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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-30-2019, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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Not "New"... but it;s been a long time.

Back at it....picked up an 87 FLHTP, and I think I want to go all Road Glide to it.....LOL

As I bought it




Yeah, it got hurt, but the frame and forks are straight...just everything else is bent, torn, smashed, or broken, and it was REAL cheap. Hey I like a challenge, what can I say. I just got my puter back up and running and will start a thread for it soon........remember Ester? going that direction again, but with a newer style faring I think this time....


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I forsee an entire summer in the garage for you, sir! Welcome. I BET you got a deal, those 80s glides of any flavour are dirt cheap in nice condition..... they are the redheaded stepchild of the modern Harley era.
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I forsee an entire summer in the garage for you, sir! Welcome. I BET you got a deal, those 80s glides of any flavour are dirt cheap in nice condition..... they are the redheaded stepchild of the modern Harley era.
Most of the dents have been beat out, and broken parts replaced or repaired, and she should be ready to fire this week and go for a test ride to access condition of the drivetrain, the comp test and plugs say that she ran pretty good before the crash. Once that's done, I'll ride her if she's in decent condition while gathering parts.


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Welcome back. Looks like you have some work ahead of you. I admire folks like you who look at this and see months of knuckle bustin' mechanical work and see it as a challenge, something that brings you enjoyment. My dad was like that. He could diagnose and fix anything from a D9 dozer to the toaster oven. This 'apple' fell too far from that 'tree' and I lack the patience and intuitive skills that would allow me to take on a project like yours. Have fun.

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Thanks guys, if I don't have anything to wrench on I go stir crazy....lol


Changed the oil and filter today finally. All I really have left is a dipstick and a splash of gas and she's ready to fire!


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That fugly seat you got with it will make a nice kneepad when you are wrenching..... ;-)
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Welcome to the site

In my younger days, I too enjoyed tinkering with bikes/cars
Now just changing the oil, gives me fits getting up and down

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