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 however the major upgrade arived around september 46 . its the first year of the Monroe shock absorber mounted to the springer forks marking the end of the friction Ride-Control era. this change create the first offset forks and handlebars and the neck angle changed to 30 degree using the unique Bull Neck frame. here the bike shown in the Flight Red color, the only civil color option for this year. the one piece kick pedal which marks the end of war production board (WPB) era, 1946 is also the last year of the Mask dash with the Airplane style speedometer face and the Boat tail light...


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