Rectangular and half moon Footboards
For over two and a half decades (1914-1939), running boards on Harley-Davidson motorcycles were rectangular. Short-legged and long-legged riders found a comfy place to put their feet on the 13-1/2-inch-long boards. Starting in 1940, a new, wider half moon shaped design came along. Some say because they better matched the new rounder tanks introduced in 1936/1937, and the the new rounder cam gear covers.
IN 1966 The Electra Glide sported rectangular boards again, with rounded corners, though. The last version of the Electra Glide footboards 1974-1984 also had this shape, the only difference was that the rubber-covered running surfaces were vibration damped with insulating elements.
Footboards for Harleys @ W&W Cycles
There are, of course, the described reproduction footboard types in different designs, faithful in detail and in premium quality from Samwel or Paughco. In order to allow Softail and Road King riders to decorate their bikes with the design elements of the 1930s and 40s, these older footboard types are available as accessory versions for newer bikes. Also as shakers, for fans of insulating elements.
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