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Offline thunderrat

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Re: Weak points?
« Reply #50 on: July 09, 2019, 04:34:59 AM »
So how's the bike Xyzzy?    Still have it or move on to something else, or something smaller yet?

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Re: Weak points?
« Reply #51 on: July 09, 2019, 04:57:37 AM »
I traded in the Sportster a long time ago. Since then I have gone through a 107 Fat Bob, a 107 Softail Slim, a 114 Heritage Classic and now I am on a 107 Road King.

The Sportster was the most fun I have had on a Harley but I need to have cruise control otherwise the arthritis in my hands kills me.

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Re: Weak points?
« Reply #52 on: July 09, 2019, 05:00:43 AM »
As for smaller, I do have a Monkey.

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Re: Weak points?
« Reply #53 on: July 09, 2019, 12:20:08 PM »
Nice little Monkey!

I take you didn't like the Heritage.  How many miles did you put on that?

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Re: Weak points?
« Reply #54 on: July 09, 2019, 03:52:51 PM »
15K

I liked it but it had a few small issues and one big issue.

Small:

A surprising amount of vibration in the footboards at cruising speed.
A fake gas tank cap.
Wire wheels.
Tubes.
A single front disc brake.

Big:

This might sound weird, but it felt like the bike was trying to be something it wasn't. It didn't feel authentic. It was high quality and stuff, but it felt odd. The fake gas cap really bothered me. (I'm weird, I know!)

The Road King doesn't have to try to be anything. It is the real deal.

Here is a picture of the Heritage Classic. It was a good looking bike for sure!

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Re: Weak points?
« Reply #55 on: July 09, 2019, 05:09:44 PM »
Thanks for the pic.  Yes they are good looking  I've only driven one, and that was on HD's demo fleet......and it ran really bad.

I'm thinking the next bike I get might be a Road King.  Very clean, less clutter, a nice ride and more room for the wife.

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Re: Weak points?
« Reply #56 on: July 10, 2019, 04:08:28 PM »
Here is my new RK.

It is supposed to be silver but it actually looks like light blue. I think it looks neat.

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Re: Weak points?
« Reply #57 on: July 10, 2019, 05:00:33 PM »
That is a good looking machine. Congratulations!
No shirt, no shoes, and I still get service. Why?
Girl, look at this body!

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Re: Weak points?
« Reply #58 on: July 10, 2019, 07:33:02 PM »
Yes it is.  :up: The windshield is a little too tall for me though.  How many miles of this so far?