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1949 Harley-Davidson FL Hydra-Glide


1949 Harley-Davidson FL Hydra-Glide Pictures
The big Harleys were now called "Hydra-Glide" in reference to the new telescopic forks.
The big Harleys were now called "Hydra-Glide" in reference to the new telescopic forks.

The 1949 Harley-Davidson FL Hydra-Glide motorcycle could be dressed up with factory accessories such as chromed speedlines, fendertips, and a toolbox cover.

The tank-mounted speedometer was a key styling element of the 1949 Harley-Davidson FL Hydra-Glide.
The tank-mounted speedometer was a key styling element of the 1949 Harley-Davidson FL Hydra-Glide.
The overload spring could be swung into place to assist the sprung seatpost when a passenger or heavier rider was aboard.
The overload spring could be swung into place to assist the sprung seatpost when a passenger or heavier rider was aboard.
The Hydra-Glide's new front end featured adjustable handlebars, novel for the 1940s.
The Hydra-Glide's new front end featured adjustable handlebars, novel for the 1940s.
The FL Hydra-Glide complemented the now-classic Harley-Davidson
The FL Hydra-Glide complemented the now-classic Harley-Davidson

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