Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide

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Harley-Davidson FLH 1200 Super Glide


The brainchild of Willie G. senior vice president and styling officer at Harley-Davidson his retirement on April 30, 2012, the Super Glide made its in 1971. In an effort to appeal to and offer some competition to suppliers, Willie G. took the powertrain and rear suspension of the FLH Glide and added the telescopic forks, front wheel, and of the Sportster. The new bike, the first factory custom, was dubbed the FX Super Glide.

Background of the Dyna Super Glide

The Super Glide didn’t the electric starter of the Electra so it had a smaller battery and battery Powered by the 1200 cc Shovelhead the Super Glide sported a boat tail rear The new model was not an immediate success, only 4,700 units first year.

The next Harley replaced the fiberglass fender with a steel one and the Glide became more

Harley-Davidson added an electric version of the Super Glide, the in 1974. In 1977 a limited-edition Super Glide was produced. It had a gray paint job, flag on the fuel tank and a sleeve braid decal on the fender.

Only 228 of the Confederate Super were manufactured, along Confederate editions of the Electra and three Sportster models, 561 total units were making it one of the rarest Harleys.

The Glide II rolled into the 1982 line up as the first of the FXR with a stiffer, lighter rubber mounted engine and transmission. The FX models would through the 1985 model except the Wide Glide, hung on for one more year.

the discontinuation of the FXE Super Glide, the FXR Glide II became simply the Glide. The kick start Glide had been dropped the lineup for the 1979 model Though the FXR model frame superior handling to the FX models, began to dip in the late 1980s and designers went to work on a new

The new frame was unveiled for the 1991 year, introducing a brand new family, the Dyna. That Dyna was the limited-edition Sturgis. The family bikes were by the 1,340 cc Evolution engine, had been in service since The difference in the Dynas was how the engine was to the frame.

The Dynas had two rubber mounts, the three Harley had used on the FXR Because the Dyna frame was rigid the bikes experienced vibration at speed.

Through the 1990s Harley-Davidson began or transitioning the FXR models to the new Dyna The final year for the FXR bikes was In 1995 the new FXD Dyna Super replaced the FXR Super Glide, one of the two FXR models to be produced.


The 1995 Dyna Super had a 28 degree rake, compared to the 32 of the rest of the Dyna line up. It 48 horsepower at 4,900 rpm with a torque of 63.7 foot at 2,400 rpm. It weighed in at pounds dry and had a seat height of 27

Harley-Davidson rolled out a new engine on the Dynas, the Twin Cam 88. This was an 1,450 cc V-Twin powerplant. The Super Glide put out 68 horsepower at rpm with a top speed of 102.5

1999 also saw a new version of the Glide, the FXDX Dyna Glide Sport. The Sport had disc brakes, flat and improved suspension. The Sport was after the 2005 model

Middle Years

A touring of the Super Glide, the FXDX-T Super Glide T-Sport, was in 2001. The T-Sport came a small frame mounted and adjustable windshield, detachable saddlebags and a saddle that touted as a two-up touring The T-Sport was pulled from the after the 2003 model

Fuel injection was offered as an on the 2004 Super Glide and Glide Sport. Fuel-injected had an “I” added to their model so a fuel-injected Super Glide was an and FXDXI represented a Super Sport with fuel

A custom version of the Super debuted in 2005, the FXDC/I Super Glide Custom. The had lots of chrome. There was detailing on the silver powder engine, chrome fuel cap chrome speedo housing, headlight, chrome flat and chrome staggered shorty exhaust.

Later Years

To the 35th anniversary of their factory custom, the 1971 FX Super Glide, Harley-Davidson the limited-edition FXDI35 Dyna Anniversary Super Glide. The edition featured a Glacier Pearl paint job, Fat Bob fuel tanks with caps and wide mini back handlebars. The graphics reminiscent of the original Super down to the Number One logo on the tank. Only 3,500 were produced.

Also in 2006, all of the Dynas got the new Drive six-speed transmission.

The Dyna Super Glide and Glide Custom got fuel as a standard feature with introduction of the new Twin Cam 96. The new engine was a cc air-cooled V-Twin.

The FXD Dyna Glide was discontinued after the model year, leaving the Custom as the only version of the Super Glide in the 2011 line up.

The Harley Dyna Glide in Culture

Harley-Davidson FLH 1200 Super Glide

The Dyna Glide and its various editions been used in a number of and TV shows.

Dawn Of The Dead

The first sequel to George zombie classic “Night of the Dead” was shot in the Monroeville near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A of people take refuge in the as zombies and a biker gang lay Some of the extras who played were actual members of the Pagans MC.

Though it precedes the debut of the Super Glide, an FXR Super is ridden through the mall by one of the members.

Based on the true story of Roy “Rocky” Dennis, in the film by actor Eric Mask presents a touching at a boy with a terminal, disfiguring and his mother’s efforts to give him as a life as possible. The mother, “Rusty” Dennis, portrayed by is friends with a group of the Turks, who accept Rocky as one of own. Dozer, a large, member of the Turks, played by Dennis Burkley, rides a Super Glide.

Pee Wee’s Big (1985)

When Pee Wee Herman, by actor Paul Reubens, that his bicycle has been he embarks on a cross country to recover it. Along the way he stops in the Bar, a private biker to use the phone. On his way out of the bar Pee Wee bumps into a red Super Glide, knocking it and causing a chain reaction as an row of motorcycles falls to the ground.

Mr. (1993)

Hulk Hogan Dyna Super Glide former wrestler turned guard, Sean Armstrong. He a job guarding a bratty brother and and winds up acting as the nanny the kids scare away yet caregiver.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Willis, as boxer Butch steals the chopper of the recently Zed. The bike is a modified Super Glide with front forks.

The 1978 “Flashback” features a biker that is stealing CHiPs Several of the bikers are riding FXR Glides.

Sabrina, The Teenage (ABC)

In the series finale aired on 4/24/03) Sabrina, by actress Melissa Joan runs out on her own wedding and joins her soul mate, Harvey, by actor Nate Richert, and the two off together on Harvey’s Dyna Glide.

Harley-Davidson FLH 1200 Super Glide
Harley-Davidson FLH 1200 Super Glide
Harley-Davidson FLH 1200 Super Glide
Harley-Davidson FLH 1200 Super Glide

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