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Old 01-24-2013, 03:17 PM   #46
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Consider a Sport Touring bike before pulling the trigger on the Harley.


I considered getting a bed and breakfast bike, but decided to go with a full bagger touring bike capable of two up touring....




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Old 01-24-2013, 05:29 PM   #47
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I considered getting a bed and breakfast bike, but decided to go with a full bagger touring bike capable of two up touring....




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And pulling a tent trailer too.





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Old 01-24-2013, 08:46 PM   #48
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:25 PM   #49
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you all big guys?

I had my heart set on a RK,
sat on one at the dealer
and realized, quite quickly,
it was not made for my 30" inseam.
Doing a goddamn split,
that shit is WIDE.

Ended up with a switchback.
3/4 sized RK
for a 3/4 sized rider.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:23 PM   #50
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you all big guys?

I had my heart set on a RK,
sat on one at the dealer
and realized, quite quickly,
it was not made for my 30" inseam.
Doing a goddamn split,
that shit is WIDE.

Ended up with a switchback.
3/4 sized RK
for a 3/4 sized rider.
Still got the vibration problem on your Switchback, or did HD come up with a fix?
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:37 PM   #51
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you all big guys?

I had my heart set on a RK,
sat on one at the dealer
and realized, quite quickly,
it was not made for my 30" inseam.
Doing a goddamn split,
that shit is WIDE.

Ended up with a switchback.
3/4 sized RK
for a 3/4 sized rider.
30" here too, and I'm doing great with my RK Custom. I don't know how much lower it is, but its plenty.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:42 PM   #52
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:23 PM   #53
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Cancel that, the troll post was already removed! Thanks mods!
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:23 PM   #54
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Wow, we lasted 4 pages before a troll arrived..... comments punted...

let's go over the posted rules again:

Short version: if you haven nothing positive to contribute, and move on.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:35 PM   #55
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Not to feed the stereotype, but I spend the day polishing my bike. No shit. Stuboy was home with the flu, so I brought the saddlebags inside, washed and waxed them, then went to the garage and hit the rest of the bike.

You see, it's not about shining chrome, it's washing off the road salt from the New Year's Eve ride in the snow and ice. Now for some poser pics!
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:38 PM   #56
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you all big guys?

I had my heart set on a RK,
sat on one at the dealer
and realized, quite quickly,
it was not made for my 30" inseam.
Doing a goddamn split,
that shit is WIDE.

Ended up with a switchback.
3/4 sized RK
for a 3/4 sized rider.
Wonder which seat the dealer had on that Road King. I have a 31 inch inseam, and have no trouble at all reaching the ground, especially with the stock seat. But, that doesn't matter now, as you got what should be a great touring motorcycle. That's more than just a Dyna with bags and windshield, they reworked the geometry of the steering to make it similar to the touring frames. And being lighter, with the big engine, it should be a fun fun ride. Please give a report after you've logged a few miles.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:50 PM   #57
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you all big guys?

I had my heart set on a RK,
sat on one at the dealer
and realized, quite quickly,
it was not made for my 30" inseam.
Doing a goddamn split,
that shit is WIDE.

Ended up with a switchback.
3/4 sized RK
for a 3/4 sized rider.
I am 5'6 with 30" inseam as well. Reach seat solved the problem for me.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:36 PM   #58
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I need a big touring motorcycle. I keep going back and forth between the Road King, Road Glide Ultra, Electra Glide Ultra, Gold Wing, Victory Vision Tour and Victory Cross Country Tour. Something always draws me back to the Road King. And that Candy Orange/Beer Bottle paint scheme.......WOW.




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Old 01-25-2013, 07:40 PM   #59
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If you decide to buy it, I'd opt for cast wheels over spoked wheels.. tubless tires are much more preferable.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:50 PM   #60
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If you decide to buy it, I'd opt for cast wheels over spoked wheels.. tubless tires are much more preferable.

Defiantly GB, the 28 spoke cast wheels look great and are the way to go I think because of the reason you mentioned.




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