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perchking

1986 fxrd??? Barn find

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My father in law has a dozen or so farms near Milwaukee, I was down this weekend snooping around for some sheds and came upon what I think is a fxrd. It was last licensed in 08 and I have no history on it. My wife who is doing a legal title search to see if it's hot, which it maybe if so it will get handed over to the authorities. However my father in law is a hoarder and he think he may have bought it 10 years or so years ago. My question is, is it really a fxrd? If so I guess it's rare because it was only in production for a year because it didn't sell because it's pretty ugly from most Harley enthusiasts. I just just sprayed off 2 inches of barn dust and it doesn't look horrible, however there is a little pitting on some of the chrome. Other than that's, I don't have a key, which is used for the ignition, did the cargo area use the same key? I checked the oil and it's full so I am guessing it isn't blown. The gas tank has gas in it but it doesn't seem rusty which was a surprise. My question is, if we can get a clear title, should I put money into it to get it running or sell it as is. I know that's a loaded question, but just looking for some input. 

 

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Not sure about the bike?

But, sounds like you need to Turn in your father-in-law!  Who knows what else he has stashed out there that is hot! :lol:

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Any why would I turn him in?  I never said he stole it, I guess your not very knowledgeable on things that get abandonded on old run down farms within close proximity to metro areas. Especially when he has about 2k acres connected, it's gets a bit tough to police when he is 86 years old. 

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check title, then get her running is my thoughts>>:cool:

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1 hour ago, perchking said:

Any why would I turn him in?  I never said he stole it, I guess your not very knowledgeable on things that get abandonded on old run down farms within close proximity to metro areas. Especially when he has about 2k acres connected, it's gets a bit tough to police when he is 86 years old. 

 

Yea just pulling on your leg! But lets us know if there's any other old goodies for sale out there! :)

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There is lots of stuff, but again he is a hoarder so he won't get rid of anything hence the reason he bought 14 farms and he's not even a farmer. It's a shame, he has a couple of Porsches from the 70s that are now part of the landscape on one of the farms. His bone yard of "n" series tractors is impressive, ther must be 20 of them just rotting away. 

 

Oh, I did find some sheds while I was there also.  I didn't look hard, I was pretty lucky I have less than an hour searching for these 3. The one on the left is a pretty good one, should be a dandy next year if he's still around. He hangs out within 20 yds from a barn.  That G2 is 10" and pretty thick around the base. 

 

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1 hour ago, perchking said:

There is lots of stuff, but again he is a hoarder so he won't get rid of anything hence the reason he bought 14 farms and he's not even a farmer. It's a shame, he has a couple of Porsches from the 70s that are now part of the landscape on one of the farms. His bone yard of "n" series tractors is impressive, ther must be 20 of them just rotting away. 

 

Oh, I did find some sheds while I was there also.  I didn't look hard, I was pretty lucky I have less than an hour searching for these 3. The one on the left is a pretty good one, should be a dandy next year if he's still around. He hangs out within 20 yds from a barn.  That G2 is 10" and pretty thick around the base. 

 

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You need to call Mike & Frank the Pickers! 

May be they can get in and make some buys and we'll see it on the show? :)

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Perchking,

 

Get the VIN off the bike and search that.  HD should know based off what they stamped on the frame, shouldn't they?

 

Nice finds though!  Both the bike and the sheds!

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Posted (edited)

 

;)

 

I bought a 1987 FXR custom, new in the crate in 1988. (Willy G. Davidson edition)

No console, leather embossed strap down the center of the tank.

Wish I still had it.

Shortly after that HD discontinued the FXR frame.

That may add to value. The FXR was one of Harley's best handling machines.

FWIW, I paid 8K out the door. Put 33000 miles on it and sold it for 9K.

 

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I found the VIN but I just cant make out the numbers.  It seems to be in good shape, so maybe I need to get my eyes checked:)  I would love to post it here for all you secret decoder specialist, however I am not sure if thats a good idea.

 

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11 minutes ago, perchking said:

I found the VIN but I just cant make out the numbers.  It seems to be in good shape, so maybe I need to get my eyes checked:)  I would love to post it here for all you secret decoder specialist, however I am not sure if thats a good idea.

 

 

Try taking a picture with your cell phone then zoom it bigger to get a look. ;)

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I tired that, didn't work for me.  I tried play dough and a paper and pencil to no avail.  The numbers are there I just cant make it out.  I think I need to take off the lower fairing to get a better view.

 

 

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would trying a video instead of a picture work??

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34 minutes ago, Mike89 said:

would trying a video instead of a picture work??

Makes sense, I can always stop the video if I get a clear image of a digit.

 

 

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that was what I was wondering, and I have a dumb phone!!:lol:

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1 hour ago, Mike89 said:

that was what I was wondering, and I have a dumb phone!!:lol:

Great suggestion I got it! Now to check if it's hot:) hope not because I have a guy on each coast wanting this bike in a bad way. 

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31 minutes ago, Walleyehooker said:

Sounds like someone got a steal ;)

 

Lol, I already kidded him about that. I'm sure he's hoping not. ;)

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Came back clean on the free online vin checking sites, we will see what the DMV says in the next few days. 

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On 4/17/2017 at 9:19 PM, perchking said:

Came back clean on the free online vin checking sites, we will see what the DMV says in the next few days. 

 

Hey perchking. Where yea at with getting this bike on the road?  have you been running it yet?

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Nope not running, still finishing up on the new title with the state and I have it sold a few times over. Actually a Harley Davidson shop bought it in N Wisconsin, that is if I can get the title figured out. Hoping I hear back in the next couple of weeks.  

 

Funny story, I called up HD shop gave them the VIN to get stock keys and the mgr, said really you really have one of these? He jumped on his Harley drove over and made a offer that I accepted pending the title work.

 

Ugly bike  but man was there interest, mainly because it is 100% stock and it's had everything I guess. 

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It's amazing with all the HD's out there. That there's some that make people go nutty. They all look the same to me!  But if I had a road bike, it would be a Goldwing! :)

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Yeah, not sure why they want it so bad I am guessing because there are not many of them around that are all stock. Not sure and at this point really don't care. 

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On 6/16/2017 at 4:13 PM, perchking said:

Yeah, not sure why they want it so bad I am guessing because there are not many of them around that are all stock. Not sure and at this point really don't care. 

 

It's always great to pull something sitting in a barn and bring it back to life.  Hope it works out.

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