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Ignition Replacement

Postby Kooya » Sun May 29, 2022 10:17 pm

Iam in the process of building a KH from a basket case and will need help and parts .Looking for a Muffler support Tube also a Rear chain Gaurd and 2 ingnition switches ,Iam happy with after market products .
Regards and many thanks Kooya from Australia.
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Re: Ignition Replacement

Postby RickD » Sun Jun 05, 2022 12:14 am

Hi Konya,
Welcome on board. What year model KH do you have? How much of a basket is it in?
For the bits you need EBay will be your friend. Muffler supports and chain guards come up reasonably often. Ignition switches once in a blue moon and you’ll pay up to $1000USD for a set. I’d be substituting something there.
What stage are you at with the bike?
Rick
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Re: Ignition Replacement

Postby Kooya » Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:03 pm

Thanks RickD for the reply,
Its a KH 54 in a million pieces i have about 90% now .I have bought of E-Bay and J&P cycles what I can.I have never even seen a KH in Australia before buying this one .
I saw one in Docs Harley Davidson in ST,Louise which was the first one I ever saw.I hope iam writing in the right place here I was just hopeing members on this site could share any other places in America which might specialise in early KH parts.
Regards Kooya.
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Re: Ignition Replacement

Postby 55panman » Tue Jun 07, 2022 1:00 am

Jim's Harley Davidson in Mendon, Ohio used to have key switches that he made for replacements for the K model switches. Not meant to be a perfect copy but good and functional. RL
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Re: Ignition Replacement

Postby roadbum » Tue Jun 07, 2022 10:43 am

I purchased the replacements from Jim's at Oley. They are two post, two position. Oem are three post three position. Key can be removed in either position. I tried to post the repops and the oem but my pic's are too big to post. Let me know if you need pic's. Tom.
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Re: Ignition Replacement

Postby roadbum » Tue Jun 07, 2022 10:57 am

machivmotors item #383291762623 k model early sportster switch. Similar to OEM but has a plastic shroud around post area.
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Re: Ignition Replacement

Postby Ferrous_Head » Tue Jun 07, 2022 6:59 pm

Only KF I have ever seen in Australia was in Gladesville, Sydney, many, many years ago.

Mot sure where you live but there are very few knowledgeable people in Australia when it comes to old Harley's.

You might try Lee at Redraves in Thornleigh, Branco up in Newcastle (Well, that area I think), Paul (If I remember correctly) the owner of HD Developments in Melbourne is a 900 nut and maybe has contacts, Mike Butcher up in Brisbane (if he's still alive) and probably if you can track down Lucky Kyzer, he's really a WL man but knows more than most.

The wider you spread your net the luckier you'll be..
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Re: Ignition Replacement

Postby Kooya » Tue Jun 07, 2022 10:21 pm

First Id like to say many thanks to 55 panman,Roadbum and Ferrous -Head for your replys exactly what i was looking for.
Ferrous-Head I will get in contact with HD Developments many thanks ,40 years ago I built my first Harley a 1966 shovel head engine only I bought from Mark ,dont remember he was the main importer of bits back in the day it was supossed to be rebuilt but wasnt so thats how I met the boys at Redgraves .
Many thanks again to all.
Greg.
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Re: Ignition Replacement

Postby Ferrous_Head » Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:30 am

Greg, your not related to, mates with or otherwise involved with Gray Chandler are you ?

Just curious.

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Re: Ignition Replacement

Postby Kooya » Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:46 pm

No Gene never heard of him , Iam originally from the North shore of Sydney buddy before moving to the Sunshine coast Queensland.
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