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

[table caption=”1965 models” width=”1000″ colwidth=”100|50|50″ colalign=”left|left|center|left|right”]
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.

[table caption=”1965 models available colors” width=”1000″ colwidth=”25|25|25″
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.