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Up for sale is a 1958 Harley Davidson FLH Duo Glide

Date Published:
24 Sep 2019
North Carolina, USA

This Pan Head was purchased from an Estate sale and has been off the road since the mid 1990's. The motor has been started and shifts through all the gears. Motor and frame match. I have a clear NC title. This HD is priced below market value for its condition and would be a welcome addition for any collector. This bike is sold in 'as is condition', with no guarantee.Some interesting 1958 HD Facts, “The 1958 Harley-Davidson FL Duo-Glide motorcycle introduced a genuine rear suspension system, finally giving riders of the big Harleys smoother, modern ride. After decades of relying only on a spring saddle for 'rear' suspension, the big Harleys adopted a swing arm with coil-over shocks in 1958. With that, the Hydra-Glide became the Duo-Glide, upping the ante in the touring market.Two versions of the Big Twin continued to be offered: The milder, low-compression FL engine ran cooler and was easier to kick over than the hopped-up FLH, making it better suited to around-town driving.Still sized at 1200 ccs/74 cubic inches, period Big Twins were advertised at 53-55 horsepower in the FL, 58-60 in the FLH.