With a 132" twin carb X-wedge FXR built by Dougz in LaCrosse , WI
Just after Thanksgiving 2009, George Smith Jr. (Interim President of S&S Cycle Inc.) called Doug Wozney – Owner of DOUGZ Custom Paint & Fabrication, in La Crosse, Wisconsin requesting a meeting. The bike you see before you is the result of that meeting.
George stated “We want to showcase the X-Wedge engine and XW-R Transmission case mounted in a stock Harley chassis – where should we start?” The consensus between Scott Sjovall, Jeff Bailey and Doug was to start with a Genuine FXR chassis, stretch it the required 2 inches to accommodate the X-Wedge powerplant and to use as many Genuine components possible in the conversion.
It was then handed off to Doug to create what people could identify with as something that LOOKS custom while not requiring a custom-built budget, and has the added benefit of easily attainable insurance and hassle-free registration.
Doug started with a 1992 chassis, sent it to Rolling Thunder Frameworks for the modifications and had them build a 2 inch stretched swingarm. Works Performance shocks assure a great ride and are adjustable for the inevitable passes down the quarter mile this bike will be accustomed to. Doug used lightweight Harley cast aluminum wheels, stock sheetmetal and brakes – modifying and massaging those and many other stock components saving a chunk of money.
The engine displaces 132 cubic inches and has an all new twin carburetor induction system. Exhaust is a Bassani muffler with primary pipes built by DOUGZ. “The combination sings a very sweet 56 degree tune” remarked Scott Sjovall. Preliminary computer models suggest this engine will make 130 to 140 horsepower and approximately 150 tree stump pulling foot pounds of torque. More on that in a couple of months once its through the break-in period.
S&S will be traveling the country this year and the FXR will be on display at all major events and rallys, beginning with Daytona Bike Week. So be sure to put S&S Cycle on your list of vendors to visit this year.
SWEET! needs real brakes tho...