piniongear said:Can anyone tell me how the Motor Company came up with the name Dyna? Is there any tale to it, or was it just someone in marketing dept who named the series?
I am just curious.......................Piniongear
Then came the FXR - rubber mount and electric start. Oil bag still above tranny if I am not mistaken. I believe the Dyna series started when the EVO motor got dropped in and the oil tank moved downstairs. Haven't the foggiest about why Dyna though?!?sjpr13 said:They were just called superglides back a ways....or FXE or FX (electric & kick start).
grnwng said:Back in the 70's many folks were taking the fl dresser then taking off the big front end and wheel. This was the 16 inch front wheel set-up. They would then put a sporty front end on with a narrow 19 or 21 inch front wheel.
Hd noticed this, no money to do it. So AMF came in and did it and called it the dyna glide. They were also called the super glide. This opened up the market more as before they only had the sporty or dresser for main road bikes.
Nope... probably just some 25 cent word that the advertising dept. came up with. Look at all the names of the new cars and trucks the past several years.... most of them aren't even real words.Trapper1 said:Thats good history alright but we still dont know what DYNA stands for do we?
I think "dynamic" is correct, but it's because of the change from the earlier rubber mounts to the new style incorporating the tranny and swingarm into the equation. The rigid frames went away a LONG time before the Dyna name was used for the first time.yjlama said:I too have had this same question. And now I have spent the last hour scouring the net for something that would explain the name. I can say that I have come up empty.
It obviously has to stand for something within the walls of H-D. Perhaps it's short for Dynamic because it was such a change from the rigid engine mount frames before it and it dynamically absorbs engine vibration.
I give up.