Early K Model Jiffy Stand

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Re: Early K Model Jiffy Stand

Postby hennesse » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:46 am


The threaded jiffy stand is a neat idea. But considering the use (and abuse) jiffy stands get, I wonder if such a setup would have result in the bolt either getting jammed and never coming out, or coming loose at inopportune moments - like when riding down the road.

The 1953 Spare Parts Catalog (Oct 1952) calls it a pin, and shows a pin in the illustration. Lousy illustration? Below that, in the footpegs, the shoulder bolts are drawn accurately. I suspect that if it had threads and a hex head, Harley would have called it a (machine) screw or bolt.

The 1954 SPC (June 1954) shows a -52A jiffy stand leg, replacing the -52 and used on 1952-1954. I always assumed the 52A had a different bend to match the different front-end geometry, but that could be wrong. The 1954 SPC also shows both the -52 pin (used on 1952-1953) and the -53 pin (used on 1954). But 1954 was such a screwy year - some changes didn't happen until near the end of the year, but the book doesn't say that.

Perhaps the two pins have a slightly different diameter or length. Does anyone have a collection of them and a micrometer? Who's got a pretty original 1952 or 1953 bike? And a later one to compare legs and pins?
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Re: Early K Model Jiffy Stand

Postby starcain » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:33 pm

I was signed in and had a big reply ready to post. It took a while to wright up. When I went to ad a photo it took me back to the sign in page and I lost everything. I was already signed in Damn it. Not going through that again. That's BS

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Re: Early K Model Jiffy Stand

Postby JerrryR » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:43 pm

Hi Stan,
I've had that happen too. What I do now is I copy my text before I try to add a photo in case I lose it all. Hey Dave, can you publish an answer key to the log in questions, I'm still getting them wrong half the time.
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Re: Early K Model Jiffy Stand

Postby GaryM2 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:50 pm

Glad I’m not the only one getting the answers wrong! :shock:
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