1985 Harley FXRS

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

To relax by spending countless hours taking something apart and putting it back together.

What motivated you to start your project?

This is the second rebuild of this particular bike. The first was accomplished in 2008. During a military move, the movers let the bike slide around in the back of the truck untethered – they destroyed the bike and motivated a frame-up restoration.

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the bike?

I turned hickory handgrips and embedded them with challenge coins. The 20mm ammo cans serving as saddlebags are also a unique addition – each can will hold a full case of your canned choice of beverage.

What are you most proud of?

The handgrips took a few tries to get right. Setting the challenge coins in the ends and properly finishing those was definitely a labor of love.

What do other people say about your motorcycle?

While any true Harley aficionado will recognize the FXR straight away, most people think the bike is much older than it actually is.


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