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04-09-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By lh4x4

Fxdr

Just added an 18 FXDR it goes great with the 17 Fat Bob and 12 V-Rod.
04-09-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,995
Posted By lh4x4

fit & finish for a start None beat H-D By the way...

fit & finish for a start None beat H-D By the way Vic is gone and dead!
03-29-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By lh4x4

I know a long time engine builder that when a...

I know a long time engine builder that when a customer wouldn't spring for a heavy duty clutch with a build would just put ATF in the primary as the clutch would hold better.

What would it hurt to...
03-29-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By lh4x4

I acquired an 80 FLT which had front forks in...

I acquired an 80 FLT which had front forks in horrible shape. Took fine steel wool and about an hour per sider then rattle can clear coat and they look great. Aluminum is very easy to refinish.
03-29-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By lh4x4

Low Rider S info

Interesting conversation with the sales manager. He told me about his recent purchased of a very low mile (1,600) he just got. The GM got one last fall and it is being highly modified. His plain is...
03-25-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,320
Posted By lh4x4

78 and still riding strong.

78 and still riding strong.
03-16-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By lh4x4

I bought 15 Street 750 new and put over 7K on it....

I bought 15 Street 750 new and put over 7K on it. 2K was touring with a 45 lb back pack with camping gear to attend the 75th Sturgis Rally. I was comfortable all the way. I'm 6'3" and 210. I did add...
03-16-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
Posted By lh4x4

They are supposed to get the kits in April. The...

They are supposed to get the kits in April. The dealer does not have to order. H-D sends them the number of kits according to how many Street Rods they sold and or have in stock.

My dealer has a...
03-16-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By lh4x4

All 15 Streets had a recall for a faulty fuel...

All 15 Streets had a recall for a faulty fuel pump. It would falter when the tank got low and or when taking off with a lot of throttle. It was a leaky seal within the pump and the entire pump...
03-13-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,402
Posted By lh4x4

A manufacturer can require that only they can do...

A manufacturer can require that only they can do the service to maintain the warranty is that they do the service at no cost.

I believe that you were told that. What it means is you should never...
03-12-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,295
Posted By lh4x4

OP - All the other MC makers that sell bikes in...

OP - All the other MC makers that sell bikes in the U.S combined have not done as much solicitation for input from owners than H-D has. They checked at Rallies on what baggers wanted with their...
03-07-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,489
Posted By lh4x4

Tell the tech that the EMC cycles the ABS every...

Tell the tech that the EMC cycles the ABS every time that the ignition is turned on. On a typical one day ride with stops at a restaurant, gas station and/ scenic overview this would result in...
03-07-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By lh4x4

Don't listen to the naysayers. Just service it as...

Don't listen to the naysayers. Just service it as needed and ride on. Although I don't ride two up I have done 10's of thousands of miles on Sportsters across the US from an 883 to a 1200T. No issues...
03-07-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,669
Posted By lh4x4

OP - You did great! That machine will provide...

OP - You did great! That machine will provide miles and miles of smiles.

If it was a Roadster it would have dual disc front brakes. I get in the 60's mpg's with an 03 883R with a 3.2 gallon tank....
03-05-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By lh4x4

AMC had those bikes ready for production when the...

AMC had those bikes ready for production when the employee group bought H-D. The new group did not have the resources to launch them and engineer a new air cooled bike. So they made a decision to go...
02-27-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 17,743
Posted By lh4x4

It has been almost two years since I posted. Now...

It has been almost two years since I posted. Now I am 78 and my collection has grown to 26. I added some used bikes to cover what I thought were gaps.

58 FLH
80 FLT
99 FXSTS
08 Cross Bones...
02-22-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,867
Posted By lh4x4

I have had all the H-D families of bikes and...

I have had all the H-D families of bikes and ridden them extensively across the North American continent. My 18 Fat Bob S is the finest best performing and handling yet. Worlds ahead of the 15 Dyna...
02-17-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,726
Posted By lh4x4

It's your tuner not the bike. My best guess only...

It's your tuner not the bike. My best guess only as I know nothing. Just ask my wife.

Also H-D will not do any warranty work on a bike with an aftermarket tuner even if the dealer installed it. It...
02-07-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,262
Posted By lh4x4

I have loaded and unloaded from trucks for years....

I have loaded and unloaded from trucks for years. I hook a winch ($50 at HF) with a remote control in the bed. The wench is reversible so I just sit on the bike on a ramp that is wide enough to have...
02-01-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,127
Posted By lh4x4

My dealer has the same program. I do my own...

My dealer has the same program. I do my own services except the 1K which the dealer throws in gratis with a new bike purchase.

So from the 5K on I will be doing my own services. With 400K + miles...
01-25-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,935
Posted By lh4x4

Matt - I thought all H-D owners were "brothers"!...

Matt - I thought all H-D owners were "brothers"! He was a state trooper and I am a retired Police Chief so maybe we are brothers in arms.

Some made fun of his Hydra Glide comment. That reflects...
01-25-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,935
Posted By lh4x4

That is a museum quality collectors bike. Price...

That is a museum quality collectors bike. Price is not outrageous at all.
01-21-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,023
Posted By lh4x4

Documenting the !k for warranty purposes is a...

Documenting the !k for warranty purposes is a easy as doing the 1K service.

I take a photo of the speedometer, the shop manual along with the tools including the belt tension gauge, torque wrench...
01-19-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,401
Posted By lh4x4

Yes, it is easy and quick DIY. It cost me less...

Yes, it is easy and quick DIY. It cost me less than $5.00 per Bike. The dealers are at $80 to $120.

Every fluid manufacturer recommends the two flush.
01-19-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
Posted By lh4x4

Street Rod recall

Just got the recall letter and scheduled the work. It seems that the rotors will rust particularly if it is in a high humidity area like near the gulf or ocean. No rust on mine. The recall is quick....
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