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Old 11-29-2012, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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AArrrgghhhh.. Too Many Choices...

Decisions decisions.... I signed on to this forum this past Spring. My intent is to get a bike in the near future. I started off thinking the Sportster line, then went to the local dealership and fell in love with the Dyna Wide Glide... Then, on another trip fell in love with the softtail custom (2008/2009 year). Actually a Night Train drove me nuts.

Anyway, for now I'm back looking at new bikes. The freaking Breakout CVO is unbelievable, but WAY out of the price range. I like the lines of the Black Line and still hedge towards a Wide Glide, but the Softtail Deluxe is now driving me nuts. The red/white combo is awesome, and would look sweet in the garage with my '64 Corvette convertible which is red over white (like that really matters).

I haven't seen many posts specifically towards the Deluxe. I know Harleys are great bikes, but are there any pros/cons towards the Deluxe?

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Old 11-29-2012, 05:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well make sure you buy the bike you want the first time. Otherwise you'll just be trading it in in a year. I know because that's what I did and it would explain all the newer Sportys on the dealer lot with 300 miles on them.
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Well make sure you buy the bike you want the first time. Otherwise you'll just be trading it in in a year. I know because that's what I did and it would explain all the newer Sportys on the dealer lot with 300 miles on them.
I would agree with Ratso. Spend the cash now or you'll be spending it in the future.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Having read all that, I don't think you'll ever regret not getting a Dyna if you go for that Softail, Or any other Softail for that matter..

Just avoid the Red over white ones.....
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Find the bike that fits you best in stock form. But, (there's always a freakin but.) before you buy consider what you'll be doing with the bike and figure that in.

Take me for example, I have a Fat Bob and love it. However, I commute on it and do weekend trips, I probably should have bought at least a Heritage and probably a street or Road glide. Simply for the storage.

With the FXDF I have a sissy bar bag on the rack and one on the back seat for going to work, the wife and I pack light so weekend trips are OK, but we definitely don't have room to bring even a "been there" t-shirt home.

Sure makes a good excuse for a second bike though.

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Find the bike that fits you best in stock form. But, (there's always a freakin but.) before you buy consider what you'll be doing with the bike and figure that in.

Take me for example, I have a Fat Bob and love it. However, I commute on it and do weekend trips, I probably should have bought at least a Heritage and probably a street or Road glide. Simply for the storage.

With the FXDF I have a sissy bar bag on the rack and one on the back seat for going to work, the wife and I pack light so weekend trips are OK, but we definitely don't have room to bring even a "been there" t-shirt home.

Sure makes a good excuse for a second bike though.

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Well, I plan on using it to commute back and forth to work, and need to lug a laptop along. Haven't completely figured that out other than saddle bags.

I want something sporty/mean looking (i.e. Wide Glide), but the Deluxe is more of a classic/refined look, and think it would do better on longer trips.

Wifey, not an issue. She's looking at a Sporty SuperLow. She has a bad knee and that bike seems to fit her the best.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Rigid or rubber mounted. Deluxe is basically a heritage. The wideglide is very similar to the custom softail again, rigid to rubber. There all nice depends on what you like... don't buy just to buy, be sure your going to be happy with choice & no offense to anyone, but your doing the right thing looking past a sporty, you'll be happier with a bigger bike. Good luck...Now go buy something!!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The problem with aftermarket saddle bags, or the Harley models, is cost. Last I looked, lockable bags for my bike, from Harley were $700 and barely provided enough space for the Crap I have to carry. Quality aftermarket seems no cheaper.

Not trying to sway you one way or the other, would just like to see a new owner that's still happy after a year or two on his chosen ride. Like I said I still love the Fat Bob and will probably keep it while adding a touring bike, either Harley or (duck) Victory (not a Vision) in the next few months.

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Go big or go home. Stay away from that sportster. I went from a Honda shadow saber 07 1100cc to a road king classic 12 with the 103. GO BIG


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Go big or go home. Stay away from that sportster. I went from a Honda shadow saber 07 1100cc to a road king classic 12 with the 103. GO BIG


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