Harley-Davidson FL in Movies
But why our Harley-Davidsons are almost always not given a default model year? ( And it appears, dear, that "Hydra Glide" has to be written in two words.)
Early 50s Harley Davidson WL Police Bike.
Harley-Davidson FL In these pictures, it has bigger air-cleaner cover on the right side (under the fuel tank). So it's not the 'WL' but the 'FL'. And police tend to use Model FL in these years.
Police Story EP: 1.10
Harley Davidson FL as built until 1971 because it has a drum front brake, but I can't see if it has a panhead or shovelhead engine to determine if it is a Duo Glide or a Electra Glide
Dallas: War of the Ewings
Gas tank appears to read Harley Davidson.
Harley Davidson FL Series for sure, but I can't identify the exactly model. I don't know very well these bikes, wheel and fender look FLSTF Fat Boy, but lights and windshield seems a FLHR Road King...
Modèle FL équipé d'un moteur Knucklehead (avant 1948) Une vue de l'arrière de la moto
Il s'agit de la moto à droite de l'image précédente
Tomorrow Is Another Day
Hard to tell from this picture, because I can not identify the engine, so it could be a sidevalve model UL or a ohv model EL/FL (Knucklehead). Because these police bikes, which are usually high performance, I would say these are probably 74 ci FL's, built between 1941 (unlikely) and 1948 (when the Hydra Glide was introduced).
Big Jim McLain
Looks like EL by length & engine. (1947-50 by tank badge)
No doubt the bikes are "big-twins", and the "springer" type of forks narrows it down to pre-1949. (1949 and up big twins has hydraulic forks). I cannot see the engine very well, but it looks tall and the shape of the tanks agree with that it is an OHV engine. (The sidevalve engine has a perfect symmetrical teardrop shaped thank whilst the OHV model tank is slightly flatter on the bottom side to give room for the taller OHV engine). So depending of the year it would be a "Knucklehead" engine (last year 1947) or a "Panhead engine" (first year 1948). But the nodel designation would be the same, model EL for the 1000cc OHV and FL for the 1200cc OHV versions. Since it was made much more FL's than EL's at the time my guess is that the bikes are 1947 or 1948 Harley-Davidson model FL's (1200cc OHV).
A police motorcycle in the 1950's in the US? I can't imagine anything else but a Harley.
FL (by its classic softail thumb 4 ) but not yet a 1950 Hydra Glide by classic fork thumb 1 maybe 1948 - 1949 new panhead engine
Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle
Il s'agit de la moto rouge à droite avec sa fourche à parallélogramme "Springer"
Kansas City Confidential
The new Harley-Davidson Hydraglide with telescopic forks began in 1949. These bikes date from before that. Possibly VLs??
Je pense plutôt à des modèls FL
Miami Vice EP: 3.08
Harley Davidson FL moteur Knucklehead (produite de 1941 à 1947) En 1948 sort l'Hydra Glide avec sa fourche téléscopique à l'avant.
Il ne s'agit pas d'une Hydra Glide mais d'un modèle FL Cette moto est équipée du moteur Knucklehead (de 1936 à 1947) et à une fourche à^parralélogramme (springer) L'Hydra Glide est sortie en 1949(moteur Panhead et fourche télescopique)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century EP: 1.10
Harley Davidson FL, probably a Duo Glide or an early Electra Glide
Twilight Zone: The Movie
the cycle Le machin noir, qui se détache sur le fond noir du propos noir du film?
American Pickers EP: 1.08
Appears to be a 58 or 59 Harley-Davidson Duo-Glide, but that's not an original seat, so it might well be a assortment of several different bikes, Harley's are fun that way.
.......with a '70s Shovel Head swapped in