Red, White, and Blue Part 3 – 1971 Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide

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2-14 Update: Well, apparently that didn’t work out. This Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide is now back up for sale with an opening bid of $18,399

Post-Sale Update: After 29 bids on eBay, this Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide sold for $18,300.

My trilogy of patriotic paint jobs concludes with a bike that’s actually made in America. Considered by some to be the first factory custom bike, the Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide was Willie G’s brainchild and an attempt to satisfy the countless H-D enthusiasts that would customize their brand new Harleys.

Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide - Left Rear

Willie decided to build a production bike that offered custom looks – the “FX” title stands for Factory Experimental. Combining parts from the FLH and XL models, you also got buckhorn handlebars and the distinctive boattail fender. It did not sell well. As a ’71, this is a first year model of the FX Super Glide. Sales increased when the rear styling was changed, but I frankly like the way the boattail has aged. Then again, I’ve often been told I have no sense of style!

Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide - Tank

This specific Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide was repainted as a surprise birthday gift. The photos make this bike look great, and it’s claimed to start, run, and ride perfectly.

Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide - Right Rear

Find this Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide for sale in Holbrook, Newy York with bidding up to $4,050 and the reserve not yet met

Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide - Left Side

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