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upper fork bracket

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Post by es225 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:40 pm

How could I see the difference between a 48-57 upper front fork bracket (pt nr 56121-48) and a 58-59 bracket (pt nr 56121-58)? I know the difference between the corresponding lower brackets, but not the difference between the upper brackets....
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Re: upper fork bracket

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Post by UPSROD » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:01 pm

It is the same casting # but machined differently to match up to the relocated lower stem. The surface that the stem goes through is machined top and bottom at an angle so the bracket sits square with the cone seat on the bottom and the stem nut on the top.

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Re: upper fork bracket

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Post by es225 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:03 pm

Thanks! Can the old part be machined to fit the later lower bracket? And to what angle - how many degrees?
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Post by UPSROD » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:06 am

Yes it can but I don't know the angle required...I think this eBay part is the 58-59 fork bracket, need clearer pics.http://www.ebay.com/itm/HARLEY-DAVIDSON ... es&vxp=mtr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: upper fork bracket

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Post by UPSROD » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:43 pm

Here are a couple of 58-59 upper fork brackets on eBay....http://www.ebay.com/itm/300847542374?ss ... K:MESINDXX" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by UPSROD » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:45 pm

The other one...http://www.ebay.com/itm/390525382711?ss ... 1436.l2648" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by es225 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:23 pm

mmmmm, these ebay brackets are both listed as 49-59 upper brackets, suggesting that there is no difference between 49-57 and 58-59 .....??...!!....
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Post by UPSROD » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:11 pm

EVERYONE list them as 49-59 because of the riser spacing...they would all be the same part number if they were all the same. The pictures show the differences.

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Post by es225 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:15 pm

honestly, I don't see the difference.....
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Re: upper fork bracket

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Post by Hog54 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:04 am

es225 wrote:honestly, I don't see the difference.....
jw

There isnt any between those two.This is the other one which is the one you need.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HARLEY-PANHEAD- ... 5e&vxp=mtr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: upper fork bracket

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Post by UPSROD » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:19 pm

Hog54 wrote:
es225 wrote:honestly, I don't see the difference.....
jw

There isnt any between those two.This is the other one which is the one you need.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HARLEY-PANHEAD- ... 5e&vxp=mtr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Correct for 60-84.....NOT for a 58.

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