1958-1959 headlight assy

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hjans
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1958-1959 headlight assy

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Post by hjans » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:43 am

Hi
I'm looking to buy a complete hydra style headlightassy for my '59, wich would be the original.
Now it's equiped with a late style headlight assy ( '60-up, built '60)
Cannot find the partnumbers since the sparepartsbook is till '54 only.
Anyone can help me ?
Thanks



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Re: '58-'59 headlighrt assy

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Post by DuoGlide62 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:48 pm

Headlight assembly 67701-49 49 to 59 FL-FLH

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Re: '58-'59 headlighrt assy

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Post by Bigincher » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:09 pm

If you have the late-model -60 shrouded headlight assembly with nacelle, and wish to install the correct style headlight assembly for '59, you'll also need the front fork panel #46273-49A (slanted accent lines), Left back panel #46281-49, Right back panel #46283-49, and fork upper bracket cover #45740-49. A word of warning on the front fork panel---- the (ahem) "replicas" sold by V-twin are 1/4" shorter than OEM, and won't cover the tops of the fork slider covers (cow bells). You will also need the headlight mount bracket and fittings #67810-48A to mount the correct headlight bucket.

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Re: '58-'59 headlighrt assy

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Post by Panacea » Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:35 am

Tom, I used the V-Twin parts and had no shortage, I do know of a problem with using 60 up neck cups and bearings that will add up to about an eight inch extra height.Mike

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Re: '58-'59 headlighrt assy

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Post by Bigincher » Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:16 pm

Panacea wrote:Tom, I used the V-Twin parts and had no shortage, I do know of a problem with using 60 up neck cups and bearings that will add up to about an eight inch extra height.Mike
Yes, I know about the bearing cups, Mike. I can put in my hands an OEM front panel and a V-Twin front panel, and show the difference with a tape measure. It's 1/4' difference in the panel itself.

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Re: '58-'59 headlighrt assy

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Post by hjans » Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:26 pm

Oh god
1/4" : 3 times nothing, but a lot of sh%t in paradise ! Have to measure the lot !
Thanks for replies
Hans

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