Harley regret?

Discussion in 'General' started by wera313, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

    Oh no here we go
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  2. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

    I can't believe I'm going to type Goldwing but here we go. A Traxxion equipped Goldwing is the hot setup and transforms the thing

    Please someone help me, Goldwings on a roadracing forum
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  3. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    My brother in law is selling his fleet of Harleys and buying a 3 wheeler. I mentioned to my wife that I should see if he'll sell me the 03 Road King for a decent price just to try a Harley for a while. Now she has nothing to do with my motorcycles whatsoever and her first comment was you'll hate it within a month.

    So yesterday I did a six hour ride around Kentucky.. me on the 1200GS, brother on an FZ1 and his friend on a ZX1400. I did a lot of thinking during the ride and questioned myself if I would enjoy this on a Harley and the answer was a resounding no way. Maybe she's smarter than I think:D

    Bottom line, I see a lot of comments about how supremely comfortable this or that is. I guess I'm a caveman, but I don't want supreme comfort when I ride regardless of the distance. The rawness of riding a motorcycle is why I ride in the first place. If I need that much comfort I'll take the car.

    But if he gives me his 03 I'll take it:p
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  4. Jeff McKinney

    Jeff McKinney Well-Known Member

    You are smart enough to realize what you want in a bike.Different strokes and all that.
  5. Britt

    Britt MotoBigots Suck

    Become a member of the "Me Too" movement..

    What kinda bike you ride "Road King/Glide/Street"???
    "HEY, No Shit---Me TOO-!!

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  6. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    Oh I get the mystique of the Harley and that's the exact reason I'd like to try one for a while. But considering I'm on bike number 85, I don't have a clue what I really want to this day!:D
  7. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

    The mystique of a 70 horsepower 900lb bike that says potato, potato, potato as it rolls down the road? But what the hell chicks dig them right?
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  8. Jeff McKinney

    Jeff McKinney Well-Known Member

    I feel ya,even my keeper bikes only last a year or two.The last 3 Harleys have had a 1-5 yr stay each,lol.
  9. Jeff McKinney

    Jeff McKinney Well-Known Member

    Same mystique as riding a superbike on 200 mi highway trip ,or for a 5 mi daily commute with 20 stoplights where you never reach 40mph.
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  10. Jeff McKinney

    Jeff McKinney Well-Known Member

    Sportbikes vs touring bikes.Almost as bad as the BMW vs. Goldwing vs. Harley crowd.
  11. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    Max openly offers anyone to come in and ride his personal ‘Wing. I’d definitely take him up on it, before purchasing one. Then, I’d know what it could be transformed into with their products.

    I was 34yrs-old, when the ‘02 GL18 came out. I loved the bike, then. I can only imagine what the new one must be like. My only concern is Honda forcing entire packages on current buyers; one can no longer select their options. The original GL18 allowed for a buyer to get only what they wanted on the bike and everything was plug-and-play.

    I’d like to demo the Moto Guzzi MGX-21, as well. My only issue is it looks too Harley.

    I’ve never met an unhappy RT owner.
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  12. lee955i

    lee955i The Traveling Gnome

    Yep, might as well just go all in and Trike it. Blatting around on barge to me just isn't riding at all and may as well just take the friggin car... Plus I actually despise the way they look and, especially sound......
  13. Britt

    Britt MotoBigots Suck

    IMO, ended with the Shovelhead..or maybe 3rd year of the Evo..
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  14. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Same reasoning as racing a 2-stroke.... Glass houses and all that ;)
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  15. baconologist

    baconologist Well-Known Member

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  16. wera313

    wera313 Well-Known Member

    Funny to see the S1000XR mentioned a couple times. That’s my regular street bike and occasionally find it’s way out for a track day. That’ll be staying in the garage.

    Took the rental Road King on a regular loop over Mt Evans west of Denver this morning. It was a super chilled experience compared to the XR. Ground clearance wasn’t as bad as I imagined. Only scraped a couple times by accident. It’s a mental reset on riding style. Liked not having a big dash in front of me.

    Wasn’t loving the linked brakes. Sort of a weird pulsing feeling at low speed. Otherwise was comfortable and felt better getting off the bike after a few hours straight.
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  17. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert

    Chicks dig them because the are a 70hp 900lbs gas operate dildo or a 70hp 900lbs unbalanced washing machine.
  18. dobr24

    dobr24 Well-Known Member

    My uncle used to tear up the backroads on his Goldwing. I have an older 1100rt and love it. It’s so nimble and yet plush at the same time.
  19. Rico888

    Rico888 Well-Known Member

    “Sweet Jumpin” a Goldwing!!

    Not sure I would want to try the same on a Road King!! :D
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  20. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    They do wheelie -


    And before you all start whining he was a roadracer too... :D

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