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Old 12-15-2012, 07:51 AM   #46
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For some reason I couldn't get used to the riding position. Felt cramped. I know that sounds strange. Couldn't complain about the machine itself though: high quality rolling sculpture.
My previous ride was a GSA. Butt being so low compared to my knees felt weird at first on the ultra. I've gotten used to it. Someday, maybe highway pegs, for a long, long trip.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:52 AM   #47
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Thanks, I like the look without the Tour-Pac, the list keeps growing of things I want to do. Another gratuitous picture of the E-Glide.



Congratulations , now go get it dirty and try to wear it out by riding it

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Old 12-16-2012, 05:14 AM   #48
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Congratulations , now go get it dirty and try to wear it out by riding it

Shocking how many bugs the batwing pics up isn't it.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:41 AM   #49
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Shocking how many bugs the batwing pics up isn't it.
I was thinking the same thing about my windscreen! And to think all this time before a screen they all ended up in my clothes or on my skin!
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:52 PM   #50
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Shocking how many bugs the batwing pics up isn't it.

Locust plague. They were under the tank , in the battery box , bouncing off the bags and coming forward ...

Batwing did a brilliant job of shielding me.From knee to ankle I was just yellow and green ... every bird in the neighborhood loved me at gas stops that day.


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Old 12-16-2012, 03:33 PM   #51
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Locust plague. They were under the tank , in the battery box , bouncing off the bags and coming forward ...

Batwing did a brilliant job of shielding me.From knee to ankle I was just yellow and green ... every bird in the neighborhood loved me at gas stops that day.


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I didn't snap any pics but did a 4 day trip up through the UP of MI with the wife last summer and ours looked very similar after 1000 or so miles through Mi and WI. My wife likes the 15 inch Clearview shield so I can ride through that crap with an open face helmet and not take a single bug to the face.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:34 PM   #52
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That's one really nice thing about riding in colder temps.... less bugs.







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Old 12-17-2012, 07:54 PM   #53
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I'm loving the added protection from the lowers, batwing and heated grips. Went for a short ride yesterday and I was very comfy in the 40 something degree weather, Gerbing jacket didn't hurt. Feel sorry for you guys who are rdiing in real cold weather, but I feel your pain rode for six years in NY year-round. BTW the bugs and debris suck on the batwing I was much more casual with the clear windshield on the Road King, won't just take a wet rag and clean that pretty painted batwing. I'm a little OCD to say the least, guess it helped when I traded in the RK; it was clean really clean. Thinking I need to head West or South this week for a road trip. A little over four weeks rode 2000 miles and I planning road trips everyday, did 62k miles in less than 4 years on the RK: that might be a goal. Enjoying the posts, ride safe everyone!
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BTW the bugs and debris suck on the batwing I was much more casual with the clear windshield on the Road King, won't just take a wet rag and clean that pretty painted batwing.
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Cleans , waxes and polishes in one hit. Bike shops love it.


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Just the thing for a quick buff and muff.

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:53 AM   #57
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Just the thing for a quick buff and muff.
Is that Barry Sheene, been a long time?
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:17 PM   #59
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Update on my Geezer Glide, been four months and 5,300 miles; the bike is running like a top. I've added a a Stage One kit about 2300 miles ago, Power Vision EFI controller, Fuelmoto air cleaner and Jackpot mufflers. Bike was pinging and so far so good since the Stage One, gas mileage sort of sucks compared to my old Road King. I'm averaging about 37 with lows around 33 and highs around 42. Speed seems to be the determining factor, above 75mph I start to take a big hit. The Road King got a consistent 42mpg, have almost run out of gas misjudging my range and gas stop a few times; have to remember I don't have the range of the RK(my fault). Bike is a dream on the highway, smooth, can hear the radio, no turbulence at all.

Kit ready to be installed


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Old 03-20-2013, 05:27 PM   #60
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Dang you... got me thinking about a Glide. Ride a RK now but I like having still air. I have a Clearview Recurve and it's much better than stock, but still a bit turbulent. Curious about a Glide now... might have to do a test ride.
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