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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by JPR View Post
As others have said all of the Harley's have ample power. And if you're going to be riding with others, you will all be riding at about the same speeds

If you have the need to be always out running the group then you need something else other than a Harley.

Try a Boss Hog. It's a bike with a Chevy 350 for an engine. Then you can be all by yourself in the distance or splattered against the back end of that semi way up there (hopefully not)

Enjoy your new bike. And ride safely.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 02:19 PM
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I know the Streetglide is popular,but did you know that it has 3/4" less suspension than the Electraglide classic,and it does not have the passing lamps or top box,and is the same price. Have you ridden the 96" and 103" back to back,I have. The 103"er is much smoother while having a bit more torque. I own and ride a fatboy with a 96"b(counterbalanced) and the 103"er is as smooth as it. For my money the 103" Electra Glide Classic is a better buy.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 11:00 PM
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I have a 2012 SB and I've never thought it needed more, but I rode a switchback with the 103 and that is a sweet motor . . . really smooth (on the same frame) and powerful feeling. Just a seat of the pants feel as I never really cranked on the switchback, but it made me wish the 103 would have been available when I bought my '12. It ain't a huge difference, but to me there was definitely a difference. My .02

Oh yeah . . . Congrats on the new bike either way! The SB is a great platform to customize . . . or not!

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 08:12 PM
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The amount they charge from the factory is absolutely cost effective for the upgrade to 103. Because down the road if you want it (which will probably cross your mind) it will cost more after the fact
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by MisfitJason View Post
The amount they charge from the factory is absolutely cost effective for the upgrade to 103. Because down the road if you want it (which will probably cross your mind) it will cost more after the fact
I agree it only cost $350 to upgrade to the 103 CI when I ordered my 2013 HD-1 Street Bob...

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