1965 Harley-Davidson Panhead
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1965 Panhead Add
1965 was a year of firsts
& lasts for Harley-Davidson. The 1965 Panhead was the
first year for the electric start, the first year for the 12
It was the last year for the Panhead.
George Roeder set a world land speed record of 177.225 mph for
on a modified Harley-Davidson Sprint. Bart Markel, aboard a Harley,
won the second
of his three AMA Grand National Championships. With the addition
of an electric
starter, the Duo Glide became the Electra Glide. Harley-Davidson
publicly-held company when it issued stock in 1965.
Left Click Photos
| I purchased this from a friends
collection in early 2005. It's in pretty good shape with under
16000 miles and the original, special order,
Birch White paint. The paint has 42 years of patina, it has some
chips that do not show in the photos.
I have put close to 1000 miles on it since I bought it.
Take note of the unique front hubcap. 09/2006
The ownership history of this motorcycle:
Delivered: June 28,1965, by Fullers Cycles of Berwick,
to: Dean Ease of Muncy, Pa.
Sold to: William Frick of Muncy, Pa. about 1977
Sold to: Mark Page Sr. of Muncy, Pa. about 1979
(Ease, Frick & Page were friends who all worked at the
same factory in Muncy, Pa.)
Sold to: Matthew Fisher of Lewisburg, Pa. February 4,
Sold to: Theodore Miller of Cogan Station, Pa. March 8,
Sold to: Chris Lance of Mansfield, Pa. November 21, 2002
I purchased the motorcycle June 2005. I have made contact with
but the first two owners, and learned that the paint is orginal
and the hubcap is an automobile hubcap that was altered
& installed by Dean Ease.
Some 1965 Panhead Specs
|Series Electra Glide 74ci Panhead,
12-Volt electrical system.
Automatic advance single-point timer.
Unpolished cast-aluminum primary case rigidly connects the motor
to the transmission.
Oil tank redesigned square, mounting on the left
with the battery on the right.
Clutch sprocket has electric start ring.
Two-brush generator with voltage regulator.
Gear cover is fin-less with additional oil passage. "Turnpike"
five gallon gas tank.
"Ball-Tip" hand levers.
One-piece heel toe shifter lever optional.
No toolbox, space now taken by the battery box.
Chrome oil tank strips optional.
Optional safety bars attaches to upper shock-mount stud.
Can be found on the motor only.
There is no frame number .
The Numbering system on the early bikes were pretty basic, On
the 1936 to 1969 big twins The
first two digits of the VIN# indicate the year.
The next two, or three, letters indicate the type and displacement
of the engine
Mine is FLH=High Compression
(8.0 to 1 some 8.25 or 8.5 to 1) 74ci OHV.
New Straight-leg frame designed without "step-down"
in front of top shock mounts to
allow room for bigger battery & the starter.
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