Harley Street Glide

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by spraypilot, May 13, 2013.

  1. spraypilot

    spraypilot Been here awhile

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    I sold my '07 Harley Road Glide a few months ago and was going to replace it with something different for a while. I looked at everything under the sun, BMW, Triumph, Honda etc...etc... In the end I bought a 2013 Street Glide. I just can't help it I Love my Harleys!! :roflI love the soothing thumpity-thump of the 103 V-TWIN. It just works for me from running to the post office and on long trips. I like the hard lockable bags, stereo, and comfortable riding position. My little Honda CRF 230 is gonna get a break from running errands for a while.
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  2. GoonerYoda

    GoonerYoda Hot Dickens Cider

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    yeah, that's WAY different than your previous ride. :D
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  3. spraypilot

    spraypilot Been here awhile

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    I know! Right?:freaky
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  4. 2upntn

    2upntn Adventurer

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    We purchased a 2012 last March. We have put almost 12,000 miles on it and have loved every mile. It stays on the back roads of East TN, Virgunia, Kentucky, and North Carolina. It needed a lilltle help, but we could not be happier. Hope you enjoy yours as much as we have!:norton
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  5. blk-betty

    blk-betty bam-a-lam

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    Just curious, why the Street Glide after a Road Glide?

    I traded my '06 Street Glide on a '12 Road Glide Custom and at only 5'7" I'm enjoying the extra space between me and the fairing.

    Congrats on the new ride.
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  6. spraypilot

    spraypilot Been here awhile

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    I ordered the king tour-pak with the quick detach and color match vented lowers so I will have comfort for the wife when out on the road.
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  7. spraypilot

    spraypilot Been here awhile

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    I put a bunch a miles on the road glide and really enjoyed it as it was a great handling road bike but I have owned a couple batwing E-Glides in the past and I just like them. I almost bought an Ultra Limited but I don't like the bag rails and all the bumper trim so I got the SG and added a king tour-pak and lowers. I am curious what the '15 Roadie will look like after the redesign and may be back on one if I like it. The RG custom is an awesome looking bike and it rides well also.
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  8. Rabon

    Rabon Been here awhile

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    I just moved from an 02 Ultra Classic to a 13 Ultra Limited, I am getting about 43 mpg running 2 up through the mountains and have mixed feelings as to whether I really like the newer frame better or not.
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  9. GoonerYoda

    GoonerYoda Hot Dickens Cider

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    I thought the new FL's got rid of that mid-turn wobble?
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  10. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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    Pics or it didn't happen...
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  11. spraypilot

    spraypilot Been here awhile

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    I like the new frame a lot better. I did not get the ABS brakes the limited comes with. How do you like the ABS. I've been riding since the mid 70's without it.
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  12. GoonerYoda

    GoonerYoda Hot Dickens Cider

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  13. Rabon

    Rabon Been here awhile

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    The brakes on this bike are excellent and have a good feel to them, but I really can't comment on the ABS as I haven't needed to get on them hard enough to activate the system. I will admit the newer framed bike is rock solid and very precise at higher speed but I didn't have any issues with my 02, I knew some folks had issue with head shake on the older frame and was a bit leary of it so I replaced the swing arm bushings every time I changed the rear tire and kept the steering head adjusted and in this area due to roads, weather, wildlife, etc, etc we probably don't ride as fast as people in other areas do. I'm sure I will warm up to this bike as I spend more time on it.
    What kind of fuel mileage are you getting on yours?
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  14. spraypilot

    spraypilot Been here awhile

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    Around 38 so far but I only have about 700ish miles on it because I just got it last week. I have never had any head shake out of the E-Glides I have owned over the years. You might need the ABS at some point so you don't clobber a moose around a blind curve in Alaska! Ha! I want to make the ride up to AK one day what part of the state are you in?
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  15. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    seriously?

    15 posts and no pictures?
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  16. Rabon

    Rabon Been here awhile

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    I'm in the Kenai area 60 miles South of Anchorage as the crow flys or about 150 road miles around the arm. I think everyone who has the health, the means and a motorcycle should make the trip. My Wife and I take August every year and run down into the Rocky Mountain States, its always special and very rewarding. If you choose to do it talk to people who live here and have made the trip it can save you a lot of trouble.
    I got just under 39 mpg on my 1st tank of fuel and 43.6 on my ride to Anchorage and back a few days ago, I have around 700 miles on it as I just recently able to bring it home due to snow and ice. :D
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  17. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    I'll answer.

    Last year on my '12 Ultra Limited, through pure operator error, I 'panic' locked the front, but of course didn't, because of abs. I did not notice any pulsing, like I did on a GSA. The bike just stopped smoothly. Harley seems to have a well sorted system.

    As a side note, I've still got to work on losing my Duc and BMW habit of primarily just grabbing the front, since the rear brake contributes so significantly to stopping power on a Harley.
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  18. spraypilot

    spraypilot Been here awhile

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    :D:D
    I don't have a photobucket or smugmug accnt and you can't brouse and upload off pc anymore on advrider
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  19. Rabon

    Rabon Been here awhile

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    Hi Bloodweiser how are you getting along with your Switchback ?
    Starting to see quite a few in this area and the guys who have them are liking them. :D
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  20. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    It's really great, really.
    I've always been a small and nimble kinda guy
    when it comes to bikes, so it's taken a bit of getting used to;
    but whatever. it's big and comfy and fun to ride.


    I'm keeping this one for a long time.
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