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  1. brake upgrade?

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    I (OP) am still a bit confused (seems like a way of life for me, at times). It's an interesting conversation though. What I'm not understanding is (without choosing sides on whether a system should or shouldn't lock up a tire)… how does moving to a brake system that won't lock up a tire go...
  2. brake upgrade?

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    Am just curious as to why a brake upgrade is so popular. I don't ride excessively hard, so maybe that is why I think the oem are fine. What does a brake upgrade give in a practical sense? I mean, I would worry that "upgrading" would cause me to lock up a tire. Just what am I misunderstanding?
  3. Custom Chroming Cost?

    Harley-Davidson FXR
  4. Custom Chroming Cost?

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    Isn't the main issue with polished aluminum that you have to re-polish, often having to remove the parts from the bike? He called this morning, by the way. The part was ready so, I went and picked it up. Pics when I get home...
  5. Custom Chroming Cost?

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    @captainhook455 So you seem pretty knowledgeable about this stuff. I want to make sure I understand better before I decide on chroming further pieces, especially the aluminum stuff. Are you saying that it won't matter how it's done (chrome vs nickel) as to longevity and resistance to flaking...
  6. Custom Chroming Cost?

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    I'm in Oklahoma. I imagine we treat the EPA about the same as Texas. I kind of want to do the FRP footboard mounts also. Am not sure if that is a good idea or not. I thought I read that aluminum should be an electroless nickel & not chrome. Charlie said he could chrome them, but they would be...
  7. Custom Chroming Cost?

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    I dropped of my Thunderheader bracket from CDC at a local, relatively small, chrome shop this week. The powdercoat was unavailable, and I like chrome anyway, so I got the bare one. I've never had anything chromed before, and don't really think the guy hammered me on the cost, especially...
  8. Prevent the Petroleum Puke

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    Ah Thanks. Ya, they helped already. This site is great for newbies like me trying to learn. It's not puking. Just thought it might after sitting so long, and was trying to get ahead of it. No worries though. I now have floorboards and a thunderheader 1019. Next up = suspension and then a...
  9. Prevent the Petroleum Puke

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    The oil tank is not in either of these pics. Oh ya, I've ran the vin. It is a 93' FXRS Convertible. Did that before purchase. Whether or not anyone has done work to increase CI, I can't say.
  10. Prevent the Petroleum Puke

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    You mean where does it attach at the air cleaner? I'll post a photo. Does this hose actually do anything? And all that appears rust in the photos is not in real life. Not sure why it shows up that way in the pics/ I know I'm showing just how ignorant I am with these questions. Thanks for your...
  11. Fxr rear brake pedal

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    Why is it so much?? That's easy...… Elvis.
  12. Anyone used DK Custom Oil Filter Relocation?

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    Thx Arto. The engine side mount you are using does look very similar to what I have been considering. Just to clarify, as I may be miss-reading, did you just make a mount for the mount which moved it slightly, or did you just fab your own mount. Wow... that is kind of wordy. I'm wishing I...
  13. Anyone used DK Custom Oil Filter Relocation?

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    I've been gathering, over the last couple of months, the things needed to install the footboards and Thunderheader 1019. Have the TH, a CDC bracket, and a complete footboard/mount set. Well almost complete... need the shift lever, but as I understand that there are several options for that...
  14. Prevent the Petroleum Puke

    Harley-Davidson FXR
  15. Prevent the Petroleum Puke

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    '93 Convertible. It has a rubber hose running from the air intake to under the bike, with a filter (?). So maybe that 'fix' has already been done. I just assumed that hose would be coming from the crankcase, not the breather. But I'm an electrician... not a mechanic.
  16. Prevent the Petroleum Puke

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    I've seen a good number of discussions (don't remember if it was here or facebook) where someone let's the bike sit for a while, then when they start it up, she pukes oil all over. This has NOT happened to me ,YET. I have been working away from home for a couple of months though, and now that I...
  17. Rust Treatment and Fuel Gauge

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    I'm familiar with the process, as used to clean cast iron. Have all I need for that. Am not familiar with the process, as used on a fuel tank. I'm assuming you insert the rebar thru the fuel gauge hole and attach the battery charger lead. How do you insure that the rebar does not move and touch...
  18. Rust Treatment and Fuel Gauge

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    Delete, delete, where is the delete button. Edit tab, says edit or delete, but I don't see where t delete?
  19. Finally got around to cleaning the dash...

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    Damn!! That dash looks incredible!! I need to do the same. Just what, exactly, did you use/do? Is that a Plasti dip/coat process? Or did you have some texture on that already, and just painted?
  20. Here's a nice one

    Harley-Davidson FXR
    On my '93. I have a black hose running up to the carb. I am assuming breather. I'm not seeing it on his?
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