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!
I dint think so, but just for my enjoyment I googled that anyway!
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.
an ultra/electraetc... is a swingarm frame, a softtail is a totally different frame.
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.
I know bikes with FX have a narrow glide front end. FL have wide.
Last edited by Saltytonk; 09-17-2011 at 6:23 PM. Reason: f ed it up
**** 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. ****
Last edited by MileHighMurdercycle; 09-17-2011 at 7:48 PM.
I'd ride this one...
Buddy was considering doing this to his...
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.