1951

1951: a new tank emblem, "Harley-Davidson" in script with a bar underneath.

45" changes: Heads secured w/cap screws, fixed jet Linkert M-54 carb, chrome plated exhaust connection pipe, single stripe rear fender trim.

Panhead changes: Chrome plated piston compression rings were meant to help prevent scorring of jug walls during breakin. A 2 piece cam-(separate gear) was introduced with ramps on both sides of the lobe. Pushrod ball sockets frequently worked themselves loose, so rocker arms were machined with pushrod sockets. The exhaust "S" and "Y" downtubes were chromed and a new shouldered exhaust port clamp was installed, (the shoulder facing the head). Neoprene cork composition pushrod seals improved oil leakage from the tubes, single stripe rear fender trim replaces the sergeant stripes, rocker cover D-ring made of 3 layers of sheet metal spot welded together and fastened by 9 phillips screws and 3 allen head screws. These D-rings were placed inbetween the pan cover and mounting screws to prevent cover distortion caused by overtightening the screws, which caused oil leaks. Midyear saw the M-74B carb which would remain through 1965, also midyear a larger diameter pinion shaft. Optionally for $1.50, you could get a chromed "Hydra-Glide" emblem for the front fender, available through 1954.

 

Flathead
#
Price
WL Solo, 45ci, 3 speed
1044
$730
     
Servi-Car, 45", 3 speed and reverse
   
Gtow bar
778
$1,095
GA, without tow bar
632
$1,080
     
Panhead, OHV, 4 speed
   
EL Hydra-Glide Sport Solo, 61ci, high compression
1532
$885
ELS Hydra-Glide Sidecar Twin, 61ci, medium compression  
$885
FL Hydra-Glide Sport Solo, 74ci, high compression
6560
$900
FLS Hydra-Glide Sidecar Twin, 74ci, med-compression  
$900
     
Specialty Models
   
WL-SP 45ci, aluminum heads    
WLS Sidecar Twin, 45ci    
WR Racer, 45ci
23
 
WRTT Racer, 45ci, TT racer    

 

Sidecar and Chassis:
· LE - right hand sidecar
· M - Package Truck w/cover
· MC - chassis for M

 

Colors for 1951
Brilliant Black
Persian Red
Rio Blue
Police Silver
Metallic Green
White
Metallic Blue
Metallic green, white, metallic blue at extra cost
Options: Deluxe Solo, Sport Solo, Utility Solo, Standard Police, Utility for sidecare or Package Truck, Deluxe Solo for WL, Sport Solo for WL, Utility Solo for WL, Deluxe servicar, Utility servicar, Deluxe sidecar.