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

[table caption=”1954 models” width=”1000″ colwidth=”100|50|50″ colalign=”left|left|center|left|right”]
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.

[table caption=”1954 models available colors” width=”1000″ colwidth=”25|25|25″
black,_____,black outside white numbers grey center red indicator,
pepper red,_____,_____,

glacier blue,_____,_____,

forrest green,_____,_____,

daytona yellow,_____,_____,


anniversary yellow,_____,_____,