Author Topic: FXR & Me  (Read 478 times)

August 30, 2011, 12:30:06 PM
Whilst in the BIG shed, working on the rear brake, I thought I'd have a try with my new focal reducing wide angle/macro lens. Here in wide angle, probably around 15mm, at a guess. I really should pay more attention....:
FXR & Me

These ones about 9mm:
FXR & Me
FXR & Me

I wasn't happy with the macro shots, due to poor lighting and not being able to set up the tripod for the subject.

August 30, 2011, 12:37:09 PM
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Distortion levels are pretty good.
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August 30, 2011, 01:33:23 PM
Reply #2
I think so. I didn't want to go too far, so opted for a 0.45x reducer, I reckon I get about 80 degrees FoV, which should help when meteor hunting again. Not bad for 20 quid. :D

September 06, 2011, 03:56:57 PM
Reply #3
That's a bit of a beast! you could smile ya know lol

September 09, 2011, 02:57:29 AM
Reply #4
It is and I do!  :D

September 21, 2011, 07:00:34 PM
Reply #5
Just trying to make out what the bike is Yeti, looks like a Sporty air cleaner cover but the motor looks more Dyna. Early Sporty?

Jayne you can't ride a Harley and smile - besides the need to keep yer gob shut to presreve the gnashers from vibrating out all their fillings, it doesn't go with the bad ass image   :mrgreen:    


September 21, 2011, 09:30:05 PM
Reply #6
lol Dave i stand corrected......  :)

September 21, 2011, 09:46:17 PM
Reply #7
One has to maintain the badass image Jayne - although that is flippin' hard to do if you're, "Of a certian age" and ride a BMW!   :mrgreen:


September 22, 2011, 12:34:11 AM
Reply #8
Sporty?!? How very dare you!
Tis an FXR, the best handling bike Hardly-Ableson ever made, and the most gorgeous. 1340cc BIG twin Evo motor in a proper frame. That's an oval air cleaner, not just for sportsters, the amount of times folk have come out with that... although the best was "what make of bike is that son?", to which I replied "it's a Kawasaki" !

The motor is rubber mounted, so what vibes there are smooth out as the engine speed increases. I usually have a HUGE grin whilst riding, especially if it is a warm summers day and I'm in no rush what-so-ever. 10 hours in the saddle is nothing, it is that comfortable and so enjoyable to blat around on, such a shame the weather in blight-y is so crap...

September 22, 2011, 01:04:19 AM
Reply #9
Profound apologies Yeti   :mrgreen:   Good looking machine though, it was only the air cleaner cover that made me think it was a Sporty - the rest didn't look quite - erm... Sportyish, especially what looks like the seperate gearbox was the big give away!  Like - how old is that?   I'm guessing early /mid 90s?

Kinda miss my Hardley sometimes, wish I could have kept it but it was totallly non-practical and bloody heavy for a creaky old bloke like me!  The Beemer's ok - does what it says on the tin and at least I still got some vibes from the motor - if i want more I just tank it with BP that has that 10% ethanol shyte in it....... then the vibes would put the Dyna to shame!  :lol:

Ride it safe


September 22, 2011, 02:37:12 AM
Reply #10
It's a 1987 model, I bought it in 1998 after a test ride showed it to be so good in the twisties. Along with my '76 Bonnie, it is my intention to keep this machine even when I'm too old and decrepit to ride or they stop making petrol, I'll just sit and look at them...