1955 brochure

1955 brochure

The big news in 1955 is the introduction of the FLH super sport model.
There are also some significant engine design changes.
larger engine cases with timken main bearings, o-ring intakes, crowned pinion shaft.
other changes include a  new tank emblem design. and a oval shaped taillight painted to match fender.

 


Here are some great sources for detailed information about Harley Davidson’s 1955 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

 

1955 models
model engine type actual displacement compression factory options
FL sport solo 74 c.i.high compression 73.66 c.i. 7.25:1 ___
FLF sport solo footshift 74 c.i.high compression 73.66 c.i. 7.25:1 F=foot shift
FLE sport solo traffic combination 74 c.i.high compression 73.66 c.i. 7.25:1 E=traffic comb.
FLEF sport solo traffic combination foot shift 74 c.i.high compression 73.66 c.i. 7.25:1 F=foot shift E=traffic comb.
FLH super sport solo 74 c.i. high compression 73.73 c.i. 8.0:1 __
FLHF super sport solo foot shift 74 c.i. high compression 73.73 c.i. 8.0:1 f=footshift

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

1955 models available colors
paint stripes speedometer
black _____ black outside white numbers grey center red indicator
pepper red _____ _____
atomic blue _____ _____
aztek brown _____ _____
anniversary yellow _____ _____
police white _____ _____
police silver _____ _____
hollywood green _____ _____