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Old 08-07-2013, 07:21 AM   #1
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Curious. Anyone up here have one? Or taken one out for the afternoon?

Just got my first one this week.. 1600 CC Road King. Feel like a kid again.. Cant stay off the damn thing its so much fun.
I've had my bike license for 32 years, had at least 25 or 30 bikes through the years, dirt, street, cruisers, litre sport bike, always Japanese iron. So Im no nooby but nothing I've ever ridden feels like this thing, totally different then the Jap bikes, even the cruisers. Can see why people get addicted to them.

Heres the new bike
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:35 AM   #2
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nice. i had 3 way back in the day, bought my first one(79 sporty) when i was 16. went to a 72 panhead when i was 18 then my last one was an 86 wideglide softail.
i plan on getting another one maybe in a year or 2.....maybe, hard to resist with those crazy prices out there right now!
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:53 AM   #3
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i plan on getting another one maybe in a year or 2.....maybe, hard to resist with those crazy prices out there right now!
Yep, I was thinking next year but I got this one done for a bit less than I was expecting to have to pay.. that helped me convince myself I needed it
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Nice looking ride, Testy. I've never owned a Hog but have driven a few. One was an 89 Softail, drove that around the Cascade Loop with another group of guys on Harleys. I suggest thick soled boots, or else those long drives will give you a nice foot massage to the point your feet are a little numb when you go to stick them onto the ground.

The other Hog I rode often was my bud's 125th Anniversary Fat Boy. Rode nice once moving but quite heavy at slow cornering. He ended up selling it, said other people like me rode it more than he did.

I was actually looking at buying a new Harley prior to the munchkins coming around. One day.....
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:12 PM   #5
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I want a Triumph Bonneville or maybe the Thruxton
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ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:43 PM   #6
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Not a fan of them myself. Seen a few neat custom jobbies but that style ain't for me.

This cafe'd out sportster might work for around town though...

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I so can't wait till the day I have a Harley.........













.....because it will mean I have one of everything else. Not saying I will never own one, but it is waaaayyy down on the list. To each his own though. Bike looks nice Testy. Have fun, you certainly are getting the prime weather for it.
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Honestly, I prefer a Vespa scooter. More of that wicked sense of "I'm a goner" when you're in the fast lane on Hwy 1.
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Consmers Reports sez BMW followed by Harley owners report more faults on new bikes than their japanese competition, but ironicaly BMW followed by Harley owners report higher owner satisfaction


Realisticaly if I was to get a bike it would probably be a used 650 V-strom
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Consmers Reports sez BMW followed by Harley owners report more faults on new bikes than their japanese competition, but ironicaly BMW followed by Harley owners report higher owner satisfaction

I read this article as well. Gotta love marketing
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I've really enjoyed riding my roommate's nightster around, he's got awesome sounding V&H slip-ons and a sissy bar for the ladies.

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Not sure how serious you are but I've got one for sale
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You think its marketing, harley has a certain image but so does BMW albeit a different image?

CU is just reporting the stats/faults which are higher than japanese bike owners but according to new owner comments the BMW/harley owners still like the bike ?

Harley didn't suprise me but I was SUPRISED that BMW has the highest incident of new bike faults, I told an aqaintance BMW owner about the artical that there are more reported faults on new BMW and buddy was pissed off at me he would not accept that idea period

What that sez to me is harley & BMW owners just love the taste ... there is never any accounting for taste??
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My dad's got a Ultra Classic Electra Glide. He's had this once since 2010, bought it cheap in South Carolina.

He rides with a group that winter their bikes down in either Vegas or Arizona. In the fall they ride down from Ontario, put the bikes in a rental storage, then usually fly down again mid winter for a ride and fly home. In the spring fly down and ride them back to Ontario.
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Not sure how serious you are but I've got one for sale
Thanks, but an orange machine or a gas gas is next up
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