Fork top accessory on early 52/72 forks

Production K Models

Fork top accessory on early 52/72 forks

Postby thefrenchowl » Tue May 05, 2020 5:56 pm

1.jpg
1.jpg (367.44 KiB) Viewed 1829 times
2.jpg
2.jpg (412.86 KiB) Viewed 1827 times
3.jpg
3.jpg (380.19 KiB) Viewed 1827 times
Hi,

When I bought my KHK in 1987, it had two of these dome add on tops fitted on top of the top nut.

Deffo made for these forks, with small indents to locate in nut breather hole plus another hole further up for breathing.

It had both but I lost one on the road a long time ago, so just this one left.

It's made in stainless steel so suggest it is OEM, I can't see suppliers being bothered that much with the longevity of their supplies!!!

Has anybody else seen any of these funky things?

Cheers from Patrick

Logging still not sorted, Dave???
Flat Head Forever
https://web.archive.org/web/20071011184353/http://www.harleykrxlrtt.com/index.htm
I'm the one who has to die when it's time for me to die so let me live my life the way I want to...
thefrenchowl
 
Posts: 611
Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:33 pm

Re: Fork top accessory on early 52/72 forks

Postby Rubone » Tue May 05, 2020 6:55 pm

Those are caps for the '49 breather upgrade to the newly introduced Hydra-Glide forks for Big Twins. They are part of a kit to retrofit early forks without breathers. They are raised like that to clear the top nut breather which was consequently redesigned and used through the end of the USA made fork. Never a K or Sportster part.
Rubone
 
Posts: 39
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:48 pm

Re: Fork top accessory on early 52/72 forks

Postby thefrenchowl » Wed May 06, 2020 4:27 am

Hi Rubone,

Thanks for the update...

These do look quite nice on a K or Sportster anyway!!!

Ride safe,

Patrick
Flat Head Forever
https://web.archive.org/web/20071011184353/http://www.harleykrxlrtt.com/index.htm
I'm the one who has to die when it's time for me to die so let me live my life the way I want to...
thefrenchowl
 
Posts: 611
Joined: Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:33 pm


Return to K, KK, KH, KHK

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests