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I picked up a set of Niehoff DR-9HV points for my 52 FL. My problem is the perch or axil that the points ride on is a larger diameter than the race/bearing on the points. (Timer 0.200" points 0.183"). Do I have the wrong points or the wrong timer. I had thought the motor was all 1952. This bike is a clone but, can't I have one straight forward fix. I believe the perch is riveted into the timer cap, so I will need to drill it and replace it. If the repair is as simple as a different set of points I would like to go that route. Any thoughts?
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I had the same problem with some Std. Motor Products points. I put a rat tail file in my drill press and ran the points up and down it until they fit.
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The shaft size never changed in the life of that timer. But automotive points came in various sizes for their respective application. Delco made H-D points and they fit other...not so often.