Late 1949 Harley Davidson FL (74 cu in)
Second Year Panhead
First Year Hydra Glide
Several experts have verified "Very Original".
Ridden every year.
Starts and runs well.
Very old re-paint in excellent condition.
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, which was introduced by Harley on this model. 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.
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 D9
Rear head is marked 1948 A34
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.
Looking from the front, you'll see 8211 marked on left side and USA 42 marked on right side.
New 6v battery.
Totally serviced this fall.
Original rear fender.
See close-up of rear fender showing uneven hinge sizes, which proves originality.
Horn is working.
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.
Original Owner's Manual.
Original Spare Parts Catalog.
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