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    1941 vs 1951 knucklehead kicker covers

    Both knuckle (?) kicker covers are presented as 1941.. but wouldn't the raised text plate at the bottom make them much later ,maybe 51 ?
    I am a bit in doubt..

    1951 panhead owners surely can shed a light on them here.
    Thx Rein

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1941-HARLEY...QAAOSwO2pch7Rl

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/HARLEY-DAVI...kAAOSwkQddGR57

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    Re: 1941 vs 1951 knucklehead kicker covers

    One cover appears to have date code 3-1 which would indicate casting in March 1951. If it had been cast in 1941 the code wouldn’t be numbers-only; instead it would be letter-number.

    Hard to be sure about the other cover but it may have the same 3-1 date code?

    The plate near the bottom probably has raised casting number 33-352 on it. The plate seems to first appear in casting during the 1947 calendar year. (Under the plate the cover may have the same casting number indented.)
    Eric

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    Re: 1941 vs 1951 knucklehead kicker covers

    Hi Eric,
    Thanks, great info as always! So definitely not 41 as suspected ...

    Rein

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    Re: 1941 vs 1951 knucklehead kicker covers

    Both covers are 48 to 52 pan.
    The lower raised pad was added in 48

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