Hydra Glide headlamp riddle

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FelthamW
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Hydra Glide headlamp riddle

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Post by FelthamW » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:23 pm

Well, guess what? Here is a chance for this forum to show up the AMCA forum!
I have had no definitive answers over there, so maybe someone here knows. In defense of that site, I do know more than I did and I am apprciative of it. But I still don't have everything I need.

Here it is:
There are three headlamps originally equipped from '49 - '64.

#67717-48, #67717-48A and #67717-48B

From the attached bulb chart from the service manual the -48B is definitely '60 - '64 only, and Palmers book says that is true also.

Palmers book doesn't even mention a -48A, but the attached chart sez it is correct for at least the '59 and at least I know it did exist.

The -48? Thru the years it was replaced by the -48A, then the -48B in the manuals.

BUT THAT ISN'T THE QUESTION!

I have actually seen bulbs that have CYCLE BEAM or CYCLE 3 BEAM written on the glass lense. Does ANYBODY know which bulb carries which part number? The -48B for the '60 - '64 is the T-3 version so it is a no brainer.

Come on, guys. SOMEONE has to know or remember. I'm 54 so I wasn't riding and working on them then. Birthday bike!!!

Thanks,
Wayne
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Re: Hydra Glide headlamp riddle

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Post by UPSROD » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:33 am

Wayne,
I have seen a 59 advertisement showing the new T-3 bulb.....the 48-A. The T-3....48-B I think is
the same bulb with LOWER watts for high and low beams. As the chart shows.

Rod

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Re: Hydra Glide headlamp riddle

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Post by UPSROD » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:36 am

Does anyone know the high and low for the-48 cycle beam?

thanks,
Rod

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