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    Question Restoring a 1966 FL

    Hi everybody. I recently purchased a 1966 Harley Davidson FL. I read that there were 2175 FL models built in 1966 and all were service bikes, police etc. There was an FLB (hand shifted 4 speed) and the FLFB (foot shifted 4 speed) Can anyone tell me how to determine which model I have and where I could get any restoration information. Thanks Pete:::::::;;;;;;;;

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Engelman View Post
    Hi everybody. I recently purchased a 1966 Harley Davidson FL. I read that there were 2175 FL models built in 1966 and all were service bikes, police etc. There was an FLB (hand shifted 4 speed) and the FLFB (foot shifted 4 speed) Can anyone tell me how to determine which model I have and where I could get any restoration information. Thanks Pete:::::::;;;;;;;;
    Hi. First of all, not all 1966 FL's were service bikes or police or the like, though it is my understanding that most police bikes were ordered as FL's, but certainly not all. Regarding hand shift vs. foot shift, unless you have particular documentation on that specific motorcycle it is almost impossible to determine what it was originally if it has been modified. If you can back-track through the previous owners perhaps they can offer information or best of all photographs indicating its original appearance. I am not aware of any restoration guides on the early slabside shovelheads. The beauty of a '66 is that this is the first year for the frame mounted hand shift so it can be configured either way at this point. I've had a couple of '66's including one with the 3.5 gallon fuel tanks, these first year shovelheads turn out nice. Good luck with your restoration.
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    Call the customer service department at the factory with your serial number. They'll supply a build date, and sometimes a little more info.
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    on my 1966 fl police factory hanshift model on the title it says 66flb om my 1969 flh factory footsift on title it says model 69flhfb hope this clears things up for you !

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