riding the Glide

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by smilingKen, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. hapbob

    hapbob Been here awhile

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    Ken
    Just got back from dealer...was thinking road king...but glide was so much nicer for another $1000
    It,s black like yours...can you tell me if 20k out door is in the ball park for price?
    Hap
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  2. hapbob

    hapbob Been here awhile

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    Thanks ken
    I'm going tomorrow to see if I can get it out door with cruise of 20k
    Another dealer was a bit higher but offered the first service free.
    Not sure what that's worth?
    I didn't think I wanted black but yours looked so nice
    I want black!
    I'll let you know
    Hap
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  3. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Nice, real nice. I traded my buddy my 2011 Multistrada for his Glide for a few miles and was pleasantly surprised, I would have liked to put a few hours on it to see how long term was.
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  4. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    I really enjoy reading your posts, you have such a positive up beat outlook, totally infectious
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  5. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Been here awhile

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    Agreed!

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  6. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    blessing your bike - a very good idea. Every time I get a new ride, I take it asap to a quiet place I know, and pray over it. Give it back to God, for His purposes.
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  7. Jagdpanther

    Jagdpanther n00b

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    NICE. Ultras are awesome.
    One suggestion however.....get a set of color matched fairing lowers. They are superior to the fabric ones. They do a better job and they're vented so you don't need to remove 'em when it gets warm out. You just cannot beat them when it rains. Best thing I ever did to my Road King; well, the second best thing after mods to make it go like it ought to have from the factory.

    Lava red is the fastest color, though.

    J
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  8. mattoid1

    mattoid1 Been here awhile

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    Hey Ken, congrats on the bike. I bought an '11 in June of that year, wonderful bike. Been from Idaho to North Carolina and Wisconsin to Southern California. Ride safe!
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  9. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    I like reading your post, you look like you're having a blast on your new bike. BTW I think the Glide is a nice bike to ride too.
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  10. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    please
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  11. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    I just picked up a new Ultra limited and couldn't be happier. It is my third bike so it will be the fair weather Caddy for me and the wife to take some long trips!
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  12. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Been here awhile

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    Great record keeping, Ken.

    I've tried to keep accurate mpg tallies...but then I miss a tank and I say, ahh, forget it...and then a few months later I'll start again.

    41 average sounds about right. It's easy to remember the good mpg days and ignore the lousy ones.

    I swear that when I went synthetic motor oils I bumped up an mpg or so on my average. Put some fancy high dollar spark plugs in too. Other than that, I'm all stock as same engine on yours...but Road Glide ultra.

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