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post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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I think Im going to trade down

Damn ultra is heavy and has a lot of stuff on it I don't need, Im going to get me a new Road King.
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One thing that surprised me about the new Road King Special was how light it felt. I only sat on it and stood it up and there was virtually no effort. Very well balanced.

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One thing that surprised me about the new Road King Special was how light it felt. I only sat on it and stood it up and there was virtually no effort. Very well balanced.
I agree, was riding one the other day Well balanced bike.
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Just wondering, is a Road King considered an Electra Glide?

Anything starting with FLH would qualify in my book, but the company uses the name
Electra Glide only on some models.
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The name is rather ambiguous now, traditionally it was the FL* series introduced in '65 with electric starters. Prior to that they were Duo-Glides and further back Hydra-Glides (Glides because of the shocks in front first and then rear). There were at least models still referred to as EGs at least through the '70s though then they started with the other variants. Not sure they use it now for any one particular configuration, someone else may.

According to HOG magazine the Road Kings of today drew their inspiration directly from the 65.

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Just wondering, is a Road King considered an Electra Glide?

Anything starting with FLH would qualify in my book, but the company uses the name
Electra Glide only on some models.
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Road King has a windshield. Electra Glide has a Fairing.

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Road King has a windshield. Electra Glide has a Fairing.
Yes, evidently the only model today that officially has the name Electra Glide in it is the ULtra Classic, with a fairing


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You'll love the RK & I would'nt consider going to a Road King as trading down.
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I know that I'm lovin' mine that I just got last Saturday! And at 35K with all the extras, tax, licence, dealer prep, and an extended warranty, I wouldn't consider it trading down either, lol.

The pic below is without any of the extras, I'll post that when they are all done.
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You'll love the RK & I would'nt consider going to a Road King as trading down.

Yes, I agree poor wording on my part, aint nuthin wrong with the Road King, thats a fact
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