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Post Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:40 am

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Location: Union, SC USA
By title the 77 FLH, was model "Unknown", but after a check of the serial numbers Harley Davidson identified it as an FLHS, only produced in that year. Anybody know what differences the FLHS had compared to a FLH. And any pictures would help as well. Also, we couldn't find out how many were made. Help me out fellas, I know you'll help me get to the bottom of it. Thanks

Post Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:03 pm

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I was working in a dealership when the FLHS came out. It means FLH Sport and was basically a stock FLH with all the dresser parts left off. No bags, fairing, or any of the other pieces. I should have a picture somewhere. I will look and see what I find. you can reach me at tls@newmex.com.
Robbie

Post Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:09 pm
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Robbie....would this model have a Sportster front end package ? Pa

Post Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:39 pm

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Pa wrote:
Robbie....would this model have a Sportster front end package ? Pa


Any Big Twin with an XL fork is an FX model.

Post Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:55 am
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Thanks Chris. That shows I much I know about the newer models....70 on up... :mrgreen:

Post Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:53 am

Posts: 144
Location: Union, SC USA
This one came with, bags, and rails, and turn signals on the bars, with a cross over for the dual exhaust. Any of this could have been added. It has brackets for true dual exhaust as well. I misinformed you guys, 77 was the first year they made the FLHS, and they were stripped down. This is weird, but I like it! The only thing we didn't do was take some pictures of the way it was found. I guess my buddy was so excited, he just dove in.

Post Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:00 pm

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Location: My-am-mah, Flor-a-duh
See links below for 1977 and 1978 FLHS pictures. Neither are equipped with bags. :?:

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1978-harl ... -glide.htm

http://cu.motorcycleclassics.com/pages/ ... ery=297598
Steven

1946 knucklehead
1976 shovelhead
2006 road king

Youth and enthusiasm is no match for age and treachery.

Post Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:59 pm

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The FLHS model had no bags, guards or windshield. I sold them when they were new, so I'm familiar with them. It would not be out of line to imagine the accessories were dealer added, the bikes weren't real popular at the time.
VPH-D

Post Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:02 pm

Posts: 144
Location: Union, SC USA
Any pictures yet? I saw the link to the chromed up one above, but I really need some stock photos of a 77. From my understanding less than 600, were produced that year.

Post Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:58 pm

Posts: 77
Location: Custer Wa.
More ground clearance,Stiffer supension, Better cornering, That is what I remember from the adds of the day.And I wanted one.

live to ride Tshoe


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