Fun Day Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob

Leigh built this Dyna to be a serious rider. “A weekend toy,” he calls it.

I STARTED riding bikes when I was six-years-old. My mum used to have a bike and I was often on the back with her; then I was riding dirt bikes from the age of about nine. I grew up in country South Australia; got my L’s at 16 and when onto road bikes. I rode Jappas for a while; always wanted a Harley-Davidson but it took until I was about 30 to get my first one. I’m in my mid-40’s now and I’ve gone through six Harley-Davidsons. I currently have a Street Glide for longer trips and this Dyna is my weekend toy.

It’s a 2013 FXDF Dyna Fat Bob, originally with twin headlights and flat drag-bars.

I started with the wheels, Vance & Hines two-into-one Big Radius pipe, chrome primary, LED tail-light, and went from there. The H-D Fat Boy headlight with LED insert quickly followed.

I’ve built it up to be a rider. The Dynas always ride well but I added Progressive Suspension in the front, a dual disc brake front-end, braided lines, 14-inch Burleigh apes, and Get-A-Grip Harley grips.

I wanted good performance with good ride-ability so I fitted a smaller Andrews 31-tooth pulley on the front to lower the gearing; it’s a little bit thirstier on fuel, but for around town, it’s got more poke; and it makes sixth gear more useable on the open road. 

Otherwise, the engine is stock with a Screamin’ Eagle Stage One kit and 211 cams. The 211 cams give a nice note, and after about 3500 rpm, they open up a bit; she takes off pretty good.

Nearly all the work was done at Frasers Harley-Davidson; really appreciate the support they have given me over the years; really good outfit and great guys to work with.

Words by Leigh; photos by Huck Finn

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