Why is it called a derby?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Adamal47, May 20, 2010.

  1. Adamal47

    Adamal47 Active Member

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    Why is the derby cover called a derby cover? Is there a derby inside? if so then what is a derby? Just curious.
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  2. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    kinda shaped like a hat......
     
  3. Adamal47

    Adamal47 Active Member

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    Really? is that how it got its name?
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  4. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    now i don't know if its true. but the tin primary on panheads had a more pronounced shape it did look like a derby.
     
  5. softailhog

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    The cover on my 48 panhead definitely looked like a chrome derby hat!
     
  6. Adamal47

    Adamal47 Active Member

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    Mystery solved...anyone have a close up picture?
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  7. softailhog

    softailhog Active Member

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  8. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    Ya know I've always wondered about that "Derby" thing too, but Thanks to the above mentioned Link... Now I know.... Thanks !!
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    HMMMMM, looks like a chrome derby hat, my 60 FL had one it leaked a lot of oil:s
     
  10. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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