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Harley-Davidson FXDB Dyna Glide Sturgis

The great American freedom

Set up for the open road, our homemade bagger features a highly windshield and spacious saddlebags, a sissybar with integrated rack. It only takes a few to revert to standard cruiser

Set up for the open road, our homemade bagger features a highly

Nothing says freedom a biker on a Harley-Davidson. The only that conjures up comparable in the human psyche is a cowboy on a When I picked up my 105th Edition 2008 FXDWG Wide Glide, I was inspired to hit the at every opportunity.

In the years followed, my Harley and I explored the Southwest and beyond.

The Dyna is my one and motorcycle, thus I ask a lot of it. I commute Los Angeles every day, or shine, and on weekends hit the local California canyons or visit restaurants in Arizona or Utah. rider knows the best way to is with an extended road so several times a year I time off from work and out across this beautiful of ours to places like Texas and the Black Hills Rally in Sturgis, South

Fresh off the showroom floor, the Glide has style in spades. scored an A+ on the form, but barely a passing grade on the function of the equation. The Dyna is fine for jaunts, but lacks in several for extended outings.

The seat is enough for long hauls, but no wind protection and no accommodations for not even a suitable place to a bungee cord. The old-fashioned suspension lets the bike through dips in the road, and I both tires leave the if you hit a bump while banked Engine performance is acceptable, but you can hear the Twin Cam 96 motor for air when you roll on the throttle.

With further long-distance planned for the future, I realized the needed some modifications to as desired. Fortunately, the thick accessory catalog contains required to address the lack of protection and cargo capacity. A touring windshield takes of the windblast and a sissy bar with provides a place for a duffle with plenty of places to bungees.

Both the screen and the are removable, allowing the Dyna to from tourer to commuter by loosening a few fasteners.

Stripped of its accessories, the Wide Glide much as it did on the showroom floor. piggyback shocks, stainless-steel lines and custom pinstriping of a Hot Rod magazine party) are the only from this side.

of its touring accessories, the Wide looks much as it did on the showroom f

Of Harley offers all manner of luggage, but I found an inexpensive set of Saddlemen Midnight Express at Yellow Devil Gear in nearby Long Beach. a quick-release bracket kit from Bike Gear, the leather go on and off with the turn of a key. The kit some assembly and modifications to the but is well worth the effort and just two chrome mounting visible on each side of the when the bags are removed.

A leather windshield bag from Old Leather in not-too-distant Temecula a place for essentials and voila Dyna is cargo-ready and way more on the highway.

Harley-Davidson FXDB Dyna Glide Sturgis

With the touring tended to, it was time to see what be done about the engine. Hines pipes have a reputation for performance, and aren’t loud like some options on the market. The Pro Pipe 2-into-1 system bolted up and looks beautiful. Complementing the is one of VH’s performance air filter and a Fuelpak fueling module for a Stage 1 power gain.

Suffice it to say the Dyna can more get out of its own way now!

The engine’s extra combined with the deep note means the “loud gets twisted more now, so I returned to the H-D catalog and up a combination speedometer/tachometer to help me tabs on the engine as well as my (The Dyna’s stock display only has a speedo-meter and Long-distance riding in the hot summer puts the hurt on an air-cooled oil, so I replaced the stock with a nifty digital that shows the oil level and

I’m no roadracer, but I like my bikes to and the Harley was hardly up to the task of backroad riding. With a help from the technicians at Tech, I was able to develop a for firming up the Dyna’s footing. A set of fork springs and Gold Cartridge Emulators transformed the feel, while custom-made shocks blow the stock out of the water.

The shocks are sprung to suit my requirements, so when I throw on the I just add a few turns of spring and hit the road.

The original-equipment Dunlop were squared-off ages so I replaced them with a new set of a cruiser-specific Cobra up front and a Storm 2 in the rear. While I was on my knees, I slipped some new EBC pads into the calipers and the stock rubber front and hoses with stainless-steel from Russell to improve performance.

The end result is the best-performing bike on the road! Well, not still a Harley-Davidson Wide after all. It is, however, improved over stock, and in line with what I a capable, comfortable, convertible that I can truly ride Whether I’m rolling down a straight desert highway or up a twisty mountain road, my is sure-footed and fun.

And with the detachable touring I can roll up to my destination, drop off the and luggage in my hotel room, and out to see the town in style. That’s all I can ask a motorcycle!

Harley-Davidson FXDB Dyna Glide Sturgis
Harley-Davidson FXDB Dyna Glide Sturgis

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