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1/18 Scale 1966 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra Glide Diecast Model Motorcycle

1/18 Scale 1966 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra Glide Diecast Model Motorcycle

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  • diecast and pre-painted, ready to display
  • material: metal & plastic
  • scale: 1/18
  • size: 13*5.3*8.2 cm

The third and final change given to the name of the basic FL model would occur in 1965, the final year of the "Panhead" engines. These last Panheads were the first "Big Twin" Harley-Davidson engines to be equipped with electric starters; the Servi-Car having received electric start the year before. This innovation for Harley-Davidson was greeted with the new model name of Electra Glide.

In 1966, the "Panhead" gave way to the "Shovelhead," gaining a ten percent increase in power in the process.

A fork-mounted fairing became available on Electra Glides in 1969. This became unofficially known as the "batwing" fairing. Although the batwing fairing was an easily removable option on early Electra Glides, it was not removable on later machines, as the instruments were moved from the fuel tank into the fairing.

The FL frame was the basis for the 1971 FX Super Glide. The FX mated the FL frame with the forks of the XL Sportster, with buckhorn handlebars and a large fiberglass tailpiece completing the Super Glide specification.

The FL was given a front disc brake in 1972.

The three-speed plus reverse gearbox was discontinued in 1977.

A 1977 Harley-Davidson Confederate Edition of the FLH Electra Glide that featured commemorative paint and tank and fender decals was produced. The unit production was in such low volume numbers - only 44 - as to make it one of the rarest of the company's motorcycles.

An 80 cu in (1,300 cc) engine was made optional on the Electra Glide in 1978, however, the FL designation was not changed. By 1981, the 80 cubic inch engine was the standard offering; the 74 cu in (1,210 cc) engine being discontinued.

The low-compression FL engine was discontinued in 1979, as was the option for hand-shift/foot-clutch transmission controls.

--copied from Wikipedia



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