Harley Front Wheel Police Siren/Air Filter

These was made in the late 20's and was used up till the mid 70's.. Lots of Folks made air cleaner out of em. I'm in the mist of changing out the HD-6 SU to a S&S Super-B Going to do one of these ....

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Harley Front Wheel Police Siren/Air Filter

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And to think this is what that cover was made for ...

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The Mo-Co should have used them for air filters cause they have a slick look to em..

Once upon a time Milwaukee Iron made some that looked just like Oem ..
But that's been years ago...
Anywho ... I'm giving it a shot ... 8)



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Here's the "B" carb that will go into service on the 52.

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I'm slicking it up a bit cause my 52 is a looker and want the carb to look as good as the rest of the scoot does ..

First off, I removed the idle cable stay ... Didn't have a need for it being the Superbowl pumper lever doesn't support a return cable, just a pull cable will be in use.

Machined the carb body for main jet air bleed for using a jet ..

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That bit of mill work will allow some tune-ability from idle jet to main jet transition..

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Came up with a very early Superbowl throttle shaft pump lever that they made from brass.

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Did a shine job on it and added the easy idle adjustment screw.

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Using a acc. pump from a Bendix carb kit gave me three choices of how much of a shot of fuel the pump would throw... I went will the most...Then cut down the pump rod shaft for room to work ...

At the moment I'm polishing out the carb body and the pumper float bowl ...
Most likely with the Siren Air-Cleaner hanging off the end of the carb, ya won't see very much of it ... :(

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Going to miss the SU, it's been on her for over 35 years ..

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Bike runs super well with it, the only thing is cold start ups ...
Having only a tickler and the elbow intake don't work all that well together...

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Well .....

I pulled the trigger .... Got a Siren Air Cleaner coming ... Not a W&W Cycle or WWW one, but a newer revised design that was made as a Air Cleaner from the start ....

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The design is just about the same as a S&S Teardrop with the air dams incorporated in the mounting plate and the cover, also has a K&N filter...

Got a bit of work to do getting it to bolt up to a Super-B cause it was made for the Twin Cam Fuel Injection Scoots ...

And I also may jump on this item that is being made in panhead's neck of the woods.. (Holland is close to Germany ain't it ..??)

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Re: Harley Front Wheel Police Siren/Air Filter

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Glad you are going repop on that.
These was made in the late 20's and was used up till the mid 70's..
That style cover started in the early '40s and ended in '48, second version of the Sterling 38 siren cover.The first was a shorter winged cover with no logo. In '49 H-D switched to Federal sirens with a round cover, and from '58 up used a house built siren with a stamped stainless cover. The earlier sirens from the late '20s-mid '30s all used stamped tin covers.

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Almost went with the W&W Cycle re-pop of the Oem until that Hi-Tech new age Siren looking air cleaner popped up on eBay ... It was used and cheap ..!!

Hope I can make it work on the Super-B ...
Kinda got the thoughts of machining out the carb mount from a S&S Super Tear Drop backing plate and machine the Twin Cam hole for pressing in and tack welding the B ..

Not really sure what I'm going to do just yet... :?:
(Gotta say I like the looks of the Hi-Tech better than OG)

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Dang .... This thing is huge, and heavy .. !!!

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The S&S B backing plate just may come in handy ....

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Let the games begin ... !!

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This air cleaner has a kick-ass look to it....

But unfortunately, I think it's a bit too large for my scooter, would be well suited for a dresser ....

I have decided to sell it for $250, if anyone is interested give a yell ...
(The adapter plate will allow it to work on any carb or F/I .. may need to make a plate to fit whatever carb you have.)

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Re: Harley Front Wheel Police Siren/Air Filter

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How about the actual siren cover, do you have that?

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RUBONE wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:25 pm
How about the actual siren cover, do you have that?
The Oem Sterling made from 33-48 .. ??
No I don't have one ... yet ..

The Boys at W&W Cycles offers a re-pop of it that's already made into a air filter using a K&N element ..

Looks like the real deal ...

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Air cleaner »Siren« by Bike Project; for S&S Super E/G; fits Shovelhead; aluminum, polished; length x height: 20 x 14.5 cm; Germany; gross weight: 1.36 kg

These streamlined air cleaners are designed after the classic HD sirens. They are machined from billet aluminum and provide a beautiful look combined with excellent performance.

Another company makes up the name plate in three diff. styles...

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Or ....
Forget about keeping to the Oem looks of yesterday and go with a Custom that somewhat has the look of the Siren Covers ... ??

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Now that's a wild look .. !!
(Just may be the ticket for my 52 ..)

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Well ... Got a Filter on it's way to me ...
Think I will like this one a lot better than the last one ... :D

And it's time to put the "B" carb together ...

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If it run as good as it looks .... Yipi-Ki-Yi-Yaaaaaa

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Nailed down a filter ...

Didn't get a Siren filter, gave a lot of thought to the needs of riding comforts and also wanting performance which rarely go hand in hand..
All the super nice filters was pretty much on the thick side, the Super-B is known to stick out a ways making for a bit of effort working the brake pedal ..
What I found is a filter that adds only a 1.250" to the length and still breathes really well.

Big plus is it retains the Oem look of yesteryear ....
Only one small problem, it's made for the Super E/G's ...
Got some fab work to do in order to mount it up to a Super-B ...

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