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post #21 of 47 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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....Just avoid the Red over white ones.....
Well they are white over red...
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post #22 of 47 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 07:24 PM
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Prolly done been said 2 or 3 times..but get the Ultra or the King right of the gate...cause your prolly going to end up there anyway..cause you will wish you had got it a lot sooner..

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x2, what Lakeforktx said. Go Ultra or King, you won't regret it.
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All good advice! I started with a Softail Std. I've added hard bags and an aftermarket bat wing. Plus speakers and a Mustang touring seat. I LOVE my bike! I don't regret anything because I've learned a lot along the way. I'll never get out what I've put in, but I can say this is MY bike.
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Like I say having worked @ dealer...you hear alot of people say how they want a "smaller " bike to learn on.. well, FACT everyone who ever bought a small bike traded it in a month + later for a bigger bike & got handed on trade in..

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My two cents is always on "vast majority of your riding habits and needs" For example, I commute in NYC every day, rain or shine. That means I need a lean, strong, agile bike that will withstand a bump or two and hold its own and get me into and out of a vast array of situations with ease. Be visible, but stay firm. Be fast, but be agile. Be heavy but not that heavy. Only Sportster fits that bill. No other bike can fit in between two cabs on the streets of NYC. On the other hand, on longer day trips, leisure rides, I resent not having a bigger bike, a more comfy, more roomy bike.

and THAT is my excuse to buy the second bike. but for the primary purpose, my bike fits my bill.

had I been living in VA, I would've gone with the V-Rod

had I been living in CA, I would've gone with the fat bob, an FXDF

it's all you, your needs, your wishes. but be aware that usually, no single bike fits the bill. find the need that weighs in the most, with the most utilization and fill that need. then you'll get the second bike later on )

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post #27 of 47 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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I realy appreciate everyone's opinions. Bikes are like cars, two each his own. At this point in time I'm not sure what I'll be doing with the bike, other than commuting and day trips. But then again, my son is a freshamn at OU. I think it would be great to take a week+ and drive down through Tennessee to OK. I would be riding solo since wifey would have her own bike.....
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I say fatbob. get an FXDF. do a test drive. and that'll probably be the end of your quest )
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post #29 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 07:46 AM
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U get a KING and guess what? U will feel like a KING. Just saying


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post #30 of 47 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 07:50 AM
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Asking a Harley forum which Harley is best is like a bunch of guys telling you what position feels better when shaggin the old lady.

They all feel good but only you can make that decision after the ride is over.

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