My Geezer Glide

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by EricD10563, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    I traded in my 09 Road King with 62k miles for a Geezer Glide aka Electra Glide Ultra Limited. The RK was running fine but was starting to feel old and when I saw this 2011 Limited with 7300 miles at the dealer I had to ask about it; two hours later I rode home on my new bike. Haven't really gone anywhere but still managed to ride 1500 miles in the last two weeks, I thought the RK could eat miles but this does it better. I think heat might be a problem compared to the RK with the fixed fairing, lowers and bigger motor? The first bike I'ved owned with a radio and at first it was distracting but I'm starting to really like it. Bike has some nice standard features, ABS, Cruise, heated grips, power point in the top-box, plug in for an MP3 player, CB radio w/intercom and the 103 motor.

    Just showing off my new "scooter".

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  2. rhafe123

    rhafe123 Adventurer

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    Cool looking Harley......
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  3. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    Nice ride! Course, I'm biased...
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  4. sloryder

    sloryder Been here awhile

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    Fine looking ride you have there. I AM envious. Hope you get plenty of miles out of your new wheels.
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  5. Nadgett

    Nadgett Been here awhile

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    Nice! I want to get one of those when I grow up.
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  6. SS Twin

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    Very nice! I too went from a RK to an Ultra Classic. Good choice and enjoy!
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  7. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    :lol3 +1

    Congrats
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  8. royal

    royal Don't Follow

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    Got mine earlier this year, however mine's an Electra Glide Classic. I can honestly say that it has put the fun back in motorcycling for me.
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  9. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I'm really enjoying this bike and if I can scrape enough money together oneday I would really like to add a second bike to the garage, one that's completely different like a GS.
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  10. PMC

    PMC riding rider

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    Great bike :D
    If it still has the cat you're probably toasty near your right ankle, shocking how much heat they put off.

    Enjoy it!
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  11. DynaSport

    DynaSport Been here awhile

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    Congrats on the new bike. I like the HD touring bikes. I had to smile though, when I read where you wrote you liked your 09 RK, but that it was beginning to feel old. I guess my 2000 SG must be prehistoric :rofl
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  12. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    Congrats! Very nice bike. I think there are some deflectors you can get to help keep the heat off. I am sure you will get many enjoyable miles out of this bike.
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  13. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    It wasn't the year that made it feel old lol, it was the miles the bike had more than 62k miles and was feeling like it needed some work to bring it back to that new tight feeling. It was made obvious once I rode the E-Glide that the RK was getting a little worn, the newer bike felt tighter right away. Usually I keep my bikes for a long time like twenty plus years but at the rate I was going the bike would have more than 75k miles in less than five years and would have very little value.

    I'm going to find out, haven't felt it on my feet yet, Sidi boots I'm sure are helping keep the heat away.

    Defelectors are stock on this bike, hope it helps. Right now it's not a problem, might even be making the riding nicer since it's been chilly.

    Thanks for the good wishes, time to go for a ride.
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  14. natez1

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    I know what you mean. I was sucked in on a good deal on a ultra, I didn't want a trunk, radio, coffee maker, ect ect ect, but after a good long ride I changed my mind. It DOES add enjoyment and function to my life, go figure?!


    PS. nice ride!
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  15. husqzilla

    husqzilla Been here awhile

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    ... if any have gotten this far :rofl.

    The reason the Motor Company sells so many of them is because people really like them. :clap :thumb :nod :raabia :wings :rayof :ricky :beer

    What's so hard to understand about that??? :hmmmmm
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  16. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    Exactly, if you go by the numbers, HP, 1/4 mile, weight, etc.. I guess there are so many better bikes; but these bikes make me feel good, much like my 1976 CB750F did and when I got that in 1980 it was considered a dog too. I really want to own another SOHC CB750F oneday: BTW had it for 20 years (no room gave it away in 2000), along with a 1985 V65 Sabre (sold in 2009) I guess I never truly went modern.

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    The Glide is already racking up some miles,

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  17. ERD

    ERD Custom Rider

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    Nice Limited! There are several ways to deal with the heat between the legs. You can remove the two lowers that are mounted in front of the knees on the engine guard. In warm weather, the lowers limits the airflow to the engine. You can also limit the heat from the cat by "breaking" the materials inside the cat. One of the best option is to retune your engine to run richer. The stock ECM runs lean for emission purpose. By retuning/replacing/adding to the ECM to run richer, you reduce the engine heat dramatically. You will lose a bit of MPG, but rewarded with better throttle response, as well as the heat reduction.
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  18. bobobob

    bobobob badbadbad

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    +1

    Another big heat reducer is a ceramic coated header pipe.
    Fuelmoto can do the Power Vision tuner, air cleaner pipe, touring cam and Jackpot slipons that
    will get you a cooler and much faster running bike with an extra 20 bhp and ftlbs of torque.

    http://www.fuelmotousa.com/
    http://www.hdforums.com/forum/fuel-moto-jackpot-mufflers-137/

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  19. txwanderer

    txwanderer Been here awhile

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    Don't take off your lowers. Close them off. Open an inch one way or the other will yield surprising results in hot weather. It will also keep air moving across the jugs in a predictable manner.
    You won't get the water cooled engine temps. Just won't happen, but it will be amazingly cooler that wide open.

    Cheers
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  20. PMC

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    I agree, you don't need to remove the lowers even in 100 degree temps but I'd run a good quality synth oil (not starting an oil debate).
    The Jackpot header does wonders and while a ceramic coating would be sweet I have it without and having ridden a ceramic bike back to back you can't tell a difference between them (bikes were both ultra limited, a 10 and my 11).

    I did add a vented windshield which is nice in the really hot weather and may or may not help with the air void behind the fairing.
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