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Old 11-19-2012, 07:51 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Most definitely the 2012 FLHR.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:25 PM   #32 (permalink)
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These bikes like to be ridden, not sittin'. A 2008 with less than 1000 miles = less than 250 miles a YEAR.
Go with the new RK. New style frame, 103 engine and a warranty.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:50 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I say go with the '12 Road King - does anyone know what he decided to go with?
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:51 PM   #34 (permalink)
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which one??!!

Dude, you gotta go with the '08--if it's copper, it's an anniversary bike!! That is a one year only color combo for the 105th anniversary.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:54 PM   #35 (permalink)
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100th anniversary WAS the bike to own. Other anniversary are even hard to sell by dealers.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:03 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Being a "Copperman" I am biased towards copper for electrical wiring. However, I purchased a 2012 Road King Classic last October and have 10,600 miles on it. It is outstanding ! Go new! Let us know what you decide-go with your gut. Don't worry the 103 has plenty of go.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:22 AM   #37 (permalink)
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This dude must have wussed out and bought a shadow instead
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:57 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Road King Classic

I Have a 2012 Road King Classic and I love It if I was a little bigger. I think I'm a little to small and old for it , Can't get used to it bought it last May. Traded in a 2011 Heritage Classic was better fit for me…Just My Opinion….. Got 3400 Miles on it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:40 AM   #39 (permalink)
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I'm too late to make a decision difference here, but when I was looking for a new bike back in '08, I test rode a Road Glide but wasn't that happy with the handling, so I bought another BMW. This year, I test rode a new ('11) Road Glide. My perception was that the handling was much more precise. I ended up buying it. I think the new frame is materially better.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:01 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Thanks all

Sorry for checking in late.
Went with the Brand new 2012. Midnight and silver.
The performance differance with the CVO was not enough to warrant a used bike.
Anyhow that dealer would not budge as much as I had anticipated.

Bike broke down 10 miles from home Sunday.
Freakin nightmare as the tow companies phone went dead the next day and they had my bike overnight.
In my rush to get on the road I forgot to phone in and insure it. Doh !
At the dealer now.
Said it was the stator.
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