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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 08:20 PM
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 08:39 PM
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Congrats on the bike. I have a '12 Wide Glide, my first bike. It has been a great experience learning to ride. I 6'1" so I know how you feel. I have an engine guard with highway pegs, being able to put my feet up on long rides is awesome. Have fun with it.

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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by 2010hdultra View Post
Welcome. If ive learned one thing its this, some buy bikes to ride, but most people i know buy them to look good in the garage and so they can ride to the bars on the weekend and say yup thats my harley outside. Me on the other.hand are folish enough to ride it to work when its 35 outside. Lol just change all the fluids which the dealer should do when they took it in. And put a battery tender on it and you should be ok. Good luck and keep the shiny side up.
I'm just as foolish as you are, if it ain't raining, I'm riding.

But agreed with everyone else. Bought my '11 used from a dealership and they pretty gave me the history of it while waiting for them to complete a recall on it. One previous owner and very well taking care of. Anyway, good choice on the gauge, seems like everyone has good thoughts on it. Guess after Christmas I'll go ahead and pick mine up too haha.

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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 10:49 PM
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Oh man, you missed the warm weather up here by 1 week. But the excitment of the new bike will keep you warm for a few miles.

Get layers chaps or insulated underware. Leather jacket, helmet with bubble shield and very warm gloves. A ski mask (balaklava) will getyou those extra miles comfortably.

We had a warm winter last year and it was my first year back in the saddle so I was fortunate enough to ride more than expected.

Enjoy these first few months as they are special, (but they're almost all good).
Even riding in the rain (for less than an hour) can be fun (get a rain suit and saddle bags)

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Welcome and enjoy. It's a balmy 39. Perfectfor trying out my heated jacket liner.

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I ride a 2010 Street Bob and I'm 5-7 and bolted an HD 2-inch bar riser, so that the bars pull back a little more. And I am almost cramped.
That said, I would think that someone your height would certainly feel cramped.
This bike just has a small "cockpit."
Other than that, it's a fun, lightweight Harley.
The relationship between the seat and the bars and the pegs is just not large.
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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So far I love the fit, my feet are out front, the mustang seat keeps me low, and the mini apes are set just right. For my first Harley I love this bike!

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