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Old 11-16-2012, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have chosen this bike pretty much based on the look that I want and the aftermarket parts to customize it. I don't plan on making an cross country rides and do not need to show my a$$ by roasting the tires every chance I get...I rode sport bikes for that.

My only question is upgrading to the 103. Is it needed? Besides the CC's what other difference is there as far as the ride? The decision to upgrade will determine if I'm waiting until March to get my bike or if I'll have it waiting on me when I get home.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have chosen this bike pretty much based on the look that I want and the aftermarket parts to customize it. I don't plan on making an cross country rides and do not need to show my a$$ by roasting the tires every chance I get...I rode sport bikes for that.

My only question is upgrading to the 103. Is it needed? Besides the CC's what other difference is there as far as the ride? The decision to upgrade will determine if I'm waiting until March to get my bike or if I'll have it waiting on me when I get home.
There is not a "need" for the upgrade, it's more of a "want" . It'll ride the same .



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Old 11-16-2012, 12:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Agreed. The 96 and 103 have the same cam. Is just a couple cubes
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Think of it this way a few years back they had 88ci engines.

The 96 I have in my 2011 SuperGlide Custom has plenty of power. I've been on the I-20 between Shreveport & Dallas and never been wanting for more throttle. Around town and on country roads it has WAY more power than I need.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I guess that settles it. I didn't want to wait three months anyway. Everything else I can get from the dealer.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The way I look at it my Dyna Super Glide with the 96 has a bigger engine with more power than a couple of cars I've had in the past.

I just picked up my bike a month ago, and have finally been able to get over the 500 mile marker last week. Hey..It's a bit cold here in PA. It actually has quite a bit more power than I thought it would. No real complaints there, but rarely is more power a bad thing.

For what it's worth though I've been riding with a few others that had much bigger bikes than mine hauling passengers with 80-88 ci engines, and I didn't hear them complaining.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Race for pinks??



Just kidding. Hell, I'm 62. I cruise. Just wanted to chime in.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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All bikes are quick and fast, some are just alot quicker and faster. Never been on one that NEEDED more power, but I always WANTED more power. I currently ride the 2012 Super Glide custom w/the 96CID, with just a set of slip ons. Pushing 3000 miles and the bike cruises at 75-80 MPH (interstate) at 2500-3000 RMS, with plenty of throttle left.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Not sure why, but looking at pics of that model online makes me want to pop wheelies in front of the po-po and then run for the horizon....
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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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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