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And here it is, the much awaited V-Twin Forums Ride of the Month 2017 Event 8. AKA as the FXR Special.

This should be a busy event with lots of Cult participation.

So get the summer dirt and bugs rubbed off of them, take a few fresh photos, and enter em up.

This is the last event of 2017. Next up we have the run off qualifier event, and then its on to V-Twin Forums Ride of the Year.

The Qualifier will run for the month of November, with the Ride of the Year decided on News Years Day.

As always, please remember to format those entries properly. And keep comments on topic in the entry thread. Don't re-post entry photos in your quotes. Save the fun and harassment for the poll threads.

Year:
Model:
Eng size:
Transmission(5sp, 6sp etc):
Pipes:
Seat:
Wheels:
And the story:
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Example of a simple entry with one photo: http://www.v-twinforum.com/forums/4941906-post2.html
 

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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
Seat:Saddleman
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.


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IMG_5704.JPG by C Westfall, on Flickr
 

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Someday when my bike grows up. Or rather I actually get to working on the cosmetics....
 

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This is a pretty pathetic showing for a friggin' CULT! I have half a mind to deactivate a whole bunch of decoder Rings.

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:huh: :coffee:

Where is that Vic/fxr. The one with the wicker basket ac. Let's breed a little life into the cult!!!
 

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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:

 

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OK...

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.

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Joe,,,, that is a fine looking bike. Even with you butt ugly forward controls. lol,,,,, Didn't you already win rom with that bike??? Just wondering.
 

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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.








 

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He's fine, it's been more than a year.

Might have been a little less obvious if you had taken some new photos, Joe.
I know. Just giving him a little $hit. I thought it was at least two years ago.
 
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