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Old 04-09-2008, 05:05 PM   #1
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With all the talk of the FXR being the H.A. bike of choice and all ( in other threads), I searched and searched but never found a pic of an FXR with the tank friscoed. Has anyone got a pic or 2 to help me out? thanks in advance.
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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You'd be unlikely to find one with a stock frame 'cuz IIRC the FXRs have a fugly square tube backbone that most folks wouldn't want to expose.
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:20 PM   #3
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Oddly enough, S.F. Angels bikes I've seen recently are more or less stock
FXR, FXRS.
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With all the talk of the FXR being the H.A. bike of choice and all ( in other threads), I searched and searched but never found a pic of an FXR with the tank friscoed. Has anyone got a pic or 2 to help me out? thanks in advance.
It's because they look terrible with Frisco'd tanks, for the reason Spunky mentioned. Early in the Jesse James days he did a bunch of aftermarket framed Frisco'd tanked FXR's with round backbones and I think they were some of the best looking bikes to ever come out of WCC. Perewitz did a handful of good looking ones too.
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:35 PM   #5
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here's a bare FXR frame (not mine, unfortunately)



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Old 04-09-2008, 05:45 PM   #6
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I saw a vid on the interweb not long ago where a dude was riding a red fxr with a sporty tank. It was strutted i think with apes. Looked pretty damn cool. I'm trying to find a decent King sportster tank that i can mess with. No frisco, but set it up high enough that it just covers that backbone. Should be cool.

That "fugly square-tubed backbone" is the reason that bike is one of the stiffest, best handling bikes around.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:36 PM   #7
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just look at bigassbikes post on here he bulit like 3 or 4 fxrs withs sporty tanks on them
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:01 PM   #8
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haha...no shit. Forgot about those!

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Old 04-09-2008, 07:09 PM   #10
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:14 PM   #11
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Cool as hell! All the friscoed are aftermarket frames or "chopped" FXR frames. Yeah, I could see the ugly backbone killin the look. So, back to the question.. to chop or not to chop? I don't believe I will go that route. Skinny up the tank and bars and thats it. Thanks.
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That "fugly square-tubed backbone" is the reason that bike is one of the stiffest, best handling bikes around.
Yep. That and the triangulation of the frame down below the seat. Back in the day HD ran into a certain amount of resistance to the FXRs because people weren't ready for a triangulated frame. Said it looked 'too Japanese'. Until they rode them. There was a reason the Japanese bikes had frames like that.

Still probably the best handling frame HD ever made.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:12 AM   #13
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FXR frames are a special kind of ugly, but they work. buell did his job well during hondas dumping period. theres a silver and black striped, friscoed king sportster tank in the "lets see some fxr" thread, its an aftermarket round tube frame. 9" risers to clear the camel hump. riding it....its gangster. on a stocker, it has the look of setting a mailbox on top of a refridgerator, but i still like the stock frames. aside from how rigid they are....the wierd titling issues that are starting to show up with spec con bikes in some states.
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I've been doing a lot of FXR research lately since I just aquired an 82 shovel FXR. Here are some pics of Sporty and Frisco type tanks to let you see what the world has come up with so far for the stock square tube frame. I think the idea would be to build a narrow tall tank where the top looks high & friscoed but the bottom & front covers the ugly frame:








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Old 04-10-2008, 08:14 AM   #19
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couple of stickers later....

nice bike(not because of the stickers)


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Theres some good inspiration. Keep it coming..
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