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Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider
Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider

And A Brief History Of The Low Rider

The eighties saw a rise of H-D’s FXR chassis to replace their solid-mounted FX line. Naturally the Low followed with the FXRS This Low Rider was graced dual disk brakes, a seat for easy battery and low rise bars.

With the to the FXR platform came the more development of the Evolution engine.

was plagued throughout the seventies a rapidly deteriorating powerplant the Shovelhead. In 1984, the introduction of all-alloy Evolution (or Blockhead) solved virtually all of the Shovelhead’s (with more advanced like better oiling, seals through newer and easier maintenance), while retaining the same general It took awhile to drop the of Harleys being oil-leakers and to breakdowns, but their image to have swung ’round circle.

Welcome to the nineties, and the Dyna The Dyna was Harley-Davidson’s first model, and featured an advanced isolation system. The new set-up more engine shake at but less at speed, resulting in mirrors (and seat) highway cruising. This is to the FXR’s slightly-damped, but ever-present

When the FXR fell into in 1995, the humble Low Rider was the FXDL Dyna Low Rider and a new skin.

For those of you familiar the current Dyna platform, you may to skip the next few paragraphs. For the of you Dyna neophytes, pay attention. The Low chassis shares all of the features and of its siblings. The Dyna frame is of Harley’s version of a perimeter Differing from all other H-D it has no center tube crossing the engine and transmission — a wreath of steel encircling the powerplant/transmission.

In stock configuration it performs but how many Harleys remain

In performance-modified form, the Evo engine tend to break inner-primary due to stresses placed on this in the fully isolated configuration of the Luckily, the aftermarket has developed a in the form of a brace for the bike’s side to spread the torque by a bored, stroked, or otherwise powerplant.

Another customizer’s can be found in the beautiful full that extends almost all the way to the When lowering a Dyna, the has to be cut and re-painted to avoid catastrophic to this piece when you hit a Other nit-picks include a key position behind the seat on the side, passenger footpegs look like an afterthought and vibration at idle from the loosely isolated engine.

On the up side, the Dyna chassis has rigidity that its FXR predecessor for handling, increased vibration at speed (as mentioned earlier), a hidden crossover tube on the exhaust pipes and easily electronics.

The Low Rider was a motorcycle to buck tradition when it was introduced in 1977, and it remains so

We conducted an informal online on the topic of buckhorns vs. no buckhorns. The from our daily news.

than a narrow front end is little of the original FXS in the FXDL. The mag once thought to be trick in the are blase today so the FXDL laced wheels.

The FXS had sporty drag-style handlebars, the Dyna comes equipped buckhorns.

Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider
Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider

A quick survey of in our office revealed that not one of us buckhorns, while Harley’s PR maintains they are the number one item sold.

What Maybe you can help.

What of the original Low Rider is attention to Wrinkled black paint and adorn most surfaces of motorcycle. Handy highway add comfort on the interstate.

A detachable seat doubles as a driver offering a little extra — or a different look. A gauge tops the dummy gas cap on the side of the tank, hitting after around 180 miles of

The new-for-97 spring rates are for a blast through the twisties, only the limited leverage those buckhorns impeding the On the open road suspension is and supple, allowing hours to unnoticed.

Popular add-on or not, we just didn’t for the buckhorn handlebars, and we were less than enthusiastic the mid-mount foot controls. all agreed that as a customization the Low Rider was untouchable. Maybe put of Harley’s cool forward and a set of drag bars on it, and you’ll a machine to envy.

Is this the Low of old, updated for the ninties? not. In fact about the thing Harley’s 1997 Low Rider has in common with the FXS is a low seat height and the Narrow-Glide end that, incidentally, has grown in size from a spindly to a more modern 39mm.

What they do share is G.’s flair for style and wonderful potato exhaust


Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider
Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider
Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider
Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider
Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider
Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider
Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider
Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider
Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider

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