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    I picked this up about a month ago from a kid in PA. It belonged to his uncle who recently passed. Bikes in overall good shape, but was old guyed out lol. It had the standard leather tassels, hypercharger, drag pipes and lowered suspension. The good news is it's got some motor work, v3 cam, pistons etc and it runs perfect. The plan is to take it down to the frame, repowder, chain conversion, nine spokes, ohlins. Im going to keep the tins in tact but probably have them recleared. The motor looks bad, needs paint/powder. I'm considering selling off the 80 and putting in a 111 but we'll see how it goes.
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    Where she sits now

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    Nice machine. I like your plan. Those drag pipes cost power so I'd either ditch them for a stock crossover (the only good breathing solution that sounds like a Harley) or (overpriced unless used) 2 into 1. When testing pipes I tried "goose" style and conventional drag pipes. I had to jet leaner vs. the crossover and power was down so I put the stock headpipes with gutted mufflers (hydraulic press gets the welch plug style baffle out cleanly) back on and ran those until a few years ago.

    I have a Bassani Road Rage on my FXLR and Thunderheader on my FXR. The Bassani has a much better mount. I made a non-shit mount for the Thunderheader but shouldn't have needed to. They may have improved it since.

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    my buddy just replaced his thunderheader with a whole different exhaust because it kept breaking. I dont think they have improved them.

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    I've actually ordered about 7k worth of parts for this build, the road rage being one of them. Also going racetechs w emulators, speed merchant preloaders, custom sprung ohlins, pm calipers. I did a bearing swingarm conversion, and all new braking parts. I still have a ways to go

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    Sweet parts list.

    You'll like the Bassani. It tucks in well too.

    my buddy just replaced his thunderheader with a whole different exhaust because it kept breaking. I dont think they have improved them.
    The mongtarded rear mount kills Thunderheaders. I never used it and made my own because the stock part was the most clueless use of a perfectly good Barrymount I've ever seen. I'll take pics when I swap motors and have it off again. It uses the transmission case bolts (like bagger mounts where I got the idea) and you could lift the bike by it.
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    That thing is pretty sweet even in "old guy" mode, that flamed out FXR is nice also. Im also in Wilmington DE homie.

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    Sounds like it's gonna be "bitchin' like a Camaro"
    Keep us updated with pics

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    Got a couple of these delivered today

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    New ohlins came today. Custom valving/spring rates by Howard at motorcyclemetal. Great service from that guy!

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    Where abouts? I'm in north Wilmington

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    Thems the fancy ohlins. Motorcycle metal did mine too on my dyna. Keep updating with cool shit
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    Newport area, off of Maryland Ave.

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    Finally got her down to the frame. Hopefully getting everything sent to powder next weekClick image for larger version. 

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    Powdercoater finished the wheels today. I should have the frame/swingarm and inner here soon

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    Don't forget frame grounds are critical on rubbermount bikes. I sand the cable lug contact surfaces and apply dielectric grease to the hardware to keep out moisture.

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    that's a primo bike.my brother had a 94 fxr he got new. he sold it a few years later for more than he gave for it new. I always liked riding that bike.

    I was riding a shovel and then a evo sporty while he had it, then I went to 97 flht.

    im riding a shovel now but the fxr is the one newer bike id like to have.

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    im riding a shovel now but the fxr is the one newer bike id like to have.
    Shovel FXRs exist if you want to combine flavors.

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    Here are some updated pics. Frame came back from powder, started the mockup. Refinished and mounted trans etc. I got my hands on a set of nos ness strut covers. Only negative is that I'd have to run the shocks in the rear position to run them. Any feedback on that would be appreciated
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