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 on: Yesterday at 01:22:11 PM 
Started by CVOpcb - Last post by CVOpcb
That's a great response, and confirms my suspicions.  All three of these bikes were a awesome concept, each in their own respective ways.

I can relate to the nod to Russell's bar hopper as I have one.  Just never connected the wheels to the Springers as the bar hopper is a skinnier version than found on these bikes.

Thanks for your brilliant response.  Definitely added more insight than I have found online.

 on: Yesterday at 10:49:13 AM 
Started by ChopperPilot - Last post by TN
Perfect morning for a ride.   :orange:

 on: Yesterday at 09:35:33 AM 
Started by CVOpcb - Last post by DarkEagle
Thanks for the response.
I already know about the Springer front ends as I grew up with a WLA that was my father's bike.
What I was asking about was info on who & what thoughts were going into the design of the FXSTSSE3 bikes.  Yes, the obvious is the Springer Front end, but there is much, much more of a mashup of parts that make up  the rest of the bike.  Clearly some of the parts are off other bikes like the Rocker C, etc, etc, etc.  I have just never seen documentation or videos on how they came to this departure from the FXSTSSE and FXSTSSE2 bikes which are more similar to each other than the FXSTSSE3 models.
I apologize if my original question was a bit vague and not clear on scope.
I don’t believe there ever was any articles with the design & build teams of any of the Screaming Eagle & CVO bikes. If you look at any of the series though, especially the CVO Screaming Eagle Softail Springer, the designs & features kind of evolve with trends.

Take the 2007 with its back in the day classic HD springer frame & modern parts & paint accented with tribal flames with the 21” tall skinny front tire & 17” 200mm rear tire.
2008 followed the biker build off craze of Russel Mitchel’s Exile Cycle’s old school bad ass ready to rumble bikes with the fat 18” front tire to the 17” 200mm rear tire.
2009 really made the transition from old school to modern custom springer, adding to the fat 18” front tire with the nice wide 18” 240 rear tire, basically like you said adding a springer front end to the Rocker frame with a special chrome tank, wide Bobtail fender, and metal grind flame paint scheme.

I came close to buying the 2007 but held back, then 2008, then finally ended up with the 2009 diamond black with emerald green flames that just blew me away, you have 3 different styles of the times for the springer, you can’t go wrong with either, and I don’t know there is another theme you can create keeping with just the basic springer without going all old school Heritage Springer.

Of course they could always go back to a modernized retro of the Bad Boy springer with a little of that non-springer FXB Sturgis Edition vibe, like the Crossbones it don’t have to be a CVO and maybe more affordable like a Sportster…

I really like how they stayed with basic springer look including the single headlight & rear bobtail fender and fairly similar dual shotgun exhaust, and left to each of our preferences if we wanted to add fat ape hangers or mini apes, other exhaust, front windshield or deflector, and saddlebags or other storage, not to count other big changes like smooth rear fender & different paint scheme.

Anyway, still did not answer your question & I didn’t think you were vague, but I think the same goes with any other CVO’s. All I know is the background is not important to me, I appreciate the history & evolution behind HD overall & hope the bean counters don’t run it into the ground, I’m enjoying my 2009 FXSTSSE3 and will continue to once I take care of some mechanical issues, think it needs lifters & what comes with it, & hope you enjoy your ride…

 on: Yesterday at 09:24:52 AM 
Started by naitram - Last post by naitram
This topic has been moved to 3rd party for sale.

 on: Yesterday at 07:56:50 AM 
Started by FLSTFI Dave - Last post by FLSTFI Dave
That is good news, some locals were worried that it wouldn't ever get reopened.

I think they were so quick to get it reopened is they don't want to loose fall colors revenue. 

 on: Yesterday at 07:54:35 AM 
Started by ChopperPilot - Last post by FLSTFI Dave
Pictures do not do the view from Veterans Overlook justice.

 on: Yesterday at 07:52:52 AM 
Started by ChopperPilot - Last post by FLSTFI Dave
Yesterday was a beautiful day, mid 70's most of it.  I took a 229 mile round trip ride to Veterans Overlook, one way there a different way home great ride.

 on: Yesterday at 07:49:50 AM 
Started by ChopperPilot - Last post by FLSTFI Dave
Wow the bike looks freaking awesome!!! I'm surprised no fullsac on this one? Dave have you given any thoughts to motor work?

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The baffles are welded in, the complete circumference of the baffle.  Steve said there is no way to grind it out with out damaging the muffler.  He is going to see if he can make a tool to maybe get it out.

There is nothing available for this motor yet.  Heads and intake are redesigned.  Fueling is starting to tinker with stuff for it.

 on: Yesterday at 07:16:35 AM 
Started by FLSTFI Dave - Last post by Mr. Warlock
That is good news, some locals were worried that it wouldn't ever get reopened.

 on: September 23, 2023, 11:50:52 PM 
Started by mjb765 - Last post by Mr D
Yep..that's what I ordered...we'll see.....

Mike, would you post the link to order.

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