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Old 01-05-2010, 02:56 PM   #1
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Roadking or electraglide

Does anyone have experience on either? which on do you prefer and why?

Whats a good deal for a used one?
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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I like the electraglide. IMO looks better and it better wind protection. other than that, mechanically they are almost the same I believe.
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I like the electraglide. IMO looks better and it better wind protection. other than that, mechanically they are almost the same I believe.
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A coworker of mine went from a springer (model name?) to the electraglide and loved it. He has the bat wing fairing and raves about the excellent wind protection. Nice guy, with different tastes in bikes. Polishes the darn thing every time he rides.

Do you like Harley Davidson bikes? Otherwise for cruising and the price I would recommend something like a Goldwing.

Sorry, I have no idea about pricing.
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Personally I would get a roadglide. It has a fixed windshield unlike the the electroglide. On windy days it's harded to steer the electroglide becuase the fairing and winshield are on the handlebars. If you are looking for something to fix up and customize I have roadglide and a streetglide that have minor damage that run and ride staright.
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+1 on the electraglide. Very nice bike with protection from the elements.
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my dad has a road king and it rides great. if i had my choice i would get a street glide with the fairing
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Personally I would get a roadglide. It has a fixed windshield unlike the the electroglide. On windy days it's harded to steer the electroglide becuase the fairing and winshield are on the handlebars. If you are looking for something to fix up and customize I have roadglide and a streetglide that have minor damage that run and ride staright.
i never had a problem steering my dads cause of wind. those things weight 1000 pounds (literally) and are very stable.
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i never had a problem steering my dads cause of wind. those things weight 1000 pounds (literally) and are very stable.
Me neither. I've spent time on a Road King and Street Glide with no windy problems. My biggest complaint was the lack of power, low clearance for turning, and not quite the braking I was used to
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:37 AM   #11
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That is my favorite looking of the bigger touring HDs, but compared to the Street Glide and Road King, the Heritage Classic is a dream to ride.
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I road a new rented road king when I was in Arizona for about 10 miles and that was way too many miles to put on that bike it vibrated so much my hands were getting numb I hated everything about that bike.
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if it vibrated, there was something wrong with it. probably had a broken front motor mount. ALL of the rubber mounted harleys are extremely smooth when you're going down the road. to the original poster...my best recommendation to you is rent each for a day. they're two very different bikes and no one can tell you which one is going to work better for you except yourself.
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Personally I would get a roadglide. It has a fixed windshield unlike the the electroglide. On windy days it's harded to steer the electroglide becuase the fairing and winshield are on the handlebars. If you are looking for something to fix up and customize I have roadglide and a streetglide that have minor damage that run and ride staright.
the bike ways so much wind isnt going to effect it that much and the one thing i really dont like about the roadglide is the fact the head light is mounted to the fairring and doesnt move with the handle bars. yes i unerstand most people are used to that on this forum with most street bikes that way but i just dont think i would personally like it on a cruiser just something to think about

they are all nice bikes but it depends on what you really want out of the bike if you are looking to make alot of long trips i mean like 2000+ miles i would say the electroglide if your looking for something to ride daily and the ocassional trip then i would say the road king. i own a 01 heritage and made a 2000+ mile trip with my father on his ultra classic and he was more comfortable than may there is no doubt. so it really depends on what you want.
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I ride a Roadking....great bike to take off the windshield and passenger backrest and cruise around Houston nice and laid back. It is very easy to comfortable, fun and easy to ride. Put the windshield and backrest back on in seconds, tied on your luggage and your ready to tour. I have taken the roadking both on the forest ride on twisties and touring for a week to New Orleans / Padre Island and I love it.

Whichever Harley you go with be sure to at least do a stage one with either power commander or Screeming Eagle Race tuner.

As far as vibration goes.....at idle they vibrate because the engine is rubber mounted; however, once you start rolling it is smoother that my Ducati after I hit 1,800 rpms.

Rent both for a day to see what you like and keep us posted on what you decide!
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That is my favorite looking of the bigger touring HDs, but compared to the Street Glide and Road King, the Heritage Classic is a dream to ride.
had a springer classic.... sweet ride for sure
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if it vibrated, there was something wrong with it. probably had a broken front motor mount. ALL of the rubber mounted harleys are extremely smooth when you're going down the road. to the original poster...my best recommendation to you is rent each for a day. they're two very different bikes and no one can tell you which one is going to work better for you except yourself.
true. my dad was looking between a road king and road glide and he rented both. he hated the road king because the front fairing was fixed to the frame and didnt turn with the handlebars i guess once you're old its hard to change your ways
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I have a friend that owns a Road King and loves it but now wants an Electra Glide for the extra features. If I were a cop using it around town every day I would pick the King, If I plan to use it mostly for long trips then the Glide.
Note I believe the 06 models added the easy pull clutch and 6 speed tranny, 07 added the 96 cubic inch motor over the 88 cubic inch then the 09's have all and new rigid frames and other goodies. The 06 can be had at better prices if you shop.
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