1963 brochure

1963 brochure

There are no model changes in 1963.New features include new gas tank emblems.
Redesigned cylinders with oil passages on right side. Right crankcase now has external oil line boss.
wider rear brake shoes. Round turn signal housings. One piece kick start pedal.
Fiber glass saddle bags.

 Here are some great sources for detailed information about Harley Davidson’s 1963 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 59-69

1963 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
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.

1963 models available colors
paint stripes speedometer
black _____ black face large silver numbers tombstone shaped  brushed aluminum center
tango red _____ _____
horizon metallic blue _____ no chip available
*hi-fi red _____ _____
*hi-fi purple _____ no chip available
*hi-fi turquoise
_____ _____
birch white _____ _____
police silver _____ _____

standard paint is two tone with standard color tank top and birch white side panels.

*extra cost hi-fi red, hi-fi purple,hi-fi turquoise.

* standard solid color could be ordered at no extra charge.