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    i want to thank all those more knowledgeable then i i believe i will hang on the wall till a forever home cums up ... again thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragstews View Post
    I did back in 96' at Daytona Bike Week event ...
    Had a fairly long chat about the FX line ... Most excellent conversation with the Gent ..

    .../// https://youtu.be/aGaeqb_-MCg \\\...
    Awesome...... Did you happen to ask him about the years the boat tail were made????????? And why it was even made???? I liked them myself...........

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    Well yeah, I did tell him that the boat tail was a bit over the top as far as being liked by the riders and took a bunch of them off...
    He said that sales reflected that dislike for the boat-tail and for 72'models was discontinued .....

    I agreed with him that keeping it in production would be like rearranging the deckchairs' on the Hindenburg !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragstews View Post
    He said that sales reflected that dislike for the boat-tail and for 72'models was discontinued .....
    LOL I guess he should have told Harley they stopped making it..... LOL

    I've been looking around and there are several 72s boat tails around....... But like you said they could have been left overs........ But if they are titled as 72s they are 72s............

    After thinking about it, I called a friend that bought one new and he still has it....... I talked to him yesterday to see what year it was and if he still has it...... And yes he still does have it and it's a 1972....

    I really liked the XLCR when they came out but most people hated them.............
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    And here I thought the question was ... "Did the Mo-Co make any Boat-Tail FX' in the 72' production year"

    To my knowledge the answer would be No ....

    But the notion of a lean, muscular cruiser caught on in a big way.
    Once the tail section disappeared for '72, the Super Glide developed a following, spawning the FX line of Harleys that continued for more than 30 years, through the Low Rider, the Wide Glide, the Sturgis, the Softail and the Deuce ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragstews View Post
    And here I thought the question was ... "Did the Mo-Co make any Boat-Tail FX' in the 72' production year"

    To my knowledge the answer would be No ....

    But the notion of a lean, muscular cruiser caught on in a big way.
    Once the tail section disappeared for '72, the Super Glide developed a following, spawning the FX line of Harleys that continued for more than 30 years, through the Low Rider, the Wide Glide, the Sturgis, the Softail and the Deuce ..
    Jesse my book says them made it, it was an option and it's in the manual that says they made them, My friend bought one NEW in 1972 and it's titled as a 72 that he still has and it's not a 71 vin code...... I say they made them in 1972........... Now he could have the only one made in 1972???????? But I really doubt it......

    No matter what the GREAT Willie G says....... I never cared much for the guy myself anyways............

    Remember we are only talking about the Boat tail.....

    We will have to agree to disagree...........

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    Sounds good to me, Lol ... I'll buy it ..

    You are aware of the mid year turn over ... Ain't ca ?

    The 1971 Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide motorcycle, Harley's first "factory custom" bike, failed to attract the audience Harley had hoped it would and was a sales disappointment, finding fewer than than 5,000 buyers.

    In an effort to compete head-on with the aftermarket suppliers, Harley-Davidson ushered in its first "factory custom" for the 1971 model year. By combining pieces from two popular models, the "Big Twin" FL and the XL Sportster, the company hoped to provide buyers a new breed of Harley.

    Stripped of its electric starter, the FX could be fitted with a smaller battery and battery box. The forks and front wheel were taken from the XL's parts bin, as was a smaller-diameter headlight and trademark headlight cover.

    The frame, 74-cubic-inch Shovelhead engine, and rear suspension originated from the FL. The dual tanks were from the FLH.

    A fiberglass tail section was styled after a similar piece used on the previous year's Sportster, and all the bodywork could be covered with a special Sparkling America paint scheme.

    New and exciting as it was, the market failed to respond to the first Super Glide, and only 4,700 found buyers. By comparison, more than 10,000 Sportsters were sold the same year.

    The Super Glide returned for 1972, but some of its pieces did not. The tail section disappeared, replaced by a traditional steel fender assembly. In this form, the Super Glide met with greater success, and factory customs would eventually become Harley-Davidson's stock-in-trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragstews View Post
    Sounds good to me, Lol ... I'll buy it ..

    You are aware of the mid year turn over ... Ain't ca ?
    Oh yea, So using they way your describing it as mid year turn over they made a boat tail bike in late 70, 71 and early 72...... So they made them really 3 years....... Ok I will agree with that too..............

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    Nope .... Only one year '71 ....

    Shoot if they did make it for two, the FX might have gone down with the "Titanic"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragstews View Post
    Nope .... Only one year '71 ....

    Shoot if they did make it for two, the FX might have gone down with the "Titanic"

    Just like Harley did before AMF bought them out???????????


    Like I said we have to agree to disagree.............

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    Well ....
    .../// https://youtu.be/2eVjBVNPCxM \\\...

    .... Lol ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragstews View Post
    Well ....
    .../// https://youtu.be/2eVjBVNPCxM \\\...

    .... Lol ....
    What ever you think............ I think your wrong and neither one of us is going to change our minds............... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragstews View Post

    Now your talking...... They were one of my favorites............. Yep we are just like them for sure......... LOL

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    My 71' originally was blue like this....never have seen one like this so-called 72'
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    .... Uh-Oh ....


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    Quote Originally Posted by laeljon View Post
    My 71' originally was blue like this....never have seen one like this so-called 72'
    You talking about the Black 72 with the factory boat tail????????


    That's very nice looking............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragstews View Post
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    Like I said they made them for three years using that method.............. But it's wrong that's not how the car/bike industry figures it........... And I didn't watch the video.......

    LOL now we are using a sharpie to explain it...........

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    Jesse we are talking about Harley vin numbers that have dates in them........... Not some made up numbers....... And titles that have year dates on them and not just 71............. So were the 71s that were made in late 70 a 70 or a 71? And so on?

    I'm just asking.....

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