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Old 12-09-2012, 10:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I felt just like your friend until I rode boards for the first time. Now, I believe boards are FAR superior in comfort and safety. He doesn't have to commit to them to try them.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Same here. I'll never not have boards again. Boards are the best.


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Old 12-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If he has been riding a Goldwing for a long time , he may like the Road Glide Ultra better than the batwing style. JMO
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If he has been riding a Goldwing for a long time , he may like the Road Glide Ultra better than the batwing style. JMO
Indeed. He'll want the wind cutting rock-solid foundation of a frame-mounted fairing. If he wants a Glide, he'll likely prefer Road to Street.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:12 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Indeed. He'll want the wind cutting rock-solid foundation of a frame-mounted fairing. If he wants a Glide, he'll likely prefer Road to Street.
I would agree with you here. Spring time road trip to Chicago for test rides!

I'll be talking with him over Christmas holidays! The seed has been planted!
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:14 AM   #16 (permalink)
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"Pegs" on a new Roadglide might look a little goofy...But then again...so do Goldwings in general.......

He'll benefit from riding one of the big touring bikes for a few miles, that's for sure.

I would watch out lending him yours though...Might not wanna get off it !.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I would think a Road Glide with the tour pack and all the extras he can get would be the closest thing to his Goldwing. The fairing and stuff on the Road Glide would probably be more familiar for him. It's more like the Goldwing fairing than a Street Glide or Ultra Classic would be. And if he really wants, he can have the dealer swap out the floorboards for pegs. I was scared of boards at first too but now I love them. They are so comfortable.

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:40 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Amen! Last month I went from a Fat Bob to a Road Glide Custom. Never had saddlebags before, or a sound system, or a fairing, or a heel shifter, or footboards. I knew there would be dramatic differences with the Road Glide compared to all my other bikes and I quickly adapted. But the most surpring difference was one I never even thought about--footboards !!! I love them. Would not want to go back to pegs.

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:18 PM   #19 (permalink)
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+1 for an ultra limited. He'll love it.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:35 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I've had bikes with boards and pegs. Boards are way better. He will adjust. It's just way more comfortable being able to move your feet around a bit while on a long ride. He will understand that pretty quickly.
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