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Announced features of the 1955 FLH

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Post Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:05 am

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What were the five features advertised on the 1955 FLH model?

Post Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:17 am

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New DeLuxe Solo Seat
Speedometer re-designed
Big sprocket shaft Timken Bearing
redesigned taillight.
re-enforced D-ring to eliminate rocker cover leaks.
Curt!

Post Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:10 pm

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
Sorry, those aren't the ones on the sales brochure.

Post Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:07 am

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Good try sleeper. Those are not the features listed on the sales brochure. Does the work Victory come to mind?
33MM Schebler Carb in 1955?

Post Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:03 pm

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Location: madison wisconsin usa
too bad all i have is the regular FL sales sheet for 1955 so i can only guess!

however i do know they were "proved" features that included the new horizontal tail light with rubber mounted socket and timken bearings.

john

Post Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:21 pm

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Stop and think about the differences between the FL and FLH and you may get it.

Post Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:53 am

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Location: madison wisconsin usa
well,

that would include a snappy decal, cam and valve springs.

john

Post Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:35 am

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It would include those and two more.

Post Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:36 pm

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one more would be the FLH fender badge!

john

Post Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:21 am

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Sorry Sleeper. I asked for the 5 features in the advertising.

Post Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:39 am

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Location: madison wisconsin usa
how about new seat and compensating sprocket?

just a guess.

john

Post Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:52 am

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Choice of hand or foot shift?
Curt!

Post Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:39 am

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Timken bearings on sprocketshaft
Rubbermounted headlight
New taillight
New front chainguard
New manifold attaching method
New rocker cover sealing plates
Oups that makes 6...
Stéph

Post Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:23 am

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Location: Michigan
How 'bout John's snappy decal, cam and valve springs plus the o-ring manifold and high compression pistons?


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