BEHOLD the fully porked-out piggy. Crash bars on, exhaust on, saddlebags on…
It was a nice day to work outside. I soaked up the sun, chatted up the neighbors… Quite a few stopped by while passing the house. Some on foot, some behind the wheel. I like living in a neighborhood!
Stripped down (a pic from yesterday) the FLH looks like a beefed-up Dyna bike. Not that there’s anything wrong with a Dyna bike. Dynas are a blast. (R.I.P. my FXD.) The Wide Glide’s about the only Dyna I wouldn’t care to own. Unless it was a door prize.
I always thought it would be fun to take the piggy down the road without all the gear I put on today. Ditch the stock header pipes and mufflers, no saddlebags, no rear crash bars, no passenger footboards… That’s a fair amount of weight right there. Put on a solo seat and short pipes, the kind that bolt up to the motor and transmission only, not the frame, a V&H Big Radius kinda thing. Except that would really finish off my hearing. And short pipes are cop magnets. Who needs it?
And the thing is, this is somehow just the right look for the FLH series. Big barrels out back.
Tony DePaul, May 12, 2012, Cranston, Rhode Island