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Old 08-15-2013, 06:05 AM   #691
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Was just looking around on hdforums, stumbled across a 'high mileage' thread. Makes me feel a bit better about my road king, although some of these bikes seem to have had major repair work done.



http://www.hdforums.com/forum/tourin...157-miles.html


Here's just the first few posts, it goes on like this.


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107k 07 ultra

132K, '08 Wide Glide.

not me, but a friend has 107K on is 07 ultra, and my old boss at my last job had 238K last year on his 06 ultra. no telling what he has on it by now

A Brother of mine had 148,000 on his 03
It got stolen, now he has a EGC and is very happy.


225K on '95 Ultra. Put 113ci in about three years ago and it is still going very strong.
Still have original 80 cube in a box for later cause it still is in good shape.
Now if I can just find a good FXR basket case I'll........

I just had a stage 1 on the Wide Glide until 120K when it barely failed a compression/leakdown test (was burning a little oil). Was still under extended warranty so the dealer upgraded to a 103" jugs and pistons and I paid for cams, a new drive belt and dyno tune.

The WG is out of warranty now, so I ride the Limited most of the time. It's at 42K, stage 2.


97,3xx on my '10 Ultra Limited - it'll click over 100k next week. Original build and engine is still purring, but tranny and primary both rebuilt and starter replaced due to failures.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:16 AM   #692
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and my old boss at my last job had 238K last year on his 06 ultra. no telling what he has on it by now
How do people do that?? If my math is not completely off, it would take 200 days of solid riding to cover 240,000 miles (based on an average speed of 50 mph). Over a period of 6 years that's still more than two hours of riding every single day!

I'd be happy if I had only a fraction of that time available for riding...
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:34 AM   #693
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How do people do that?? If my math is not completely off, it would take 200 days of solid riding to cover 240,000 miles (based on an average speed of 50 mph). Over a period of 6 years that's still more than two hours of riding every single day!

I'd be happy if I had only a fraction of that time available for riding...
I have no idea. I guess if you lived in a warmer climate and had a long commute plus went on a trip every weekend maybe? That's still an insane amount of miles in 6 years. I average about 10k a year and it feels like a lot.

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Old 08-15-2013, 08:47 AM   #694
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Friend of mine as 96k miles on his 09 Road King no real issues, I had 62k miles on my 09 Road King before trading it in with no real issues.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:10 PM   #695
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How do people do that?? If my math is not completely off, it would take 200 days of solid riding to cover 240,000 miles (based on an average speed of 50 mph). Over a period of 6 years that's still more than two hours of riding every single day!

I'd be happy if I had only a fraction of that time available for riding...

You take the short road to work and the loooong road from work...
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:41 PM   #696
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Eh?

See the Volvo ad where some guy bought a 66 P1800 and has 3,000,000 miles on it now? Figure that one out.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:27 PM   #697
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Harley touring bikes are incredibly smooth at speed.
That's absolutely true. They're shockingly smooth, really. I had the opportunity to take a '10 Road Glide for an extended test ride about a year ago, and loved (and was surprised by) everything about it. What a nice bike.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:01 AM   #698
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Just picked up my first harley this past weekend. An 01 cvo road glide. Needs some talc to bring her back to her original glory. But got a couple of hundred on it now and it's awesome. Need to get some stuff repaired on it but I am working on it nightly. Need a manual for the shop.

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Old 08-16-2013, 04:15 AM   #699
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hilarious and nauseating.



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Old 08-16-2013, 05:19 AM   #700
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and true ha ha ha!
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:35 AM   #701
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and true ha ha ha!
Sure thing. That commercial is the bastard child of an HD and Viagra advertisement.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:49 PM   #702
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How about for free coffee just about anywhere in the U.S. I have the dealers in my GPS . Couple of weeks ago I was on a road trip feeling tired thought I'd look to see if I was close to a dealer and there was a dealer less than 20 miles away. Stopped in they made a fresh pot of coffee (even told me when it was ready), they had a clean bathroom too and I didn't have to buy that expensive coffee from you know who; didn't buy anything just looked around.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:29 AM   #703
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I'm tempted to try one after spending the last 20 years on sport bikes.

Been thinking of selling my 2012 BMW S1000RR and getting a new '14. BMW hasn't been ridden in 3 months.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:56 AM   #704
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:22 PM   #705
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Going fishing.

Well they have the boat anchor.

Then they get the bait/prawns- great body, no brains.

They need the boat and the fishing line and they are set.
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