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1965 HARLEY DAVIDSON FLH 65FLH11247
1965 HARLEY DAVIDSON FLH 65FLH11247
1965 HARLEY DAVIDSON FLH 65FLH11247
1965 HARLEY DAVIDSON FLH 65FLH11247

1965 HARLEY DAVIDSON FLH

The third and final change given to the name of the basic FL model would occur in 1965, the final year of the "Pan-head" engines. These last "Pan-heads" were the first "big-twin" Harley-Davidson engines to be equipped with electric starters, the Servi-Car having received electric start the year before. This innovation for Harley-Davidson was greeted with the new model name of Electra Glide  FIRST YEAR FOR THE ELECTRA-GLIDE, 12-VOLT ELECTRICS, FRAME HEIGHTENED
This was a landmark year for new features on the first Electra-Glide Big Twin Pan-head model. The electrical was upgraded to a 12-volt system to spin the new Delco electric starter motor for which the model was named. The rear section of the frame behind the seat post was heightened to accept a new square oil tank and taller 12-volt battery. The tin primary chain cover set was dropped in favor of stronger aluminum inner and outer covers with a beefed up transmission case to mount the transmission and engine solidly together. A new primary chain adjuster was put inside the primary chain case and used a hard plastic shoe to tension the front chain.
The factory had trouble with the electric starter system when first introduced on their 1964 servi-car models, so it’s possible the kick starter was retained on the Electra-Glide for a few years just in case. An M-74B  Linkert carburetor was retained from 1964 using the early style stamped steel round air cleaner. The Linkert can trace it’s reliable service on a Harley-Davidson twin back to it’s introduction in 1933.

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  • Price: Contact Us
  • Engine: 74ci
  • Color: BLUE
  • VIN: 65FLH11247

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