Make or Break? Harley Davidson FXSTI Softail.

Make or Break? Harley Davidson FXSTI Softail.

“You don’t see many Harley’s at the breakers yard.”Harley Davidson FXSTI Softail

This is the first Harley that’s come my way in over 25 years! The last was an old 883 Hugger that had been in a river! We joked how it was a prototype water cooled model.

This one is in much better shape.

Harley Davidson FXSTI SoftailWhat model is it?”

Harley make so many models it can be a minefield trying to work out what is what.

This is a 2005 1450cc motor that sits in a Softail chassis. I think Harley even copyrighted the ‘Softail’ name!

Other than some Vance & Hines exhausts, this one remains pretty much stock, which is amazing seeing that most owners love to fit aftermarket goodies.

“What is wrong with it?”Harley Davidson FXSTI Softail

Not a lot! The last owner got whacked up the arse whilst on this bike at traffic lights in London. The upshot was an ever so slightly twisted rear frame rail. This was enough to write it off!

Article provided by Scottie Redmond

of NTS Bike Breakers.