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2017 V-Twin Forum Ride of the Month - Event #8 Poll

  • dammoday 1988 FXLR

    Votes: 10 29.4%
  • Alan S 1990 FXRS

    Votes: 5 14.7%
  • Homesick 1993 FXRT

    Votes: 7 20.6%
  • Thermodyne 2000 FXR-4

    Votes: 3 8.8%
  • Caveman85 1985 FXRT

    Votes: 2 5.9%
  • refg3880 1990 FXRP

    Votes: 2 5.9%
  • dm1330 1988 FXR-SP

    Votes: 1 2.9%
  • Misters 1989 FXRS

    Votes: 4 11.8%

2017 V-Twin Forum Ride of the Month - Event #8 Poll

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Well here we are at the beginning of fall, and it's already time to vote on event #8 for the 2017 V-Twin Forum Ride of the Month. Event 8 was an all FXR event and had a good turn out. There were a couple of tardy entries, but they slipped in under the wire.

This is the last open entry event of 2017. After we choose the winning scooter here, and a runner up, we'll move on the the runners up event. And then will fill the 2017 V-Twin Forum Ride of the Year field with a promoters choice.

So lets get to it and choose the 2017 V-Twin Forum Ride of the Month - Event #8 winning scooter.



Hell, I'll give it a try

Year: 1988
Model: FXLR
Eng size: 111" (S&S v111 w/S&S G carb)
Transmission(5sp, 6sp etc): 6 Speed Baker OD in Delkron case
Pipes: Bassani Road Rage 2-1
Wheels: Stock cast
Forks: Gigacycle Garage "Corsair"

And the story: This is the 3rd or 4th rendition of my FXR. I have only owned it 3 years but it has had 3(!) engines in it already; stock, and later built 80", S&S 96", and I finally settled on an S&S v111. I had to replace the entire drivetrain due to the fact that the 88 transmission had the old Hitachi style starter and tapered transmission mainshaft (if you have any questions on which year parts fit what, feel free to ask me). Bike is fun as hell to ride so I didn't mind spending some extra loot on the Gigacycle Garage "Corsair" front end and it is well worth the money. I had the Baker OD6 laying around from a pro street chopper that I parted out so I threw that in there too. This is a bike that the purists will hate and it doesn't appeal much to the California dyna and fxr guys because it's not flashy... but it's mean and fast and suits my needs perfectly. Off to the dyno soon.

IMG_5704.JPG by C Westfall


Alan S

Just to keep this from getting totally embarrassing.

Year: 1990
Model: FXRS
Eng size: 80 ci
Transmission(5sp, 6sp etc): 5 sp
Pipes: salvaged off of a Softail
Seat: Stock
Wheels: Stock
And the story: Bought it wrecked. Slowly fixing it up between riding seasons. :redrolf:




Year: 1993

Model: FXRT

Eng size: 80 CID

Transmission(5sp, 6sp etc): 5

Pipes: White Brothers E-Pipe 2-1

Seat: Mustang Wide Touring

Wheels: Stock Moco

And the story: Bought it in '04 in South Carolina. Brought it home to Oklahoma. Crashed it in '06. Part of the rebuild was changing it from black to white.

It has what some call Stage 2 engine mods- EV-27 cam, WB 2-1 pipes, modded CV, and Wiseco 10:1 pistons. I put an S&S carb on it but went back to the CV.

I've added fog/driving lights, LED headlight, rear LED stop/signal light strip (to augment, not replace, stock lights), Clearview windshield, my brother's FL crashguard, and a butt-ugly home-made forward brake pedal that works great for me.

edit--- I forgot, it also has a SE fork brace and a SEAC.





Did youens really think I was going to sit this one out?
Here it is, my little yellow Superglide

Year: 2000
Model: FXR-4
Eng size: 80 inch
Transmission: 5 speed
Pipes: Oem Staggers, reworked baffles
Seat: Sundowner
Wheels: Oem, Disk on rear Spokes up front, with Elite 3 rubber.

And the story: I picked this up used a while back. The previous owner had made it his own. So little by little I put it back to the way it should have been. And then made a few more changes, to make it the way I would have built it.

I put buckhorn bars on it, to make it more like it's Low Rider brothers.

Then I rebuilt the front forks with custom springs and emulators.

To make it go, I put an EV-27 cam in with an adjustable spark box, then tricked the CV out a little. And for a little sleeper effect, a 21 tooth motor sprocket.

It's mild mannered to ride, handles like a dream, stops on a dime, and sparkles in the sun. IMHO the perfect little scooter for when I feel the need for some bling.



Year: 1985
Model: FXRT
Eng size: 80ci / 1340cc
Transmission(5sp, 6sp etc): 5sp
Pipes: Stock
Seat: FXRS
Wheels: Stock
And the story: I bought the bike three years ago from the original father/son owners. The years had not been kind to it, and as is the case with many RTs the fairing and bags were gone. The tank and fenders were scratched and dented. The oil lines, fork seals, and rear rocker box were leaking, the rear brakes were shot, and on and on. However, on the positive side everything that was still there was essentially untouched, so I didn't have to undo the mistakes of others.

I spent months acquiring the major missing pieces and years searching for the minor ones, with the goal of bringing it back as close to original looking as possible. I have the original passenger seat but prefer the look of the smaller FXRS seat/backrest combination. Some other non-stock items include a Rivera Primo clutch, a Badlands turn signal module to augment the ridiculous stock push-and-hold turn signal buttons, and I'm currently in the final stages of installing an EV27 cam. I also added some Progressive Suspension rear shocks, more for appearance than function since the original split air shock system works fine but looks ridiculous. A Screaming Eagle fork brace has worked wonders on the stock front end.



if im not to late

1990 fxrp
2 into 1 pipe
changed bars and windshield

was in police storage est 1999 bought it in feb. from police dept. have all the cop stuff still. ie: radio box lights siren ect.....



I'll give it a shot, one not so good pic, I forgot about the poll and I'm going away for the week.

Year: 1988
Model: FXR-SP
Eng size: S&S 100
Transmission(5sp, 6sp etc): 5 speed
Pipes: Cycle Shack M pipes
Seat: Recovered stock seat
Wheels: stock, painted black
And the story: Bought it in 1999, new paint and Russ Wernimont fairing, Progressive 412's, GMA 4 piston front brakes, PM forwards



Year: 1989
Model: FXRS
Color: Black & Blood Red w/Chrome
Eng size: 80, keihin butterfly & EV27 cam
5 speed Gear Box
Pipes: Stock header W/CS Slipons
Seat: Stock w/strap, HD Lanyard :cool:
Wheels: Stock
Was "alerted" to the bike, from the forum... Bought it. After lots of TLC {and upgrades} the bike now fits me and runs well. :cheers:


OK there it is, eight sweet looking FXR's to choose from. Let the vote trolling begin.
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Looks like the voters have spoken.

The winner is dammoday and his 1988 FXLR. Lets give him a big should out.

Next we move on to the Runner Up Event. Give me a day to sort it all out and well get the vote started on that.
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