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Everything You Should Know About the Harley-Davidson Dyna

Debuting in 1991 and reputed to be the first factory-made custom motorcycle, the affordable Harley-Davidson Dyna, also known as the FXD, is one of the five major families of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. With their distinctive frames, Harley Dynas have undergone considerable evolution over the years and have been a favourite of motorcycle hobbyists and enthusiasts throughout the world. Before you set out to look at the eBay listings in search of one, here's what you need to know to find the right Harley Dyna for you.

What distinguishes Dynas from other kinds of Harleys?

The frame of the Harley Dyan is an important aspect of the motorcycle for performance and safety. Dynas feature tubular steel frames that are designed to accept twin external rear shocks. Those shocks are attached to a double-sided swingarm. This sturdy frame was well-suited to Harleys' then-new Evolution engine, and so by 1995, Dynas (FXDs) replaced the outgoing FXR class and its chassis. After this, the Dyna would maintain its basic chassis design across many different models until 2006, when that chassis was finally revamped and redesigned. From 2007 to the present, Dynas would feature Twin Cam engines. Dyna engines tend to be quite powerful, with displacements usually falling between about 1340cc to well over 1600cc.

What are the various Harley-Davidson Dyna models for sale?

The following are the major Harley-Davidson models in the Dyna family:

  • Street Bob
  • Super Glide
  • Wide Glide
  • Fat Bob
  • Switchback
Choosing the right used Harley-Davidson Dyna on eBay

As you begin exploring the wide selection of Dyna motorcycles for sale on eBay to find the one that meets your needs and budget, here are a few things for you to keep in mind:

  • In general, the greater the mileage on a given motorcycle and the older the model year, the less expensive it will be.
  • Harley owners are legendary for their enthusiasm for customisation, and there are many custom-built Dynas found all over the eBay listings. Customised Dynas can have any number of special features to them, limited only by the creativity of whoever worked on them. However, custom-built Dynas tend to be considerably more expensive than ordinary, non-modified ones.
  • Special or limited-edition Dynas, like the 1991 FXDB Sturgis, tend to be much more expensive than most other models. Such special models are in limited supply and are considered high-end valuable collector’s items.
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