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Old 04-28-2008, 04:59 PM
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I have not seen any updated pics in a while from your refurbishing of the FXDG. It looks like you are doing a good job.

I just purchased an 83 FXFDG. My uncle bought it new in 83 but it has been out of the family for about 20 years. I bought it sight unseen from the family friend that owns it. I remember taking rides on the bike in 1987 with my dad. I have not seen it since 1988 when I was 10. I am picking it up in a couple of weeks. The pictures and details everybody is posting is getting me pumped up. Info is hard to find and pictures even more difficult. The bike is supposed to be original (except for the carb), and in great shape. It has 12,000 miles on it (I don't know if this is good or not). I am going to do my best to get it mint condition. Any help would be appreciated. I will start another post and get some pictures up when I pick the bike up.
 
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:49 PM
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Sorry, I meant 83 FXDG
 
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:24 AM
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Hey everyone,

Thanks for your interest and accept my apologies for my long absence. The bike is home and finished except for a few bugs to shake out. I've put about 100 miles on it. LOVE the BDL enclosed belt drive. Super smooth, great action, and zero drag. You can actually feel the fact that it's lighter and puts less inertia into the rotating assemblies. The Andrews A/B cam really woke the old girl up too. I've got the kick start sequence just about figured out. I can usually kick it to life within 3 kicks, even cold.

To explain my absence....the weird mojo thing just kept throwing so much at me (including finding out that the last batch of clear I bought was bad &having a strap pop in transport so that it fell and dented the right side tank). I finally just put the bike in the corner and left it alone for about five weeks. I didn't want to think about the thing. Anyway, I will post pics tomorrow, promise.

I am really happy with how it turned out. Another big thanks to SOBB for all his work. they say it's the details that make the difference and he missed none. Also, thanks again Rodney. We would never have gotten the paint finished without your input.
 
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:08 AM
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Here it is. Mostly finished except for a few touches. And, of course, it will need a new right side fuel tank. I'm cleaning up the pouches so I can hang those soon and still sorting some starter alignment and tune issues and other little things..... But these old bikes are never really done, are they?


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Funny how after 25 years HD is now making the "Dark Customs" which follow the same theme as this bike.

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That's a CV from an early 90's Evo behind the Screamin eagle air cleaner. As funds permit, I will try to fit a factory ham can and original carb or a ham can on a S&S.

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Old 05-19-2008, 12:36 AM
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Special thanks to my beautiful wife for #1 putting up with the "Evil Bitch" and#2 taking these great pics. This engine close up reminds me of something out of those coffee table picture books. I love that shot.

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Looking damn good! I am just starting a resto on an FXDG I picked up over the winter. The owner thought it was just a regular FXWG and had stripped it down and replaced most of the original stuff with chrome and garbage, including all badging, back wheel, and a garage paint job. I didn't realize what I had just bought until I ran the VIN. With so few of theseout there I have to restore it. I've pretty much given up on finding the pouches. Probably going to have some dupes made. If you could post some pics of the pouches it would be appreciated. If anyone out there has any extra parts available I AM IN NEED and HAVE CA$H.
 
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It turned out really nice.&nbsp\\; Great Job!
 
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I came across a FXDG which was a 1985 model with the second year evolution engine. It was very nice with a root beer & black beautiful paint. The tank had a scripted "Genuine" Harly Davidson. The seat was alot like the 2008 anniversary models.

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