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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 10:36 PM
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I purchased my '99 Ultra Classic in Aug '08 from a fella who only managed to put 1,600 miles on it in almost 10 years. I have 24,000 on it now and just got back from a west Texas trip with constant 75-100 mile stretches of road with 75-80mph speeds. A total of 2,000 miles loaded to the hilt with gear and wife. Runs absolutely great and the only work I've ever had done was to have the stator rebuilt. Change all fluids very 3,500-4,000 miles with Amsoil 20-50 in every hole. Maybe just good luck, but I'd buy the same bike tomorrow. Absolutely love it.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 10:55 PM
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The advice I would give anyone relating to any vehicle, if you do not yourself have the knowledge or technical expertise to fully inspect the vehicle, then by all means have it inspected by someone who can/ or does. It is money in the bank. Trust me.

Something as small as cracks in a drive belt that may go overlooked by your average buyer can end up costing you 6-700 bucks. looking at other things like fork seals, drive pulleys, seals and gaskets, all can cost you. I'd even do an oil sample, I would definitely want to see cam tentioners condition- there's another several hundred. C what I mean
Money In da bank- have someone not related to the deal whatsoever look at it. an independent.

My buddy went out of town to get a bike, I couldn't go with him, told him, take it down to the local HD shop and tell techs your going to buy them all pizza for lunch if they look at the scoot for you, they all came out and went over it with a fine toothed comb.

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 03:08 PM
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I just upgraded my 99 roadking to 1550 and the new cam support plate and high flow oil pump. One of the things you need to know is that a screw needs to be put into the back of the support plate right above where the lower dowel goes into the support plate. This is because they made this plate for both engine models were in 99 they do not have the oil cross over tube to oil the chain on the A motor for counter balance.

I have also seen and broke my rear swing arm at the axle nut too much torque. I weld a bar on the new swing arm for better support.

If you have your 99 set up right it is still a good engine with the upgraded technology...

Please feel free to shoot me a note on any questions on your 99.
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