Why buy a Harley

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by hapbob, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. capriccio

    capriccio Long timer

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    What pissed me off is when I rode my RK taking in the scenery and enjoying life and some effin stupid squid blows by without warnings like a horn blast or get close enough to make me aware before blasting by in my lane. When on my Guzzi EV I"ll chase them down and give'em the same treatment in return which always shocks them to see a cruiser chasing them down and blowing by.
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  3. Mountain Cruiser

    Mountain Cruiser Banned

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    That's true also. It would be nice to be behind the batwing when the weather cools. I think I would enjoy the radio on the EGC also. Both configurations have pros and cons. I guess the individual rider has to weigh them out for themselves. I believe I could make both the RK or the EGC work for me.


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  4. Robert OK

    Robert OK Been here awhile

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    The Road King's windshield is very effective against the cold. The weak spot is the legs. You can buy "soft lowers" for that. The soft ones can be folded and stored in the bags when you're not using them.
  5. sizzlingbadger

    sizzlingbadger Adventurer

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    I got so much turbulence from my RK windshield I had to remove it, then I only had to put up with the vibration destroying anything I put in the saddle bags.
  6. Robert OK

    Robert OK Been here awhile

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    Strange. I haven't noticed any. Could it be your height or maybe you have the tour pak?

    I'm 5'8" and don't have the tour pak.
  7. Mountain Cruiser

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    I'm pretty sure you could put the hard lowers on it too.



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  8. UnsureFooting

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    Yep. Or the aftermarket ones with speakers in em.... etc etc etc.
  9. Robert OK

    Robert OK Been here awhile

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    I think you're right. Soft ones are cheaper though, more portable and probably easier to remove (speaking as one who doesn't own them).

    I've noticed they're very popular with the motorcycle cops around the White House in DC.
  10. UnsureFooting

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    You can get leather ones, or the MoCo sells their own now, ballistic nylon.
  11. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    Was not experince but I did get some buffeting and that imporved with an after-market windshield with a curved lip at the top. My Electra Glide with hard lowers as zero buffeting and I think I could have a smoke behind the fairing. Not sure how much it matters but I wear a fullface helmet.
  12. 1/2 Brit

    1/2 Brit Been here awhile

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    I was behind a StreetGlide on my Ducati Multistrada, on a twisty bit of road, the guy saw me and accelerated. Of course, I kept pace, thinking he'd back off in the tight stuff....he didn't. I was impressed.

    I probably had more in reserve than him, if something unexpected happened, but the new E-Glides do handle well.
  13. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I've had both, definitely prefer the hard lowers with vents. They provide more protection and are much more aerodynamic at highways speeds. But the soft lowers do add a lot of protection for a low price.


    I got buffeting at highways speeds with the stock windshield (5'7", 30" inseam). Switching to windshield with a curved lip at the top improved things but did not completely eliminate the the problem. What did work was Harley's new Wind Splitter windshield. It's advertised as eliminating buffeting at speed and did just that. Amazing...

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  14. Low Down

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    :ear

    Can't wait to hear this....
  15. twinrider

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    They handle great, the main limitation is the lack of cornering clearance.
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    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Yeah, I really don't understand that. I love the drivetrain....it really is a special engine and so very well made. But goddamn they can't even lean over enough to turn into a driveway without scraping. Harley would really have the best motorcycle for the real world if they'd just give them so lean angle. :1drink
  17. UnsureFooting

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    Like this?

    :evil

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  18. twinrider

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    Maybe a Fatboy Lo, but my Road King isn't that bad... :lol3 Just scrapes easily enough that I have to slow to a normal pace when the mountain twisties get super tight.
  19. JerryH

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    Well I finally have something bad to say about Harley. I went to their site to check out the new models and saw this. UGH!!!

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...AQrUcSFNZCyigLNj4DYCQ&ved=0CDsQ9QEwAw&dur=560

    What were they thinking? Or were they thinking? This abomination would gag a maggot. It looks like something from Lowrider magazine. I've seen some hideous customs, but this comes from the factory. It's absolutely disgusting. I almost threw up when I saw it. I can't believe anyone would be seen on this. If Harley is trying to go out of business, this would seem to be the right way to do it.
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    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I'm digging it, different strokes for different folks and all that... :1drink