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1952 K-model rear shock top covers

For all I know they are repop parts tossed in a real box. pdf version
These rear shock top covers came up and I snagged them for about 100 dollars. Back in the day, some creeps would counterfeit the boxes just like they did the parts. I was enthralled by the -52part number.

I figured the were supposed to go on a 1952 bike. But when I looked at the 1952 parts book I bought a week earlier, it does not show these coves. They do show up on the 1952-56 parts book.

So how they have a -52 part number that did not make the 1952 book is a mystery to me. If these are not "correct" I guess I can put them on my 1962 Sportster, and take the repop ones from the '62 and put them on my 1979 Sportster

It is always nice to run these covers so that when the kickstarter slips your leg does not slam against the sharp shock mount and nut.

I have no reason to suspect these as fake. The seller has 3693 positive feedbacks and sells other genuine NOS Harley stuff. That's him in the right cover I bet. At least he has clothes on, unlike that pervert that listed chrome teapots with him naked in the reflection.

I was amazed, the sellers were in instant and constant contact with me. I never had the slightest doubt I would get my stuff.
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Another good sign, grease under the seller's fingernail. Its the Wall Street looters and politicians ripping us off, not righteous guys halfway down Long Island.

The crappy printing quality is a good sign the boxes are genuine. Harley vendors got pretty lax back then.

The shock covers put me over 8 grand. Restoring Harleys is like owning a boat. If you care what it costs, you can't afford it. There is a long way to go, I suspect 12 to 13 grand.
Date Description Cost Shipping Total
Thursday, March 15, 2012 Sprocket cover $189.49 $11.35 $200.84
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Engine, uncrating $2,500.00 $464.56 $2,964.56
Friday, March 23, 2012 Rolling chassis, uncrating $3,500.00 $669.00 $4,169.00
Sunday, March 25, 2012 Parts manual $30.00 $0.00 $30.00
Sunday, March 25, 2012 Gas tank $500.00 $25.00 $525.00
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Top motor mount $56.00 $12.00 $68.00
Thursday, March 29, 2012 Shock covers, top $102.50 $6.50 $109.00
$6,877.99 $1,188.41 $8,066.40
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