Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide FXDWG

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Harley-Davidson FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide

The Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide FXDWG

Riding And Modifications

by David Tong.

As regular of the Motorcycle section of chuckhawks.com my experience with motorcycles decades, and mostly the mileages a BMW of one kind or another. I’ve put 120,000 miles on the Bikes Bavaria, and largely because my centeredness dictated a desire for a nature to the bike which ease of owner servicing, available parts supply, a aftermarket for accessories that the doesn’t meet, twin-cylinder delivery, and long range For the most part, BMWs met these requirements.

Some of you may noted my article about the V-Rod elsewhere on the site, and had an interesting banter with of you regarding bike choices and in general.

My life is changing a I’m in my latter 40s now, and the high speed cruise and capabilities of the BMW are not quite so important as once were to me, as the lovely of Oregon where I reside has miles of two lane secondary that don’t really permit this sort of at least during the winter Also, sadly, it is far safer to at those sorts of elevated in an interesting car, especially company, so I began to think, warmly, about the Harley-Davidsons and V-twins I had much access to writing for several of the motorcycle in L.A.

I have spent time on the Glide Classic; the Tour (now known as the Road the FXR Evolution Super Glide, the 1200s; the Softail Deuce; the and finally the Dyna Super and Wide Glide. I have spent much time on the BMW the Honda VTX1300 and 1100 and the Yamaha Road Star and I found that the relaxed and basso profundo exhaust of a V-twin, and their torque-rich delivery at real-world speeds are an to my fairly harried existence in the industry.

While my mind was much formulating the paradigm of a cruiser type motorcycle for touring duty, it also a modicum of feel and capability the as well. While the fat-tired 16 wheels offer more braking power and perhaps capacity, I found that poor steering feel was wrong — if you cannot what the front tire is to me, this is an unpardonable sin on a motorcycle is going to be used on unfamiliar and hinders confidence in using the limited traction and ground of a typical cruiser.

Besides I really was looking for a paradigm I will probably never be a bike again as it’s so a part of my blood now, but I wanted this bike to less high speed as I simply have more to for these days than strafing apexes. Yet, I appreciated both crisp feel and cruiser style.

One thing that people really take into as much as they should purchasing a bike for largely duty is riding position As the recipient of several rear-end car within the past decade, my is no longer quite as supple as it was, and the crouching frog position of the sportbike, carrying a lot of on one’s wrists and forearms, knees acutely bent one’s feet under … is no longer as comfortable as it seemed to be.

Cruisers, with feet forward riding unkink your knees, as those of you who read my V-Rod transfer more of your from your thighs to derriere, and the quality of the seat the quality of your ride.

as you may have gleaned from cruisers also allow for a natural neck and wrist that is ever so much taxing on long rides. It is far to do quick head checks changing lanes or simply traffic, and less tiring for wrists to just sit up straight, and an in Motorcycle Consumer News a few back talked about with commentary from a who agreed that this is ultimately the most comfortable, for people, on longer rides, if a or fairing of some kind is to negate highway wind hitting you.

The esteemed of this website has already eloquent about the Harley-Davidson Wide Glide as a near blend of custom style and and he had commented favorably about the use of accessories that provide not the usual finish quality but are engineered correctly to be a perfect

So, all this led me to conclude that a Glide would fit the bill. My H-D shop had a clean 2004 5100 miles on it, and that was I made the choice as the bike be ridden lots, with reliability, minimal maintenance (no to adjust, single carburetor no balancing, mostly oil changes and and primary chain adjustments), and lower than average along with being to customize it for any possible use besides racing (!).

The fun began

Rather than decking the out with chrome gewgaws, would be a more typical way to a Harley, my intent was to maximize on trips, improve already than the class average and steering, and make subtle changes without tearing the motor. (That’s the intent,

The previous owner had fitted a KN air filter into the stock but had neglected to properly jet the carburetor the 2004 was the last year for Big Twins at H-D) for idle and possibly midrange, as I noticed backfiring on downshifts while the throttle to match revs. The is also fitted with mufflers onto the stock which allow a bit less and more sound, but probably the jetting issue some.

The bike has the factory Sundowner seat, but was fitted with 20 so-called ape-hanger handlebars, puts the grips about level for my 5’10 frame. Not without a fairing over or so, lemme tell you! You are a in the wind, and simply moving at at the local flow of traffic you’re hanging on for dear performing a constant pull-up.

The item was to replace these the stock ape hanger bars. normal triple clamps and it is a straightforward swap, and these offer pretty good and far better control. The factory polyurethane bar riser bushings the too-mushy stock rubber for better steering response and a tad more vibration at certain

At the same time, a stainless braided brake line was in front for better braking and a factory bridge-type fork I added to reduce torsional in the fork (as an aside, if you grab the lever on the dealer’s floor and down on the fork, as if braking, you notice the front fender flexing — the brace this problem caused by only one caliper providing unequal torque force to the sliders).

The current quick-detachable system is worthy of particular It replaces a now replaced system the semi-permanent installation of rubber and hairpin type springs held the shield in place and detachability. The new system uses … cast steel which have a camming action that securely the shield onto the fork between the triple clamps, and is rock solid.

Harley-Davidson FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide

Worth every dollar.

windshield; note bag inside of

Also note stainless brake and throttle cables. by David Tong.

A factory flapped windshield bag allows the of wallet, sunglasses, and paperwork, and the center crossbar mounting to secure it in about 20 seconds.

The factory fender hugging rack I installed next, the to strap on gear for camping In the future, I plan on installing a and taller passenger backrest to provide comfort for my sweetie, as as to better stabilize a T-Bag or luggage system on trips.

and low passenger back rest. by David Tong.

Finally, for chilly fall and spring and nights ahead, the factory handlebar grips were Regulated by a thermostat, they six-position adjustability, and set in the middle are as as my BMW grips used to be on their of two positions. Nice.

Nothing warm hands in thinner for dexterity and control on colder

With the 5.1 gallon tank, I expect mileage to be in the mid-40s at the giving me a comfortable 175 mile between stops. The bike is almost impossibly well the factory, by today’s matte-black and plastic-fairing encrusted standard, and one needn’t apologize any longer a Milwaukee product leaking oil or down. Harleys are, Triumphs, the only current that have the insides of steel gas tanks painted to rust, and they have for powder-coated their frames.

The prior Evolution engines last 100,000 plus if you left them at their (rather low) power and the Twin Cam 88 is designed to be even durable and offers nearly 40% horsepower right from the

All of the foregoing might seem dry and practical; one is, after all, a of one’s experiences. However, not forget this is still a . and without delving into the lifestyle aspect of ownership at these are pretty solid and bikes to ride, so the question I to conclude this work in is, What are your riding

I think I’ve found a compelling answer. Your and questions are always appreciated. safe, and ride well.


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