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Old 05-15-2006, 11:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What does FLH, FLHC, etc....stand for?

I am new to the harley scene and when looking at bikes I always see those letters and many other combinations associated with them. I was just wanting to understand what they mean so that when looking at bikes I could understand more about the bikes by seeing those letters. Thanks
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Old 05-15-2006, 11:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-15-2006, 08:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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In a nutshell, highly abriviated!

In modern times Harley has 3 basic prefixes FL, FX, and XL

FL is large front end, wide front tire, smaller in diameter. Mostly touring. Ultras, Electra glide, Heritage Softails

FX is the cruiser bikes. Narrow front tire, uaually 21 inch in diameter, Softail Standard, Dynas

XL Sportsters
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Old 05-16-2006, 12:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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For modern bikes.
F big twin, 88"
L is for the big front end, excpet sportsters.
X is for sportster front end
S- softail, on new bikes, was sport on pre FLHR
D dyna

I is fuel injected.

If I am wrong correct me, its late.
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I am new to the harley scene and when looking at bikes I always see those letters and many other combinations associated with them. I was just wanting to understand what they mean so that when looking at bikes I could understand more about the bikes by seeing those letters. Thanks
So now webygail13, that Uncle Mega has taught the class. And screwball and berserker have lended you the cheat sheet. (Dang, if I was in a class with guys named screwball and berserker. I'd be wondering what kinda class I'm in. ) But now it's time for the test, what is a F-L-H-T-C-U-I? No looking on your classmates desk.
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Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Fuel Injected.

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and what a sweet looking ride it is...

the more I look at it, the more I want one but can't right now
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So now webygail13, that Uncle Mega has taught the class. And screwball and berserker have lended you the cheat sheet. (Dang, if I was in a class with guys named screwball and berserker. I'd be wondering what kinda class I'm in. ) But now it's time for the test, what is a F-L-H-T-C-U-I? No looking on your classmates desk.
And there's a longer one....F-L-H-T-C-S-E-2
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