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Old 01-18-2008, 03:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is FXR's official name?

Seems like every set of letter designations has a name, FXE is the Superglide, FXS is the Lowrider etc etc. What is the FXR known as or just FXR? I'll try not to be a pest but I do have some more quesitons. The cover for the pipe between the front and rear exhaust pipes is wrinkle finish. Is this correct for a stock FXR (1982)? The side covers are painted gloss black, is this correct also? Thanks again, TH
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Seems like every set of letter designations has a name, FXE is the Superglide, FXS is the Lowrider etc etc. What is the FXR known as or just FXR? I'll try not to be a pest but I do have some more quesitons. The cover for the pipe between the front and rear exhaust pipes is wrinkle finish. Is this correct for a stock FXR (1982)? The side covers are painted gloss black, is this correct also? Thanks again, TH
The shovels were Superglide IIs. Evos were FXR, FXRS, Lowrider, FXLR, FXRS Convertible and some other flavors.

AFAIK, the OEM sidecovers were unpainted, shiney, black plastic.

I always thought the OEM crossover heat shields were chrome although I've seen a lot blacked out... I s'pose to try and make 'em kinda invisible :::shrug:::

Here's a link with some FXR history and chronology:

http://www.hdfxr.dk/public/FXR/FXRHistory.aspx

Another compiled by a friend with an '82:

http://webpages.charter.net/bghouse/Chilly/fxrstuff

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Old 01-25-2008, 09:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well I have an FXRT and when people would ask me what kind of bike I had I'd say "Sport Glide", as this model's named. Many times I heard "Sportsters suck!! You should get a real mans bike". People thought that a "Sport Glide" was a "Sportster". I finally just started calling it a SuperGlide, when asked.

These days I call it "Money Pit".
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My 1985 is called a Low Glide. When I mention that to some people they say there was never such a bike and try to tell me I mean Low Rider, which wasn't an FXR until 1986. In 1985 the Low Rider was an FXSB, which wasn't rubber mounted.
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My 1985 is called a Low Glide. When I mention that to some people they say there was never such a bike and try to tell me I mean Low Rider, which wasn't an FXR until 1986. In 1985 the Low Rider was an FXSB, which wasn't rubber mounted.
I've got two 85's 1-FXR & 1-FXRT
I hate the tapered shaft tranny, and just bought a 93 tranny, inner & outer primary etc. to swap in the FXR. I love the old FXR's because I like how the rear shocks are mounted (more straight up and down) my buddy told me that 1985 was the only year that did not have a re-call whether or not its true I don't know, but If you find a splinned shaft tranny, jump on it. It'll make it a whole new bike.
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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fx= narrow skinny front end
r= rubber mount
fxr normaly means super glide
fxrs normaly means low rider with the dash on the tank
fxrsp= low rider sport air forks
fxlr= low rider custome soid rear wheel 21 inch front wheel t bars 1 gas cap no gauge speedo mopunts to the t bars like a xl custome
fxdg = disc glide solid disc rear wheel 21 inch dual disc front wheel
fxrp= police
fxrt= touring i thought till i read this post
alot of folks took off the touring parts to make a super glide
in the early evo days there are some 35 mm fork low glides if i rember right
maybe even a sport glide
but i thought the sport glide was a xl with a differant tank
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Try going into a Dealership and have some idiot snot nose punk ass 19 year old kid tell ya , Well no you do not have an FXR. I should know what the $%^k I own I have had the bike for 22 years now
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fx= narrow skinny front end
r= rubber mount
fxr normaly means super glide
fxrs normaly means low rider with the dash on the tank
fxrsp= low rider sport air forks
fxlr= low rider custome soid rear wheel 21 inch front wheel t bars 1 gas cap no gauge speedo mopunts to the t bars like a xl custome
fxdg = disc glide solid disc rear wheel 21 inch dual disc front wheel
fxrp= police
fxrt= touring i thought till i read this post
alot of folks took off the touring parts to make a super glide
in the early evo days there are some 35 mm fork low glides if i rember right
maybe even a sport glide
but i thought the sport glide was a xl with a differant tank

Here's a little trivia gleaned from my '86 Owners manual.... looking at the VIN code / model listing it lists code EGL as FXRSE, a designation most have never heard of and tough to find info about. In '87 EGL became the FXR-Sp. Seems the Lowrider Sport Edition was available as an option in '86 & possibly in '85 (I think it was the Low Glide, which didn't make sense since it's *higher*!), it came with what was called the "performance suspension" which consisted of the longer 35mm front forks, longer speedo cable & kickstand and dual front discs, which was essentially what turned into the -Sp in '87.

Lotta folks that think I'm full of crap on this change their tune when they see the bone-stock '86 in my garage with the OEM Lowrider Sport Edition air cleaner cover. Not many unmolested left anymore which is why I haven't altered it.

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Old 02-23-2008, 03:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The FXRT was called a tour sport or sport tour, something like that. it was scripted on the saddle bags.
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What you were saying did wake up a lot of my dead brain cells , Back in 85 i bought a New 85 FXRP-SP out in Colorado, and it did have the perfornmance supension, duel front discs brakes. It was painted Black over white, The salesman told me it was ordered by the Casper Wyoming P D and it never made it up there it ended up in Colorado. which I paid $5800 for and solded it in 90 for about $600 more but I had saddles bag and windsheld on it, Why did it have all the extras on it from York, ? I guess if the salesman was telling the truth about a special order for the P D it was ahead of its time. I rode that bike cross county twice and to the 85 HD brithday party in Milwalkie, I have a back n' blue mark on my butt from kicking myself in the A-s for selling that bike , best ride I ever had, ( except for a 70 rat Sportster )
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fx= narrow skinny front end
r= rubber mount
fxr normaly means super glide
fxrs normaly means low rider with the dash on the tank
fxrsp= low rider sport air forks
fxlr= low rider custome soid rear wheel 21 inch front wheel t bars 1 gas cap no gauge speedo mopunts to the t bars like a xl custome
fxdg = disc glide solid disc rear wheel 21 inch dual disc front wheel
fxrp= police
fxrt= touring i thought till i read this post
alot of folks took off the touring parts to make a super glide
in the early evo days there are some 35 mm fork low glides if i rember right
maybe even a sport glide
but i thought the sport glide was a xl with a differant tank
thanks SNUFFY that list has helped me out no end...................i know i now have an FXRS.
FXR's in general seem to stir emotions among owners, i think mine is great !!!
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I have a 84 FXRS, and is a Low Glide.
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Cainpole I have an 85 FXRS Low Glide that I have had since it was new, and yes many people have said they never knew Harley made a Low Glide.
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