The Scenic Route to the Office on a Harley-Davidson —
This is how I relax ……. I have been riding motorcycles for about 46 years. This bike is a 1986 Harley-DavidsonFXR Lowrider. The FXR is the famous predecessor to the family of Harley’s modern bikes known today as the “Dyna” class. The original FXRLowrider was popular for its high torque and exceptional cornering capabilities. This bike is about 585 pounds with a high-performance engine making it very agile and extremely powerful.
As of fall, 2016, this 30-year old motorcycle was equipped with an Evolution V-Twin 1340 cc (80 cubic inch) engine (rubber-mounted) with Screamin’ Eagle high compression cylinder heads and pistons; a Keihin 41 mm constant velocity carburetor w/ chrome cover; a 5-speed transmission w/ chrome cover; chrome tappet blocks, an H-D oil cooler; a K&N air filter; Thunderheader 2-into-1 exhaust w/ chrome heat shields; Progressive Suspension 11″ shocks; 8-spoke chrome belt pulley; forward controls w/ foot boards and extended brake pedal; drag-style handlebars; Ness handlebar dampers and risers; Ness handlebar grips; Pingel lock holder; Drag Specialties tachometer and speedometer in billet cups; battery voltage gauge; halogen 5 3/4″ headlamp w/ Xenon bulb; chrome headlight-housing ring and visor; Laser-Star riding lights and turn signals; battery auxiliary connector; Le Pera Silhouette solo seat w/ padlock latch; Ness baby moon gas cap; stainless-steel braided cables and fuel lines; pyramid axle adjustors; Custom Chrome 60-spoke wheels; Avon VenomX blackwall tires AM 41 (front-100/90-19 57H) and AM 42 (rear-140/90BH-16 77H); and a custom candy-apple red w/ gold flake paint job on all tins with matching Ness side panels. Finally, after 30 years of hard riding, the primary drive belt on this bike will be replaced for the first time.
Customized chrome has been added on all of the following parts — inner-primary top, outer-primary derby and inspection covers, swing-arm pivots, rear and front engine case, engine head bolts, axle bolts, shock bolts, upper & lower belt guards, passenger foot pegs, starter motor; solenoid, shift arm and linkage, stabilizer link, clutch release lever, neutral switch, oil pump, oil pressure switch, gas tank petcock; electrical coil, point cover plate, regulator bracket, master brake cylinders, front brake caliper, fork stem nut, fork boot covers, rear brake light visor, rear fender rails, license plate frame, brake and clutch lever blades, control switch housings, and on all visible bolts and allen heads.
For those of you traveling by motorcycle, please call me and I’ll give you the scenic route to the office. Ride safely.