YR / Make / Model: 1983 HD FXR
Price: TBD / Make Offer
That’s right, here we have the last of the shovelheads, and in the best frame Harley ever made – the FXR. 80 cubic inch, rubber-mounted shovelhead you ask? Yes! Sign me up. This bike is a total blast to ride. You can whip it through the city like nobody’s business and be comfortable on long highway rides at the same time. Sportbike handling without the sportbike BS riding position. This one is up on the lift getting new tins and some simple mechanical work such as new starter, battery and cleaning up electrics.
The tins will be made from what you see in the pics. Old Triumph tank pie-sectioned and narrowed about 3.5″ up front and .5″ in the back. I really wanted the knee kick areas on this, so this tank is perfect. And, NO, it won’t be pink when I’m done! The tank will flow back into the seat pan area and then up into the rear fairing that I’m making out of an older king sporty tank. This will also incorporate the side panels along with access panels for electrics all into one “fairing” if you will. The entire assembly will simply lift off the bike when needed – tank, seat, tail and all.
Other than that, I added the front fairing and Z bars. Need to shave front legs. Might do something to shrink down the front fender and put it back on, but haven’t figured that part out yet. New rubber and pipes for sure. Thinking gloss black on paint. Nice and simple. Other parts may come and go during the build, but this is the bulk of it for now. Shoot me an email if you have interest in this one, we’ll get something worked out!
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