Identify this swingarm ??

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Identify this swingarm ??

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Post by neilw » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:08 am

I bought this swingarm 15 or so years ago along with a frame to go with it , but as it turmns out ( thanks to you guys ) the frame is not what it was suposed to be ( a pan frame) so now I dug this swingarm out hoping you can ID it too. I don't see anything like it in my books but the dont cover fx's and newer stuff.
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Re: Identify this swingarm ??

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Post by Bigincher » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:15 am

Looks like a match with the swingarm on my '77 shovelhead.

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Post by neilw » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:21 am

That sounds about right cause the frame turned out to be around that year too. ( cept no serial no).
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Post by neilw » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:39 am

So , it looks like 1958-1972 used an earlier swingarm , then from 1973 to later than 1984 ( my book stops at 1984 ) used the one pictured here . How late were these used ?
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Post by VPH-D » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:21 pm

The square cross section swing arms are for disc brakes and started in 73. Your swing arm appears to be a 77 and later variety due to the lack of passenger footrest mounting blocks.
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Post by Cotten » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:59 pm

It looks like my spare wheel trueing stand. It fits in a vice well, and a magnetic dial indicator sticks nicely to the square sides.

.....Cotten

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Post by neilw » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:06 am

Hey you guys , I just posted this on ebay but someone said it also fit some FX models. If this is correct I'll edit my description and add FX to it.. I only have FL books .
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Re: Identify this swingarm ??

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Post by panhead_kicker » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:39 am

Cotten wrote:It looks like my spare wheel trueing stand. It fits in a vice well, and a magnetic dial indicator sticks nicely to the square sides.

.....Cotten
Excellent Idea!

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Re: Identify this swingarm ??

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Post by 58flh » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:22 pm

I was going to say 70s to mid 80s shovel,but the boys beat me to it!--Nice to have alot of talent out there!--This site is one of the best!--I dont even venture anywhere else anymore!---The TALENT is HERE!--I went to someother site & it was about where can I get matching chaps for my ol-Lady!--REALLY!--Most of those people have the luxury of dropping a CREDITCARD!--THERE not BIKERS NOWAY!--There the kind that foul a plug & you never see the bike again!--Thanks for the hardwork that makes this slice of heaven the best site outhere! & the MEN who KEEP IT HAPPENING!---RICHIE 8)

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