Photo Above: XLR Struts
- Written By: Noot's World
- Categorized in: BlogDump
When the Harley-Davidson race department made all these XLCH (original steel) parts from aluminum for the XLR race bikes, their goal was to lighten this thing up - make it go faster, and win some races ! I had steel fender struts on it for years - and my fender was fine. I put these aluminum struts on - and this thing vibrates like a tuning fork back there - cracking paint and buzzing like a true Milwaukee vibrator ! No rigidity....
No wonder most I see are cracked, missing the tacked on spacers - and if you are fortunate enough to find the aluminum fender (which my buddy Jeff has, but won't sell it to me(smiley face here)) they are all cracked too. Pretty to look at - not all that practical. But I still like 'em !