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Old 03-01-2008, 10:48 AM
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OK folks,

I just spent an hour typing out a history of the FXDG and a little history on this particular bike, then added pics only to have it all disappear b/c of some problem the forum was having with my browser.

So, in case it happens again, here's the quick and dirty version.

FXDG = FX Disc Glide. Special EditionTwin Belt Wide Glide. 720 - 750 produced. First HD with aluminum disc rear wheel.

My bike
Fresh top-end, 10 over wisecos, Andrews A/B cam, CV carb from 1992 Evo. Fresh 4-speed. BDL enclosed primary belt drive to replace the original belt drive. Good freind took on overhaul of ENTIRE rest of the bike, b/c he's just cool like that. Doing it for the love of the bike, to preserve a peice of HD history.

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Old 03-01-2008, 10:52 AM
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Well awrite, it worked.

Keep in mind all this is being done in this dude's garage, even the paint.

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2-29-08

Derby Cover, Tanks are almost done, just a few more coats of clear.

Working out starter drive issue, and fixing a couple of eiring gremlins. Hoping to fire it up in next ten days or so.


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Big thank you and Kudos to Rachel Carasso and Jack StubbsBuddy Stubbs HD in Arizona. They have an original, unrestored FXDG in therir museum at the dealership.

I called begging for pics of any special markings on the bike.Even though I live several states away and have never spent a dime there and probably never will, they were kind enough to takethese excellent shots and send them to me. Apparently this one did not have the rear fender medallion, but here are the rest. Some very cool stuff.

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Another big thank you to newbie Noevo from Sweden. He has a FXDG and he was kind enough to take this pic of the elusive rear fender medallion and send it to me. Very cool.

If anyone knows where to find one like this, PLEASE let me know. I've tried Bil's, Old Dude, NOSparts, and my local HD shop did a nationwide search....nada. The part number is 99017-83.

I also need that points cover and airbreather from the previous post.

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Looks Great!!
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IT"S ALIVE!!

We ran the bike for the first time Tuesday, just for a few minutes, but, ooohhh man, what beautiful music. Few more details to finish, stator, regulator need repalced, finish clearing a few peices....

Will post finished product pics soon.
 
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Awrite folks. There's some weird mojo, bad juju sh*t goin on with this bike. [:@]

Bike should have been finished last Saturday. As of the last post three peices needed final coats of clear and the bike was essentially done; the left tank, belt guard and dash cover. Well, my bud sprays them and the clear freaks. It runs like water and leaves white streaks. He tries to sand those out but they are down into the paint. So, we strip the parts back down to bare metal and start over. Paint goes on no problem. Then on Friday, he's carrying the tank across his garage to hang it to clear it and it slips out of his hand and bounces across the floor leaving three nice dents. So, after he calms down, he strips all the paint off again and bondos the small dents. Next day he sprays primer and it all dries except for where it covers one of the bondo spots?!?!?! When I last talked to him Saturday night, he was puting everything aside to forget about it and enjoy his Easter.

Don't know WTF is goin on. Neither of us are pro painters, but we're talking to some people to try to figure it out. Say some prayers formy bud and mybike. Prayers chase the bad mojo away.
 
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Explain to me more about the painting issues you are having.
what kind and brand of paint and clear.
what type and model spray gun are you using
what air pressure at the gun are you spraying the clear
what temp reducer
what kind of hardener
are you mixing your paints primers and clears enough {I shake my paints a clear on a paint shaker for several minutes or stir stir and stir some more.
is the painting area AND the surface at least 65 degrees f. {most failures are due to this}
is your air supply clean.
are you giving sufficient flash time between coats.
I can't help you with your painter being clumsy

[sm=icon_guiness.gif]don't do this until after your painting is done then [sm=icon_cheers.gif]



 

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