History of The Harley-Davidson Electraglide Sport FLHS

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Harley-Davidson FLHS 1340 Electra Glide Sport
Harley-Davidson FLHS 1340 Electra Glide Sport

The Harley-Davidson Electra Glide (FLHS) debuted in 1977 as a low cost version of the venerable Glide. With a stock 74 inch Shovelhead engine, the FLHS had no windshield, saddle or luggage racks. According to Conner’s Harley-Davidson Data . The FLHS first appeared as a edition, one-year-only version of the

Whether or not the factory’s original was to limit production to one year the model continued into the year at least, as evidenced by own 1999 calendar which a 1978 FLHS.

After initial limited production it is unclear whether or not there was a thing as a 1979 FLHS. By the model was either continued or

The 1981 version was unique in it had dual staggered pipes, controls, pull-back handlebars and an FX stepped seat. Click for an ad for the ’81 FLHS taken the Spring, 1981 H-D Enthusiast. to Jeff Taylor for sending the ad, with several of the other pictures you see here.

By 1982, the was back to saddlebags, floorboards, FLH seats and standard cross-over making the ’81 FLHS a and unique ride.

In 1987, a version of the Electra Glide was introduced with an 80 cubic Evolution engine, saddlebags and a rack. Where the FLHS from the rest of the Electra line was in its use of a windshield instead of the used on all other FLHs. the FLHS had no tour pack. model was basically a civilian of Harley’s Police Electra the FLHTP.

In the early 1990s, as Harley toward more chrome on models, the FLHS remained less, further setting it off the rest of the Electra Glide From 1987 until the FLHS was Harley’s only pseudo-50’s-60’s style, swing-arm-suspension bike.

In 1993, the last year for the FLHS Electra Sport, the battery was moved the right side to under the on all FLH models. This and the fact the oil reservoir was moved to under the increased the saddlebag capacity by 15% and the right side of the bike. In the model was re-vamped as the Roadking Changes from ’93 to ’94 FLHR:

Chrome primary, rocker box cam cover and transmission cover

retro-style chrome headlight

Speedometer and dash moved fork/handlebar assembly to gas tank

of tachometer

Wrinkle black paint

Lost Electra name

New seat with Fatboy passenger perch

Harley-Davidson FLHS 1340 Electra Glide Sport

Wider, style handlebars

Elimination of passenger back-rest and luggage assembly, which became cost options with the

Elimination of luggage rack and relocation of rear seat attachment point from to top of rear fender

$1,775 MSRP

Otherwise, the older Glide Sport shares the rubber mounted engine and same beefed-up FXR-style as the ’94-’96 Roadking, in addition to the precursor to the Roadking’s retro

Note: In 1997, all FLH models a redesigned, lowered-seat-height frame. not visibly obvious, this becomes an advantage when in the especially for riders of not-tall who wish to put both feet on the ground when stopped. In all FLH models received the new 88-inch Cam motor, which did not require any frame redesign.

Today the FLHS is a thing of the squeezed out by the high end (and dollar) Road King. The end of Harley’s Electra Glide has been replaced with the Glide Standard (FLHT), a equipped bike and a great in it’s own right. But those to acquire a modern-day equivalent of the Sport could do worse to find a retired Police (FLHRP).

The carburetor models have aluminum engines and can often be with under 20,000 for a reasonable price in towns they are used.


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