1981 Harley-Davidson FLH 80 HE

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The Harley-Davidson 1981 FLH 80 HE motorcycle was made in the U.S.A. It featured an air-cooled, vee-twin four stroke engine. The ignition was electronic. The engine was rated at 60 h.p. The displacement was 80 cu. in. (1,340cc) based upon a bore and stroke of 89 X 108 mm. Fuel was supplied via a single Keihin 38mm carburetor. Getting the power to the ground was by a four speed transmission. The suspension featured front telescopic forks with twin shocks in the rear. Braking was provided by front and rear disc. The motorcycle weighed in at 752 pounds. Top speed for the bike was 95 m.p.h.

According to the museum's fact sheet "The Heritage Electra was a retro styled version of the Shovelhead. Special equipment included fringed leather saddlebags, a sprung seat, and a distinctive paint job. The official description of the colors was orange and olive drab, unofficially known as "peas and carrots." Production was quite small, only 784 were built in this year."

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