54 enthusiast

54 enthusiast

1954 is Harley s  50th anniversary. Even though are no model changes there were some interesting engine changes and new options available for 1954.A tapered pinion shaft and gear, and oil pump worm gear.
Three frames were available in 1954. A wishbone with no horn mount A wishbone with flattened down tubes and no horn mount and
Straight leg with “T” mounting bracket.
Jubilee trumpet horn is introduced. a faster acting throttle, new foot shifter w/optional heel lever.
first optional dual exhaust and Black hard plastic saddlebags are available.


Here are some great sources for detailed information about Harley Davidson’s 1954 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

1954 models
model engine type actual displacement compression factory options
FL  sport solo 74 c.i.high compression 73.66 c.i. 7.0:1 ___
FLF sport solo footshift 74 c.i.high compression 73.66 c.i. 7.0:1 F=foot shift
FLE  sport solo traffic combination 74 c.i.high compression 73.66 c.i. 7.0:1 E=traffic comb.
FLEF sport solo traffic combination foot shift 74 c.i.high compression 73.66 c.i. 7.0:1 F=foot shift E=traffic comb.

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

1954 models available colors
paint stripes speedometer
black _____ black outside white numbers grey center red indicator
pepper red _____ _____
glacier blue _____ _____
forrest green _____ _____
daytona yellow _____ _____
silver _____ _____
anniversary yellow _____ _____
white _____ _____