It seems that the second stage of the bagger scene is in full effect. From the amount of mail we get here regarding upgrading wheels and how to safely add cubic inches, I am imagining all the guys and gals out there who have been riding their mostly stock bikes, who are now adding big inch kits to their motors and big wheels to their bikes. I have seen so much of this lately that spotting a Bagger with a 21-inch wheel on the front and Screamin' Eagle heads almost seems to be the norm.
What's also really cool is seeing younger guys rolling around on older baggers that are getting the big-inch treatment too. I thought I would never see the day when affordable Evo-powered baggers from the late '80s and early '90s would be chosen over a Shovel-engined "cool guy" bike, but I like it!
I like it so much that I traded my '28 Ford roadster pickup project for a '89 FLHS. With the motor on the bike being a little tired and the tires bald, I plan on joining the fun and getting in on some big-inch madness myself!
Jeff G. Holt, Associate Editor