Dec 20, 2010
Let me clear things up. FXR's are not Dyna's. The frames are different. The rubber mount system is different, the tranny case is different, the swingarm is different, the primary's are different, they ride different, handle different, look and feel different. FXR and FXD that's different.
Eric Buell helped refine the design of the FXR. If you notice he used the same rubber mount system on all Buells up thru the late 00's. The frame is torsionally stronger than Dynas, it has a shorter primary, and takes horsepower well. I could go on and on about the differences but it'd bore you.
I am biased I admit. However. I don't call your Dog a Cat.....they are different.
Dec 9, 2010
For all you Sporty guys out there on 883. First can I ask why? Second check out the difference in heads and barrels. Anyone doubting if this upgrade is worth it, or will i notice, or any other question pertaining to the worthyness of this upgrade. These pics speak for themselves. Don't wait do it. And while your at it get cams, single fire ign, and a S&S too.
One on the left is the 883. To be fair the right one is a Buell head. Notice larger combustion chamber. Valves are a lot bigger.
well this one is obvious.
Nov 18, 2010
For the last 3 days I have been here. The farthest reaches of my shop counting, stacking, cleaning stators and rotors. There are over 1,000. Vintage MX, Japanese, Street, and a few odd ball Husky and the like. If you need discount electrical parts we gott'em by the shelf full.
Nov 15, 2010
Had to snap some shots of 3 FXR's together. Duke and Matt stopped by for a beer. 3 FXR's, 3 Sets o'Grim Bars.
Nov 7, 2010
Last real solid day of the year. Kevin came over and we decided to pick up another motorcycle dude,
We were met with hostile resistance and some jibberish about being broke, registration,BLAH, BLAH, BLAH real fuckin buzz kill. We left. Still party of 2.
Somehow found this Wing nuts place. Ate good wings and drank beer. Horrible service.
We got gas. Another day in my life.
Nov 4, 2010
Nov 3, 2010
So If you have a Twin Cam 1998-2006 they have hairpin style cam chain tensioners. These tensioners have issues. I know a few guys who have a tone of miles with no issues. I know way more guys with 30k or less and have had major issues. There is about 3 ways to get rid of this problem. Andrews makes a hydraulic tensioner conversion kit, S&S makes a gear drive kit, and H-D has a new Screamin' beagle kit. My kit of choice is the S&S gear drive set up. It is the strongest option. I'm not going to go into the reasons but this may not be a option if your pinion shaft runout is too much. It is also the most expensive, as they say you get what you pay for. Normally I never endorse Screamin Eagle products they only make a few things that are worth owning and there is almost always a better aftermarket option. However, there hydraulic upgrade kit is the cheapest and most cost effective way to go. If your budget is tight this kit is it. It comes with a new billet plate, the upgraded hydraulic tensioners and new high flow oil pump. You'll need extra bearing and gasket kit too. And about 600 bucks in special tools. Take it to a shop to get it done but get it done. Not really the garage style fix.
Here is the stock set up notice the spring style tensioner.
Old plate, old tensioners, this one only had 11,400 miles. you can see the wear and pitting on the shoe.
Here it is installed. The new tensioners are hydraulic and the tensioner material is improved. This will make it run a little quieter and smoother. A must do deal if you must have a1998-2006 twin cam. Oh yeh and if you have a 2007 or newer it has this upgrade even though our good friends at Harley swear this was never a problem.