How come the pan kicker arms are so different?

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How come the pan kicker arms are so different?

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Post by neilw » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:33 pm

The one wiuth the rubber pedal is suposedly off a 1961 the other a 1959. Since theres only one OEM for either one in my book I'm wondering why there so different. Notice the slice that squeezes together is longer on one ,also the one with the pedal is thicker. Any one have any ideas?
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Re: How come the pan kicker arms are so different?

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Post by RUBONE » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:27 pm

The one with the little ears on it is for a 45. The other one is for a later model bike. Neither one you have is correct for your '59! The offset is too great in the big twin one.

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Re: How come the pan kicker arms are so different?

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Post by neilw » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:06 am

Thanks.

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Re: How come the pan kicker arms are so different?

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Post by Hog54 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:17 am

This is a stock 54 and up kicker arm.As you can see its almost straight compared to newer ones or 45 kicker arms.



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Re: How come the pan kicker arms are so different?

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Post by Huck » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:46 am

Nice one, I know you meant to say 54 & back.
I happen to know a better place for that than the deck :mrgreen:

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Re: How come the pan kicker arms are so different?

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Post by Bigincher » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:29 am

I'm pretty sure Hog54 meant what he said. The earlier 'kicker arms' are one-piece.

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Re: How come the pan kicker arms are so different?

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Post by caschnd1 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:35 am

Yup. '53 and earlier are the one piece kicker arm/shaft. Hog54's photos are correct for '54 and later (at least until '64, and possibly beyond).

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Re: How come the pan kicker arms are so different?

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Post by Huck » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:47 am

Yep, my bad, for some reason i saw a one piece arm. I have a one piece but I had to weld the end back on it.

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