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King Of The Hill | Custom 1990 Harley-Davidson FXR

Wink Eller’s Big-Horse FXR

1990 Harley-Davidson FXR

1990 Harley-Davidson FXR

Photos: Twila Knight

If you know Wink Eller, you know two things immediately. One, he is a master builder, and two he loves his stories. Truth is, so do the rest of us. When you hear one start, you know you are in for a treat, and they all start like this…
“Well, let me tell ya. When I got that FXR me and a buddy of mine were racing through the desert along the 111 in Arizona being chased by a helicopter. We were riding so fast we flew by a highway patrolman heading the same way we were. The APB was out for two guys on motorcycles; one on a red and black bike with a blue shirt, and one on a brown bike with a brown shirt. What did we do? Stopped under an underpass and switched shirts. When the cops finally caught up with us they said it couldn't be us because the description didn't match, it was merely coincidental." Score one for the FXR.

FXR gas tank with paint by Butch Brinza.

FXR gas tank with paint by Butch Brinza.

Photos: Twila Knight

Wink bought that bike back in 1990 and by 1992 it was on the cover of yours truly Hot Bike. Between then, in 1991, he rode it out to Sturgis and won "King of the Hill." It was the fastest streetbike there. It took on a new persona when he decided to fix it up a bit. He had Butch Brinza change the paint to Harley racing colors, installed some PM brakes among other changes, and topped it off with a 103 cubic inch motor.

Around the time Wink got married to his girlfriend Dee, a guy named Kevin Reardon started coming around and noticed the FXR a bit too fondly. He would come by the shop and say, "Mr. Eller, I want to buy that bike from you." Wink refused. The following week, "Mr. Eller, I want to buy that bike from you" to which Wink refused yet again. This went on for quite a while, at least once a week Kevin would come in, "Mr. Eller, I want to buy that bike from you" and one time Kevin asked "How much would a bike like that cost me?" Wink's only reply at the time was " of money". Kevin came back with a shoebox full of money, literally. Time for Kevin to earn his stripes on the bike, he took it out to Laughlin and outran everyone at the Drags. Yet again, score one for the FXR.

Specifications
General |
Owner Kevin Reardon
Shop Wink’s
Year/Make/Model 1990/H-D/FXR
Fabrication Wink Eller
Build Time 3 Weeks
Engine
Year/Type/Size 2007 TP/ V-Twin/121
Builder TP
Cases TP
Cylinders TP
Heads TP
Rocker Boxes TP
Cam(s) TP
Throttle Body Mikuni
Carburetor Mikuni
Air Cleaner TP
Exhaust Supertrapp
Transmission
Year/Type 2007/6 OD
Gears 6-speed
Clutch Barnett
Primary Drive Primo
Frame
Year/Type 1990
Rake/Stretch Stock
Suspension
Frontend Ceri
Length Stock
Triple Trees Ceri
Rear Shocks Progressive
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes
Front |
Builder/Size H-D/19 Polished
Tire/Size 100/90-19
Calipers Performance Machine
Rotors Performance Machine
Rear
Builder/Size H-D/16 Polished
Tire/Size 140/16
Caliper Performance Machine
Rotor Performance Machine
Sprocket Sprocket Specialties
Finish/Paint
Manufacturer Butch Brinza
Colors Black/Orange/White
Paint/Graphics H-D Racing
Plating/Polishing OC
Powdercoating Americoat, Orange
Accessories
Front Fender FXR
Rear Fender FXR
Gas Tank FXR
Dash FXR
Gauges FXR
Grips Performance Machine
Mirrors Wink
Hand Controls Performance Machine
Foot Controls FXR
Pegs FXR
Headlight FXR
Taillight FXR
License Mount Wink
Seat H-D Badlander
Exhaust Custom

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