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Old 02-24-2013, 01:16 PM   #391
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I got so much turbulence from my RK windshield I had to remove it, then I only had to put up with the vibration destroying anything I put in the saddle bags.
Was not experince but I did get some buffeting and that imporved with an after-market windshield with a curved lip at the top. My Electra Glide with hard lowers as zero buffeting and I think I could have a smoke behind the fairing. Not sure how much it matters but I wear a fullface helmet.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:50 PM   #392
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I was behind a StreetGlide on my Ducati Multistrada, on a twisty bit of road, the guy saw me and accelerated. Of course, I kept pace, thinking he'd back off in the tight stuff....he didn't. I was impressed.

I probably had more in reserve than him, if something unexpected happened, but the new E-Glides do handle well.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:31 PM   #393
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The Road King's windshield is very effective against the cold. The weak spot is the legs. You can buy "soft lowers" for that. The soft ones can be folded and stored in the bags when you're not using them.
I've had both, definitely prefer the hard lowers with vents. They provide more protection and are much more aerodynamic at highways speeds. But the soft lowers do add a lot of protection for a low price.


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Was not experince but I did get some buffeting and that imporved with an after-market windshield with a curved lip at the top.
I got buffeting at highways speeds with the stock windshield (5'7", 30" inseam). Switching to windshield with a curved lip at the top improved things but did not completely eliminate the the problem. What did work was Harley's new Wind Splitter windshield. It's advertised as eliminating buffeting at speed and did just that. Amazing...

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Old 02-24-2013, 03:32 PM   #394
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I was behind a StreetGlide on my Ducati Multistrada, on a twisty bit of road, the guy saw me and accelerated. Of course, I kept pace, thinking he'd back off in the tight stuff....he didn't. I was impressed.

I probably had more in reserve than him, if something unexpected happened, but the new E-Glides do handle well.



Can't wait to hear this....
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:40 PM   #395
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I was behind a StreetGlide on my Ducati Multistrada, on a twisty bit of road, the guy saw me and accelerated. Of course, I kept pace, thinking he'd back off in the tight stuff....he didn't. I was impressed.

I probably had more in reserve than him, if something unexpected happened, but the new E-Glides do handle well.
They handle great, the main limitation is the lack of cornering clearance.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:31 PM   #396
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They handle great, the main limitation is the lack of cornering clearance.
Yeah, I really don't understand that. I love the drivetrain....it really is a special engine and so very well made. But goddamn they can't even lean over enough to turn into a driveway without scraping. Harley would really have the best motorcycle for the real world if they'd just give them so lean angle.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:15 PM   #397
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Yeah, I really don't understand that. I love the drivetrain....it really is a special engine and so very well made. But goddamn they can't even lean over enough to turn into a driveway without scraping. Harley would really have the best motorcycle for the real world if they'd just give them so lean angle.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:23 PM   #398
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Yeah, I really don't understand that. I love the drivetrain....it really is a special engine and so very well made. But goddamn they can't even lean over enough to turn into a driveway without scraping.
Maybe a Fatboy Lo, but my Road King isn't that bad... Just scrapes easily enough that I have to slow to a normal pace when the mountain twisties get super tight.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:37 PM   #399
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Well I finally have something bad to say about Harley. I went to their site to check out the new models and saw this. UGH!!!

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...9QEwAw&dur=560

What were they thinking? Or were they thinking? This abomination would gag a maggot. It looks like something from Lowrider magazine. I've seen some hideous customs, but this comes from the factory. It's absolutely disgusting. I almost threw up when I saw it. I can't believe anyone would be seen on this. If Harley is trying to go out of business, this would seem to be the right way to do it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:42 PM   #400
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Well I finally have something bad to say about Harley. I went to their site to check out the new models and saw this. UGH!!!


I'm digging it, different strokes for different folks and all that...
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:28 AM   #401
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Yeah I've seen these. I kind of like it. Not enough to pay what they want, and I'd never buy a used CVO bike, as I bet the new tech is close to the same performance wise. But yeah, I don't think it's that bad at all.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:13 AM   #402
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I'm digging it, different strokes for different folks and all that...
See, this is exactly what I mean: this is a fuckin' gorgeous motorcycle. I would be scared shitless to ride this around too much though. Wouldn't want to scratch it or something...

That new Candy paint they're doing is downright sexy.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:47 AM   #403
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:05 AM   #404
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I've never understood Harley Hate. So you don't like it? Don't buy it!.
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it has nothing to do with buy/dont buy. it has to do with them not letting you pass or like in the past for me a guy actually tried to take me out while trying to be polite and pass legally....

those thins really piss me off
Twice, on the Interstate Highway, while riding my Harley by myself, some ass on a sport bike doing triple digits speed, passed me in my OWN lane. No warning, very startling, dangerous, and pissed me off. One of the times I was doing about 80, passing a semi, and if I hadn't handled that unexpected situation properly, the results could have been horrible.

But I'm smart enough to not blame the motorcycle brand for the rider, and you are too. Being petty and mis-guided gets one nowhere worthwhile.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:34 AM   #405
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But I'm smart enough to not blame the motorcycle brand for the rider, and you are too. Being petty and mis-guided gets one nowhere worthwhile.
agree and agree and boy isnt that true. An asshat on a sportbike yesterday was trying to play racer-boy with me when I was on the Speed Triple in full leathers and on a mission. I could tell he was riding outside his limits (speed and strength jackets to me screem "THIS IS MY FIRST JACKET!!") so I got around him as quickly as I could but it's freakin tricky with unpredictable riders.
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