HD 1959 big twin wanted

Post Reply
botakatobi
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:23 am
Bikes: 1942 FL, 1952 FL, 1955 FLH, 1956 FLH, 1962 FLH, 1984 XLX, 1984 XR, 1985 XLX, 1997 and 2000 Fatboys.
Location: California
Been thanked: 1 time

HD 1959 big twin wanted

#1

Post by botakatobi » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:37 pm

I'm looking to buy a 1959 FL or FLH in nice original or correctly restored condition. Can be hand or foot shift. I'm not looking for a project bike right now.

I appreciate hearing from you if you have one for sale or know of one available.

Thanks!



Buddhahoodvatoloco
Site sponsor
Site sponsor
Posts: 1290
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:13 pm
Bikes: 1969 FLF
1937 EL Sold
1949 rat bike Sold
1946 FL Sold
1940 U
1937 EL
Location: san diego
Has thanked: 410 times
Been thanked: 64 times

Re: HD 1959 big twin wanted

#2

Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:02 pm


hydra
Site Admin
Posts: 24
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2002 10:13 pm
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: HD 1959 big twin wanted

#3

Post by hydra » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:56 pm

That's a 1960

Buddhahoodvatoloco
Site sponsor
Site sponsor
Posts: 1290
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:13 pm
Bikes: 1969 FLF
1937 EL Sold
1949 rat bike Sold
1946 FL Sold
1940 U
1937 EL
Location: san diego
Has thanked: 410 times
Been thanked: 64 times

Re: HD 1959 big twin wanted

#4

Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:53 pm

I stand corrected,,,,, :oops: :oops: :P :shock: :P :P

1950Panhead
Posts: 1823
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:28 am
Bikes: 1950Panhead
Location: USA
Been thanked: 170 times

Re: HD 1959 big twin wanted

#5

Post by 1950Panhead » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:09 pm

You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Pete808
Site sponsor
Site sponsor
Posts: 372
Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:14 am
Bikes: 47 EL
47 UL
63 FLH
76 FX??
76 CB550 SUPERSPORT
97 FXSTC
98 XL1200 chop
2002 FLSTC
random 2012 Ducati
Location: Hawaii
Has thanked: 40 times
Been thanked: 14 times

Re: HD 1959 big twin wanted

#6

Post by Pete808 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:19 am

I bought my 58FLH from Greg who is listing this 59. Good guy to deal with. If you are interested I suggest calling him on the number he put in the description. That's what I ended up doing and he was able to work out a great deal for me.

RUBONE
Moderator
Posts: 5589
Joined: Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:09 am
Bikes: Multiple H-D, Ducati, BMW, Triumph, BSA,...
Has thanked: 58 times
Been thanked: 729 times

Re: HD 1959 big twin wanted

#7

Post by RUBONE » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:11 am

Lots not right on that '59!!

panhead
Site Admin
Posts: 2700
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2001 9:17 pm
Bikes: 1954 FL
Location: Holland
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 116 times

Re: HD 1959 big twin wanted

#8

Post by panhead » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:55 pm

You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Andygears
Posts: 591
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:25 am
Bikes: 1950 panhead, 1999 FLHTCI, 1987 FLHTC custom
Location: Daytona Beach
Has thanked: 31 times
Been thanked: 70 times

Re: HD 1959 big twin wanted

#9

Post by Andygears » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:28 am

Trust but verify! Those are 2 '59 pans, matching numbers, correct frames etc. A $10K price difference. All depends on what you want it for? Either might be worth a plane ticket to see in person. As said, Trust but Verify!

Andygears

botakatobi
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:23 am
Bikes: 1942 FL, 1952 FL, 1955 FLH, 1956 FLH, 1962 FLH, 1984 XLX, 1984 XR, 1985 XLX, 1997 and 2000 Fatboys.
Location: California
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: HD 1959 big twin wanted

#10

Post by botakatobi » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:12 pm

RUBONE wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:11 am
Lots not right on that '59!!
Robbie.

What's your opinion on the other 1959 FLH for sale on eBay?

I appreciate your feedback.

Craig

hplhd
Site sponsor
Site sponsor
Posts: 635
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:16 pm
Bikes: 1998 heritage springer
1959 FLH
Location: indiana, usa
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 23 times

Re: HD 1959 big twin wanted

#11

Post by hplhd » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:07 am

The second one listed is like night and day compared to the first one. Robbie, did they have that rear fender tip on 59's? My 59 has one as shown in the parts book that doesn't look at all like that one. I would spend the extra 10 g's as tracking down the right parts gets expensive. Just the right dash and speedometer could set you back 3 thou.

botakatobi
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:23 am
Bikes: 1942 FL, 1952 FL, 1955 FLH, 1956 FLH, 1962 FLH, 1984 XLX, 1984 XR, 1985 XLX, 1997 and 2000 Fatboys.
Location: California
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: HD 1959 big twin wanted

#12

Post by botakatobi » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:24 am

I did a closer examination of the more correct 2nd 59 FLH. In my observation the bike sustained enough front end damage or roll over that the frame mounting tab for the front crash bar got damaged. I can see the frame tab was not properly repaired and am concerned about the front downtubes being tweaked.

Otherwise a fairly original bike with a lot of individualization which is fine.

Buddhahoodvatoloco
Site sponsor
Site sponsor
Posts: 1290
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:13 pm
Bikes: 1969 FLF
1937 EL Sold
1949 rat bike Sold
1946 FL Sold
1940 U
1937 EL
Location: san diego
Has thanked: 410 times
Been thanked: 64 times

Re: HD 1959 big twin wanted

#13

Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:31 pm

You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Post Reply

Return to “Bikes Wanted”