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magical 103 Shovel
Wow, is all I want to say, but that is too short, unless ofcourse you have ridden this motor, and that is all you will ever need to say. I will, however expand my review for those unfortunate ones who have not had the pleasure to experience this amazing looking, sounding, and performing masterpiece from S&S.
I own a 1988 FRXS-SP fitted with this engine, and without any shadow of a doubt it is the final, and dare I say most important part of the perfection jigsaw. The engine starts first time evbery time, and ticks over at 900rpm with a reasuring burble remenicent of a bygone era, and the confidence inspiring regularity of the tickover and low down revs make this a engine that should have and should be fitted to all FXR bikes out there. The shovel has the power, the purpose, and that stunning now vintage appearence that catches the eye, along with the ear of any passing motorcycle fan.
The bike moves away easy from hot or cold start, is faultless in its even distribution of power, and quickly grabs your attention with fat surges of controlable but adrenelin inducing power, something it prodices in every gear. I will say that this is not for the faint hearted, and will surge forward quicker and more aggresivly than anything from HD I have ever experienced, and with over 30 thousand fault free miles under its belt I am in a good position to know how this little monster works.
I kept the standard Super G fitted, and am running a supertrap 2 into 1 system, and this allows me to dial in the tuning with ease, and produces a fat low down grunt that keeps the smile on your face at all times.
I cant recommend this engine enough, if I ever changed it, it would be for another, I love every thing about it from the looks, reliability, sound, performance, and most of all history and the confidance S&S bring to you the customer with a superb after sales service and knowledge base.
Martin Sowkowski England UK
I would recommend this product
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