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Old 02-13-2013, 05:10 AM   #61
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What is the opinion of Eagleriders used HD's?

They appear to have a lot of 2012 EG Classics for sale around + or- 25 K miles and prices in the $15 K range.

Prices sound reasonable, are they properly maintained, etc?

For example,

http://www.usedmotorcycles.net/harle...rlando-fl/1729
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:18 AM   #62
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They're more likely than not to have been maintained well, but also used by a bunch of people. I'd ask after the transmission.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:22 AM   #63
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I"m on my second Ultra Classic. I have 44K on my 2008 Ultra and most of that is riding two-up. I really like it, but I love my '79 BMW RT for solo riding and my wife just gave me a 2013 BMW R1200RT for my 65th birthday which will be mostly for long haul solo riding. ...btw, I'm 65 and the Ultra is absolutely no problem ...handles great except it's made to stay under 80mph imho. You can spend a small fortune on "add-ons" and they'll give you "zero" for them on trade-in so imho it's a bike you keep stock (I didn't) or plan on keeping it. Don't gamble on just buying one, rent one for a weekend and then you'll know and won't have to ask our opinion. Good luck!
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:17 AM   #64
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What is the opinion of Eagleriders used HD's?

They appear to have a lot of 2012 EG Classics for sale around + or- 25 K miles and prices in the $15 K range.

Prices sound reasonable, are they properly maintained, etc?

For example,

http://www.usedmotorcycles.net/harle...rlando-fl/1729


Don't buy the one I used a few years ago. I hadn't ridden a Harley any length until that time. Went on a 3,200-plus mile blast with my brother on his st1300. We were in a hurry. No tach, and I was using the rev limiter on just about every single shift for the first two days. Got to be a joke: "Glad it's a rental"

I had no idea when they last changed the oil. I warned the eagle rider guys I was going to ride a lot in five days.

But...the bike didn't hiccup once. And it convinced me to buy one :)

So, personally, I wouldn't buy a rental car or bike...

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Old 02-13-2013, 08:10 AM   #65
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You told the boys over on the Honda Rebel forum that some one gave you the Goldwing and that you sold it in Sept 2012 and bought a Yamaha Zuma. Get your story straight
That was a 1985 1200LTD. got it as junk, spent a lot of time, work, and money on it getting it going, and it was still nothing but trouble. Left me stranded at least 3 times. The 85 LTD was fuel injected, and it would just cut out for no apparent reason. The charging system was also bad, the regulator actually got so hot it set the bike on fire. I did manage to put a lot of miles on it, but finally gave up and sold it as a project/parts bike. I now have a 1995 Goldwing 1500SE, which runs fine, except the stereo and cruise control failed on it. I never used the stereo, and don't miss the cruise control. And I did buy a brand new 2012 Zuma 125, and am in the process of accessorizing it for backroads touring.

I just came from the Rebel forum. I've been seeing a lot of Rebels on Craigslist, and giving somme thought to getting another one. I still have the bolt on support stand I made for fixing flats on it's tube type tires.

I am constantly getting and getting rid of bikes. I'm up to 46 total right now. That may reach 47 about any time. I'm also interested in a Sportster.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:45 AM   #66
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I"m on my second Ultra Classic. I have 44K on my 2008 Ultra and most of that is riding two-up. I really like it, but I love my '79 BMW RT for solo riding and my wife just gave me a 2013 BMW R1200RT for my 65th birthday which will be mostly for long haul solo riding. ...btw, I'm 65 and the Ultra is absolutely no problem ...handles great except it's made to stay under 80mph imho. You can spend a small fortune on "add-ons" and they'll give you "zero" for them on trade-in so imho it's a bike you keep stock (I didn't) or plan on keeping it. Don't gamble on just buying one, rent one for a weekend and then you'll know and won't have to ask our opinion. Good luck!
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:29 PM   #67
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You told the boys over on the Honda Rebel forum that some one gave you the Goldwing and that you sold it in Sept 2012 and bought a Yamaha Zuma. Get your story straight

JerryH is confused.

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Old 02-13-2013, 04:22 PM   #68
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Talk me into why I should buy a Electra Glide?
Could be last real motorcycle.....may stay with scooter next or trike of some kind
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:02 PM   #69
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JerryH is confused.

"Oh what tangled webs we weave...."
Not quite. Hexnut posted this same taunt in another thread. The answer is pretty simple. He sold an old wing, bought the scooter and a newer wing.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:33 AM   #70
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If you want a bike with retro looks that eats miles like they're nothing it may be the bike for you.
The new stuff handles well and can be made comfortable for nearly anyone who wants to ride one.
They're not perfect out of the box but they get it pretty close.
If you like to change stuff up on your bikes there is no limit to what you can do. Many really good options if you don't give a rip about bling (like me). Shocks, seat, highway pegs, catless exhaust and a windshield and I have the perfect bike for what I wanted which is a big mile highway bike that doesn't leave you with your ears ringing.

I'd rent before you buy just to make sure. If you put a few hundered miles on it and hate it you're only out the rental cost.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:54 AM   #71
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Or the new NX700x Honda????????????????????? I'm going goofy over this decision.
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Skip them all and get the new Goldwing F6B. Style, comfort, and goldwing reliability all in one package. Weighs the same as the Electra Glide to.


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Old 02-14-2013, 11:16 AM   #72
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Every motorcyclist at some point wants a Harley or wishes they had got one... Don't let it pass you by. I say go for it
you're right. there is ONE Harley that I want....


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Old 02-14-2013, 12:10 PM   #73
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Yeah, all the bikes he claims to have owned and all the miles he claims to have put on them, he would have to be riding 24/7.
I think we're pretty sure by now that he's older than dirt since he keeps saying standard bikes have such uncomfortable rearset pegs
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:36 PM   #74
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Why buy a Harley? I have to say that i'm not sure why.. I bought a brand new Sportster last month, and while it has some qualities that I like, it has many that I dont.
Put simply, a Jap bike, or BMW or Triumph etc, is ready to ride straight out the crate.My Sportster wasn't; suspension upgrades needed to be done, stage 1 tune etc just to get it to perform at the same level as a rice burner..
Harley's (at least in the UK) are seriously expensive and having to spend more cash on them to get them to a decent level of rideability is not on.
They look good, sound nice and appeal to the non biking public but I can't help thinking that HD's marketing dept is where most of the budget is spent..
Take a R1200RT, ST1300, FJR1300, Triumph 1050GT etc out for a long test ride and then take out a Harley for a spin and judge them objectively as motorcycles and see what conclusion you come up with..
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:43 PM   #75
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Take a R1200RT, ST1300, FJR1300, Triumph 1050GT etc out for a long test ride and then take out a Harley for a spin and judge them objectively as motorcycles and see what conclusion you come up with..
the only thing I could come up with after two Harley test rides was that Harley owners never go around corners with much momentum. I dragged the pegs leaving the parking lot....

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