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    Default Help with Harley names. Stripped down electraglide ultra classic

    If someone took an electra glide ultra classic and stripped most of the body work off of It, what would it be considered? I am wondering if the it's an FLHTCUI so is tht a softtail frame? Would something like a road glide or a street glide be a more stripped down version of this bike? I am unfamiliar with Harley. I know that with yamaha, their stratoliner is a full shielded bagged version of the road liner. Same bike underneathe, just on has more stuff bolted to it.
    My cousin bought a group of bikes and I'm trying to fugu out if I want this one or not.
    Thanks for your help!

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    A fat stripper?

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    I dint think so, but just for my enjoyment I googled that anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibuiltmine View Post
    I dint think so, but just for my enjoyment I googled that anyway!
    Dang, I already responded on Facebook now here too? LMAO

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    The two best places to learn! Thanks man!

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    I can not find a picture of a late model Electra glide with the saddle bags removed. Are they a more integral part of the structure then I am thinking? I find pics of them stripped down, and pretty much they are the same thing but with the trunk bag removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibuiltmine View Post
    I can not find a picture of a late model Electra glide with the saddle .
    Here ya' go. My stripped 2000 Road King.
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    an ultra/electraetc... is a swingarm frame, a softtail is a totally different frame.

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    You basically wind up with a fat/long Dyna. It will have 2 shocks on the swing arm. Although the touring frame has a longer (forward, or however you want to describe it) neck area for fairing clearance, and is a little longer in the frame area below the seat where the electrics and such are, over the Dyna. Still will be a "unit" style motor if you want to call it that, where the trans actually bolts directly to the motor, and your oil pan is built into the trans case at the bottom. Hope that helps man.

    (FLHT indicates its a big twin touring frame, CU means Ultra Classic trim, and the I means it's fuel injected).
    Last edited by MileHighMurdercycle; 09-17-2011 at 2:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MileHighMurdercycle View Post
    You basically wind up with a fat/long Dyna. It will have 2 shocks on the swing arm. Although the touring frame has a longer (forward, or however you want to describe it) neck area for fairing clearance, and is a little longer in the frame area below the seat where the electrics and such are, over the Dyna. Still will be a "unit" style motor if you want to call it that, where the trans actually bolts directly to the motor, and your oil pan is built into the trans case at the bottom. Hope that helps man.

    (FLHT indicates its a big twin touring frame, CU means Ultra Classic trim, and the I means it's fuel injected).
    And to take it one step further .....if I'm not mistaken the F denotes big twin engine. And I believe the L has something to do with the fork tube dia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltytonk View Post
    And to take it one step further .....if I'm not mistaken the F denotes big twin engine. And I believe the L has something to do with the fork tube dia.
    FL is Big Twin, similar to the designation for small twins which is XL. Nothing to do with fork tube diameter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobscogin View Post
    FL is Big Twin, similar to the designation for small twins which is XL. Nothing to do with fork tube diameter.

    Bob
    Then explain FXR. FXST. FXDWG that are all big twin engines. I believe the Sportster(XL) is its own desgination.

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    I know bikes with FX have a narrow glide front end. FL have wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltytonk View Post
    Then explain FXR. FXST. FXDWG that are all big twin engines. I believe the Sportster(XL) is its own desgination.
    I didn't say that all Big Twins were FL. I was saying that when the F is used with L, the L doesn't designate fork tube diameter. There was EL, FL, and when the engine had optional high compression, an H was added, like FLH. That was the genesis of Big Twin designations and when the Superglide came along, we got FX and all it's variations, and then the rubber mount FLT and it's variations. There were EL's and FL's before they even had Glide forks, so what would the L designate about a springer fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltytonk View Post
    I know bikes with FX have a narrow glide front end. FL have wide.
    There were FX series Big Twins made with Wide Glides, such as the FXDWG.

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    **** Nevermind. Didn't read the whole thread. I see you found one of the cheat sheets.

    And there is no need to fight over this. It is confusing and there are exceptions to every rule in life. I finally taught myself these cause I was confused as to what it all meant as well. And yes, even prior to the hydro model front ends, L still meant wide tire/rim. Just like a wide springer. ****


    Quote Originally Posted by Saltytonk View Post
    And to take it one step further .....if I'm not mistaken the F denotes big twin engine. And I believe the L has something to do with the fork tube dia.
    F= big twin, H means wide front tire, which means it would have wide glide. But not necessarily denotes all models with a wide glide, other wise FXDWG would not follow this code. It refers to the tire, the front end just generally follows, except with the Dyna wide. X means narrow front tire/wheel, which is how you get a FXDWG. HT means touring frame, and I used to remember what the "H" in it meant, but it isn't coming to me now. D is dyna, and st is soft tail. Any after that is the trim level of the bike. Like a FXDXT, is a big twin, dyna frame, x being sport trim, and the last t being tour pack. Also explaining the FXDWG, as big twin, skinny front tire/rim, dyna frame, but with a wide glide. There is some cheat sheets on line too.
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    I'd ride this one...



    Buddy was considering doing this to his...

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    WHat I found was a bike called a road king that seems to be am FL, but with less stuff on it then the Electra Glide. Once I started looking at Road Kings, I understood it all better. Im fairly sure that at only having 3 grand into it so far, and it runs, drives and has a clear title I can clean it up and make a few bucks. Got my eye on three more next Tuesday. Im going to have to buy a shop now, and make it Legit. Got a letter from the state saying I can sell any more vehicle for the next 12 months without getting a license.

    Im hoping after buying and selling a dozen or so, I will ahve enough parts laying around to build one for myself.

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