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Actually it did have color matched saddlebags. I just took them off and now I have to cover those ugly holes in the fender.
Actually it did have color matched saddlebags. I just took them off and now I have to cover those ugly holes in the fender.
Really? Is the Knuck a touring model? I don't think they named them with the "FLH" designation back then but whatever the equivalent was. "DuoGlide," maybe?

Post a photo, love to see it.
It's kind of a cross between chopper and bagger. When I get the cash I am going to put it back to original. No pics here at work. Buz has a pic of it with him on it. He rode it last summer when he was hanging out here.
It's kind of a cross between chopper and bagger. When I get the cash I am going to put it back to original. No pics here at work. Buz has a pic of it with him on it. He rode it last summer when he was hanging out here.
I didn't just ride it. I dominated it!
Post up the picture you bum!
Todays History lesson...

Really? Is the Knuck a touring model? I don't think they named them with the "FLH" designation back then but whatever the equivalent was. "DuoGlide," maybe?

Post a photo, love to see it.
Knuckleheads are 61 inch EL models, the FL and FLH (for high compression) designations didn't come out untill the '48 Panhead available in 61 and 74 inch displacements. The Hydra Glide designation came out in '49 to reflect the Hydraulic forks as opposed to springers. The Duo Glide designation came out in '58 to designate swingarm rear suspension as well as front. With the addition of an electric starter in '65 came the Electra Glide ,67 saw the Shovelhead debut and in 1970 the AMF take over and the alternator charging system with it's disinctive cone instead of a flat side and generator became the Shovelhead Cone motor...

Know which was the first swingarm model Harley??... The '53 K model, the flathead predesseor of todays Sportster.
Knuckleheads are 61 inch EL models, the FL and FLH (for high compression) designations didn't come out untill the '48 Panhead available in 61 and 74 inch displacements. The Hydra Glide designation came out in '49 to reflect the Hydraulic forks as opposed to springers. The Duo Glide designation came out in '58 to designate swingarm rear suspension as well as front. With the addition of an electric starter in '65 came the Electra Glide ,67 saw the Shovelhead debut and in 1970 the AMF take over and the alternator charging system with it's disinctive cone instead of a flat side and generator became the Shovelhead Cone motor...

Know which was the first swingarm model Harley??... The '53 K model, the flathead predesseor of todays Sportster.
Facts and data, please!
Facts and data, please!
The Al Gore of Harleydom.

NO LR, DON'T START! I'M JUST KIDDING, OKAY!?!?!?
Now I'm starting??? I was here minding my own business!
Knuckleheads are 61 inch EL models, the FL and FLH (for high compression) designations didn't come out untill the '48 Panhead available in 61 and 74 inch displacements. The Hydra Glide designation came out in '49 to reflect the Hydraulic forks as opposed to springers. The Duo Glide designation came out in '58 to designate swingarm rear suspension as well as front. With the addition of an electric starter in '65 came the Electra Glide ,67 saw the Shovelhead debut and in 1970 the AMF take over and the alternator charging system with it's disinctive cone instead of a flat side and generator became the Shovelhead Cone motor...

Know which was the first swingarm model Harley??... The '53 K model, the flathead predesseor of todays Sportster.
HD added a 74 inch Knucklehead in 1941. I don't remember the designation. Don't care really.
HD added a 74 inch Knucklehead in 1941. I don't remember the designation. Don't care really.
That would be the 'FL'. I don't care either, except that I own one.
That would be the 'FL'. I don't care either, except that I own one.
Sarnali just said that the FLs did not come out until 1948. Who's right here?
Sarnali just said that the FLs did not come out until 1948. Who's right here?
I think the 'F' stands for a 74 CI engine whether it is a Knuck, Pan, Shovel, Evo... etc. Sarnali would know. He's the MO Anal HD Authoity.
I think the 'F' stands for a 74 CI engine whether it is a Knuck, Pan, Shovel, Evo... etc. Sarnali would know. He's the MO Anal HD Authoity.
I think the F stands for Big Twin (separate engine and tranny) no matter what the displacement. Sportsters are X and Dynas, Tourers, and Softails are Fs.
Sarnali just said that the FLs did not come out until 1948. Who's right here?
No, he's right, I forgot they bumped the '41 Knuckle to 74 inchs and came out with the F designation. They also increased the 74 inch VL flathead to the UL 80 inch flattie. The W is for the 45in. flathead and the original X was for the boxer engined XA developed for North Africa in WW2
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