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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 05:18 PM
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I have owned Sporty's and Softails and ridden the Ultra's over the last 20 years but I have owned a RKC since the start of '09 and it is hands down the best all around bike I have ever owned or ridden. I average 13-15K a year mileage wise, wife and I did a 14 day 6K mile trip in '09 and were not really tired till the last day.

I can go from having a solo seat and no windshield to full two up seat with a tour pak and wind shield in less than five minutes....................Doesn't get much more versatile than that.

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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 05:34 PM
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I had a 2012 Flhrc for a short while, and from the get go, it was the best handling, best riding Harley I have ever owned. I ran out of things to put on it, and got a 2013 Street Glide to put a fortune into.
I feel the classic is the epitome of what a motorcycle should and does look like. Getcha one!

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Thanks for the feedback, guys!

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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 08:05 PM
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I have a 00 Wide Glide, and I really like it. My brother has an 05 RK Custom, which I had the luxury of riding. I think I know why they call it a Road King.

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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 12:26 AM
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I was dead set on a new RK myself, a lot of people I know own them and swear by them.

When I got to test riding I found I liked the Road Glide better than the RK, even though the RK is one sweet ride.

So I bought a 2012 Road Glide in September.

I'd say ride every model you can and pick what YOU like, whatever you pick will probably be around for a long time.
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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 03:57 AM
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I love the looks and the styling of the RK, It always has been a beautiful bike, would love to have one myself, never had one!

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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 04:11 AM
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My 2000 RK is the best looking/riding bike I've ever owned (I've owned British and Japanese) no regrets at all buying it.....

I don`t ride a motorcycle to add days to my life...I ride a motorcycle to add life to my days...
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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 07:51 AM
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I personally think that a tastefully done RKC is the absolute incarnation of a drop dead georgeous classic motorcycle. I would love to have one, but I just can't justify two touring bikes. That being said... I don't think I'd trade my SG for one. I love the batwing and tunes. But if I was Jay Leno, I'd have a RKC in every color!

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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 08:13 AM
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My favorite is the RK !

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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 11:10 AM
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I've always tell first timmers that if you could only own one bike, get a Road King. If you can afford it, get a Dyna and an Electra Glide.

If you don't get in more riding this year, you'll be a year older next year.
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