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  • Far Canal Posts: 1939
    Motor Head Far Canal
    05 Feb 2020 07:03 PM
    A couple of weeks ago I was out riding with the missus on a wilderness sort of road that was virtually closed so there was no traffic.
    I asked her if she would like a ride on my 84 wideglide.
    She was unsure as she'd never ridden a HD before even though her 1200cc Triumph bobber would leave the HD for dead.
    Told her, you''ll be right. The 4 gears are a bit clunky and it wont stop very well compared to your bike but it is just like any other bike in how you ride it.
    So she had a go while I followed on the bobber. She looked a bit wary for the first couple of hundred meters.....then it was my turn to get nervous. I hope she has seen the sharp corner coming up, and around it she goes no worries.
    Let her ride it the 40 odd minutes back to the local pub and her first words were, "oh fuck!, that was fun. I want one, makes the Triumph seem boring."
    Fast forward to a few days ago she manages to score this bike that at least 6 people I know have been keen to jag (including me till I bought my 84 one).
    It's a FXSB lowrider originally but has been altered heaps over the years. Rear fender, wheels, forward controls, front end with twin discs etc etc.
    It has been rebuilt with an S&S crank and pistons, oil pump, with some sort of cam by a well known builder with zero klms on it. Freshly powdercoated frame, new clutch, high powered starter motor,new 2 pac painted tins, single fire ultima ignition etc. Just needs finishing off like a bit of wiring, battery indicators, tyres, exhaust,shocks and so on...the easy stuff.
    Will post a picture when it is finished.

    HD Forums Australia - 84 LR_2.JPG

  • tussuck Posts: 2249
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    05 Feb 2020 09:39 PM
    Awesome Bike!  Most of my 86 Evo parts would fit it too...lol

    I'm lucky that my missus is strictly a pillion and has no interest in actually riding otherwise it could get expensive in the long run with too many bikes.
  • Ken in Cairns Posts: 596
    Cairns FNQ
    Performance Poster Ken in Cairns
    06 Feb 2020 01:37 PM
    Nice score.
    Hope to see it when done.
  • Far Canal Posts: 1939
    Motor Head Far Canal
    10 Feb 2020 06:39 PM
    Getting there slowly, always complications when past owners have added their signature style.  Rear guard fitted, new chain and tyre, new pipes, battery box and battery. It has been fired up and run till normal operating temperature (sounds fantastic) then re-torqued heads once cold.
    A few update pics.

    HD Forums Australia - DSCF7908.JPG

    HD Forums Australia - DSCF7909.JPG

    HD Forums Australia - DSCF7911.JPG

  • tussuck Posts: 2249
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    11 Feb 2020 07:38 AM
    The Ultima is a good ignition...Just stay clear of their coils as they are total crap.
    You can even hook them up to a laptop but its pretty lame as to what you can actually do (not sure if that one you have is the programmable version though)
  • Far Canal Posts: 1939
    Motor Head Far Canal
    15 Feb 2020 06:06 PM
    First ride on it today. Crikey!, it has got serious compression.
    Just running it in for now.

    HD Forums Australia - 2 Shovels.JPG

  • keith Posts: 1885
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Motor Head keith
    15 Feb 2020 07:14 PM
    Nice, you have been busy.
  • Far Canal Posts: 1939
    Motor Head Far Canal
    15 Feb 2020 08:19 PM
    They are a different beast, the old bikes.
    Picture was taken at Dover today which is usually about a 1 1/2 -2 hour return trip on the modern bikes no problems.
    After doing it on these old numbers it feels like you have ridden down there and back on a bony horse.....bareback.....trotting....with no bridle and the horse aint even broken in yet.
    They do have a certain "Charm" though.
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