2012 DYNA SUPER GLIDE CUSTOM FXDC

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  • BLKOPS
    BLKOPS
    21 days ago
    Ok fam, I’m back in very high hopes, RETRO is a fcuking legend 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 briefly spoke to his guy near my house.. the legend said to bring the bike down he will look after me, and my brother. Forgot to tell you guys my brother got a fatboy from auctions but less messier then mine. I would post pictures but it doesn’t let me load the photos from my phone on this site :( I’ll have to wait until Saturday when I get into work. Then I’ll upload all the pics and close ups for you legends! 
  • Hilly
    Hilly
    21 days ago
    Excellent news 😁👍
  • BLKOPS
    BLKOPS
    21 days ago
    Oh bro I’m soooooo stoked !!! I genuinely was feeling sht all day as if some one kicked me in the nuts haha. But this guys said yeah no stress if there is something minor I will fix it up but he said from the photos I sent him that it doesn’t even look like it is twisted or dinged.. so I’m in very very high hopes that he can get the parts I need and fix it all up for me for a good price 
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    21 days ago
    You could go back to mid controls. Keep all the parts, have a longer term project of going back to forward controls once you've ridden it for a bit, learned a few more mechanical skills and perhaps most importantly, found out if you love the bike.
    Who needs a straight frame anyway? As long as you can get the wheels pointing in the same direction. Something with the wheelbase and rake/trail numbers of a dyna with a 21" front wheel is pretty forgiving when it comes minor alignment errors. Inspect that area of the frame well for cracks though.
  • BLKOPS
    BLKOPS
    21 days ago
    I’m not a big fan of mid controls I’m tall and love to stretch out when riding hehe, yeah I really do need to learn some mechanical skills!!!! Oh I’ll make sure the mechanic has a good look and makes sure there isn’t any cracks! Last thing I want is for it to break at 100kph while I’m on it hahaha 
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    21 days ago
    You usually get some warning before it cracks catastrophically, at least the 2 frame cracks and 1 swing arm crack in my Sporty did, even the 70's Honda that I dragged a sidecar round with for 7 years felt sloppy for a few rides before both downtubes let go completely under the steering head. You're going to be staring happily at it for a while after every ride, so your level of inspection of it will be high.
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    21 days ago
    Reminds me of an old shitbox Honda vf750 I had.
    I was cleaning the bike and noticed the frame was cracked half way through on both sides.
    I was young at the time and skint so I got a mate to weld in two gussets to hold the fuckin thing together.
    Worst bike I've ever had. I hope they've recycled the fuckin thing  into a fridge or something. 
    Got a question for you BLKOPS, why are you calling everybody Legend?
    Have you ever been on a motorbike ?
  • BLKOPS
    BLKOPS
    20 days ago
    Yes haha, I have had a m109 boulevard. Beast of a thing. Sold it 7 years ago.. well because I’m excited! I was so fcuking pissed after Marty told me it looks like the frame is bent and I can strip it for parts he won’t touch it.. then I spoke to retros man and he said to bring it in he will look after it so yeah back to to excited and stoked about it haha. 
  • BLKOPS
    BLKOPS
    17 days ago
    just posting up some pics of my frame where the mobile mechanic said it was cracked lol. a second opinion says otherwise. also does anyone know where i might be able to source this Harley tank badge i have looked online and eBay but haven't seen one yet.  
  • Hilly
    Hilly
    17 days ago
    Pics make it a bit hard but it appears to be only a flesh wound, stand it upright and check it for square.
  • BLKOPS
    BLKOPS
    17 days ago
    yea i deffs will double check it next week when i go back to the mechanics. i have left the bike with him. he reckons that the frame is ok its just that forward control bracket that is a little bent as the controls snapped off it.
  • Hilly
    Hilly
    17 days ago
    Happy days
  • Retroman
    Retroman
    17 days ago
    That tank badge or "emblem" is 100% NOT a Dyna OEM badge. Most likely Softail methinks.

    Not a problem as plenty are available as pairs
  • BLKOPS
    BLKOPS
    17 days ago
    Quoting Retroman on 11 May 2024 01:48 PM

    That tank badge or "emblem" is 100% NOT a Dyna OEM badge. Most likely Softail methinks.


    Not a problem as plenty are available as pairs

    I have tried to find it cannot find it at all … maybe I just chuck some other badge on 
  • tussuck
    tussuck
    16 days ago
    Get the frame magnafluxed or dye checked.... to be on the safe side and remove all shadow of opinions.
  • STEAMER
    STEAMER
    16 days ago
    Quoting BLKOPS on 07 May 2024 10:38 AM

    I’m not a big fan of mid controls I’m tall and love to stretch out when riding hehe, yeah I really do need to learn some mechanical skills!!!! Oh I’ll make sure the mechanic has a good look and makes sure there isn’t any cracks! Last thing I want is for it to break at 100kph while I’m on it hahaha 

    When replacing forward controls, if your tall as you posted, you can buy extended forwards.
  • STEAMER
    STEAMER
    16 days ago
    Quoting Hilly on 07 May 2024 08:43 AM

    Just some random musing, wish I could see it in person but that's way too many miles, we had a good mate over there that would of helped you out but sadly he rides the great highway in the sky now.


    Being as you are not keen on swinging the spanners it will cost a packet in labour if has to be pulled down by a shop, the frame kink/twist or whatever really shouldn't be that bad or it would of been written off statuarly, maybe a second opinion?

    Don't go to the dealer though, if they even agreed to fix it, which I highly doubt, it would be cheaper to buy a new one by the time they got it sorted.
    Maybe move it on mate, put the dollars towards another?

    It intrigues me, I would love it as a project but distance is a killer, but here is the thing though, you could learn how to work on it yourself, hook up with Retro's chap, then with the help of a workshop and parts manual plus the internet, slowly slowly get it to where it needs to be, it will still cost a fair bit but you will derive a deep appreciation and connection with the bike, none of us started out knowing anything, all had to start somewhere.

    Just take plenty photos at each turn of the journey, especially the strip down and rebuild/ assembly.  This can help save dollars,  just outsource the absolute ( i dont want to touch) things.
  • BLKOPS
    BLKOPS
    16 days ago
    Quoting Hilly on 07 May 2024 08:43 AM

    Just some random musing, wish I could see it in person but that's way too many miles, we had a good mate over there that would of helped you out but sadly he rides the great highway in the sky now.


    Being as you are not keen on swinging the spanners it will cost a packet in labour if has to be pulled down by a shop, the frame kink/twist or whatever really shouldn't be that bad or it would of been written off statuarly, maybe a second opinion?

    Don't go to the dealer though, if they even agreed to fix it, which I highly doubt, it would be cheaper to buy a new one by the time they got it sorted.
    Maybe move it on mate, put the dollars towards another?

    It intrigues me, I would love it as a project but distance is a killer, but here is the thing though, you could learn how to work on it yourself, hook up with Retro's chap, then with the help of a workshop and parts manual plus the internet, slowly slowly get it to where it needs to be, it will still cost a fair bit but you will derive a deep appreciation and connection with the bike, none of us started out knowing anything, all had to start somewhere.

    Quoting STEAMER on 12 May 2024 12:05 AM

    Just take plenty photos at each turn of the journey, especially the strip down and rebuild/ assembly.  This can help save dollars,  just outsource the absolute ( i dont want to touch) things.

    Oh I don’t think I could ever put it back together hahaha I could probably botch job disassemble it though haha. I will see with the mechanic as to what I could to be 10000% sure it’s not cracked. But he was pretty sure it’s only the bracket mount for the forward control that’s a little bent not the actual frame
  • BLKOPS
    BLKOPS
    13 days ago
    just posting up some more pics
  • BLKOPS
    BLKOPS
    13 days ago
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