Harley-Davidson FL 1942

The only people that could obtain the non-military models were those dedicated to police use or to those buyers who could support the war effort. Only 799 of the “civilian” model were built in 1942 due to the war, During World War II, nearly all Harley production was directed towards building the 80,000 military “WLA” 45 cu. bikes (1942-1946). Production of civilian models was down during that time but the 1942 Knucklehead Model FL is High Performance 74 cubic inch 48 HP machine weighing 535 LBS with a top speed of 105 MPH...Note the longer ribs on the left engine case and the new hex fitting oil lines to the rocker boxes...

Here are the colors for 1941 trough 1946: Flight Red, Cruiser Green, Skyway Blue, Brilliant Black, Export Olive drab, and Police Silver-Missing is the Civil Defense Gray... According to huntingharleys Harley-Davidson offered customer special order paint, enamel or lacquer, from DuPont. Any color under the rainbow, including metallic. If that was not good enough, they would use customer supplied paint. They would do any graphics desire "as per sketch. 1926 through civilian production 1942

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