I'm glad Sett hasn't given up yet.
You can use these as inspiration.Year:
Transmission(5sp, 6sp etc):
And the story:
I'm pretty sure that's only cult members.Hey Therm. How much to fix the vote and let him win. We can take up a collection.
I'm married. I can't remember the last time it did.Why....yes Alan, yes it is...............and yours doesn't matter.:harhar::laugh:
They blow up bigger, but they're fuzzy. You're gonna have to work on your photography skillz.My pics are so small??
You're practice of understating is close to perfection.That bike looks liike it's had lots of time, money, and love spent on it.
117,000 mi worth.I wonder how much road time it gets.
You sure it's not a bug up his azz?I think he got a thorn in his paw and no one to yank it out.
Isn't that what friends are for?And here's the rest of the story ......
We were in chat and discussing bikes. I started talking about the 1980 FLT as the grandfather of the modern touring design. I had been looking at one on eBay and I sent him a link to explain many if it's innovative features.
Stuff that he mentions in his post... and a couple things he missed. The exhaust is a true dual. The rear pipe is on the right side of the bike and the front pipe turns and goes down the left side of the bike. No cross over, look at the pictures and you'll see it.
Also the first HD with a self centering front end. The same design has been used ever since.
I also gave huge accolades to AMF since the entire project was developed under their ownership. Pretty much the FXR was as well. Many knock AMF but they are the reason HD exists today and much of the current designs came under there watch.
So back to chatting about the one on eBay. We spent several hours going over all of that bike and how historical it is for HD. After a few hours I actually talked myself into buying that one on eBay. I clicked on the "Buy it Now" link and eBay responded with "The auction is no longer available" I refreshed the page and it was SOLD!!!!! I couldn't believe someone had bought while I had been talking about it! So I said something in the chat and Autoworker says "I bought it". He freaking bought it out from under me!!
I still give him crap about it but really he saved me 2500 miles of travel hauling it back and he saved me the cost of a full restore. In all actuality it couldn't be in better hands. He even brought it to Maine and let me ride it!
The 1980 FLT was one of the greatest evolutions in the history of HD, IMO.