5 Facts About The 1982 Harley Davidson FXR
The motorcycle giant Harley Davidson was on the news for buying out AMF some time back. Months after this happened, they came up with their new bike version ‘Engineers Bike’. This was termed after the 1982 Harley Davidson FXR. The 1982 Harley Davidson FXR was considered by many bike enthusiasts that it was the best handling machine and also the most refined motorcycle which was produced by Harley. The frame of the 1982 Harley Davidson FXR had the 80ci Shovelhead which was basically rubber mounted. In order to enhance the handling of the bike and to improve the lean angle the rear-end of the motorcycle was heightened by a set of inches.
The 1982 Harley Davidson FXR also had triple disc brakes. Over and out it was understood that this bike was going to be in the market for a long time. The year 1982 saw the first model when it came to FXR and in terms of the Shovelhead model, it was the second to last year. Any changes which were needed to be made were done by this time. Along with the inclusion of new cylinders, new pistons and the reconditioned heads it was also built with S&S bottom end. The air cleaner cover and the OEM carburetor where kept the same. This model motorcycle saw the additional features such as road lights which were accompanied with self-canceling turn signals.
Speaking about the transmission it was rebuilt which also came with the addition of a new clutch. Parts such as the brake lines and cables were all kept new. Talking about the calipers in the 1982 Harley Davidson FXR, it seems to have been rebuilt. Even the brake master cylinders here were changed to custom requirements. New pads were added as an addition. This historic bike which gives a mileage of about 4300 can be checked out at the shops. It comes with rebuilt transmission too. There is the crash bar which comes as an added advantage.
The rebuilt motor and the new wire harness all gave a new outlook to the bike in terms of performance. There is the O-Ring Chain which comes with this motorcycle along with the crash bar. With new tires and tubes, the bike tends to give a gripping performance when taken to the roads. The perfect paint and 1982 Fender Emblems give the motorcycle an attractive outlook. Initially, when the bike got released it did receive negative critics due to its resemblance to the Kawasaki bike. The company was even termed as a wannabe for the release of the new version. This was also because the bike stood out from the normal Harleys which were released over the years.
Since there was a lot of concentration given to the performance many features were changed. This came as a shock to the usual Harley fans from the particular model was far away from their usual most loved models. This led many fans to even reject the motorcycle. While this took some major time to get the bike used to the crowd, years later people started recognizing the features of the bike.