhead tin-style primary cover?

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:33 pm

Why even consider one if the whole reason to own a '65 is FOR the electric start. That and last year status. But if you don't want the electrics why bother, since they usually bring a premium price anyway.
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Post by blewcrab » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:13 pm

Hey Rubone, I bought the bike ,not running , chopped with open primary, I wanted the Duo Glide ,I had when I was a kid,so what I ended up with is a kick only 65 Duo Glide..not restored,but a good road worthy runner.

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Re: 1965 Panhead tin-style primary cover?

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Post by Harpo55FL » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:03 am

blewcrab-
I bought one of these a while back while collecting parts to upgrade to electric start. Never used it though -
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