HD- Road Kings, std,classics or customs sign in here..

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by ReferJohn, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. boatpuller

    boatpuller Been here awhile

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    Jules: Those look like mini apes, and they do look a little odd, but not badly so.

    Many find the Heritage Classic bars to be very comfy on a road king, and they are affordable also.
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  2. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Thanks. I stopped by the dealer today and there was a Road King parked next to a Heritage, I ended up just ordering a set of stock road king bars. Either one was comfortable enough, I just thought the Road King bars looked a little better on the bike. Makes sense, since they are designed for it and all.
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  3. flipr

    flipr Scofflaw

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    Add my Road King to the mix... '12 FLHR Ember Red Sunglo/Merlot, cruise control.

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  4. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    I really like that bike. Normally I don't care much for red, but that one looks good.
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  5. bobobob

    bobobob badbadbad

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    That is really nice.
    That color looks much better than it does on the HD site.
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  6. alii1959

    alii1959 Been here awhile

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  7. Fred Gassit

    Fred Gassit z00b

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    Took my 09 Road King out for a 1500km (1000mile) ride this week, first long ride since getting it a few weeks ago.

    Farmland near Cowra.

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    Sand stone gorges on the western side of the Blue Mountains.

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    Sunrise west of Gunnedah, central west New South Wales.

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    Railway crossing north of Dunedoo.

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    Great bike to travel on.....
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  8. bobobob

    bobobob badbadbad

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    Great photos. :clap
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  9. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    I used to work on one.
    Now I want one to ride.
    They have a lot of heart. I know it's a machine but it has heart somehow.
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  10. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    Oh SHIT! Here we go again!

    I JUST got my first Harley, an '07 Sporty 1200 Roadster, and now my palms are sweaty, my mouth is dry, and I think I want, nay, NEED a RK! :freaky

    Can someone please summarize the changes over the years? For example, what year did the RK get the 96 inch motor, what year did it get the 6-speed, what's the story with the "updated frame", and what are the differences between a Road King and a Road Glide, besides the fairing??

    By answering my questions, you will become an enabler of my addiction! :deal

    Thanks!
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  11. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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  12. Max Bialystock

    Max Bialystock Been here awhile

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    I thoroughly enjoy My 06 RK FLHRI. I bought it used last year. The previous owner put spoke wheels on it. Sigh. I much prefer the new tubeless wheels. It seems I have been cleaning spoke wheels all of my life. A job that is tedious at best. Other than that the spoke wheels work fine. I run a flat prevention product in my tires.

    The classic models look great but I had noticed what the bags look like after a year or so. HD wants more for this? LOL

    I have had to spend money on the bike to make it acceptable to me. Bolt in cams and cam gears. Progressive Suspension Stabilizer. different handlebars and grips, a mustang seat. Now I will get on and go without worries and the bike performs and rides properly.

    Ride safe!:D
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  13. Clint Taurus

    Clint Taurus Been here awhile

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    Yesterday I finished an epic 1969 mile round trip from the deep south to central WI. and back. on my 2012 "standard" road king. I added an adjustable rider backrest and highway pegs. With the cruise control on and my feet up it was kinda like ridin a good office chair down the highway. This is the smoothest ride I've ever done. 500 mile day with only a slight bit of tired ass. I never could have done a 500 mile day in such comfort on my previous BMWs 1200CLC or 1200GS. I understand why they named it "Road King"
    If you don't have a RK but are thinking about it, all I can say is "just do it"
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  14. bobobob

    bobobob badbadbad

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    Wow, did ORT forget to log off? So much, uh, indignant vehemence. :D
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  15. bobobob

    bobobob badbadbad

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    Old or grumpy, it's good to have you back.
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  16. Clint Taurus

    Clint Taurus Been here awhile

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    Today being fathers day and all, I knew I was going for a ride with or without the Mrs. As luck would have it she didn't feel like riding so @0800 I was heading down the road looking for breakfast. Figuring on my usual burrito and 100-150 mile ride before it got too hot.
    Got my burrito and went down the road. Next thing I knew I was 100 miles from the burrito joint and 150 miles from the house and needing a tank of fuel.
    I love this Road King, it makes me ride distances I never did as comfortably on my 1200GS or CLC or Fat Bob
    Today ended up being a 300+ mile day and my fatigue level was the same as 150 miles on my previous mounts.
    Ya I'm the geezer rollin on a Road King with the shit eating grin on my face that won't go away.
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  17. alii1959

    alii1959 Been here awhile

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    I hear ya. This evening a friend and I went for a short ride. 120 miles later, as the sun set, we pulled into my driveway. I putted down long straights, scraped boards in the curves, and giggled my way home. Man, if this is what a geezer glide is....I shoulda been a geezer ten years ago. I am having too much fun. I bought it at 18,141 three weeks ago; now, 19, 785+ and climbing. This RK classic rocks.
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  18. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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    You weren't far from this bloke .
    35,000km in the first four months ... they do alright .

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  19. Fred Gassit

    Fred Gassit z00b

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    Kooky paddock art, where is that ?

    Also, nice looking Glide...
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  20. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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    Where ? , Cumnock .

    Cheers , I like it :lol3



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