Harley-Davidson FXDL 107ci GTO
Currently in the workshop
Harley-Davidson 107ci GTO
Harley-Davidson FXDL 107ci GTO
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On the occasion of their 115th Anniversary and the end of the line for their famed Dyna (rubber mounted) series, it is mooted that Harley-Davidson secretly allocated the last 10 manufactured models to selected global customisers as a gesture of thanks for decades of underground cooperation with the intent that these should sport the best aftermarket parts that couldn’t previously be sanctioned!
One of these hallowed “Specials” mysteriously found its way into JETS Forever via we are told an earlier recommendation from Jeff McCann (RiP). it was then decided to rebuild it “as if” the MoCo had done a GTO version not unlike what Carol Shelby used to do for Fords and latterly what Fiat-Chrysler so successfully delivered with their recent Abarth and Jeep revivals (QED).
Whilst the project was led and designed by Jeff Duval, JETS’ tech wizard Sean Reynolds got on with this Celebration Build making sure that the original OEM machine would not be denatured by cheapo and unnecessary bits but rather enhanced where it really mattered in both design and performance.
To this effect, the very best global aftermarket players were selected as per detailed specifications listed below.
The resulting Fast Road machine is very powerful, rides, brakes and handles like a GTO should. Moreover, unlike most custom efforts, because it was based on a new motorcycle, it has all the tech innovations that one has been accustomed to enjoy.
With its iconic rubber mounted set up, our 115th Anniversary FXDL 107ci Lorena GTO glides effortlessly at great speed in a way that always makes SUV Luxobarge menopausal drivers green with envy!
Soon to be shown here…
Design & Build:
Duval / Reynolds / Roke
OEM EFI Twin Cam boosted to 107ci/1750cc by Carlo Molinaro of Zipper’s Performance Fame.
The Zipper’s kit is based on decades of excellence in tuning HD motors. Always honed, fitted, fired, and tested by a senior ZP technician! The critical 2-1 beautifully fabricated D&D Performance exhaust Looks neat, Sounds neat and Frees motor from inconvenient incumbrances (QED).
Beautifully effective OEM Primary and Gearbox but final on chain for that GTO competition feel…
Magnificent (little known) billet primary cover by no less than Messrs. Barnett’s emporium!
OEM but cleansed of all nasty pieces…
SUSPENSION & STEERING
Battistini’s lead axle forks to increase steering stability at speed mated to 49 mils clip ons and enhanced by those trackers bars fitted by Sean with Moto Gadget and Speedhut hardware.
Olhins rear shox to finish it off.
WHEELS & BRAKES
Stunning and hard to come by Performance Machine billet rims wire laced 21x3 front / 18x5.5 rear.
Beringer race grade calipers and hand controls.
Nec Plus Ultra Iconic 11.5” floating rotors by Kustomtech.
Speedhut 4” speedo & tacho GPS cluster adapted to twin fire mounted in a billet bracket prototyped by Rikki Battistini and modified by JETS’ Sean to suit.
BODYWORK & SEATING
Much light and sensitive work by JETS’ Sean Reynolds to “cleanse” the project overall and give it that sportier feel.
Kewl leather seat by the ever iconic Danny Grey.
Rides furiously as one would expect but with that unique rubber mounted feel added to superior brakes and road holding in unprecedented comfort.
Jeffe del Valle.
Glorious modern dual tone.
fine metallic light grey and fire brigade red, gold, silver leaf et al by Steve, Mandy & Sammy from IDC Camberley.