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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #280 on: May 27, 2020, 10:27:16 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 I’m a fan of the matt / dull effects on the HD’s


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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
thanks mother ..gonna look for these products n try
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« Reply #281 on: May 27, 2020, 10:32:13 am »
so watched those 2 x vids on hd going under and etc etc …. interesting and yes based on figures etc but eish i dunno ..the new hd models may pull em out ..and European, Asian markets may do a thing as well ..and although older etc many americans die hard hd fans … with the new models and different marketing and the bicycles etc hd mat downsize but unsure of rest
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #282 on: May 27, 2020, 10:35:39 am »
so watched those 2 x vids on hd going under and etc etc …. interesting and yes based on figures etc but eish i dunno ..the new hd models may pull em out ..and European, Asian markets may do a thing as well ..and although older etc many americans die hard hd fans … with the new models and different marketing and the bicycles etc hd mat downsize but unsure of rest
saying all of that if i had spare 400k now i would look at r18 with long long eyes ..although not as nice as concept bike man it makes my nether regions stir a lot ...the open shaft, paint job, and all
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #283 on: May 27, 2020, 10:51:14 am »
Thanks

And a Dyna?


Dyna came about when H-D bolted a Sportster front and onto a FL (touring) frame..
It was very successful series,I still do not why it was discontinued in 2017

Some models :
Super Glide
Super Glide Custom
Wide Glide
Street Bob
Fat Bob
Low Rider
Low Rider S.
Switchback

They look similar to Sporters at first glance as they also have twin outboard rear shocks.

However , they're quite a lot bigger and have the motor & gearbox separate whereas on a Sporty the motor & gearbox are 1 piece.

In my opinion & I have owned 2, the Dyna is the most practical Harley for all round use.
Lots of oomph, a decent sized tank,  lots of space & fairly good handling.

The last ones came out with the 103 motor.

My last one was an anniversary edition Super Glide Custom, it had
96 cubic inch motor
Fuel injection
6 speed box
ABS
Digital rev counter
Gear indicator
Heated grips
Tubeless mags & tyres.
Full LED lighting
Various different screens & seats & luggage setups depending how far I was going & if SWAMBO was coming too.
Not primitive by any stretch & did not leak ever.

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #284 on: May 27, 2020, 11:15:37 am »
^ do we really have to ask for pictures?
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #285 on: May 27, 2020, 11:57:33 am »
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Imo, the R1800 is hideous, it looks like a V-Star 650 and a blind person could've designed a better looking exhaust.

That thing is gonna be another dud from Bavaria here.
 

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« Reply #286 on: May 27, 2020, 12:22:56 pm »
^ do we really have to ask for pictures?

In hospital at the moment having a total knee replacement.
No decent pics in my phone of my Dynas sorry.
But I did find one of my Ultra,  with the top box & some other stuff taken off
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #287 on: May 27, 2020, 12:25:19 pm »
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Imo, the R1800 is hideous, it looks like a V-Star 650 and a blind person could've designed a better looking exhaust.

That thing is gonna be another dud from Bavaria here.

I agree.
Look at the position of the foot pegs, the cylinders get in the way of where you're feet should be.
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #288 on: May 27, 2020, 12:26:36 pm »
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Imo, the R1800 is hideous, it looks like a V-Star 650 and a blind person could've designed a better looking exhaust.

That thing is gonna be another dud from Bavaria here.

 I watched a Youtuber opinion yesterday stating the same.
Its overpriced with no cult following like with the HD. IOW you can get a better HD for the same money.
The pegs are to close to you, so its uncomfortable. ANd unlike the HD's there is no extras to fix this.
And then the exhaust was also mentioned. The dude painted a pretty grim picture. (same dude did one of the recent "HD is doomed" vids, but not fortnine)
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #289 on: May 27, 2020, 12:28:22 pm »
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Imo, the R1800 is hideous, it looks like a V-Star 650 and a blind person could've designed a better looking exhaust.

That thing is gonna be another dud from Bavaria here.

I agree.
Look at the position of the foot pegs, the cylinders get in the way of where you're feet should be.

And the front fender, I mean seriously, that thing is going to be a huuuuuuuuge failure here. 
 

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #290 on: May 27, 2020, 12:36:26 pm »
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Imo, the R1800 is hideous, it looks like a V-Star 650 and a blind person could've designed a better looking exhaust.

That thing is gonna be another dud from Bavaria here.
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #291 on: May 27, 2020, 12:45:20 pm »
^ do we really have to ask for pictures?

In hospital at the moment having a total knee replacement.
No decent pics in my phone of my Dynas sorry.
But I did find one of my Ultra,  with the top box & some other stuff taken off

Sharp Ultra  :drif:  Man they ride and run beautifully.  Love the deep valanced front fender, all metal, no plastic like the Japanese cruisers.
 

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #292 on: May 27, 2020, 12:47:03 pm »
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Imo, the R1800 is hideous, it looks like a V-Star 650 and a blind person could've designed a better looking exhaust.

That thing is gonna be another dud from Bavaria here.
HMMI QUITE LIKE PIP[E..BACK MUDGUARD MUST BE CHOPPED ..BUT I HEAR YOU AND INERESTING COS I THINK BIKE AIMED AT YANKLAND
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I agree, they're gonna try to sap sales from HD the way Polaris is with Indians. 

I love the motor, but the bike is gonna be an epic failure here in my prediction.
 

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #293 on: May 27, 2020, 04:35:57 pm »

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.

@Mother , feel free to add/ edit...

i think you summed it up nicely
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #294 on: May 27, 2020, 04:54:53 pm »

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love the xbone … i think bit collector thing now in hd community …
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yes very hard to find these bikes now

heres a picture of my mates custom xbones when he just got it
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #295 on: May 27, 2020, 05:51:53 pm »
I do like the blue/white custom Harley, very classy.
 

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« Reply #296 on: May 28, 2020, 07:28:18 am »
i see trevor over at easyrider in pta advertising xr1200 in latest toilet reading (may edition i think) … 75k .. he also has xbone at 160k but bobbed by them (chopped a bit not standard) ...issue with him in old days and i am not sure now ..he used to import his bikes from California and the cali bikes were all kinda detuned due to way stricter smog regulations then in rest of states … he used to put cams in etc to try bring performance up to standard levels but ….. as i say that was 20 years ago and these days i have no clue …
saying all the above if i win last night lotto i may have a XR in my garage 
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« Reply #297 on: May 28, 2020, 07:56:52 am »
i see trevor over at easyrider in pta advertising xr1200 in latest toilet reading (may edition i think) … 75k .. he also has xbone at 160k but bobbed by them (chopped a bit not standard) ...issue with him in old days and i am not sure now ..he used to import his bikes from California and the cali bikes were all kinda detuned due to way stricter smog regulations then in rest of states … he used to put cams in etc to try bring performance up to standard levels but ….. as i say that was 20 years ago and these days i have no clue …
saying all the above if i win last night lotto i may have a XR in my garage

never bought anything from Trevor before but we loved to go and browse his stock of bikes when we lived up in pta...........in my view what ive seen over the years

for used harleys my first port of call would be metal heads then easy rider then lastly v customs.......but its just my opinion.........these guys specialise in used but the guy ive seen continuously with the best used stock and bike condition is by far metal heads....his bikes are very clean

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« Reply #298 on: May 28, 2020, 08:18:08 am »

love the xbone … i think bit collector thing now in hd community …
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yes very hard to find these bikes now

heres a picture of my mates custom xbones when he just got it
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #299 on: June 04, 2020, 08:34:02 pm »
Love it.
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