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1958 Harley-Davidson FL Duo-Glide

July 30, 2017
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Our August 2017 cover bike is a 1958 Harley-Davidson FL Duo-Glide, which is owned by Derek Melhorn from Kearney, Missouri. To find out more about Derek, check out his interview, and for more photos of his bike and our cover model Lulu, check out her interview as well. For this month's issue, we also invite you to check out our behind the scenes photos and video taken at our August 2017 cover shoot.

Year: 1958
Make/Model: Harley-Davidson FL Duo-Glide

Displacement (ci/cc)/Make: 74ci/1212.72 cc Harley-Davidson
Engine Details: Panhead V-twin
Power: 55 HP @4800 RPM
Torque: 85.43 Nm @3200 RPM
Compression: 7.0:1
Bore x Stroke: 3.4” x 4.0”
Starter: Kick
Electrical System: 6 volt battery
Fuel System: Currently an S&S Super E carburetor, but Derek plans to replace it with the correct Linkert M-74B this winter.
Fuel Control: Overhead Valves (OHV)
Cooling System: Air
Air Cleaner: S&S
Pipes: OEM
Gearbox: 4-speed
Transmission Type/Final Drive: Chain

Chassis, Suspension, Brake & Wheels
Frame Type: Steel wishbone
Front Suspension: Hydraulic telescopic forks
Rear Suspension: Swingarm w/Dual coil-over-shocks
Front Tire: 5.00-16
Rear Tire: 5.00-16
Front Brakes: Manual drum
Rear Brakes: Hydraulic drum
Wheels: Wire spoked
Seat: Solo

Physical Measures & Capacities
Dry Weight: 588.6 lbs.
Power/Weight Ratio: 0.2060 HP/kg
Wheelbase: 59.1”
Fuel Capacity: 3.75 gal.
Oil Capacity: .25 qts.
Carrying Capacity: Optional soft saddlebags

Color: Red & White (options available this year were black, red, & blue).

Photos by Doc Lonnie Blum

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