Eric Pesci's

1956 Harley Davidson FL Police Bike


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17 August 2006

From Eric :

         This is my 1956 Harley Davidson FL police bike. This was a Cleveland PD motorcycle. It's all original, every nut and bolt -- but the tanks and fenders were repainted. This is the 74 c.i. motor. The siren is hand operated (my '50 police bike is foot operated).

         This is actually the first hand shift (suicide clutch) I ever drove and it's a little tricky when your not used to it. For those who don't know - the clutch is at left foot - a rocker clutch. The shifter is on the left tank. Essentially, when you're clutching with the left foot and shifting with the left hand, you have only one hand on the handlebars and one foot to balance and brake with. I'm still not that good at it.

         Anyway, what more to say! Ain't no head like a panhead.

Eric Pesci
"Old iron fanatic"
Bolter # 10147
Terrebonne, Oregon (formerly of Bellaire, Texas)

         Eric's got quite a few trucks in the Gallery: 1957 Suburban Carryall, 1950 GMC 250 1-Ton 4 x 4 Flatbed Dually, 1958 Chevy NAPCO 3200 Fleetside, 1951 Chevy 5-window, 1957 Chevy Napco 3200, 1956 Chevy NAPCO 6400 Rescue Truck, a 1958 Chevrolet Napco Suburban Carryall. He's got a few things in the Alternative Gallery, too! ~~ Editor



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