Harley Davidson FXLR 1340 Low Rider Custom

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Harley-Davidson FXLR Low Rider Custom

For longer than I’d to admit my mate and I have trying to upstage each with more and more race replicas. Having his FZR1000 with a race GSXR1100, I was waiting with breath for his next move. the way the house reverberated I thought the mad had bought a bloody great But no, not quite, it was a malevolent looking with what sounded open pipes.

Whenever one of us a new bike we always went for a the GSXR had no trouble blowing the vee-twin into the weeds but my mate turned up at the pub we were to with a bloody large on his face, making some about my back making me like an hunchback from the racing crouch. Worse when we got back to the bikes a of frails were gasping admiration at the beauty of the Harley my flash paint job was completely The devious bugger had put me firmly in my

Six months later the fool got to the kind of woman with thighs but a mind like a The upshot was that he had to get shot of the pronto. As I’d just my beloved Suzuki into the of a bus it seemed quite natural to hit the manager for a seven thousand loan (I told him it was to buy a Metro).

Strangely, I immediately felt at on the Low Rider. Lolling back I was on a thundering armchair with the vee-twin engine throbbing like every power that was wrenched from its design was only done so at cost from overcoming physical forces. The mill is rubber mounted but their only comes in once than 2000 revs are in.

Even then, the motor is going to be electric smooth and into the background.

Of course, is what this engine is all Huge great gobs of it hit you in the pit of the stomach as you roll on the throttle in or fourth. The relatively basic of the gearbox is to a great extent by the rubber belt final that gives an uncanny to the transmission. until you’ve a bike without a chain hard to realise how harsh and is the normal means of final

I could quite happily on the throttle with just on the speedo in top gear, the grunt more than adequate It took a while to adapt to not to pump the gearbox like a clutchless changes made the sound like it was about to

Harley’s are endowed with primitive suspension, but I found the Low stable on good A-roads and It would trundle along at without a care in the world, more than an hour have my shoulders aching the wind blast. Fast was always accompanied by a mild that threatened to go terminal the road turned rough.

more worrying was trying to through tighter bends invariably the undercarriage would put on a show and even try to lift the wheel off the ground if I got really Despite its chopper looks, it could be stormed through sections at a decent clip. The low of gravity helped to give a secure feel to the bike.

was barely adequate, not so much the front single disc work well but rather I was used to twin discs of power on the race replicas. It a while to adjust to the slow I was often sent into panic mode as the bike into the side of some I soon learnt to use the engine and plan ahead a little.

By way of contrast, the rear disc was vicious, able to lock up the wheel with hardly any The first time it rained I browned myself when the went into a vicious not helped in the least by the poor of the Goodyear tyres some had deemed suitable for a heavy like the Low Rider. As the skid as I was threading through some cars, the cagers were to a dose of metal carnage as the end waggled from side to

Being a good citizen I did not around to find out their of American iron.

Damage to the was minimal but enough to throw me a frenzy of polishing and cleaning. is not brilliant, it needs a twice dose of tender loving to keep the copious quantities of and alloy shiny. Less three years old, has fallen off the shocks, the exhaust and the sissy-bar.

Vibes have got to one of the back indicators, causing it to do a and the footrest bolts have a habit of coming undone using Loctite on them. done 12000 miles so (5500 on the clock when I it) the engine has needed nothing than a couple of oil changes between changes miraculously given the amount of thumping and the mill puts out). hydraulically self-adjusting valves, a carb and electronic ignition the thing that’s left to around with are the primary and drives, neither of which has much adjustment.

Harley-Davidson FXLR Low Rider Custom

The Evolution series of Harley gets better with passing year, minor ironing out potential problems. of my complaints about the Harley from the nature of the bike not its design, although with these are almost inexorably together.

For long distance the fuel tank is too small, a range of only 120 miles when the FXLR is ridden which given its nature is of the time. 35-40mpg is not that for a bike that doesn’t to do more than 90mph handling and vibes) — down to the brick shithouse and near 600lbs of mass.

passengers put the shocks down on stops, inducing wild taking male friends on the is a rather too intimate experience for my nubile frails are another though. For some reason, with the Harley at my behest I failed to coerce droves of on to the pillion. they take one at me and burst into hysterical

The pillion perch is usefully for strapping on my camping gear. In the I’m usually out on the road weekend, either going to meets or off on my own wanderings. I once had the attacked my an enraged bull who to mistake the bike for a rival I’d camped in the wrong

After three attempts, the managed to knock the HD over, but was in a bad way by the it had finished, shaking its head side to side as if it didn’t know where it was. the Harley out of the mud, no mean I was almost in tears as I clocked the exhaust, airfilter cover and I had to clear out fast as the bull was the resurrected Harley like he another fight.

I made a note to never buy a red bike

After about eight with the Harley the insurance up for the damage to the Suzuki GSXR, so I had two different bikes in my garage. I had become so enraptured by the easy nature of the HD that I found the almost impossible to ride. Its crouch was now agony, its smooth horrifying in its remoteness and blitzing somehow lacked the fundamental of the Low Rider.

Much to my … I had become a Harley devotee.

As the bank were threatening to cut off my petrol the GSXR had to go. the Harley’s original had found out the true nature of his by then and needed some excess to bring him back to Poor chump kept the at my house for the first couple of until he could summon the to inform his wife about the deed. We’d come circle and were once eyeing each other to see who try to outdo the other with a outrageous machine — fancied one of those Heritage.

Harley-Davidson FXLR Low Rider Custom


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