Harley Davidson’s Road King (FLHR), hit the road in 1994. The Road King has a proud history with roots going all the way back to the first FL model in 1941.
Todays Road King is a highly refined touring machine which evolved from the big frame bikes that hogged the American roads in the 1940s.
I was turned on to the Road King after riding my friend Jacks beloved motorcycle. One day..We traded bikes ..I can still see Jack … his big body awkwardly trying to look comfortable on my 1200 Sportster.. as I cruised along…smilin…on his big bike that felt so smooth ….when I was suddenly stung…by a Bee!! ..I calmly pulled over to rip off my shirt ..and release the motherbugger … but ..
my face..was still smilin
It was time to get a big girl Bike!
After months of scouring ..a 2012 was found online ..at a HD Dealership in Detroit… it was a managers ride, never sold /titled …low mileage ..good price…
I picked up the phone & bought it…site unseen…
.. there it is.. sitting proudly on the back of a trailer..as my friend Ransom rolled in to kindly deliver it for me.
( Thanks again Buddy..You went above & Beyond ..)
I jumped on it …seconds after the wheels hit the ground…
I was in LOVE
Over the winter the bike was stripped down..parts ordered..painted, bolted, wired ….. the transformation was mainly cosmetic .. as my dream bike vision.. became reality.
Respect & Thanks to Scott Alkins for all his hard word, advice, knowledge & skill …
You made my Road King Dream come true.
I Love my Bike and there has been no looking back…
only to smile at the memories of places I’ve been and the many miles of road
the King & I have Killed
16” ape hanger handle bars
Rear & Front Fenders
Grips, Floorboards, shifter & break peg
Road King CEVO windshield
Bullet Sound System,
2012 Road King Specifications
|Model||Road King – FLHR|
|Engine Type||Twin Cam 103 with Integrated Oil-Cooler|
|Bore Stroke||98.4 mm x 111.3 mm|
|Fuel System||Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)|
|Starting System||1.2 Kw Electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement|
|Transmission||6-Speed Cruise Drive|
|Final Drive||Belt, 32/68 ratio|
|Rake Trail||26° / 6.69 in.|
|Seat Height||28.0 in.|
|Front Suspension||4.6 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension||3.0 in. travel|
|Front Brake||32 mm, 4-piston fixed Patented, fixed rotors|
|Rear Brake||32 mm, 4-piston fixed Patented, fixed rotors|
|Fuel Capacity||6.0 gal.|
|Dry Weight||812 lbs.(WET)|