2020 Harley Softail Low Rider S - UPGRADED - Top to Bottom

2020 Harley Softail Low Rider S - UPGRADED - Top to Bottom

Project recap for a 2020 Harley Softail Low Rider S that was brought in for motor work, suspension, lighting, rotors and more. Except for the pipe, air cleaner and handlebar swap this bike was still a stock setup. Check out the progress photos, final look, and the making of this beast of a motorcycle!

Front end first. Front suspension was upgraded to the Ohlins FKS 508 NIX 30 for 2018+ Softail Fat Bob/FXLRS models. This kit allows you to adjust both the compression and rebound to suite your riding style.

Ohlins FKS 508 NIX 30 Cartridge Kit for 2018-2021 Harley Fat Bob & FXLRS

After the front forks were reassembled, we swapped the stock rotors for a set of Galfer Wave rotors in the front & rear.

The fitment for this Softail is 11.8" Front / 11.5" Rear. You can check out all the Custom Galfer Wave Rotor options HERE.

Custom 11.8" Galfer Rotors - 2020 Harley FXLRS

Custom 11.5" Galfer Rear Rotors for 2020 Harley Low Rider S

Last addition for the front end was the Baja LP6 Kit. These light have become really popular with the Harley performance crowd and for good reason. They are super bright, great quality and look mean AF on the bike.

Complete Baja LP6 Pro-LED Light Kit for 2020-2022 Harley Softail FXLRS

This Kit is available on our site and includes everything you need (Mounting Bracket, Wiring Harness and LP6 Light) to install on your FXLRS. You can check it our HERE for your ride. Choose either an Amber or White LP6 light.

This was paired with the Memphis Shades Road Warrior Faring. Some modifications and trimming are required to allow the headlight to fit. But with a little patience it's really not too bad at all. Plus it looks sick once completed!

Next up, motor work...

Bottom End first, 475 S&S Cam Chest Kit with Black push rod tubes.

S&S Chain Drive Camchest Kit w/ 475 Cam for Harley M8 Oil-Cooled Black Pushrods

S&S Chain Drive Camchest Kit w/ 475 Cam for Harley M8 Oil-Cooled

Once the bottom end was completed, we set up to do the the cylinders and ring spacing. We went with the S&S Highlighted 128" Big Bore Kit for 114" M8 motors

S&S 128" Big Bore Kit for 114" M8 Engines - Highlighted

Before the cylinders went on, we installed the Trask Vented Transmission Top Cover. This is a must for any upgraded M8 motor. It relieves the excessive crankcase breather pressure and allows the motor to rev easier, freeing up that horsepower!

Trask Gloss Black Vented Transmission Top Cover for Harley M8

Time to put the top end back together

Since we added so much horsepower to the motor, it's always a good idea to make improvements on the Primary side so you can put that power to the pavement.

We swapped the stock compensator ramp for the Star Racing Billet Compensator. It acts as a very important “shock absorber” for your flywheel, chain, clutch and transmission assembly. These are also available on the site, check em out HERE.

Star Racing Billet Compensator Ramp Cam for 2017-2021 Harley M8

We also upgraded the clutch basket with a Complete Evolution Clutch Basket Assemble. This a bullet proof setup that gives you everything you need in one Part Number. 

Evolution Industries Complete Clutch Basket Assembly for Harley Touring/Softail/Dyna

Check out the final shots with the FAB Performance exhaust and HPI Smooth Black Air Cleaner. Time to put down some break-in miles on this beast

2020 Harley Softail Low Rider S FXLRS with Memphis Shades Fairing & Baja LP6 Light Kit

2020 Harley Low Rider S 128" S&S Big Bore Kit

Horsepower Inc. Smooth V2 Air Cleaner for 2017-2022 Harley M8

2020 Harley Low Rider S Custom Galfer Wave Rotors

2020 Harley Low Rider S Ohlins FKS 508 NIX 30 Kit

UUpgraded 2020 Harley Low Rider S

Upgraded Harley Low Rider S

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