Wide glide

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Wide glide

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Post by Road Pirate » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:38 am

I'm looking at a right hand mechanical wide glide. What year were these manufactured. Thanks.



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Re: Wide glide

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Post by RUBONE » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:57 am

'69-'71
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Re: Wide glide

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:00 am

right hand what?
mechanical brake on the right side of the front wheel?
hand shift on the right side of the tank?

we need a little better description

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Re: Wide glide

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Post by Speeding Big Twin » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:18 pm

Quote: 'I'm looking at a right hand mechanical wide glide. What year were these manufactured. Thanks.'

If you’re looking at the standard mechanical drum brake mounted on the right-hand side of a wide glide front end then they were manufactured for 1969-71. And the brake cable was behind the fork leg.

But if the one you’re looking at has the cable in front of the fork then someone has taken an earlier left-hand brake, along with the accompanying parts, and swapped things around to the right-hand side. Eric

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Re: Wide glide

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Post by Road Pirate » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:26 pm

Thanks for the info. Will go look at the front end a bit closer.

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Re: Wide glide

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Post by 1450 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:10 pm

Road Pirate wrote:I'm looking at a right hand mechanical wide glide. What year were these manufactured. Thanks.
what are you running now ? i have one to trade for a older one ?

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