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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Getting to know the FXR/EVO

Have been looking at a basically stock 1999 FXR and am in a quandary. I have been involved with Twinkies TC88/95) for the last 15 years and know a little about them and their quirks. The FXR/EVO is a different animal however.
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Just what should I look out for in the FXR/EVO? What issues do they have that I may have to address in the future? I know the TC's had issues with cam chain tensioners and oil pump upgrades etc. I am looking for what kind of problems I might encounter with the EVO and the FXR in general.
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The bike is 1000 miles away from me so I plan to ride it home if it is up to it. I will not have a owners manual for some time so I need to know some basics like how big is the gas tank and mileage I can expect?
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How does one check the oil?
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Tire pressure? And all that good kind of stuff.
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Oh no.... you don't want that!

You should give me the owners address and contact info so I can let him know he should not be taking advantage of prospective buyers like that!
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By the late '90's Harley had the Evo's pretty trouble free. If I'm remembering correctly the '99 FXR was a CVO model. If any modern Harley's will be collectables, that would be the one. I'm in line behind Kainam for the sellers info.

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I've got a '99 FXR at my shop and it's not a CVO ! The inner primary bearing failed. Another thing that always bothered me about the Dynas is the position of the ignition switch, behind and below the rider's right leg.

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By the late '90's Harley had the Evo's pretty trouble free. If I'm remembering correctly the '99 FXR was a CVO model. If any modern Harley's will be collectables, that would be the one. I'm in line behind Kainam for the sellers info.
2000 was the first CVO bike I believe.


Thats the one I'd like to have.... or a 99 with the factory flame job in Black/Green. Dont much care for the FXR 2s, with the 21" front wheel.


FXR != Dyna. FXR ignition switch is on left side.
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Yep, my confusion ... FXR / Dyna ! FXR flip up seat to access the battery correct ?

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Yup, as well as the oil tank is under the seat. Flip up the seat to check oil.

FXRs had that wierd little battery hold down clamp too that the seat tether cord was attached to.


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The bike is 1000 miles away from me so I plan to ride it home if it is up to it. .
The bike may be up to it, but are you?

I own an FXR and love it. But FXR's are not touring bikes.

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One mile at a time Alan.

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Thanks for all the comments guys. APpreciate it. I plan on keeping it mostly stock. Plan on addressing the INA bearing, gasket leaks and other issues mentioned on this forum and others I posted to.
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The INA Bearing issue? Wasn't that plastic races melting or something like that? I hope they resolved that issue.

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