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2019 Electra glide standard

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by chickenhawk71, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    I've been asking for this bike for a long time. I'm glad HD finally decided to bring this one back.

    I don't get the desire for a radio on this bike. I mean, HD already sells a bunch of cruisers with radios on them; get one of those, if the lack of a radio is a deal breaker.

    I got rid of my Rushmore Electra Glide. It had so much crap that I didn't need on it; crap that made the bike heavy. It's good to see HD working on making their bikes lighter.
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  2. Mattbastard

    Mattbastard Lazy ass

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    Exactly! Especially considering the radio for the EGS is like 2 grand, even before the install, just buy a friggin' Street Glide.
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  3. slipknot

    slipknot Hello Girls

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    Harley should take a page from US auto manufacturers and offer up a basic FL allowing the buyer to choose options as they wish from the factory or as fitting from the dealership.
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  4. TurkeyRun

    TurkeyRun Been here awhile Supporter

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    Well, on the dealership side of that, they do. Saw a couple “Help Wanted” signs for “Chrome Consultant” and “Fit Specialist” recently.

    Problem is, they give no value for the stock stuff they take off. They charge labor for installing stuff. So here in CA, you can take an $18K bike and after government extortion (taxes), dealer fees, and some mods, make it a $30K bike pretty easy.

    A factory “Build Your Own” would be awesome. Last 2 new Fords I’ve bought by going to the website, building what I wanted, then shopping dealers for “who will sell me this at Dealer Invoice?”

    It works. Dealers get the volume credit, don’t floor finance or insure it. And spend little time with me. And they get the finance points. Easy. I don’t think that’s what H-D wants as a business model tho.
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  5. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    Don't need a radio but a way to slide a Garmin in the dash (like BMW) would be a plus.
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  6. Hammerdown77

    Hammerdown77 Long timer

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    Yes. This or a dock for your phone that allows the phone to be used as your "infotainment" screen.
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  7. dceggert

    dceggert Been here awhile

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    Well, just like buying a GS or any other Adventure Bike and loading it up with stuff from a catalog from Touratech or other vendor of adventure goodies, you can buy and install the stuff yourself. Also, as a road bike, these things come great for their purpose stock. I have never gotten the 'I need a Stage IV engine upgrade and Race Tune' stuff. It is almost as if people need flame hand grips, loud pipes, and a dyno number for bragging rights at bike nights.

    Don't get me wrong, there is nothing bad about that if that is what someone wants to do. But I do not fit in with that culture at all and as a rider nobody 'has to.' The need to spend thousands of dollars on upgrades (some call it the Harley Tax) is not a need at all.

    Just like in the car world there are two ways to get noticed in this world....if that is the intent of the 'must have upgrades'....have something everyone wants but cannot afford, or have something so bad that people want to stay away from you. One is super expensive and the other is pretty cheap. As for me I could care less about being noticed so I just ride. I would rather be discovering something cool like a quiet meadow or the start of a major river (I once straddled the Colorado up where it starts in the meadows of Rocky Mountain National Park). All the ruckus over chrome or paint matched latches, or the engine is only a 107, is lost on me. Catalog shopping based on numbers is all it is becoming.
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  8. saltspray

    saltspray Been here awhile

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    Pretty bike but about 5k overpriced for what you get.
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  9. Gham

    Gham past expiration date Supporter

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    Honestly if I wanted a standard that bad I would just pull the lowers and topcase off my Ultra. You have the regular suspension and just add a solo seat.If I just had to have a new bike I would easily choose the RK over the standard.
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  10. Jed Clampett

    Jed Clampett Been here awhile Supporter

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    So I just went and looked at it. It's very good looking, if you like them slammed to the ground. For me....I think I'd rather buy the police bike with the fairing, driving light bar, rear saddlebag guards, and taller suspension for less money. I was thinking, as the salesman took me to the back of the dealership past rows and rows of street glides, I don't do what everyone else does, never have. I think I'm good with my Fat Bob and my Roadster.
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  11. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    I’m not interested in built in radio or nav anymore. Much cleaner to Bluetooth a phone to a helmet. I like the idea of this bike.

    I ride a ‘18 Heritage, which suits my riding better, but I think this is a good offering.
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  12. MariusD

    MariusD Long timer

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    So maybe this is dumb question, but how does this massive hole in the fairing work when the bike is parked outside and it rains? Does it just collect a bunch of water?! :confused
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  13. boatpuller

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    Ding Ding Ding, we have a winner!

    At least taller shocks on the rear are easy. In the front is a lot of labor. But pics look like the front is standard height.

    About $500 for the best HD factory shocks, which are not bad. About $800 for very good Ohlins which are so good my wife noticed the improvement in ride comfort and bump absorbing. If you can, find the funds for the Ohlins. 13" is the standard length. 12" or less is the slammed length.

    Oh I hope they never do that. I had a counter balanced softtail, and after a few hours you start to notice the slight buzz. On the rubber mounts, I've done several Iron Butt rides, and it's all smooth at speed. The rubber mount is the way to cross the country.
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  14. DirtyRoadie

    DirtyRoadie Long timer

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    What do I win, a new Road King ?? Pretty please.
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  15. shupe

    shupe Been here awhile

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    Yes, but the M8 has dual balancers (I think). The new Softtails are rigidly mounted and they are very smooth.
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  16. mitchxout

    mitchxout Long timer

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    They don't give a f***

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  17. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    I don’t get it.
    Vin #? V?
    What’s he sayin’?
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  18. luftkoph

    luftkoph Long timer Super Supporter

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    FVUK the V looks like a U
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  19. Mykola

    Mykola Stoked

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    Absolutely scandalous! Won't somebody think of the children?
    Now that he's publicized the 'issue' (honestly, how many people peruse motor serial numbers?) I can imagine a couple people at least are going to get "FVCK"-engraved derby or timing covers.
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  20. blackfriar

    blackfriar Been here awhile

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    I went to see it Saturday at the local dealer. After seeing it in person I would say it is overpriced compared to the bikes Harley offers for near the same price. The chrome and polished finishes look a little odd together and the hole in the fairing just makes it clear that the bike is a stripper model. It will be the right bike for some though, just like all the other bikes Harley makes. I hope they sell a bunch of them.
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