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2017 V-Twin Forum Ride of the Month - Event #3 Poll

  • DynaLow05 2005 FXDLI

    Votes: 14 42.4%
  • springer- 1983 FXRT

    Votes: 19 57.6%

2017 V-Twin Forum Ride of the Month - Event #3 Poll

8474 Views 72 Replies 16 Participants Last post by  Thermodyne
Here is is, the Dyna vs FXR showdown. Now is your chance to have a say in a decades old argument. Which do you prefer? Which is the better scooter? Which one do you choose as the winner of the 2017 V-Twin Forum Ride of the Month - Event #3?

FXR? Or Dyna?

Shovel? Or Twincam?

Don't hold back, this is your chance to let it all out. Step up and vent your opinion. Cast a vote, and we'll see how it turns out in a couple of weeks.



Well ...I'll throw my helmet in the ring.
Eng size:88ci Twin Cam W/Big Sucker AC and Power Commander V
Transmission:5 sp
Pipes:Rinehart Slip-on's
Seat:Mustang Vintage Wide Solo w/ removable backrest
Bags: Boss Bags
HD Quick Release Windshield
And the story goes something like this: Back in the summer of 2005, after not riding for about 30 years, I called my wife one afternoon from work. I asked her if she could get off from work early. She wanted to know what was going on. So I said, "Well, I was thinking about stopping by the Harley dealership." We had been talking about bikes and how both she and I used to ride many years ago. So she said, "Why do I have to leave work early? We can go by tomorrow( Saturday) to look at bikes." I answered, Well you had better be there at 4 o'clock." And then I just hung up the phone.
Well she was there by 4 o'clock and as the say the rest is history. I asked her which one she liked and she said " I love that Pearl White Sportster over there." I said," Ok, that is a nice looking one." We walked around a little and she asked me which one I liked. Blue being my favorite color I walked over to the Low Rider and said, "Well this one sure is nice." Then she said, "Wouldn't it be nice to have our own bikes and go riding on the weekends." I answered, " Yep, sure would." I motioned to one of the salesmen and said as I pulled out my check book, "We will take this blue one and the Sporty over there." For the first time my wife was speechless.
The next day we picked up both her Sporty XL1200 Custom and my Low Rider.



It's been a couple of years since I played ... I was going to wait until summer and get some new pics with a hottie on it. Might still do that and post them anyway.

1983 FXRT, not stock but built to ride while retaining a mostly stock appearance.

Year: 1983
Model: FXRT (first year and only year Shovelhead)
Eng size: 1340 (Bone stock)
Transmission: 5sp (Stock)
Pipes: Stock (hens tooth to find)
Seat: Stock HD from a 1994 FXLR (nicer than the original)
Wheels: Chrome 13 spoke late model HD (Matching rear in the works, hard to do with the stock enclosed chain drive!!)
Accessories: Daymaker head light, GPS, FXRP Foot boards, Tour pack (not on it currently), K&N Air Filter, Even though the AC is the stock "Ham Can", I would call it an accessory because so many were removed and trashed.

Bought it over 10 years ago and had plans to do some upgrades for reliability but its been too reliable the way it is so I never did them. One plan thought is to machine the matching chrome 13 spoke rear wheel to work with the stock enclosed chain drive. That should be done this year.

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Real Bikers make their ole ladies cut the grass. So they can find that missing half inch wrench that they chucked out there last weekend.
Always heard the FXR's were Harley's answer to the UJM , or Universal Japanese Motorcycle. Undoubtedly the best handling Harley. The frame/fork was a direct knock-off of the Honda CB-F , Suzuki GS-E , Kawasaki KZ litre-bikes. Down to the side-flip seat. My cousin had an 84 or 85 FXRS-Sp , with superbike bend handlebars and air-adjustable dual-disc brakes. I had an 83 Suzuki GS-1100ES at the time. Handling was quite similar.
Like a Sportster with a big twin.
And too much power for that little 130~510 wide tire out back!
Some of us pack a little more than a 130 in there.

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Don't forget about the timeshare in the Bahamas for a week. Just between you and I.

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Didn't know you two had a thing going on.
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to want to let me attache a picture, so you would just have to know that there would be no lawn at all in the picture of my FXR in my yard, the surface in question is completely bare.
Why can't you post photos?
Down to the wire with a slim lead.
Looks like the winner is (Drum Roll)

springer-'s 1983 FXRT

Let give springer a big shout out for winning the third event of 2017 and moving on to the big event in January.
Congrats Springer. :clap:At least I gave you a run for your money.:chopper: Thanks for the race.

Hey Therm.....how about a contest for just Blue Low Riders? What do ya say?:D
I could do that, some sort of side event. That is, I could do that if properly motivated.

But here's the thing. I know there are several blue FXR Lowriders here on the site. So to guarantee a win for the scooter at the heart of this, some additional compensation would be required.
Therm.........I'll PM you with the amount of small unmarked bills that will be heading your way as motivation and compensation!:D:D:D

And i want a recount....some of them FXR people voted twice..and you know who you are..............

Alan and Joe :bleh:
124000+ members......I hope you cut loose with enough to share with everyone.

As for the recount, the firm of Ruban, Took, and Gooden are on the job.
Dewey, Cheatem, and Howe weren't available?
They're lawyers, we needed accountants.
I don't know, but it won't even let me post unless I quote someone.
And congrats, Springer!
What are you using to view the forum?
My android smartphone. I'm rarely at my computer, or even home much.

What are you using to view the forum?

I'm not a phone guru, but I think you'll need to put an app on the phone to get more functionality.
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