- classic / vintage 26,744
- Paynesville, MN
- 4 months
We sell worldwidelate 1949 harley davidson fl (74 cu in)second year panhead, first year hydra glideharley factory records state the company sold 12,685 new motorcycles in 1949. Harley introduced telescopic forks in 1949. At this time in harley's history, the ohv twins did not carry names, being e or el for 61 cu in and f, fl, or fs for 74 cu in. But sometime during the '49 season, the merchandising division decided to name the overhead valve models 'hydra-glide', celebrating the new 'fluid' forks, and began stamping the name into the front tins. Several experts have verified this bike to be "very original". It has been ridden every year, and has been well maintained. It starts and runs well. Original luggage rack. Original oil tank/battery box has been chromed. Original tool box has been chromed. New leather seat about 25 years ago, like new. Original 'sergeant stripes' on rear fender. Original 'tombstone' taillight. The original glass lens is cracked across the middle as they are commonly are. Original front fender trim. Original front fender ornament (glass lens). Original police spot lights. Original stainless steel rocker lids. Original stainless air cleaner cover. Original stainless steel distributor cover. Original stainless steel clutch cover and primary inspection cover. Original stainless steel rocker foot clutch. Handlebars appear to be original. Period correct mufflers. No modifications to the frame that we can see. Linkert carb model m-45. It's brass body is marked 1 1/2 mod m, 2-398 on forward-facing side. Front head is marked 19482 d9rear head is marked 1948 a34crankcase halves are matching numbers 249-11222, both marked 7 on top (which means 74cu in). The gearbox is stamped "a9", which means jan 1949. Tool box and oil tank are original and were chromed many years ago. Heat shield is verified original. Most bolts are original. Headlight is westinghouse #2. Charging system works. All lights work correctly. Totally serviced this spring, and has been ridden this spring. Original rear fender. See close-up of rear fender showing uneven hinge sizes, which proves originality. Speedometer shows what is believed to be original mileage. Speedometer overhauled by palo alto speedometer in 2010. Rear brake switch is period-correct, but not original. Oil pressure sending unit is not original. Rocker cover rings were introduced in '52 and are a necessary upgrade to prevent leaks. Clear title in current owner's name. Bill of sale will be provided if requested. Original owner's manual. Original spare parts catalog. Make me a reasonable offer, and i'll talk to the owner. The bike has been owned and ridden by two brothers since their father passed away. The current owner's recollection is that his father bought the bike in the late 70s or early 80s, and that the mileage is original and correct. When the speedometer failed in 2011, i personally sent the instrument to palo alto speedometer inc in california. This company is well known in the industry and they overhauled the speedometer leaving the original mileage on the odometer (26,660 miles at that time). The bike can be seen at zap leather and cycle in paynesville, mn, mon-sat 9am-8pm, sundays and holidays 11am-6pm. Feel free to ask for more photos. Check my feedback, bid with confidence, and feel free to call with questions. Important: we do not arrange shipping to the lower 48 states of the usa. Important: we do not arrange shipping to canada or alaska. Important: we do not arrange shipping to any other countries. Call for details: 320-243-3797this bike has no warranty, expressed or implied. Remaining balance is due within 7 days of auction close, by cash, check, money order, or limited amounts on multiple credit cards or paypal (see below for details). The motorcycle will be released after all funds have cleared. I reserve the right to end the auction early, as the bike is for sale locally. The motorcycle shall be released after all funds have cleared. Insurance is required at a cost of 2. 5 % of claimed value.
Classic / Vintage✔ 26744 Miles✔ Air Cooling System✔ Luggage rack✔ Tail light✔ Leather seat