1954 is Harley s 50th anniversary. Even though are no model changes there were some interesting engine changes and new options available for 1954. A tapered pinion shaft and gear, and oil pump worm gear.
Three frames were available in 1954. A wishbone with no horn mount. A wishbone with flattened down tubes and no horn mount and
Straight leg with “T” mounting bracket.
Jubilee trumpet horn is introduced. a faster acting throttle, new foot shifter w/optional heel lever.
first optional dual exhaust and Black hard plastic saddlebags are available.
Here are some great sources for detailed information about Harley Davidson’s 1954 Panhead
How to restore your Harley-Davidson by Bruce Palmer 111
Riding vintage website
the Jocky Journal web forum
hydra-glide.com The panhead and flathead site
The Harley Davidson Panhead service manual 48-57 rigid
|model||engine type||actual displacement||compression||options|
|FL sport solo||74 c.i.high compression||73.66 c.i.||7.0:1||—|
|FLF sport solo footshift||74 c.i.high compression||73.66 c.i.||7.0:1||F=foot shift|
|FLE sport solo traffic combination||74 c.i.high compression||73.66 c.i.||7.0:1||E=traffic comb.|
|FLEF sport solo traffic combination foot shift||74 c.i.high compression||73.66 c.i.||7.0:1||F=footshift|
NOTE: the ” F “ denoting foot shift will not be stamped in serial number.
1954 models available colors
|black||—||black outside white numbers grey center red indicator|