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post #1 of 16 Old 06-19-2007, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Project Homely Hawg

The great thing about my 954 not being as good a 2/up cruzer as my 919 was? Its the perfect excuse to get another bike!

Picked up a 91 Harley FXRT from a guy I work with, the bikes original owner. Pretty much the homliest harley fairing ever designed, even my HD riding cousin christened it "one homely bike! But I got it cheap due to the fairing being busted up and it having a couple other issues, and I saw the potential to make it what I want. So project Homely Hawg was born,Here is the start.
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Here it is about 1/2 way taken apart.
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at this pt my fiance decided to delete my project pics in favor of taking some pictures of her cat or something, so you dont get to see the installation of the following

Wide glide front forks, had to modify the bottom tree some to clear the FXR frame and remove the fairing mt bosses from the neck.
21" wheel and tire
New handlebars and billet grips, new headlight
S&S 113" V twin & IST ignition
6 speed gear set in the original tranny case and new drive belt
Lots of other little parts, cleaning up 16 years of wear etc, here is what it looks like now
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Lots left to do, will paint it this winter, upgrade the brakes, Plus I have a new exhaust coming. But for now I am breaking in the motor and riding it the way it is for the rest of the summer. Put 100 miles on it Sunday, runs like a top, and that 6 speed shifts like Buttah.
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excellent!!! Nice work!

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Homely Hawg needs a set of clubman bars and rear sets.

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Homely Hawg needs a set of clubman bars and rear sets.
No rear sets needed, I just put my feet on the passenger pegs

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excellent!!! Nice work!
Thanks, if that custom shield I ordered for the 954 ever comes(2months overdue) I will post a pic of em together.

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Very nice work. Too bad about the other pics.I warning was issued I assume.

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you should ditch the hard cases, would probably look cleaner without them.

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just an observation in MHO so don't take offense...
I'd lose the pointy gothic style mirrors and grips, I can't see them ever fitting with the style of that bike. Maybe you have a different final image in mind with your paint scheme and finishing details but I don't see it.
Also I agree with Async, lose the panniers and it'll look less like a weekender, but my guess is you're keeping them there until you get a spoked rear wheel.

At any rate, I think it's a great project bike and perfect for a day in the country.

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I like it Get a bike for 2-up riding .Take off the big cushion seat and put on a little flat pad for Her.

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I don't see a passenger seat on the hawg.

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I don't see a passenger seat on the hawg.
Sssshhhhh......she's busy taking pics of the cat.

Looking good. I think you'll miss that front fender at some point in time. Bike looks good without it though.

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Thanks for the comments guys, I will consider all input, here is some more info

Still have a two up seat to put on it, swaps in about 30 seconds.

There will be a front fender, the wide glide forks wont fit the stock fender.

The bike is a long ways from its final form, I havent even started on the rear, other than taking off the tour pak, and Trailer hitch(poor bike) to clean it up some. I actually dont mind the look of the panniers & They are handy for the moment commuting to work, and hide the goofy rear aysymetrical air shocks set up, that is too fugly to look at till i get some conventional Progressive or HD/Fox units to bolt on. The rear air ride suspension on this bike has a air Damper on one side and Spring on the other, Its weird, but the rears are functional and in good shape considering there age. You can see the spring side in the disassembled pic above, the other side is a funky looking air cartridge. The original front forks, with its air assist wasnt doing so hot, thats why I swapped it for the conventional forks. Plus it looks a lot better than the stock one IMO.

It will eventually get a new Tank & fenders, Wider rear spoke wheel and tire-possibly a chain drive conversion to fit it, although I can maybe squeeze a 160 in there with the belt drive and that is probably enough for me, I dont want a steamroller rear, just something that doesnt look like it belongs on a Huffy. That stuff along with the custom paint will happen this winter, or as soon as my checkbook recovers a bit and I get the 113 broke in.

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Very nice looking! I wish I had that much talent for customizing a bike...

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The Finale

Well I realized I never finished this thread, even though for the most part the bike is now finished. So here it is. My Bike is originally a FXRT, but stripped of the damaged touring accessories(dropped by the original owner) and equiped with a FXLR tank and fenders it essentially becomes pretty close clone to a FXLR--the main difference is my Bike has the Wide Glide front forks(with the bottom tree machined to clear the FXR style neck)

The FXR was the predecessor to today's HD Dyna line, with Eric Buell being the primary frame designer. Its triangulated frame design is still arguably the best handling HD ever built. It is by far the lightest and stiffest bigtwin frame which definitely help the performance, However, They were never the most popular of H-D's, being too untraditional for the HD guys, and still to much so for most everyone else. Still they have developed a strong cult following for their unique features, including their solid handling, durable design, and unique styling while utilizing a very smooth rubber mounted design. MY FXR gets smoother and smoother the faster you go, you get some vibes and HD character at Idle and around town, but on the interstate its truly smooth as glass.

Enough history, It took me two seasons, almost two years to reach this point, here is a partial list of the mods, repairs, and parts replaced

Wide Glide front forks, machined to clear the neck,
Spoke front wheel
Dual GMA four piston front Brakes and mastercylinder
1 1/4 T-bars
FXLR flat top tank and fenders, Painted House of Kolor Molly orange and gloss black.
Ebay Headlight, Powdercoated Black with chrome trim ring
Kuryakyn Grips and pegs and forward controls
Custom Gauge holder holding the original speedo under the bars, 65,000 miles on it, no other gauges save a mechanical oil pressure gauge
Ebay LED front turn signals, Rick Doss Tail light with LED blinkers
Corbin dual touring seat
Leatherworks Saddlebags on quick detach EZ Brackets
Arlen Ness sidecovers
Flat aluminum disc aircleaner cover, powdercoated black
Black S&S 113" V Twin with IST ignition
Mikuni 45
Custom built exhaust by RB Racing, 2 inch primaries dumping into a 3" collector type
6 speed rev tech transmission in the original case
beefed up clutch
Rifle flyscreen(not in the pics)
new drive belt, primary chain, wheel bearings, suspension bushings, lots of rewiring
Plenty of stuff I'm forgetting or not bothering to list Here is a few pics, none new, maybe tomorrow if its nice
Best dyno run so far is 115hp and 118tq
right after I put the tank and fenders on last spring, I got rid of the forward swept intake, never ran as good as it looked.



Last fall with the bags and Corbin touring saddle




Thats all I will put up for now, if I get a couple tomorrow with the screen on it I will put up a couple more otherwise its FINI!!

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Thats the same bike from the first pics back in '07? What a difference...Looks great


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Yep, started out like this, Nice trailer hitch eh??

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