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Old 09-23-2014, 05:49 PM   #1
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Cool Harley or Victory

In the market for a new ride. Road Glide or Victory Magnum. New to baggers, any suggestions.
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:03 PM   #2
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voctory - good luck finding anyone (qualified) to work on them other than the dealer.

HD - dealerships everywhere (but mega pricey on labor rate). HD independent shops everywhere. Some good, some are hacks. stay away from the new, watercooled unless you're cool with having the dealership hold you by the . If you go older, evo you can't go wrong with. They're bulletproof and infinitely rebuildable. Twin-cams are a mixed bag. early TCs with the 88" is the ultimate TC imho. Low heat, good torque. the only thing you gotta change is the cam tensioner and any shop worth their salt can do it. some guys do it on their own. depends on your competency. 6pd trans started in 07 (maybe 06?), frame redesign in 09 made a nice difference but not crucial. really you dont get into 6th until you hit 75mph anyway. (if you do, you're lugging your engine and have no instant power)
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:05 PM   #3
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best RG I ever rode belonged to Honorsdaddy here on MH. looking back now, I really should have bought it. the RG, even though has the same frame & everything as the electraglides, the frame mounted fairing really makes you want to dig it harder into curves. cant help but "go fast" on it.
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:14 PM   #4
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:10 AM   #5
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:29 PM   #6
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Good save.

I think F6B will be next bike I buy. Maybe when I can get a used one for under $8K. I've found new 2013's on CycleTrader from $12-14K.

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The Wing is my work bike, and I ride it more than any of my others, but my Street Glide is by FAR more fun to ride. Gets a lot of gawks and thumbs up on the road also. Seating position is much more comfortable. And I like not having to pay $200 labor to change the air filter.

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Victory.
I had a Harley for 7 years and loved it but I don't like how Harley screwed Eric Buell. If I ever buy another cruiser it won't be Harley because that's the only meaningful way I can express my opinion, with my wallet.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:50 AM   #9
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I had a Harley for 7 years and loved it but I don't like how Harley screwed Eric Buell. If I ever buy another cruiser it won't be Harley because that's the only meaningful way I can express my opinion, with my wallet.
never heard of it..
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I've got 3 Instructors that are all moving to Victory. One has been a Harley rider all his life, sold his Road King and bought a Victory about 4 months ago. Loves it and says he'll never go back.

The other two did a Victory test ride and are now looking to buy.

I've ridden (never owned) a Road King before and I did test ride his Victory. Definitely a LOT more power and much more responsive.
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The Wing is my work bike, and I ride it more than any of my others, but my Street Glide is by FAR more fun to ride. Gets a lot of gawks and thumbs up on the road also. Seating position is much more comfortable. And I like not having to pay $200 labor to change the air filter.

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I'm with you on labor charges, but that's why I do my own maintenance work. Of course, I don't own a Goldwing yet either... not old enough to look for a bike with so many features that it will for me. (That's not directed at you, I did catch that you said it's your work bike.)

Have to say though, the Harley I had was the easiest bike to work on.
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