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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-13-2019, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Question Need advice regarding 2007 Ultra Purchase

I havent had a Harley since 2011 and now would love another one.
I just turned 70 and have found a 2007 Ultra Classic for $8,000.00 here in Canada which is a really good price here.
I spoke with the owner who is also a senior and want to go look at the bike tomorrow.
My biggest concern is that it has nearly 100,000 kms (62,000) miles on it.
The guy has had it 3 years and had engine work done last year. He has all the invoices for the work but Im no mechanically inclined so wont really know what Im seeing.
Here is how his ad reads so Im wondering if there is something I should watch for. Thanks for any and all advice.

SACRIFICE - I WANT IT GONE BEFORE WINTER. Fully chromed, wire wheels, matching foot/hand controls, heated grips, new V&H true duals, Progressive rear shocks, new starter, battery, brake pads.p

Engine and primary refreshed in 2018, lifters, cam bearings, valves, rings, primary chain & tensioner. Receipts available

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That doesn't sound like a bad deal to me. Having the cam chest rebuilt at that mileage, should be a plus. With fresh rings and valve job, means it should have very good compression. Primary chains and tensioners do wear and require replacement. Seems to be a good deal imo.. Other opinions may vary.

Where you got my attention was in your screen name Wrong Way! How did you come up with that? Just curious. As that is my "Camp Name" in living history Rendezvous. Where names are "earned and awarded" by doing some stupid chit! The names are seldom / never from doing something right. I earned mine by performing the entire Compass Course 180 degrees out from the Start point, yet somehow still ended at the correct Finish point!

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I have a 2007 E.G. Classic. There were several issues with the first year 96", but at the mileage your looking at, they have most likely been resolved. $8k is a good price for you. Ask what type of fairing brackets he used to replace the oem's. They almost always broke, and caused a rattle in the fairing. Check that the rear speakers, and CB and all handlebar controls work. No biggie if they don't, but a bargaining point if they don't. Make him find the owners manual to include. HD Service manual if he bought it. oops,, I forgot, YOU are buying it, not me.

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Thanks to both of you for your replies.
As a matter of fact, I did earn the name wrongway.
I ended up leading most of the rides for a riding club that I was a member of. You can probably guess the rest but at times I was known to take a wrong turn and end up getting to our destination via a sometimes, much longer route.
I went and looked at the bike today. Its definitely beautiful in the pearl white with cobalt blue trim.
Due to bad weather I didnt get to ride it today so well see what happens because Im still not sure what Im going to do.
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Guess that makes us "namesakes"! Best of luck on your decision!

We have a sayin' on this forum: "Pictures or it didn't happen" just poking..

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Looks like a real beauty!

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Anytime you buy a used cycle you are throwing the dice. (unfortunately, new ones too)
Looks like a good deal given the maintenance and bargain price.
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Jump on that deal with both feet and ride the hell outta it!! You ain't getting any younger. Just my 2 at 68!

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I have a 2007 E.G. Classic. There were several issues with the first year 96", but at the mileage your looking at, they have most likely been resolved. $8k is a good price for you. Ask what type of fairing brackets he used to replace the oem's. They almost always broke, and caused a rattle in the fairing. Check that the rear speakers, and CB and all handlebar controls work. No biggie if they don't, but a bargaining point if they don't. Make him find the owners manual to include. HD Service manual if he bought it. oops,, I forgot, YOU are buying it, not me.
Yep one of my fairing brackets was broke on my 2004. Easy to fab better than OEM with snips, drill and some self tapping screws out of some 20ga. galvanized metal. They do not have to be pretty you just have to do the ends of the existing.
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