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In '82, The Shovelhead was at it's zenith.

All the problems with the compression ratios, valve guides, valves, and valve seats were over with from the '78-'81 timeframe of trying to get the engines to live on unleaded gas with the Shovel's "hemi" combustion chamber.

All the rest of the problems from the early '70's were fixed and gone, and Harley had bought themselves back from AMF by the '82 models.

The FXR was probably the best handling big twin Harley ever built. Eric Buell designed the FXR frame, as well as the FLT.

If I were you, I'd go out and put a lot of miles on your bike, and not worry about anything except remembering to come home once and awhile.
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