Harley 1946 Knucklehead Premium Wiring Harness Kit Correct Terminals Cotton Loom

  • Product Code: 353910872257
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  • $199.95

You are purchasing one new USA Made wiring harness kit for 1946 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead models.  This is our "premium" kit.  It has correct tinned open barrel  flag terminals used in 1946 & 1947 as well as correct twisted and sweated open wire ends on the headlamp terminals and stop lamp switch terminals.  This also utilizes a reproduction oil pressure switch cup terminal which was unique to HD.  The dash to fork, dash to coil/battery, and switch to generator harnesses are encased in cotton woven loom, we use asphalt loom as original on tail and headlamps as well as the timer to coil wire with the correct wire "hat pin" retainer.  Coil wire terminal is correct 1614-18 brass banjo type open barrel eyelet terminal. 

asphalt loom material, wires are single traced or non-traced as original, and tail lamp wires are the correct red and black-traced wires.  Wire colors are accurate as are the wire terminal ends.  NOS samples we have of 1946 harnesses and complete dash bases show that HD was using more and more traced wire by 1946 in addition to the new flag terminals. 

We sell a UL & WL kit on another listings in our store.

It's still debatable if the main traced wires were a 1946 innovation or was it from later 1940's parts order replacement pre-wired cat eye dash bases HD was still making for the military.  If you prefer, we can build you a 1946 kit with solid wires with the exception of the dimmer, relay, and battery positive wires if that's what you believe the detail should be for 1946.  For certain, H-D did not use much in the way of traced wires prior to the end of WWII.  The last two photos show NOS wires and terminals for comparison sake.  The solder on our terminals will age with time and appear as the NOS ones do.
Handlebar dimmer and horn wires have ends already tinned, you will fish the wires through the bar from the bottom.  You will find it easier without your timer cable installed.  You will have to solder the bar wires into your dimmer and horn switches.  Other than the tail lamp and fender lamp contact button terminals, this will require no more soldering.  We do happen to sell complete wire clip kits for OHV and side valve models in our store.

This harness is for the discerning restorer, please look at the photos carefully.  Tinned open barrel flag terminals are correct from 1946-1947 though I have seen them as late as 1958.  The harness can be used on 1939-1945 models, but would not be "detail-correct" due to the earlier harness using copper fold over flag terminals.  We stock 1938 and 1939-1940 Knucklehead kits on other listings as well as UL/WL kits for 1938, 1939-1940 and 1941-1945.  Let us know if you need a '38 or '46 highly detailed kit and we can make one if you don't see it listed.  We do sell a less-detailed kit for about $50 less and we do sell a kit complete with pre-wired switches.  

If you can't find what you need here for your vintage 1915-1984 model HD model or cimarroncycleworks, just email and ask.We also sell a complete kit for 1936-1937, 1938-1946, 1948, 1949-1953, 1954-1957, 1958-1959 Duo-Glide, K & Sportster models, Hummer Knucklehead, WL, Servicar, VL, JD, RL, single & DL.

We also sell dimmer and horn switches, as well as complete wiring clip kits to finish out your installation.  We will be adding kits complete with the clips in the near future.  If you don't see them, just ask. Located at and ships from Cimarron Cycle Works, LLC in beautiful Cimarron New Mexico, USA!

Used on the following:
  • 1946 EL, FL Knucklehead 61" & 74" OHV
PLEASE NOTE: When it's practical, I will gladly combine all your purchases into one shipment for a discounted rate.  A note on shipping:If you would like to take advantage of our combined shipping discounts or shipping promotions, please first add all your items to your shopping cart then proceed to check out and pay for all items at once.  Your shipping discount will be automatically figured.  Should you need to add an item, we will combine it with your other purchases and issue an appropriate refund to your PayPal account.We work with a small and select group of vendors and dedicated craftsmen to bring you the very best restoration and repair parts for 1915 to 1984 Harley-Davidson motorcycles.  We also offer a huge collection of restoration quality plain head, CP-1038, & CP-1035 bolts; fillister head & round head screws; correctly machined nuts & washers; fuel & oil lines; wiring harnesses; handlebar switches; air cooled spark plugs; clips, clamps, and ties in cadmium, parkerized, zinc, chrome, and raw finishes.

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