Harley Fish Tail Muffler

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Harley Fish Tail Muffler

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Post by Motorcyclemike » Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:34 am



Recently i was asked what year was the attached "Fish Tail" Muffler in the Picture Offered By Harley and i really don't know ....any ideas?

Thanks all.

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Post by awander » Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:52 am

My 1957 parts book does not show any fishtail mufflers(except for Servi-Cars-and I am not sure if that is a real fishtail)

The V-Twin catalog identifies that muffler as a 65240-61, and says it is stock for 1958-66 FLH. They also have a longer version without a Harley part #.

Based on that, I would guess either 1958, or maybe 1961 based on the Harley part #.

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:06 am

Stolen from Antique Cycle Supply's catalog:

The fishtail in your pic was used from 60-69, usually in pairs as a set of duels
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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:23 am

After I pulled the cheezy straight pipe fish tail off the 49 Pan for some reason I stuck it on the wife's serv-car. It sounded even worse on the flathead. The servi now has a stock exhaust on it which is more of "flare tip" instead of a fishtail, and it mounts so the flare is horizontal and under the box instead of hanging out the ass end.

The stoopid fishtail is now a wall decoration in my shop, it looks better there than on any of the bikes it was ever on.

mike

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