1965 models

65 magazine ad

65 magazine ad

1965 is the first year of the Electra-Glide all models are electric start denoted by the letter  “B” eg FLHB.
many new features include 12 volt electrical system. New frame. New rectangular oil tank mounted on left side.
5 gallon gas tanks.Aluminum primary chain case. Automatic advance distributor.Heavier engine cases.

 

 Here are some great sources for detailed information about Harley Davidson’s 1965 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

1965 models
model engine type actual displacement compression factory options
FLB electra-glide 74 c.i.high compression 73.66 c.i. 7.25:1 B=electric start
FLFB electra-glide footshift 74 c.i.high compression 73.66 c.i. 7.25:1 F=foot shift B= electric start
FLHB electra-glide super sport 74 c.i. high compression 73.73 c.i. 8.0:1 B=electric start
FLHFB electra-glide super sport foot shift 74 c.i. high compression 73.73 c.i. 8.0:1 f=footshift B=electric start

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

NOTE: the ” B denoting “electric start” will not be stamped in serial number.

1965 models available colors
paint stripes speedometer
black _____ black face large silver numbers tombstone shaped  brushed aluminum center
holiday red _____ _____
*hi-fi red _____ _____
*hi-fi blue
_____ _____
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 blue.

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