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1961 HARLEY DAVIDSON FL For Sale

1961 HARLEY DAVIDSON FL 61FL7126
1961 HARLEY DAVIDSON FL 61FL7126
1961 HARLEY DAVIDSON FL 61FL7126
1961 HARLEY DAVIDSON FL 61FL7126

1961 HARLEY DAVIDSON FL

1961 ARISTOCRAT OF THE MOTORCYCLES, ASTRO-FLITE STYLING, NO BACKFIRE, NEW ENGINE SPROCKET

The FL model was given a new frame in 1958. This frame included a rear swing-arm suspended by a pair of coil-over-shock suspension units. In honor of this fully suspended chassis, the FL's model name was changed from Hydra-Glide to Duo-Glide.

Unlike OHV configuration, aluminum heads, and telescopic-fork front suspension, however, this improvement in technology was applied to the small-frame bikes first, the K-series having received rear suspension in 1952 the Duo-Glide for 1961 justified the title of aristocrat of motorcycles! Astro-Flite styling was the new catch phrase to (in their words) make a clean break with the past. Little did they know that 36 years later the wheel would turn 180 degrees and dictate a race to embrace tradition and the past.
The 1997 FLSTS Heritage Springer is a perfect example of a 1948 Pan-head replica that the Motor Company readily accepts as a step into the future by learning the path of the past.
The gas tank emblem was a cast elongated shooting star with a tail attached. A new dual circuit breaker and twin coil ignition system eliminated wasted spark in the cylinder preventing back fire. A new engine sprocket design sped engine turnover. This may have been a premature announcement because the next change for the compensating sprocket did not occur until 1965. The sprocket interchange was 1955-1964. The tank now featured a two-tone paint scheme with what appeared to be two parallel wide birch white strips with the lower one coming out of a small panel at the front of the tank. 

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  • Price: Contact Us
  • Engine: 74CI
  • Color: BLACK AND WHITE
  • VIN: 61FL7126

Financing Available!