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Old 11-30-2012, 12:11 AM   #76 (permalink)
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Alright, so he called and bit on the $6000 offer for the '94 ...I still don't believe it!

Closing on the house tomorrow, so if things go as planned I should be bringing her home before too long.

Thanks for the advice everyone, here's a few pics I snapped (too bad they don't do it justice. Man, it's pretty in person)...don't worry the bags and **** are going to be history lol

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this is about the only thing I could find wrong...and believe me I tried to find stuff lol...well that and the p.o. sawed off the front of the headlight visor to fit the windshield

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:20 AM   #77 (permalink)
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Looks like well kept FXR Superglide, nice! It sounds like you're going to re-do the bike, but you may want to keep the touring stuff, it's nice to be able to through it on if you're doing a multi-day ride. That Mustang seat looks real comfortable, and the Leatherlyke bags are nice, (even though they look like Samsonite suitcases) I have a set. Even though I'm partial to your other choice ('87 FXRS-SP) I think you made the right decision going with the '94.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:40 AM   #78 (permalink)
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Looks like well kept FXR Superglide, nice! It sounds like you're going to re-do the bike, but you may want to keep the touring stuff, it's nice to be able to through it on if you're doing a multi-day ride. That Mustang seat looks real comfortable, and the Leatherlyke bags are nice, (even though they look like Samsonite suitcases) I have a set. Even though I'm partial to your other choice ('87 FXRS-SP) I think you made the right decision going with the '94.
Thats pretty much the plan. I'm going to convert the bags into detachables and hang onto the mustang for long trips with the wife. As for the re-do, haven't decided on that yet. Definitly going to replace the bagger shocks on the back end, the bars, seat, and dump the windshield (I'll pick up a different one that doesn't require the visor to be saw-zall'd lol). It has a S&S a/c over a kehin cv...idk might swap in an actual super e too (or a mik...haven't decided). Cv isn't bad, but I'm more comfortable tuning on a s&s or mikuni, so we'll see.

Idea for now is just keep it lean for local and be able to quick swap for road trips.

Beyond that I haven't decided yet. Might just keep it stock-ish and enjoy it for awhile.
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Even though I'm partial to your other choice ('87 FXRS-SP) I think you made the right decision going with the '94.
Thanks btw, you guys definitly helped picking from the 3, and I really appreciate that!

Him taking the lower offer on the 94 made it a no brainer too, as nice as the 87 was, just couldn't compete with this one for $1000 more.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:52 AM   #80 (permalink)
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From your dialogue it seems to me the '87 is talking to you. You appreciated how clean and leak free it is. Go with your first impression. There's a reason someone else wants the '87. They recognize a good buy on a bike with a history and future as reliable. If down the road something breaks or wears out you should as we all should see it as an opportunity to upgrade. I think the '87 picked you, not the other way around. Good luck.
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Either way, and congradulations on making a choice. The classics are a joy to work on yourself. Fewer confusing electronics and such. Good luck again...
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From your dialogue it seems to me the '87 is talking to you. You appreciated how clean and leak free it is. Go with your first impression. There's a reason someone else wants the '87. They recognize a good buy on a bike with a history and future as reliable. If down the road something breaks or wears out you should as we all should see it as an opportunity to upgrade. I think the '87 picked you, not the other way around. Good luck.

Appreciate it, but I think it was the 94 that picked me. The minute I saw it I knew I wanted it, price just scared me off a little.

Honestly I'm more excited to get this bike and get back on a FXR than I was when I bought the 03 new.
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Based on pictures, The pipes don't seem to be right/are not right for the bike.

Hard to tell exactly how they are mounted in the pictures but this is what I see.
1 Tabs on bottom not being used.
2 Tabs on bottom don't look correct for FXR's
3 No mount at transmission or cam cover.
4 It's a rubber mount drivetrain, if the exhaust is mounted to the frame anywhere it will wreck something.
5 If it is not mounted to the drivetrain except for the exhaust flanges at the heads, it will wreck something.
6 If all of the above are correct, you need a new exahust system.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:43 AM   #84 (permalink)
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Good choice! Congrats on a rally nice bike.
How are those bags mounted? Those look like they'd hold a lot more than my Convertible bags ...
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I'm going to convert the bags into detachables and hang onto the mustang for long trips with the wife.
Those bags are quick detachable, no tools need. I'm pretty happy with mine.

https://leatherlyke.com/products/bra...ebags-fxr87-94
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A clean 94, those pawn star guy's would be all over that.
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Based on pictures, The pipes don't seem to be right/are not right for the bike.

Hard to tell exactly how they are mounted in the pictures but this is what I see.
1 Tabs on bottom not being used.
2 Tabs on bottom don't look correct for FXR's
3 No mount at transmission or cam cover.
4 It's a rubber mount drivetrain, if the exhaust is mounted to the frame anywhere it will wreck something.
5 If it is not mounted to the drivetrain except for the exhaust flanges at the heads, it will wreck something.
6 If all of the above are correct, you need a new exahust system.
Tha'ts a definite, haven't decided between D&D, RB LSR and T-header, but the pipes gotta go, and after seeing the differance a 2-1 makes on my softie its definitly getting one.
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Those bags are quick detachable, no tools need. I'm pretty happy with mine.

https://leatherlyke.com/products/bra...ebags-fxr87-94
NICE! Looks like a similar setup to ez-brackets. I'm not familiar with the brand, looks like they're pretty pricy though ... definitely going to hang on to them for the trips.
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I'm happy for you that you got the 94. If the front brake is the same as came on my 92 Superglide, you'll want to replace it, too. I use to call it Harley ABS (before Harley actually came out with an ABS system for some bikes). What I meant by that was that no matter how hard you pulled on the front brake, there was no way you were going to lock up the front tire. The front brake had that little stopping power. I put a PM 4 caliper system on my front and have been satisfied with it since.
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Based on pictures, The pipes don't seem to be right/are not right for the bike.

Hard to tell exactly how they are mounted in the pictures but this is what I see.
1 Tabs on bottom not being used.
2 Tabs on bottom don't look correct for FXR's
3 No mount at transmission or cam cover.
4 It's a rubber mount drivetrain, if the exhaust is mounted to the frame anywhere it will wreck something.
5 If it is not mounted to the drivetrain except for the exhaust flanges at the heads, it will wreck something.
6 If all of the above are correct, you need a new exahust system.
I would also want to replace the pipes.
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