Dumb Harley Question

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by skysailor, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    I had a 2002 FXD. It was an 88. When did they go to the 96? When did they go to the larger (41mm?) front forks? That is all. Cheers
    Lyle
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  2. davevv

    davevv One more old rider

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    The 96" came in 2007. Six speed transmission and 49mm forks in 2006.
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  3. Strombony

    Strombony Been here awhile

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    96 came out in 2006, fuel injected in 2007.
    49 mm forks in 2006, not sure when the 41mm came out.
    the 96 is a stroked 88, easy put larger cylinders to make
    103, 107.
    you can put larger cylinders on yours to make it a 95.

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  4. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Thanks all. So, I'm hunting for an '07 or newer.
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  5. Strombony

    Strombony Been here awhile

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    sorry i miss read your post, you had a 02 not have.....
    07 and newer is the way to go, new frame in 06, 49mm forks,
    6 speed, 96 cube, fuel injected, good stuff.
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  6. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    My thoughts. Bolt on bags and a detachable shield, and I have a pauper's bagger!
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  7. MiltonHog

    MiltonHog Been here awhile

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    You might want to think about the FLD Switchback. comes with old style detachable bags and a Road King headlight and windshield. All the bags and windshild come off in about 3 minutes, The bonus is it comes with the 103 and 6 speed. Most I have seen have the ABS Security option.

    There is a lot to like and it looks great in Red. It was introduce as a 2012 so not many used ones around.
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  8. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Had a serious look at the Switchback. Can't put my finger on it, but I didn't like it. I'd go the extra bucks and just buy the RK or the SG.
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  9. JerryH

    JerryH Long timer

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    Don't know about the rest of it, but the first production Harley-Davidson to have fuel injection was the 30th anniversary Electra Glide Ultra Classic in 1995.
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  10. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    Yeah 95/96 FLTCHCI. the only two years that a fuel injected Evo existed. My ex had one. It was a decent set up once I figured all of the damn wiring (I never would have believed an Ultra had more harness than a IROC camaro)
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  11. MiltonHog

    MiltonHog Been here awhile

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    Both are good bikes the Street Glide is a very popular bike, The 12 inch shocks limit ground clearance compared to the Road King but there are shocks readily available. The 09 an later shock is a direct bolt on and better ride with air pressure at up to 50 psi instead of 35 on 08 and older, I like all the ground clearance I can get. For your info a Electra Glide Classic with a King tour pack has same msrp as a Street Glide and has an all day seat ,

    If buying a used one 09 was a signifigant improvement in new frame. Much improved handling and ride quality with bigger tires. Also ABS brakes are excellent. . Brembos on 08 and later.

    Good luck with your search. You might also want to explore FLHPs Police models . You will need to put a CDN speedo to met the new rules if you cross the bridge to buy a bike. Deeley is getting very difficult with imported bikes.

    You might want to look at Robinsons in Wheatly Ont always a good selection of bikes and good folks. They were a Harley dealer for many years . Good folks with a lot of experience in importing bikes.

    Good luck with whatever you decide.
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  12. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Thanks for the thought Miltonhog. Rented a SG for a week in AZ in Feb. loved it. No problems with Yank speedos. Imported my DR with one. Still have it. Fuck Deeley! Will look into Robinson's.
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  13. shupe

    shupe Been here awhile

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    Actually, I bought a new 1997 model FLHTCI with EFI. I think the Marelli EFI was available on EGs until they changed to Delphi EFI.

    Oh, and the 41mm front end came out in 1949.:D
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  14. MiltonHog

    MiltonHog Been here awhile

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    I believe Deeley was pushing hard for the new regs announced in March I think that the R I V process was changed that new imported bikes must have a KMH speedo. A friend just brought in a 2012 FLHP from Wisconsin. The bike would not pass the Canadian Tire inspection with the MPH speedo, I do know you can buy a KMH speedo in the US for about half the Canadian cost. He bought one for about $250 from an American dealer rather than pay a Deeley price.

    Changing out a speedo takes about 20 minutes on a Street Glide. They will need current mileage on bike and takes a couple of weeks to order.

    Good luck with whatever you decide.
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  15. Miltonkid

    Miltonkid Been here awhile

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    I agree with Miltonhog....check out the police bikes. Blank canvas for a lot less money.

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  16. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    I thought they switched earlier than 2002, but yeah, I had to look that up lol
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