Loved my '13 RGC but have been wanting the tour pak, Boombox 6.5, larger diameter forks, Daymakers, etc. that started coming out on the Rushmore bikes. After watching the ads, dealer inventories, etc. finally found the right bike at the right price about 3 weeks ago. It is absolutely CRIMINAL what dealers are asking for a '15 or '16 low mileage RGU. The one I got is two tone red, lots of mods, Stage 1, slightly less than 10K on the clock. And also sold my '13 off of Craigslist--now that was a relief!
Filled my tank on the way in early last night. Jiggled and jiggled and rocked it a little and tried to get every drop in I could, just like I did last time I filled up. Took 4.3 gallons and I had gone 212 miles. Wow! That's 49 mpg! And those 212 miles were a mix of suburban/metro riding and a little slab time but no stop and go traffic situations. Fill up before last night was very similar but I didn't calculate the mpg. On my '13 after I had gone 150-170 miles I was filling up. Never really checked the mileage on the '13 but unless I was on a trip I NEVER got 200 miles on a tank of gas. And this gas gauge really does seem pretty accurate. Last night when I put 4.3 gallons in it the gauge was showing right at a quarter tank and my r miles was about 50 or so. On my '13 the gauge would stay on F forever--then when it moved and got to a half it dropped like a rock.
And the speedo on this '16 is just about dead on--might be 1 mph fast but no more than 1, according to my Boombox GPS (ain't they great?). My '13 speedo, per the numerous times I checked it against those portable radar units on utility trailers they put out at various places to flash your speed at you, was always 3 mph fast.
I'm still trying to get used to the seating position. Too far forward compared to my seating on a Corbin seat on my '13. And both shift levers were much too high from what I was used to on my '13. My left foot seemed to be "grabbing a lot of air" and I had to lift my leg a really noticeable amount to shift and that combined with sitting more forward than I was used to wasn't good. Lowered both shift levers and that helps a lot. And the PO had altered/replaced in some manner the rear brake pedal and you barely have to lift your right foot at all to brake. Bike came with a backrest and I may use it on trips but around town I prefer to leave it off. Don't know if I will get comfortable with this seat and sitting more forward over time--I hope so cause I don't wanna spring for another seat. But if I do, any suggestions for a seat that will sit me further back?
Now, I will, probably in the Spring, replace those crappy air shocks but for now they aren't leaking down and the bike is 2 years old. With the larger diameter forks and linked brakes I probably won't put in the Progressive monotubes like I did on my '13.
My indy did my 10K service last week. He pulled and checked and regapped my plugs and he said "Plugs from both cylinders are the perfect color--don't change nuthin" so I won't be playing with the FP3--if it ain't broke don't fix it.
OK, this bike isn't as quick as my '13 with cams was, and these V & H Hi-Flow mufflers sound barely louder than stock (I do miss my 4" Rinehart tru duals) so instead of my pipes I listen to my music. The PO had upgraded speakers and whatnots--don't know the details but the stereo is AWESOME.
So, all things considered, I'm a damn happy camper and just wanted you all to know about it.