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early or late '77 ?

Post Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:22 pm

Posts: 12
Location: wisconsin
Anyone tell me how to determine if I have an early or late model '77 FXS? Low speed carb adjustment,brake parts,and other misc. things specify early/late. Thanks,Mark

Post Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:18 pm

Posts: 1
I had a restored '77 FXS until about mid June. I always thought all of them were considered late because that was the first year they were made.

Post Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:47 am

Posts: 74
Location: Wichita, KS
looking at putting a cam in my 77 . running into same issues . according to J&P Cycles tech staff - depends on whether you have a ring around the face of your cam ( have to check with them again to verify but , if you have a ring it's a late 77 , no ring equals early ) . early / late only matters as far a cam is concerned , everything else doesn't matter . and , the only way to find out is to look at the cam . no numbers , letters , or dates can help . haven't posted question on the horse's board yet but that would be my next stop .

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