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Old 11-27-2012, 06:29 AM   #46 (permalink)
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wtf does this crap mean?
You live UNDER a ROCK ??? LOL
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:33 AM   #47 (permalink)
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I think he is talking about AMF era vs newer Shovels ...
sure the qualty improved in the 80s, but I still think Evo takes abuse better and longer than a Shovel.
and STILL goin STRONG!
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:53 AM   #48 (permalink)
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I've outgrown that tho and am LOOKING for some FXRT clamshells and mounts .....ANY out there????
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You could try keeping an eye out on craigslist. Check the Chicago and quad cities areas, seem to be a few FXRs around the area that pop up for sale, also eBay...and everyone's favorite Elvis.
Another idea is to find a FXRT or FXRP and use it as a donor, then you can always recoup by selling the stripped down bike as a FXR. Don't see a heck of a lot of RT's but they're pretty reasonable when they pop up. Last one I saw was at house of harley in Milwaukee for $3500 about six months ago.

Btw you have a sharp bike there, and I think it's pretty damn cool you're the original owner...just wanted to throw that out there.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:28 AM   #49 (permalink)
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and STILL goin STRONG!
i'm sure being original owner and taking good care of the bike means a lot. how many miles are on it?
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:58 AM   #50 (permalink)
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GOD only knows after I broke the original cable racn that LTD I just used the tach and seat of the pants for speedometer.I change the oil when I notice more tickn or my GUESS of 2,000 miles and use either straight 50 or 60W VALVOLINE racing oil with STP in the summer.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:36 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I'm sure there some long in the tooth Shovelheads out there, but I think we all know of many more 100,000 mile EVOs than Shovels. I'm not a motor-builder guy, but can see the obvious advantages just in the way intake manifold and exhaust pipes bolt up. Aluminum cylinders are probably an improvement and I've heard about EVO heads just flowing better ... I don't think MoCo replaced the Shovel without a reason.
I'll never get rid of my Shovel FX, but I'll be the first to admit that my Twinkie Dyna is just a better bike all around. At 90 it feels the way my Shovel does at 70. Some of it is probably a 5speed vs 4, but 25 years make a difference too.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:27 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Buy the 94. Seems to be the best deal of the bunch. If you had to buy any one of these 3 bikes not having to compare them to each other, sounds like you would no problem buying any one of them. It just gets a little tougher when you have 3 sitting right in front of you. I like shovels and EVO's for what they are. But you can't go wrong with that 94 FXR.

What do I know? I own a Shovel and a EVO. lol
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Buy the 94. Seems to be the best deal of the bunch. If you had to buy any one of these 3 bikes not having to compare them to each other, sounds like you would no problem buying any one of them. It just gets a little tougher when you have 3 sitting right in front of you. I like shovels and EVO's for what they are. But you can't go wrong with that 94 FXR.

What do I know? I own a Shovel and a EVO. lol
but a NICE tough choice!
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:44 AM   #54 (permalink)
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I'm sure there some long in the tooth Shovelheads out there, but I think we all know of many more 100,000 mile EVOs than Shovels. I'm not a motor-builder guy, but can see the obvious advantages just in the way intake manifold and exhaust pipes bolt up. Aluminum cylinders are probably an improvement and I've heard about EVO heads just flowing better ... I don't think MoCo replaced the Shovel without a reason.
I'll never get rid of my Shovel FX, but I'll be the first to admit that my Twinkie Dyna is just a better bike all around. At 90 it feels the way my Shovel does at 70. Some of it is probably a 5speed vs 4, but 25 years make a difference too.
GOD I hope there is an improvement in flow the SHOVEL design is 40+ years old.Though it STILL is the same combustion chamber wise as a KNUCKLE & PAN ports are diff.The one thing to remember is it's still a HEMI and they still run that design in TOP FUELERS and they do HAUL AZZ!
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:49 AM   #55 (permalink)
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You could try keeping an eye out on craigslist. Check the Chicago and quad cities areas, seem to be a few FXRs around the area that pop up for sale, also eBay...and everyone's favorite Elvis.
Another idea is to find a FXRT or FXRP and use it as a donor, then you can always recoup by selling the stripped down bike as a FXR. Don't see a heck of a lot of RT's but they're pretty reasonable when they pop up. Last one I saw was at house of harley in Milwaukee for $3500 about six months ago.

Btw you have a sharp bike there, and I think it's pretty damn cool you're the original owner...just wanted to throw that out there.
I appreciate that!
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Second thought, get that shovel and turn it into this.
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The one thing to remember is it's still a HEMI and they still run that design in TOP FUELERS and they do HAUL AZZ!
what good is that for a street machine?
i wouldnt STEAL a hemi
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GOD I hope there is an improvement in flow the SHOVEL design is 40+ years old.Though it STILL is the same combustion chamber wise as a KNUCKLE & PAN ports are diff.The one thing to remember is it's still a HEMI and they still run that design in TOP FUELERS and they do HAUL AZZ!
Wow!! We're now comparing a Shovel to a Top Fueler?

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:07 PM   #59 (permalink)
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what good is that for a street machine?
i wouldnt STEAL a hemi
You OBVIOUSLY don't KNOW what you are talking about go to youtube and watch HEMI CHALLENGER vs LAMBORGHINI.Also NASCAR outlawed them in the early 70's which is why CHRYSLER said F U and QUIT.Your probably a small block chevy clone!
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:11 PM   #60 (permalink)
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Wow!! We're now comparing a Shovel to a Top Fueler?

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Are U saying that they are NOT BOTH HEMISPHERICAL combustion CHAMBERS? Your probably a small block chevy clone also BUT you BOTH ride evo's so Im NOT surprised!OOO n I'll compare it to a PRATT & WHITNEY TWIN WASP & WRIGHT CYCLONE and connecting rod set up Sporty & Big Twin "MALE FEMALE" to a ROLLS ROYCE MERLIN and Daimler-Benz DB 601 also you do know what these are?..EH

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