There are no model changes in 1963.New features include new gas tank emblems.
Redesigned cylinders with oil passages on right side. Right crankcase now has external oil line boss.
wider rear brake shoes. Round turn signal housings. One piece kick start pedal.
Fiber glass saddle bags.

1963 brochure
1963 brochure


 Here are some great sources for detailed information about Harley Davidson’s 1963 Panhead

How to restore your Harley-Davidson by Bruce Palmer 111

Riding vintage website

the Jocky Journal web forum The panhead and flathead site

The Harley Davidson Panhead service manual 59-69

1963 models

modelengine typeactual displacementcompressionoptions
FL sport solo74 c.i.high compression73.66 c.i.7.25:1
FLF sport solo footshift74 c.i.high compression73.66 c.i.7.25:1F=foot shift
FLH super sport solo74 c.i.high compression73.66 c.i.8.0:1
FLHF super sport solo foot shift74 c.i.high compression73.66 c.i.8.0:1F=foot shift

NOTE: the ” F denoting foot shift will not be stamped in serial number.

1963 models available colors

blackblack face large silver numbers tombstone shaped  brushed aluminum center
tango red
horizon metallic blueno chip available
*hi-fi red
*hi-fi purpleno chip available
*hi-fi turquoise
birch white
police silver

standard paint is two tone with standard color tank top and birch white side panels.

*extra cost hi-fi red, hi-fi purple,hi-fi turquoise.

* standard solid color could be ordered at no extra charge.


1948 panhead black paint color

tango red

hi-fi red

hi-fi turquoise

birch white

police silver

1948 panhead police silver paint color