Harley-Davidson FL 1946

The Early 1946 bikes where much the same as previews year as H-D gradually return to full scale civilian production still under post wartime material shortage the bike gain back some of its chrome plated parts and metal emblems, the seat was padded with latex after a few years of using horse hair... the major upgrade arrived around mid 46 .as the Monroe shock absorber mounted to the springer forks marking the end of the Ride-Control era... this change created the first offset Springer fork and the neck angle changed to 30 deg using the unique Bull Neck frame. here the bike shown in the Flight Red color,one of three color option for this year. the one piece kick pedal and first Waffle Grips where made from plastic and marks the end of war production era, Note: the first "Dog Leg" bent out clutch pedal, 46 is also the last year of the Alian / Mask dash with the Airplane style speedometer face and the Boat tail light...


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