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This is a collection of articles the Museum provided for the local publications Quick Throttle & Just Ride magazines no longer in production.

The motorcycles on display at the museum sometimes change. Contact us to inquire if a specific bike is on display.

Next time your in town, stop by and check out some of the other finely restored motorcycles on exhibit at the Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum.

1964 Harley-Davidson FLHF “Panhead”

This Harley-Davidson motorcycle was sold new at Vern McMullen’s Harley-Davidson Sales in Colorado Springs. The bike was purchased and ridden for a time by local barbershop owner, Tom Madrid.

As a young man, Dave Arnold had admired the bike in front of Madrid’s barbershop. In the early 1970’s, Dave saw an advertisement for a ’64 Pan in the newspaper. Upon investigation, Dave discovered that it was the very same bike he had known a decade before, and he bought it.

While Dave turned the bike into a typical “Bobber/Chopper” of the 70’s, he carefully packed away all of the stock original parts in boxes, where they stayed for the next 30+ years.

In 2006, Dave passed along his treasured motorcycle and the parts to the staff at the Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum in Colorado Springs. The bike was carefully returned to its original condition by Mike “Hawk” Scofield.

Only the white tank panels had to be repainted, and the rest of the black paint, chrome and parts are 100% original and unrestored.

1964 Marked Harley-Davidson’s final year for the kick-start only motorcycle. In 1964, 2,725 of these FL’s were produced and were available in either Fiesta red with white tank panels or black with white tank panels. Hi-Fi blue and Hi-Fi red with white panels were also available upon special order.

This particular model includes the “king of the highway” F-7 accessory package to include deluxe solo seat, fiberglass saddlebags, dual tone mufflers, full chrome package and more.

Unique features of the 1964 FL include:

  • Dual point distributor ignition with dual coils
  • 1964 only paint scheme
  • The return to the 1948-1957 engine breathing system
  • First year for “pancake” style turn signal

Tags: Harley-Davidson, Panhead


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