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
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!!