The FXR

All the things they say about the FXR are true. Designed by Erik Buell to outperform the jap bikes the FXR was the best handling, most rigid, and lightest frame Harley ever made. The frame was very expensive to make and H-D decided to switch to a cheaper mass produced FXD/Dyna which is still used today. Many weekend bikers today do not even know what an fxr is until it passes them in a curve. As Harleys get more and more expensive they continue to use the Dyna frame. Profits are soaring because Harley sells really pretty yet poor handling bikes. The FXR represents the last of the "American Quality" that true old school bikers take great pride in.

  • Dallas 7y

    Nice ride man. What kind of fareing is that? Easy to remove? I'm trying to find one I can take on and off easily without adding a bunch of shit to my bike.
  • stefxr 6y

    Fxr power forever ! ! !
  • BDSIII 6y

    Thanks guys!

    Hey Billy, I'm sorry I took so long to reply. I kind of forgot about my Flickr acct. I bought this fairing from Dave at Ridgerunner Cycle in Knoxville, TN ((865) 637-1907 ). I wouldn't bother calling because he got it at a swap meet and doesn't know anything about it. The original installation was a pain in the ass because I had to make the brackets to mount it to the upper section of the forks. It is easy to take off and on though (5 minute job). It's mounted with 3 bolts: one on each side (visible in the picture) and another bolt underneath where the hole is for the headlight.

    Arlen Ness makes one that is really nicer than mine. Check out arlenness(dot)com. Part numbers - SKU: 06-043 and SKU: 06-041
    Let me know what you think. Later.
  • wr_sherman 5y

    that's a killer fxr. but the truth is, the legend of the fxr is largely a myth. yes they were the best handling big twin in their day. but what people that have not been around long enough to know ,or just don't remember is fxr's were heavily criticized and even hated for their jap bike style frame, with triangular plastic side covers. what buell came out with in 82' had been around for decades on foeign bikes. many of fxr were rebuilt in a kenny boyce frame for a more accepted look. these reasons are why the factory came out with the dyna and eliminated the fxr a few years later. this is back when evo's sucked, if you don't remember that then you weren't there. people really started to learn how good they were because they were cheap for a used big twin and everybody still wanted a harley and started stacking the miles on them. it was to late by then though. i was one of those haters, it took 20 years for me to like, then love the fxr. i love the look now because they look like buisness only. and thats what i love. but it turns out engineers are not idiots, because my fxr does not have a damn thing on the dyna i've been riding fo ten years. on the proving grounds, which is the street, it's a finite difference. in a few more years we will be hearing how killer all these dirt cheap fxd's are. what would have been the ulitimate in my opinion is if the factory would of put the twincam motors in the fxr when they brought it back fo 99-00 that would be just bitchin, three different generations in one frame.
  • Dave silkstone 5y

    brilliant shot

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  • DT Young 5y

    Awesome Shot!
    bit saver BL6 copy
  • BDSIII 3y

    Thanks bros!
  • wr_sherman 2y

    Thought I seen this before. Then I read my big rant. What an ass. But I am building another fxr! And it's a twin cam . And the frame is heavy and full of porosity. So there.
  • Rich 2y

    Nicest FXR I've seen in a while, hope you still have it!
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