Harley-Davidson Hydra Glide: history, specs, pictures

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The Harley-Davidson FL Hydra Glide was a v2, four-stroke touring motorcycle produced between 1949 and 1957. It could reach a top speed of 99 mph (160 km/h). Max torque was 62.99 ft/lbs (85.4 Nm) @ 3200 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 53.77 HP (40.1 KW) @ 4800 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 87.0mm bore x 102.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1212.0 cubic centimeters. The engine featured a 7.0:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 4-speed transmission. The final drive was via chain.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 5.00-16 front tire and a 5.00-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a hydraulic telescopic forks while the rear was equiped with a hardtail. The FL Hydra Glide was fitted with a 3.75 Gallon (14.19 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 588.63 pounds (267.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.45 inches (1510 mm) long.

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Harley-Davidson Hydra Glide
Manufacturer Harley-Davidson
Also called FL Hydra Glide
Production 1949 - 1957
Class Road
Engine v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 87.0mm x 102.0mm
Top speed 99 mph (160 km/h)
Horse Power 53.77 HP (40.1 KW) @ 4800RPM
Torque 62.99 ft/lbs (85.4 Nm) @ 3200RPM
Fuel system carburetor
Battery 7.0:1
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: hydraulic telescopic forks
Rear: hardtail
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 5.00-16
Rear Tire 5.00-16
Wheelbase 59.45 inches (1510 mm)
Weight 588.63 pounds (267.0 Kg)
Fuel capacity 3.75 Gallon (14.19 Liters)
Oil capacity 1.0 Gallon (3.80 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual
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The Harley-Davidson FL Hydra Glide was a v2, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Harley-Davidson between 1949 and 1957. It could reach a top speed of 99 mph (160 km/h). Max torque was 62.99 ft/lbs (85.4 Nm) @ 3200 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 53.77 HP (40.1 KW) @ 4800 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 87.0mm bore x 102.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1212.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 4-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 5.00-16 front tire and a 5.00-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a hydraulic telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a hardtail. The FL Hydra Glide was fitted with a 3.75 Gallon (14.19 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 588.63 pounds (267.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.45 inches (1510 mm) long.

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