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I'm new to the forum, and don't know exactly if My 1980 FXWG classifies as a touring bike or a dyna. I'd like to get to know as much as I can about this bike and many others for that matter. Please Help!
 

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Welcome to the forum Bruisr,
I am no expert but I believe all touring models use the "FL" designation referring to the big heavy front end (forks) "FX" meaning the skinnier forks.
 

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Harley Alphabet, couple versions on the net


http://home.ctlnet.com/~mcarroll/harleyalphabet.htm

Cool link.


The only really reliable letters now are at the beginning of the model: X=Sportster, F=Big Twin, FL=Big Twin with big forks, FX=Big Twin with Sportster-style (smaller) forks, FXST=Softtail, FXD=Dyna Glide. At times, different models have even shared the same letter-designation; witness the FLHTC Electra Glide Classic/Ultra Classic Electra Glide in 1993 models.
 

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FXWG is Dyna Wide Glide. FX meaning big twin Dyna, and WG-meaning wide glide.
Actually FXDWG would be a Dyna Wide Glide.
The FXWG would be a solid mount motor in either Shovelhead or Evo flavors.

1980 - 1984 FXWG 4 speed 80" Shovelhead WideGlide
1985 - 1986 FXWG 4 speed 80" Evolution WideGlide
1993 - 1998 FXDWG 5 speed 80" Evolution Dyna WideGlide
1999 - 2005 FXDWG 5 speed 88" TC Dyna WideGlide
2006 - 2006 FXDWG 6 speed 88" TC Dyna WideGlide
2007 - 2008 FXDWG 6 speed 96" TC Dyna WideGlide
 

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I'd love to have my '83 FXRS back... well, maybe after the internal oiling issues were resolved. Sure, they broke down more frequently and required more day-to-day TLC but they were a lot simpler to work on.

Welcome to our lil' corner of the Internet!
 

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Howdy from OK
 
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