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Offline Ironpig9

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Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« on: January 01, 2018, 07:09:49 PM »
I'm seriously considering adding an early Twin Cam (up to 02) or Evo Fatboy to the stable. It's been  a while since I had an Evo and was wondering what are good years for Fatboys during the Evo period? Your opinions are appreciated.
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 04:27:19 AM »
Just PM`d you on this subject.
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 04:41:28 AM »
Look for a 96 to 99 Evo, you still got the carb although, EFI did appear on some `99 models.
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 12:29:04 PM »
Look for a 96 to 99 Evo, you still got the carb although, EFI did appear on some `99 models.

Not on a Softail it didn't only on selected touring models from 1996. Softails first got EFI in 2001 (new Delphi at the time)

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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 12:38:29 PM »
I would also recommend Softails from '96 on, as they have the better switchgear on the handlebars.
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 10:38:48 AM »
 not '88- 94ish funky case castings
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2018, 02:15:40 PM »
Thanks for the info guys. Looks like there are plenty of late 90s out there. Now, to find just the right one!
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2018, 02:53:37 PM »
I'd look for a 98 or 99 as they have the later clutch 

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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2018, 05:53:50 AM »
 :hug: Ok. Have located a 98 FB just 123 miles away. It's Penzoil Yellow and birch white, one owner, 32K on clock, good tires, detachable windshield, yada, yada, yada. Priced at $6200 / negotiable. Not the best price in the world so we'll just see when I go to look it over. At least the ad didn't say "never seen rain" which is a good thing because if I buy it, it will see rain. I'm not buying it to put it in the garage. Will supply pics if deal works out. Thanks again for your help fellas.
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2018, 06:01:26 AM »
That`s good mate, wonder if it still has the CV carb on it ? Buy a Mikuni 42 replacement cos i know you`re loaded then, you can have hours of fun tuning it in ! Looking forward to pics.
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2018, 07:14:35 AM »
$6200 isn't too far over the top for a price. Maybe a bit high with the miles, but certainly not outrageous. There should be a little room there for some negotiations on the price. Will it need tires? Has the inner cam bearing been done? Some of the questions to use for a final price.
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2018, 08:54:27 AM »
Hey Gary, other than one held in with a snap ring and the other with bolts, what's improved with the 98-99 clutch over the earlier? I rode a '99 once, clutch didn't seem to function any different than my '91.

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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2018, 08:57:56 AM »
When you say good tires I assume you mean good tread.  Also check mfg. date on tires for age. If it needs tires due to age and new battery consider that when negotiating price.
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2018, 09:02:12 AM »
When you say good tires I assume you mean good tread.  Also check mfg. date on tires for age. If it needs tires due to age and new battery consider that when negotiating price.

Yes, all of that.
And even if the date code isn't that old on the tires, still give them a good inspection checking for weather cracks or age cracks on the sidewalls and in the treads.
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2018, 09:08:34 AM »
Aw don't worry about a few cracks. That's what black Kiwi shoe polish is for!
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2018, 11:11:05 AM »
Here's a pic. I'll consider all of the "things to check" info you guys have provided. Thanks.
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2018, 11:30:15 AM »
Looks purdy from here! The spotlights were added on. I like the Longshots, but they do rob some power. Sound really good, though.
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2018, 12:07:48 PM »
Hey Gary, other than one held in with a snap ring and the other with bolts, what's improved with the 98-99 clutch over the earlier? I rode a '99 once, clutch didn't seem to function any different than my '91.

thanks,
JW

new clutch hub & clutch shell
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an easier to operate and maintain clutch assembly, you may not feel the difference but the advantages are there

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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2018, 01:53:39 PM »
OK, so no more spring plate, cool!

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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2018, 03:33:39 PM »
Here's a pic.

Nice looking Fatboy - clean, simple, no saddlebags, no bs.  Just need to get rid of the visors :)

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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2018, 04:09:27 AM »
No, visors are good. reflect the light onto the road and don`t waste it by lighting up the sky !
An LED pack of three is even better.
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2018, 04:31:11 AM »
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2018, 04:34:55 AM »
Umm, forgotten how to post images. Anyone help me ?
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2018, 11:33:32 AM »
Indeed, nice looking bike there Bruno! Looks a lot like mine only yellow.
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More pix indeed. Here you go.

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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2018, 07:25:41 AM »
Hey JW, thanks for pointing out the instructions, right under my nose....

Well it went ok but my file is above the 350 mb so it won`t display. The picture was uploaded from my phone and my editing thingy won`t allow me to reduce the file size. But i get the idea ok, guess i`ll see if i have a smaller file somewhere.

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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2018, 07:50:37 AM »
My` 97. Stage four, Mikuni 42, single fire. Works well.....

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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2018, 07:57:36 AM »
Dressed for Summer riding in England with my `97 staged four.

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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2018, 09:38:37 AM »
Shiny!
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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2018, 10:05:49 AM »
My 92 has been excellent to me . 200,000 miles and never left me on the side of the road . Just do your scheduled pm's . Also 92 is the last year of the bottom breather and they ran 3:37 gears .

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Re: Good years for Evo Fatboys?
« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2018, 10:55:07 AM »
My 92 has been excellent to me . 200,000 miles and never left me on the side of the road . Just do your scheduled pm's . Also 92 is the last year of the bottom breather and they ran 3:37 gears .
     That has JUNK cases , better not ride it !!  , JUST KIDDIN  :wink:, all that shit about the cases , I had a 93 I beat on HARD 140000 miles) ,cases fine and still are , a buddy still rides his 91 with 160000 , no case problems . yes the 97 98 EVO have better things about them but  :nix: . hell prob should not of bought this 93 FXR