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1956 HARLEY DAVIDSON FLH For Sale

1956 HARLEY DAVIDSON FLH 56FLH5914
1956 HARLEY DAVIDSON FLH 56FLH5914
1956 HARLEY DAVIDSON FLH 56FLH5914
1956 HARLEY DAVIDSON FLH 56FLH5914

1956 HARLEY DAVIDSON FLH

In 1949, a year after receiving the "Pan-head" engine, the FL was given a new front suspension featuring hydraulically damped telescopic forks, replacing the leading link spring suspension of the time. These forks were standard on all big twin models for 1949.During their debut model year of 1949, Harley-Davidson referred to their new suspension systems as the "hydraulic front ends". Harley-Davidson's marketing department promoted the new suspension systems by renaming the big twin models "Hydra Glide" for the 1950 model year. This was Harley-Davidson's first departure from its policy of using alphabetic lettering to identify its models. This name would change twice in the history of the basic large-framed E and F series models, each time signaling an improvement in the bike's technology.In 1952, the Hydra-Glide's transmission standard hand-shift/foot-clutch was supplemented by the optional foot-shift/hand-clutch. The original format continued to be offered as an option until 1978.    1952 was also the last year of the 61 cu in (1,000 cc) EL, making the FL the last remaining large-frame mode.Although the 1903 founding is now the basis for "Anniversary Models", Harley-Davidson's 50th Golden Anniversary was celebrated in 1954. A more highly tuned engine with high-compression heads, higher-lift cams, and polished ports, was offered with the FLH version of 1955. The FLH designation has continued up to the present. as the first year the accessories group described a “King of the Highway” option. The FLH was described in the factory advertising as a machine with a custom built nature requiring extra time and handwork involved in creating it. A new Victory cam on the FLH produced 12 percent more horsepower than the FL at 4800rpm. Mirror polished intake ports supplemented the engines breathing ability for developing more ponies.
A new slip-on air cleaner cover held by one philips head screw through the center of the HD logo replaced the old style bayonet twist-on styled employed since 1941. The sprocket shaft received a shoulder to back up the timken bearing. New oil passages in the crankcase routed oil to hydraulic lifters and overhead valve mechanism through the oil pump check valve. This prevented oil draining from the oil tank through the lifters into the crankcase. Aluminum reinforcing rings were held with 12 hex head cap screws instead of six. Flashy FLH decals graced both sides of the oil tank. 

The first year the accessories group described a “King of the Highway” option. The FLH was described in the factory advertising as a machine with a custom built nature requiring extra time and handwork involved in creating it. A new Victory cam on the FLH produced 12 percent more horsepower than the FL at 4800rpm. Mirror polished intake ports supplemented the engines breathing ability for developing more ponies.
A new slip-on air cleaner cover held by one philips head screw through the center of the HD logo replaced the old style bayonet twist-on styled employed since 1941. The sprocket shaft received a shoulder to back up the timken bearing. New oil passages in the crankcase routed oil to hydraulic lifters and overhead valve mechanism through the oil pump check valve. This prevented oil draining from the oil tank through the lifters into the crankcase. Aluminum reinforcing rings were held with 12 hex head cap screws instead of six. Flashy FLH decals graced both sides of the oil tank.

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  • Engine: 74CI
  • Color: YELLOW AND BLACK
  • VIN: 56FLH5914

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