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Old 01-20-2017, 07:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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jammer45u is reading this now saying WTF is this? jammer45u is reading this now saying WTF is this?
What do you guys think of this one

I don't know much about FXR's. Anything on this one that's a deal breaker?

https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mcy/5924858623.html

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Old 01-20-2017, 07:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not that I can see.
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not for that kind of money...OBO at $3700......I'd offer him $3200 and go from there......keep in mind that no matter what they claim has been done there's always going to be things to do to a shovel.....nice bike.
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Old 01-20-2017, 08:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Not for that kind of money...OBO at $3700......I'd offer him $3200 and go from there......keep in mind that no matter what they claim has been done there's always going to be things to do to a shovel.....nice bike.
Great advice. The tank and the color don't do much for me, but they can be remedied.
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Plan on trouble from the primary belt drive...if you buy it start getting parts together for a conversion back to chain..
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Old 01-20-2017, 08:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I didn't think $3700 was bad, I usually see any FXRs for $5k and up. If the seller will take 3200 great.
When I can add a bike I'll have you guys shop for me.
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Old 01-20-2017, 09:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mcy/5924858623.html

Part of the ad reads; "...The prior owner provided me the original speedometer reading 18K miles on it, prior to the gas tank being changed to a wide glide style tank and console (odometer now reads 1000K miles)..."

Doesn't "1000K" mean a million miles? 18K to a million miles in two short years - must be a real rider after ...
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Old 01-20-2017, 09:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I kind of believe in EVO's myself, changed enough of Shovelhead gaskets and top ends in the past to give up on them IMO
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Plan on trouble from the primary belt drive...if you buy it start getting parts together for a conversion back to chain..
Are parts readily available?

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Old 01-20-2017, 10:49 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I had 2 shovels back in the day, no serious troubles with either one. Rode both of them pretty hard. Had to replace a starter on my '78 FLH, that's about it.
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Everything is common parts, except the 2 fittings in the rear of the inner primary, that attach the feed and return hoses for the chain oiler,,, hopefully he left those in,,, and the bracket for the chain adjuster shoe... it is different and only made for the 79-E84 FLT and 82-E84 FXR... it has a 3/8" hose nipple incorporated into it to drip oil directly onto the chain.. this has been obsolete for decades... as have the fittings...
All the other parts are just stock and readily available..
The housing can be converted to wet,, it requires a wet/dry clutch plate set, the only real problem is the mainshaft support bearing has no seal, and it will leak,,, not real badly, but annoying... a seal can be adapted to it...
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If you want a Shovel, buy it. The selection of FXR Shovel heads is pretty thin.
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Old 01-20-2017, 04:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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At the time they were the best handling bike in Harley's lineup. They also have a kickstarter that works pretty good when warm; how cool is that? The biggest drawback to them, besides the somewhat anemic motor, is the 4 speed box, but they shift well and are a hoot to ride. I'd go for it right quick
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At the time they were the best handling bike in Harley's lineup. They also have a kickstarter that works pretty good when warm; how cool is that? The biggest drawback to them, besides the somewhat anemic motor, is the 4 speed box, but they shift well and are a hoot to ride. I'd go for it right quick
Sorry but most of what you said doesn't apply to FXR's.
No kick starter, never offered on FXR.
5 Speed, no 4 speed FXR's ever.
My avatar is a bone stock Shovelhead with 100K miles and does wheelies every time I ride it.

To OP, IMO the drawbacks on that FXR are all the non stock parts. Wrong tank, aftermarket side covers, wrong rear fender, painted lowers, wrong front fender. So basically all the sheet metal is wrong. The forward controls look to be the cheesy kind. Depending on the primary belt, I would likely ditch it. The good news is the stock primary parts for that are the same as the common 4 speed parts. Like the clutch hub for example. Although some will tell you that front end and brakes can be made to work, I feel they were junk even when they were brand new. The best upgrade I did to my 1983 FXRT (picture in my signature) was replace the frontend and brakes with a much newer 39mm.

Overall if you like the looks and don't mind the keep up, it will be a good bike. If the guy has the stock parts, get them with it.
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Fxr's are still the best handling harleys, ever made for the street,, the racing XR'S are better.. they do not have kick starters, and they do not have 4 speeds.. the frame is completely different, almost nothing from the earlier FX bikes fits the FXR,,,,they are rubber mount 5 speeds without a kicker,,,, they are the first FXR series bike to have the time speed rubber mount..
When stating facts, please, know the facts,,, or listen, dont speak, With all due respect... I don't mean to be hard on you new guy, but people like you are the rumor mongers we try to root out here... stay, learn and teach, but .are sure of your facts as you will be called on tbem... BTW welcome.
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