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V-Twin Forums Ride of the Month 2017 Event 7 Poll

  • Dead Man 2008 FXSTB

    Votes: 3 13.6%
  • Laars 1988 FXLR

    Votes: 12 54.5%
  • CAT3 2017 Custom Build

    Votes: 7 31.8%

  • Total voters
    22
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OK here it is, August already. An time to vote on event #7 in the V-Twin Forums Ride of the Month for 2017.

So lets have at it and choose a winner and a runner up. With three entries, that means we have two slots for three scooters, so one goes home.


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Dead Man


Harley Night Train/FXSTB
96 Engine
6spd Trans
V&H Short Shots
Brawler Solo Seat
Stock Wheels
Harley Deuce Headlight,Powder Coated Black.Harley Tri Bar Tail Light,Heartland USA Side Plate And Plate Light.Lowered A Bit,Powder Coated Pulley And Covers Along With Belt Guards.Alloy Art Rear Turn Signals Painted Wrinkle Black To Match.And Custom Made 3% tank Bib.

The story, It all started about a year ago I read this forum and many others to research my first Harley, and after about 6 months of reading I narrowed it down I had 2 bikes to pick from, the Fatboy and the Night Train, my local Harley dealer had a Fatboy so I went and sat on it, didn't like the feel, felt like I was on top on the bike if that makes sense,but no one anywhere I could find had a Night Train. So I took the biggest gamble of my life I bought the Train from 3 states away and all I had was pictures and my research never even seeing one in person much less sit one. But I bought it had it shipped to me,and as soon as I sat on it, was like a glove it felt like I was sitting in the bike/part of it. Its perfect everything about it. my Big Gamble paid off. Thank God.




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Larrs


Year:1988
Model: FXLR
Eng size:80 in Evo
Transmission(5sp, 6sp etc): 5 speed
Pipes: V&H STRAIGHTSHOTS
Seat: Lepera Bare Bones
Front End: Wide Glide
Color: Root Beer with ghost flames.
And the story:1988 FXLR that was completely rebuilt by a friend of mine who owns D'Vision Cycles in Dover NH. Bike had 17,000 on it originally. It has 6000 since the rebuild, mostly by me. I had a chance to buy it last year, and I jumped at it. I changed the bars to Wild 1 drag bars, and added the Lepera Bare bones seat. That was it. Since then I'm riding it as my every day ride.

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CAT3


Here's mine then ......

Year, 2017 just finished last night !
Model, Custom Bobber
Engine Size, 93" S&S P-series Panhead with Morris magneto ignition.
Transmission, 6-speed Trikshift & 2" BDL belt drive.
Pipes, One-off OJZ pipes with PipeWerx end cans.
Seat, Rich Phillips
Wheels, Rear - 18" 240, Front - 21" spool wheel

Bought the first bit ten years ago after seeing a picture one of my friends showed me of a Youngs Choppers bobber. Engine is a S&S P-series 93" Panhead powder coated & rebuilt by Accurate Engineering. Frame is by Fenland Choppers over here in the UK as is the oil tank/battery box. Fuel tank & under-seat cover are one-offs as is the rear mudguard. Paint is by Joeby Airbrush Art, again here in the UK. Front & rear calipers & switchgear is by Performance Machine. Front disc took some making, a friend to draw it on CAD, a local firm to laser cut it out, 410 stainless steel from the good old USA, heat treated by a local firm & surface ground by an aerospace engineering firm who's boss is into bikes !!




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So there you have it, three fine scooters to choose from. On new school, one old school, and one built by hand.
 

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Let's keep the idle chatter down to a minimum gentlemen....this is a ROTM thread.....not a knitting thread. :nono:
 
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