1952 sales brochure

In 1952  big additions to the model line up where the ELF and FLF  foot shift models which required the addition of the hand clutch booster otherwise known as the “mouse trap”  EL,ELS,FL and FLS models continued,

Also in 1952. the 32e generator was upgraded to the model 52 2 brush 6 volt. A check valve and screen were added at the side of the rear tappet guide into the oil passage leading to hydraulic lifter units to filter oil before entering hydraulic units and preventing oil in overhead passages from draining back. Exhaust valves were Parkerized to prevent corrosion.

1952 speedometer

1948-1952 speedo

1948-1952 speedo

 

This speedometer is used from 1948 to 1952

 

1952 gas tank emblems

tank_emblem51_54Here are some great sources for detailed information about Harley Davidson’s 1952 Panhead

How to restore your Harley-Davidson by Bruce Palmer 111

Riding vintage website

the Jocky Journal web forum

hydra-glide.com The panhead and flathead site

The Harley Davidson Panhead service manual 48-57 rigid

1952 models
model engine type actual displacement compression factory options
EL  sport solo 61 c.i.high compression 60.32 c.i. 7.0:1 __
ELS  sidecar twin 61 c.i.high compression 60.32 c.i. 7.0:1 S = sidecar gearing
ELF sport solo foot shift 61 c.i.high compression 60.32 c.i. 7.0:1 F = foot shift
FL  sport solo 74 c.i.high compression 73.66 c.i. 7.0:1 __
FLS side car twin 74 c.i.high compression 73.66 c.i. 7.0:1 S = sidecar gearing
FLF  sport solo foot shift 74 c.i.high compression 73.66 c.i. 7.0:1 F+foot shift

NOTE: the ” S denoting sidecar gearing will not be stamped in serial number.

NOTE: the ” F denoting foot shift will not be stamped in serial number.

1952 models available colors
paint stripes speedometer
black _____ bluish gray center. cream white mph numbers. red indicator
persian red _____ _____
rio blue _____ _____
tropical green _____ _____
police silver _____ _____
marine blue metallic _____ _____
white _____ _____
bronco bronze metallic _____ _____