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Old 11-04-2012, 03:35 PM   #106
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I have an '07 RG and also an '03 Buell Lightning. I am thinking of selling both to get an '09 RG with the bigger tank and the world-changing new frame but I will miss the Lightning! If I didn't hear so much good about the new frame I would just keep my old school 'Glide, but I feel like I am missing something and I would like to have the additional 45 miles of fuel range.
What year did they change the frame?
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:51 PM   #107
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what year did they change the frame?
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:00 PM   #108
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I've ridden both. It's a noticeable difference when really pushing the bike. Everyday H-D pace and it didn't matter to me at all.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:47 PM   #109
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I like to push my bike so it might matter to me although I have not been left wanting much more so maybe my old frame is an anomaly or I am not pushing as hard as I think I am.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:19 PM   #110
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I have an '07 RG and also an '03 Buell Lightning. I am thinking of selling both to get an '09 RG with the bigger tank and the world-changing new frame but I will miss the Lightning! If I didn't hear so much good about the new frame I would just keep my old school 'Glide, but I feel like I am missing something and I would like to have the additional 45 miles of fuel range.
Every time ive gone into a HD dealer riding my Lightning they'd ask about trading it in. I told them no way and traded in my zx14 instead.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:35 PM   #111
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I like the idea of having a reverse and would definately have to look into installing one if I get one of these bikes especially since I would propably tow a camping trailer. Have any of you done that with a Road Glide, tow a trailer I mean? Thanks.



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A co-worker tows a small trailer with his. Its a little harbor freight unit that has been narrowed to the width of a cooler. It rides in the slipstream and doesn't affect his mileage much. His coolers have wheels so they are easily moved in and out of hotel/motels. If you stop at a cheesy motel with doors open to the parking lot you can unhitch and carry the trailer inside. Otherwise carry a chain and padlock.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:40 AM   #112
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I like to push my bike...
Even in the 21st century we still have to push Harleys?

Tsk, tsk.

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:46 PM   #113
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Thanks. I'd hoped as much.

Love that blue color on your RGU. Saw one that color used at the dealer. Very cool.
Thanks! Here it is in Utah a month ago. I'm not a big fan of black bikes, and really dug this blue when I saw it at the dealer. It stands out, that's fer sure.

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Old 11-06-2012, 05:58 AM   #114
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Thanks! Here it is in Utah a month ago. I'm not a big fan of black bikes, and really dug this blue when I saw it at the dealer. It stands out, that's fer sure.


Is that color "Big Blue Pearl" or another shade. It looks a little lighter from here.




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Old 11-06-2012, 06:42 AM   #115
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There are two HD's I would buy....the XR1200 and a Road Glide.

I like the fairing design on the Glide way better than those on the Road King. The Glides also seem to have the most sensible riding position for something that is supposed to be a touring machine.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:28 AM   #116
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Is that color "Big Blue Pearl" or another shade. It looks a little lighter from here.




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Another shade:

Cool Blue Pearl is what they call it.

My pic here doesn't do it justice. Bike was really dirty after riding through rain for two days.

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Old 11-06-2012, 08:38 AM   #117
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Here's another shot of the Road Glide in Wyoming. I spent an entire day with big storms going ahead of me, behind me and sometimes through me. Very fun!

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Old 11-06-2012, 09:01 AM   #118
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Here's another shot of the Road Glide in Wyoming. I spent an entire day with big storms going ahead of me, behind me and sometimes through me. Very fun!

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Nice. I really like the color of your bike. Nice background too.




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Old 11-06-2012, 09:27 AM   #119
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There are two HD's I would buy....the XR1200 and a Road Glide.

I like the fairing design on the Glide way better than those on the Road King. The Glides also seem to have the most sensible riding position for something that is supposed to be a touring machine.
Ha, I'm one of the lucky fools who now owns one of each.

As far as riding position, the Road Glide has the same position as all the other touring bikes in terms of seat, controls and floorboard location. The only real difference when sitting in the saddle is the handlebar position, which can easily be swaped.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:10 PM   #120
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I got a 2012 RGU as a late Christmas present in Jan. After changing the windshield, handlebars, and saddle, I've got the best mile eater I've ever owned. The Heritage bars, Road Zeppelin, and CeeBailey shield make a super comfortable cockpit. It fits and suits me. I put a Draco 2 into 1, opened up the breather, and tuned it with a Power Vision. It gets 42-43 mpg at 80 mph, 2 up and loaded. Two up I don't think it can be bettered. Solo I'm about as comfortable on my 1150GS with it's Daylong, throw in a gravel or SAND stretch and that's a no brainer. I think the HD lifestyle shit is just that, but the bikes are quality, heavy duty, well built machines. Mike
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