Looking for a frame xlh 59 up

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Looking for a frame xlh 59 up

Postby XLH1959 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:02 am

Hello and thanks for add..
At the moment I restore a xlh 1959
The frame what i have its bent.
need good used frame. 57-1964xlh
Thanks for help
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Re: Looking for a frame xlh 59 up

Postby wb56 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:28 pm

If your frame isn't to bad I got this info from 53modelkhd some time ago. I have talked to Mike and he sounds like a straight shooter although I have not had any frames straighted by him. I do plan to as I have a 64 thats bent. Just a thought.
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Re: Looking for a frame xlh 59 up

Postby XLH1959 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:16 pm

The problem
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Re: Looking for a frame xlh 59 up

Postby Ferrous_Head » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:43 pm

Are you sure you have a Sporter frame ?

K Model frames don't have the flattened section just behind the top motor mount that was put in for clearance for the sportetr rocker covers.

Show us a picture of your frame neck casting. The K Model is much shorter on the top side than the Sportster frame.

Frame casting number will tell you anyway.
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Re: Looking for a frame xlh 59 up

Postby XLH1959 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:08 pm

Frame problem
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Re: Looking for a frame xlh 59 up

Postby Ferrous_Head » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:11 pm

Yup, see your problem now.

This can be straightened. It may not be as cheap as buying another frame though.

On the plus side if you have your frame straightened you know it's OK> When buying another frame you can't be sure it doesn't have issues also. I hd my 62 straightened earlier this year and the costs was about $400 USD.
But I no know I have a straight frame. A LOT of frames take hits over the years and to be honest weren't that straight when they cam out of the factory. There are tolerances for everything.

Check your swing arm as well. They aren't really strong enough and a LOT of the ones that have come through my hands have been bent.

The FSM has enough information to get the frame back into shape.
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