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1950

45ci changes: air flow fenders, optional chrome muffler, Mellow Tone muffler which was straight - no fishtail, recalibrated carb w/fixed jet, fuel filter w/rubber sleeved gas line, riveted front fender brackets.
Panhead: The primary chain cover on the '48 & '49 had the screws set at 3 and 9 o' clock, while subsequent years are 6 and 12 o'clock. Also, the gear cover screws were changed to phillips. Redesigned cylinder heads w/enlarged cylinder inlet ports equate to 10% more power, valve guides made of bronze, die-cast fork sliders, Mellow-Tone mufflers, (shown on pic below), "Hydra-Glide" name stamped into fork upper front panel, bracket frame bolted to hold oil filter, chrome plated front safety guard optional. The carbs were newly equiped with a fixed jet, limited adjustability of high speed needle and a larger accelerating well. The new carbs were so successful, that H-D offered a $5 trade-in on older carbs. The oil filter was moved away from the oil tank to isolate it from vibration.

Flathead
#
Price
WL Solo, 45ci , 3 speed
1108
$590
 
Servi-Car, 45",3 speed and reverse
G, tow bar
520
$860
GA, without tow bar
483
$845
 
Panhead, OHV, 4 speed
EL Hydra-Glide Sport Solo, 61ci, high compression
2046
$735
E Hydra-Glide Solo, 61ci, medium compresssion
$735
ES Hydra-Glide Sidecar Twin, 61ci, medium compression
268
$735
FL Hydra-Glide Sport Solo, 74ci, high compression
7407
$750
F Hydra-Glide, Solo, 74ci, med-compression
$750
FS Hydra-Glide Sidecar Twin, 74ci, med-compression
544
$750
 
Specialty Models
WL-SP 45ci, aluminum heads
WLS Sidecar Twin, 45ci
WR Racer, 45ci
69
WLH, special model for Dutch Army, 45 ci    

Sidecar and Chassis:
· LE - right hand sidecar
· M - Package Truck w/cover
· MC - chassis for M

Colors for 1950
Brilliant Black
Ruby Red
Riviera Blue
Police Silver
Metallic Green
White
Flight Red
Azure Blue
Metallic green, white, flight red, azure blue at extra cost
Options: Deluxe Solo, Sport Solo, Utility Solo, Standard Police, Utility for sidecare or Package Truck, Deluxe Solo for WL, Sport Solo for WL, Utility Solo for WL, Deluxe servicar, Utility servicar, Deluxe sidecar.
 
the Flathead Register for 1950:
the Panhead Register for 1950:
TypeTotal
G21
WL26
WLA3
WLH14
WR4
TypeTotal
E10
EL60
F16
FL217
FLH2
Unknown1
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