Quote Originally Posted by harleytoprock View Post
Can anyone guess as to why Harley would go to the extra cost and trouble to nickel some parts but cad plate others? Why not just cad plate all the parts if the platings look similar?
It was not Nickel Plating. It is Nickel Wash. A non polished cheap finish that was replaced when Cadmium was invented.
Sadly Nickel Wash is a lost process today.