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    1964 Xlch

    Since the 56 KHK is almost finished I thought I would start a thread on my next project, a 1964 XLCH. Here are a couple of pictures of the bike as purchased a few years ago. As you can see it is not as challenging a project as the 56, but there were many incorrect bits on this bike. I have spent quite a bit of time over the last 4 years acquiring all the correct bits to replace the incorrect ones. Alot of the restoration has been done in parallel with the 56; such as paint, plating, and chrome. Now I need to tear the motor down for a bottom end rebuild. So here is a couple of shots from 2004. In-process pictures to follow.


    Dave Swanson

    1936 VLH
    1936 VD
    1956 FLH
    1956 KHK
    1964 XLCH
    1969 FLH
    1984 FLH

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    Man, here we go again! This is great, I sure appreciate these threads of yours, Dave.
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    great scoot dave!!!!
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    Looks good already. It's going to drive everybody nuts waiting for more pics.

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    I wouldn't restore it. I would definately swap out the unfactory chromed parts for clean original finish parts. You can restore it 1,000 times. But it is only original once.
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    Chris, that is always the best advice, but this bike was poorly restored some years ago, and therefore a long way from being an original machine. The re-paint was especially lousy. I can give it a proper restoration with no second thoughts.
    Last edited by DaveSwanson; 04-09-2008 at 11:40 PM.
    Dave Swanson

    1936 VLH
    1936 VD
    1956 FLH
    1956 KHK
    1964 XLCH
    1969 FLH
    1984 FLH

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    The Tins Are Ready

    Tins lined up and ready to go. Just need to get busy overhauling the engine.
    Dave Swanson

    1936 VLH
    1936 VD
    1956 FLH
    1956 KHK
    1964 XLCH
    1969 FLH
    1984 FLH

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    Wow! you don't mess around! Seems like my project always gets pushed to the back burner... Mike
    64 Duo-Glide

  9. Cool project. Good luck with it.

    And what's with the long bolt on the kickstand?
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    Dual, that jiffy stand setup was an add on and long gone now. The original jiffy casting on the frame was broken off. I found a NOS unit and welded it on, so I am back to the OEM setup now.

    Mike, drag that thing back to the front burner. What's the holdup?
    Dave Swanson

    1936 VLH
    1936 VD
    1956 FLH
    1956 KHK
    1964 XLCH
    1969 FLH
    1984 FLH

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