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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #260 on: May 22, 2020, 01:53:57 pm »
While we have the attention os some real and geniune Harley guys on here, can I ask you a question?

How do you guys rate the Japanese cruisers, etc, models that are built to compete directly in Harley's market, with HD bikes?

Bikes like Yamaha's Bolt, V-Max and Royal stars?
honestly the jap stuff (called metric cruisers in yankland)  is probably way ahead of Harley in everything except brand  loyalty and mystique/allure
the older ones are not great looking etc ie look at yam xs 11 special just standard bike with handlebars n stepped saddle really .. marauder etc were putrid ..but then start with boulevards royal stars etc and really nice looking handling performing, great reliability but not a Harley . the one i jerk off over (figuratively) is the honda rune no i lie although rune really nice ..there was a real custom honda hmm maybe fury but name don't sound right...sex on wheels machine but again just not hd or sns motor

I struggle to see what is a HD and what is not a lot of the times. But the bikes in these photos looks cheap, like they should have a big boy sign.
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« Reply #261 on: May 22, 2020, 02:11:37 pm »
My Dad recently got this road king custom, the 88" with 5 speed box (2005 I think)

I must say, what a hoot to ride. Granted it is very different from my Tiger, but I did not expect it to be a nice to ride as it was on the the road. I do also love the look of their biker cruisers.

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #262 on: May 22, 2020, 02:32:11 pm »
My Dad recently got this road king custom, the 88" with 5 speed box (2005 I think)

I must say, what a hoot to ride. Granted it is very different from my Tiger, but I did not expect it to be a nice to ride as it was on the the road. I do also love the look of their biker cruisers.

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Dats purrrty  :drif:  I've always liked that 5 lamp setup (headlamp with 4 auxiliary lamps).
 

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #263 on: May 22, 2020, 06:38:35 pm »
Honestly the 88 5 speed is anything as smooth as the my 103 with 1st stage conversion (basically air intake, management system and pipes) those motors are great units. However I often did wish for a 6th gear.


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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #264 on: May 25, 2020, 09:15:43 am »
I would not mind owning a Harley.

Love the old school look of the Crossbones and have always been a FatBoy fan




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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #265 on: May 25, 2020, 09:42:54 am »
 :drif: :drif: love dat saddle
 

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #266 on: May 25, 2020, 10:04:32 am »
Honestly the 88 5 speed is anything as smooth as the my 103 with 1st stage conversion (basically air intake, management system and pipes) those motors are great units. However I often did wish for a 6th gear.


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newer ones all have 6 speed boxes .. but aftermarket 6 speed available for older models as well ..have to add laways wanted 6 speed on my softail as well for long roads
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #267 on: May 25, 2020, 10:05:29 am »
:drif: :drif: love dat saddle

Those look awesome.
But they leave no room to move, so you get saddle sore very quickly, as you are forced to sit in the exact same position.
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #268 on: May 25, 2020, 10:06:43 am »
:drif: :drif: love dat saddle

Those look awesome.
But they leave no room to move, so you get saddle sore very quickly, as you are forced to sit in the exact same position.
i have always found due to seating position ..ie leg out ..it very difficult to shift apart from legs to hway pegs etc
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #269 on: May 25, 2020, 10:13:49 am »
My Dad recently got this road king custom, the 88" with 5 speed box (2005 I think)

I must say, what a hoot to ride. Granted it is very different from my Tiger, but I did not expect it to be a nice to ride as it was on the the road. I do also love the look of their biker cruisers.

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i like the road king its versatile and not so bulky

get a lot of compliments for mine .....it is a bit different from normal road kings in that it has a unique paint set.........theses bikes normally come with leather saddle bags

mine has hard bags and on top of it they are stretch bags.......most hard bags go down to top of the pipes .......the stretch bags go past and i love this look ........its all just a question of budget


my road king is a standard 2012 roadking classic.....which they replaced with this limited edition paint set theme only available in 2012 it is number 48 of 200 that exist only....its called Mahem

i was shopping around for my 50th and saw this in Harley Sandton

this bike is very photogenic .........

ridden it around the country .....but mostly its used around town or for short trips






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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #270 on: May 25, 2020, 10:18:09 am »
:drif: :drif: love dat saddle

Those look awesome.
But they leave no room to move, so you get saddle sore very quickly, as you are forced to sit in the exact same position.

I agree, da saddle doesn't look comfy but it sure is purrty on dat gloss black cross bone
 

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #271 on: May 25, 2020, 10:20:36 am »
@Mother dat is by far one of the most brilliant eye catching paint jobs I've ever seen. Man dat thing jumps in da sunlight.  WOW   :drif: :drif:

I don't know about there, but here, dat bike would draw a crowd wherever it stopped.
 
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #272 on: May 25, 2020, 10:25:28 am »
That is indeed one incredible beauty right there :thumleft:
 
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #273 on: May 25, 2020, 11:16:41 am »
@Mother I agree that is one pretty looking bike, but there is a reason I had my FB all blacked out. Between bit lazy and not wanting to spend hours polishing and wiping chrome clean I personally do not want that amount of chrome on my bike, and Im a fan of the matt / dull effects on the HDs


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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #274 on: May 26, 2020, 12:33:43 pm »
@Mother I agree that is one pretty looking bike, but there is a reason I had my FB all blacked out. Between bit lazy and not wanting to spend hours polishing and wiping chrome clean I personally do not want that amount of chrome on my bike, and Im a fan of the matt / dull effects on the HDs


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the new look at harley nowadays is black chrome.......there is a lot of black on the new bikes

im also not a chrome polish guy but discovered these products .......

if i need to dry wash i use the FW1 spray wax and clean product

for a full wash i use Meguiars wash and wax and only a chamois

relate to the lazy so polishing is not my thing.........these two products are winners for anyone with a bling harley to achieve max shine with min effort......just saying
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #275 on: May 26, 2020, 09:15:53 pm »
I went to collect a Harley today on behalf of a friend. He hasn't been on a bike in a lot of years. I rode the 120km back to his house. Although I ride often, I haven't been on a Harley in a few years and I was pleasantly surprised. The bike in mention is a 103 cubic inch 2011 model in great condition. The bike is really slow, but so super soft and very smooth at highway speeds. I really enjoyed the trip.

Harley guys, what is the difference between the electra glide, road glide and ultra glide?
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« Reply #276 on: May 26, 2020, 11:28:38 pm »
I used to LOVE HDs. Owned a Springer classic(Still the best looking Harley) and a Dyna wide glide. Also used to like American pickup trucks...
But as much as I used to, I couldnt care less for them nowadays.

Maybe I got to appreciate the effectiveness of the Japanese bikes and bakkies?
 

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #277 on: Yesterday at 07:52:26 am »

Harley guys, what is the difference between the electra glide, road glide and ultra glide?

The frames are the same.
The Roadglide is the dual headlight one with a frame mounted faring.

There is no such thing as an Ultra Glide.

The road king has a normal clear clip off windshield with instruments on the tank  usually but not always with leather bags.

Then we have the models with the batwing fairings

Firstly, the Street Glide.
This has no top box ( what we call a Tour pak). It has lowered rear suspension, bigger wheels & rear pillion pegs, not boards . This one has fairing mounted mirrors.
This is Harley's big seller in the U.S.

Then you get the Electra Glide standard which was rereleased in 2019 after being gone for a few years.
Also no top box, single seat, no radio. Regulation height rear shocks, handlebar mounted fairing & mirrors

Then there's the Electra Glide Ultra Limited, which is what you are on in your picture.
Top box with speakers, radio , CD, intercom, cruise control , handle bar mounted fairing &  mirrors. Pillion floorboards. Fairing lowers, Top of the line with all bells & whistles

There used to be , now discontinued, a Electra Glide Ultra Classic.
This is what I have. It has rails around the Saddlebags doesn't have chrome wheels & does not have heated grips.

There are also the Lo models with reduced seat height and also the CVO models, which you can think of as AMG versions lots of extra goodies.

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« Reply #278 on: Yesterday at 09:20:24 am »
Thanks

And a Dyna?
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #279 on: Yesterday at 10:26:07 am »
I would not mind owning a Harley.

Love the old school look of the Crossbones and have always been a FatBoy fan




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