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Online JW113

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What is this bracket for?
« on: June 05, 2016, 10:51:21 AM »
Anybody know what this bracket on the frame is for? Can I cut the bottom part off?
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I had already cut the top part off to clear a set of fat bob tanks, but scrapped that plan and had to weld it back on for a springer seat mount. No idea what the bottom part is for. Motor mount bracket from past incarnation of XL? I just took this bike apart to send the frame to the powder coater, and forgot you have to pull the heads to get the motor out of the frame. I think with this bracket gone, I might have been able to leave the heads on.

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-JW
2004 FLHRS   1977 FLH Shovelhead  1992 FLSTC
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Offline eglideic

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Re: What is this bracket for?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2016, 04:15:45 PM »
 It might be for a Sportster XLH seat or rear gas tank mount.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2016, 04:32:01 PM by eglideic »

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Re: What is this bracket for?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2016, 05:54:14 PM »
On a CH, that would be the top motor mount for the rear head...post '77 that is.
#36 in that link
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Re: What is this bracket for?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2016, 06:51:26 PM »
Uh Prez, don't think so. Rear top motor mount looks like this:
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Goes between both heads. Connects to that tube to the left of that bracket in the pic. This is all I can find in any of the ironhead parts manuals I can find.

And here is where the rest of the stuff go on the frame:
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All the holes/mount points in the frame are accomodated, except that one on the bottom side of the seat mount.

Hmm. The mystery continues...

-JW

2004 FLHRS   1977 FLH Shovelhead  1992 FLSTC
1945 Indian Chief   1978 XL Bobber

Offline garyajaz

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Re: What is this bracket for?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 08:13:24 AM »
made me go look. all been shaved off mine years ago.
sorry, no help
mine had no rear head motor mount.
 just the one between heads in middle.

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Re: What is this bracket for?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2016, 08:34:09 AM »
K- Model frame :idunno:

Offline tmwmoose

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Re: What is this bracket for?
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2016, 11:59:19 AM »
Believe that was used for the H (turtle) fuel tank

Offline rageglide

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Re: What is this bracket for?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2016, 08:48:06 PM »
I think biker3r nailed it.   

edit: Check this pic out:
http://www.harleykrxlrtt.com/images/0p-1953-krm-right.jpg
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Offline bobrk1

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Re: What is this bracket for?
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2016, 07:33:25 PM »
Looks like a bracket for a gas maybe fatbobs? I took my motor off by laying it down on the primary side guy