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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2020, 05:39:04 pm »
I rode all the HD models around Kyalami over last few years.... never been so slow and scared at same time.... :lol8: the handling (or lack of) is something to get used to  :o

Most are butt ugly imo, but then beauty is in eye of beholder and there are enough customers out there to prove me wrong... ;D

If I had to fork out my own money, it would have to be a NightRod or Breakout.... killer looks and that rear tyre just does it for me... :thumleft:

I also had priiledge to take 1290SAR around Kyalami just after the Breakout ride.... proved to me then and there I am still way too young for HD... :ricky:

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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #41 on: October 07, 2020, 10:56:58 pm »
I run into a guy on an Ultraglide every few weeks as we merge off the N7 onto Malibongwe, as timing would have it, he always sneakily rumbles past me with a wave and dust emanating from his rear tyre as he blast off, try as I might, that boy bobs and weaves lanesplitting like a man possessed and I can't catch him, a sight to behold behind such a big bike. Ran into him again today, both stopped at the Checkers red light on Sandown and nodded at each other before splitting apart, today be diced through  construction cones in peak hour traffic doing about 100 in a 60 zone, oke is a legend.
 

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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2020, 01:13:30 pm »
Ag nee Blikikes… you not doing us adventure okes any favours letting a HD dude think he can outrun a 990...…. ;) :lol8:
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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2020, 05:25:17 am »
Thanks for the food for thought thus far, and your experiences

I am waiting for our local Harley shop to reopen in the next week, they have moved premises.

Then I will go test ride a bike or 2. Feel how it feels
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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2020, 05:54:24 am »
I hope you are able to demo a Fat Bob and Fatboy.

I'd like to read your feedback on both.
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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2020, 06:00:04 am »
Will keep you updated   :thumleft:
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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2020, 09:11:04 am »
I love Dynas & I've had 2.

As much as I love  the styling & look of the Dyna Fat Bob,I could never get used to the feet forward riding position.
It seems counter intuitive for a bike touted as a "performance cruiser".

Try & find yourself a Dyna Lowrider S to take for a test ride.
The footpegs are "further forward mid controls" which put my feet in the perfect spot.
The 110 motor is a beast. Crazy fun to ride with much better suspension than the Fat Bob too.

Any thoughts on the Dyna vs the new Softal Lowrider S?     I love the look of both of them.
 

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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #47 on: October 09, 2020, 09:20:57 am »
Any thoughts on the Dyna vs the new Softal Lowrider S?     I love the look of both of them.

One of my mates has one of each.
He reckons the new softail is much better.
He says it is so civilised that it is "almost a Japanese bike".

I still prefer the Dyna Lowrider S though ...
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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #48 on: October 09, 2020, 09:25:05 am »
Any thoughts on the Dyna vs the new Softal Lowrider S?     I love the look of both of them.

One of my mates has one of each.
He reckons the new softail is much better.
He says it is so civilised that it is "almost a Japanese bike".

I still prefer the Dyna Lowrider S though ...

I've always heard the Softails were more for cruising and the Dyna's handled better, but maybe they've done a lot of work on the Softail when they dropped the dyna?
 

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« Reply #49 on: October 09, 2020, 09:26:00 am »
I am rather taken up with mine.  :ricky:
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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #50 on: October 09, 2020, 09:39:08 am »
I am rather taken up with mine.  :ricky:

Nice ride Wayne  :thumleft:
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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #51 on: October 09, 2020, 09:54:06 am »
I am rather taken up with mine.  :ricky:


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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #52 on: October 09, 2020, 09:59:26 am »
I am rather taken up with mine.  :ricky:

Nice ride Wayne  :thumleft:
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« Reply #53 on: October 09, 2020, 10:17:18 am »
Those big radius pipes are the business
 

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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #54 on: October 09, 2020, 11:13:43 am »
I run into a guy on an Ultraglide every few weeks as we merge off the N7 onto Malibongwe, as timing would have it, he always sneakily rumbles past me with a wave and dust emanating from his rear tyre as he blast off, try as I might, that boy bobs and weaves lanesplitting like a man possessed and I can't catch him, a sight to behold behind such a big bike. Ran into him again today, both stopped at the Checkers red light on Sandown and nodded at each other before splitting apart, today be diced through  construction cones in peak hour traffic doing about 100 in a 60 zone, oke is a legend.

Have a mate with an older Dyna Low Rider and he is the same.  Even on the 1290, I can barely keep up with him on tar twisties, and even sometimes on dirt :imaposer: He just seems to know that bike so well. I think I just have too much survival instinct and not enough balls as well though :biggrin:

 

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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #55 on: October 09, 2020, 11:17:40 am »
Those big radius pipes are the business
And loud AF.

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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #56 on: October 09, 2020, 12:00:42 pm »
I like the bobber but have a look at the Nightrod Secial, droolworthy!

Jeepers creepers thet is is hunk of metal .. looks tit in black. I wonder how grin worthy that would be through the twisties. They look really heavy. I think I need to try one just to make sure.  :thumleft:
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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #57 on: October 09, 2020, 01:38:37 pm »
I really want a Dyna next, probably a Low Rider S. Dammit Lotto come one man ;)
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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #58 on: October 10, 2020, 06:58:00 am »
I've always heard the Softails were more for cruising and the Dyna's handled better, but maybe they've done a lot of work on the Softail when they dropped the dyna?


Yes, the new softails are a completely different bike.
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Re: Harley Fat Bob - opinions / buyers advice
« Reply #59 on: October 10, 2020, 09:13:43 am »
I run into a guy on an Ultraglide every few weeks as we merge off the N7 onto Malibongwe, as timing would have it, he always sneakily rumbles past me with a wave and dust emanating from his rear tyre as he blast off, try as I might, that boy bobs and weaves lanesplitting like a man possessed and I can't catch him, a sight to behold behind such a big bike. Ran into him again today, both stopped at the Checkers red light on Sandown and nodded at each other before splitting apart, today be diced through  construction cones in peak hour traffic doing about 100 in a 60 zone, oke is a legend.

Have a mate with an older Dyna Low Rider and he is the same.  Even on the 1290, I can barely keep up with him on tar twisties, and even sometimes on dirt :imaposer: He just seems to know that bike so well. I think I just have too much survival instinct and not enough balls as well though :biggrin:



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