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Thanks again for all of the help - this forum ROCKS!

I confirmed the spacing between the rear mounting holes is 6-5/8. I believe its the same in the seat shown in the Model K article article Toejam503 provided.
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Thanks again for all of the help - this forum ROCKS!

I confirmed the spacing between the rear mounting holes is 6-5/8. I believe its the same in the seat shown in the Model K article article Toejam503 provided.
Again, the relocated holes in your seat pan are the identifying feature confirming that it is an OEM 52000-40 seat.

The harley k model site is pretty iffy on this seat. However, I can again state that it was never offered on a street bike until 1965. The K model site references the Legend Begins book on this seat, but TLB (The Legend Begins) is a pretty lousy source when you are attempting to use it for reference on things that were not listed in the book. It is full of omissions.

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Thanks again for the info. I'm building my 62 XLCH to ride so I think the seat is going on a shelf for now. I had the buddy seat redone to match the paint. I have a few more parts to source - should be ready to ride in spring!

Yes - I know it is not 100% correct but its looking good to me

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That's an awesome looking bike!
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Thanks again for the info. I'm building my 62 XLCH to ride so I think the seat is going on a shelf for now. I had the buddy seat redone to match the paint. I have a few more parts to source - should be ready to ride in spring!

Yes - I know it is not 100% correct but its looking good to me

Looking good! If you're anywhere near PA/NJ, bring it out to a GBB Ironhead rider's gathering.
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Sweet but I see she isn't house broke yet.
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I have no way of knowing if this is a recent pic or not,but are your front brake and clutch cables still routed like this?
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I have a parts manual from 1956 for "K' Models '52-'56.The seat looks correct. The seat tee Magneto pointed out on e-bay looks correct, too. The old part # for the seat is 52010-52 and 52010-54, the old # for the seat tee is 51902-54. There are a whole bunch of springs, bushings and brackets that are needed too. The parts manual says the seat cost $15.50 then and you need to use the part numbers when ordering by "telegram" or "cable".
Scrapyard still use Telex, a cable operated parts system. The machine send note to users about parts needed.
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