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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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looked at a 2017 Road King Special

Stopped by the dealership today to see the new Road King Special. Nice bike, very well balanced. They're hoping I'll go back Thursday and take one for a ride. Can't say I'm a fan though of no windshield or the location of the turn signals. I suspect it won't happen anyway, I kind of like the bike I have.










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While I am not a fan of denim paint and blacked out chrome that bike looks wicked. Can they add a windshield or does the turn signal relocation prevent that?


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Cant say I like the turn signal location either, but you could probably change that and add passing lights while youre at it, and add a detachable windshield. You know youre going to buy it.
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I asked the guy if they offered blacked out windshield hardware and he said they did but I don't know if he was just blowing smoke. I asked about a price and they clam up, saying they don't talk any prices. There's a procedure, he was what they call fit specialists, after he does the work one of the others comes in sits down and goes through financial options to close a deal. Its a real pain but I didn't care because I know I'm not going to by one. If I did it would have to be a place that gave me numbers up front.

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Not my style..... but I'm sure for someone who likes that look it's great.

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My next bike is going to be a RK. Just not a 2017 RK I looked at one when I was at the dealer. I just can't get excited about it.
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the Road King has a windshield.

take off the windshield (and some chrome) and it becomes a Road King Special.

oh I get it, like the Special Olympics.
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This is a Road King WITH a windshield. Just got it last weekend and already put 780 miles on it. It still needs the new chrome wheels, WWW tires, chrome rotors, fat beach bars installed on Thursday. And as soon as the Stage IV kit gets here, that goes in too. That Laguna Orange really POPS in the sunshine.

mcnphotog, you really need to take one of the regular RK's for a spin! You'll fall in love, just like I did!
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