CHOP CULT HOME
Email Password
Search
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    5

    Default Which Triple tree for naucelle

    Yo, i have a 83 Electraglide and want to replace the oem triple trees with something cheap that i can run the same tubes and tapered covers on, and bolt up the 2 part aluminum naucelle. Just a tree for tree swap. No bells or whistles. Thanks. Great info source.

  2. #2
    Senior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    12,310

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by usaf View Post
    Yo, i have a 83 Electraglide and want to replace the oem triple trees with something cheap that i can run the same tubes and tapered covers on, and bolt up the 2 part aluminum naucelle. Just a tree for tree swap. No bells or whistles. Thanks. Great info source.
    What do you call cheap???? Nothing is cheap these days if it fits a vintage Harley..........

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    415

    Default

    Not sure about FLT but a regular 83 FLH shovel, I think, has the trees for a elephant head. What was the 1st year for the aluminum 1960? make sure they aint shaved Bottom gotta have 4 tabs for the cowbells and a threaded stub on each side for the lower naucalle cover and the top tree needs the 2 threaded stubs for the top mounting holes. Only real differrence that I know of between the early ( there are nuances) and late trees is the handlebar riser spacing. Wide early, narrower late.
    Last edited by flatman; 10-09-2021 at 8:34 PM.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    5

    Default

    Used trees from a fxr? Roadking? With bolt holes on the sides for the naucelle. Seeing alot of old trees in the 60 to 100 buck range

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    5

    Default

    1st time I've seen the term elephant head. Very appropriate

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    415

    Default

    Wish I could take credit for it! LOL

  7. #7
    Senior Member

    Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player


    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    9,350

    Default

    Most used triple clamps aren't expensive since they're not a common wear item.

    Worth making a fake Fecesbook account if needed:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1465028990466294/

    1941-84 FL parts catalog:

    https://www.facebook.com/download/30...sUGDWc&__cft__[0]=AZXe4WXjPfSAiWM7C2U65zAnjYKxFunECMmLQzO9IZHcNso3-eEhmIXQJlSzTyNVDFckiPqfVzJhUBwRteEL6J4YcZIbljYovkt T5NPbXgPtUT94pTaY9TI8eIoDhqoqhvXiIDPm7CAyrkFwMNMs0 Arw&__tn__=H-R

    Download MANY parts books and factory service manuals, not just what ya need at the moment. I'm not a Wide Glide guru so one of those may chime in on what combo fits your year since there are early and late forks and I don't keep track of nacelles. They don't all look the same either so find color pics of exactly what you're considering.

    "What do you call cheap" is a valid question. Figure all the parts you need then price the best deals to decide if it's worth having the nacelle. (I find them annoying every time I work on someone else's bike that has one.)

Share This



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in