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Old 01-24-2009, 08:27 AM
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I've read on numerous forums various comments about what a great handling bike the FXR was, and how the first Dynas were a step backward in the opinion of many. What about the new Dynas (06 and up)? How do they compare in the handling department to the "legendary" FXR?
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I've read on numerous forums various comments about what a great handling bike the FXR was, and how the first Dynas were a step backward in the opinion of many. What about the new Dynas (06 and up)? How do they compare in the handling department to the "legendary" FXR?
There's still NO comparison to the great FXR. You can get close with some mods to the dyna's suspension and tweaking to other components, but still, the FXR is KING of well handling in harley land. I hope to build a twin cam FXR in the future...if all goes well.
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The dynas were given a stronger frame and stout 49mm forks in 06 which made them better.Some riders complain about a bit of flexing when pushed hard.It seems though that those who have installed the true-track and premium shocks are well satified with the handling,that along with the wide tire kit will be my next mod.
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The dynas were given a stronger frame and stout 49mm forks in 06 which made them better.Some riders complain about a bit of flexing when pushed hard.It seems though that those who have installed the true-track and premium shocks are well satified with the handling,that along with the wide tire kit will be my next mod.
So the FXR having 2 stabilizers vs the Dyna's 1 prevented the wobble at the limit that some Dyna riders encounter?
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Purchased a new FXR Superglide in 1993 - great bike, near flawless operation.
Due to financial pressures, sold it in 1998 (for same price as new).

Returned to riding 2 years ago, started again on a 1200L. Sold it this past fall and purchased an 09 FXDC last week.

They Dyna is comfortable, however I remember the FXR being less top heavy with quicker handlling. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the Dyna, but the motor company really got it right with the FXR frame.
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Purchased a new FXR Superglide in 1993 - great bike, near flawless operation.
Due to financial pressures, sold it in 1998 (for same price as new).

Returned to riding 2 years ago, started again on a 1200L. Sold it this past fall and purchased an 09 FXDC last week.

They Dyna is comfortable, however I remember the FXR being less top heavy with quicker handlling. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the Dyna, but the motor company really got it right with the FXR frame.
Wow, if you find the Dyna top heavy, the Sporster must have been a real handful for you.
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So the FXR having 2 stabilizers vs the Dyna's 1 prevented the wobble at the limit that some Dyna riders encounter?
I have read many posts from people who installed stabilizers and they were all positive.
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So the FXR having 2 stabilizers vs the Dyna's 1 prevented the wobble at the limit that some Dyna riders encounter?
The FXR had a totally different frame that didn't have the problem that Dynas do (swingarm mounted to non-rigid component), so it didn't have the wallow issue [edit:to the extent that Dynas do] that the stabilizers address. I like the lean looks of the Dynas better, but the FXR was functionally superior.
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The FXR had a totally different frame that didn't have the problem that Dynas do (swingarm mounted to non-rigid component), so it didn't have the wallow issue that the stabilizers address. I like the lean looks of the Dynas better, but the FXR was functionally superior.
So what did the swingarm mount to on the FXR? To the frame itself?
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So what did the swingarm mount to on the FXR? To the frame itself?
No. The set up is similar to the touring models, with the swingarm mounted on the rear of the gearbox and two stabilizer links, front and top. I suspect an FXR would benefit from a third rear link, but haven't seen any kits.

It would be interesting to hear from anyone who has ridden an FXR alongside a Dyna with stabilizers!
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