1979 Harley Davidson
1979 Harley Davidson FLHC
1979 Harley Davidson FLHC
All Harley-Davidson touring motorcycles, equipped with the large Big-Twin engines and large telescopic forks, are FL models, with the letters "FL" a simple series designation introduced in 1941. These big bikes were powered by the motorcycle maker's famed 1936-47 "Knucklehead" engine, which got its name for the odd shape of its rocker covers. The "Panhead" engine was introduced in 1948, so named for the new shape of the rocker covers. The following year, the FLH model was produced. Identified as the Hydra-Glide for its new front suspension system, it sat on a 59.5-inch wheelbase. The hydraulic technology gives the FL series its "H" designation.
If you are into the touring sect of biking, then this beautiful classic should be looked at closely. Direct from 1979, with its color scheme, ornate pin striping and flourishes, abundant chrome, and multiple fairings, this beauty rides like a dream. And only 3 adult owners in its past history. Plenty of life left in this classic with some upgrades by the last owner.
A fat classic fender wraps around a wide front spoked and disc braked wheel, covered in a wide white tire which has just been refreshed with a new tire and tube. Large forks make their way upward through the front batwing cowling which is adorned with plenty of pinstriped flourishes, and bathed in beige, a headlight and 2 fog lights. Atop is a windscreen which protects the “dash” housing a radio and speakers. This section is backed by the dual fuel tank, speedometer and electric controls. Next we move to the two-tier leather seat in Camel leather, and in back of this is a wood luggage rack, and two solid side bags. A wide fender brings up the rear along with dual fishtail pipes with 6” baffles. This description has just given you the “Factory Tour Pack” and it all presents in excellent classic color and condition.
Mechanicals include an 80ci V Twin aspirated by an S & S Super G carburetor, a 6-speed RevTech transmission actuated by a Barnett Clutch. Consigner states that the heads were redone at 10,000 miles, a new O ring chain put on, a new battery, and a fresh service, and she's running like a top!
A 2-tone beige color scheme right out of 1979, upgrades mechanically, and a wonderful potato, potato, potato sound, the quintessential HARLEY moniker, all phat, and all nicely preserved. Road trip!
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.