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Old 01-12-2008, 11:18 AM   #21
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i thought the electroglydes and goldwing were like caddlilacs, and rode like a lazyboy on the freeway, was it just the one you were riding?
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:29 AM   #22
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i rode my brother's harley soft tail for a little bit. with the crazy constant vibration, throttle lag and terrible brakes, i thought it was one of the worse experiences i ever had. he loves it though so to each his own...
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:38 AM   #23
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c'mon - admit it - for one brief shining moment while you were riding that HD you thought that everyone looked at you as "One Bad Harley Rider " instead of "Joe Average SV girly-bike rider " - right?
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:33 PM   #24
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c'mon - admit it - for one brief shining moment while you were riding that HD you thought that everyone looked at you as "One Bad Harley Rider " instead of "Joe Average SV girly-bike rider " - right?
Either that or they thought I stole it, just like that post about the 20 y/o on the goldwing the other day.




Oh, and with my two brothers exhaust on my SV, the people who hear me coming before they see me probably think I'm riding a fat boy anyway
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:41 PM   #25
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That must have been one really f'ed up E-glide... I'm not a big fan of the "rolling couches", but the two I've ridden were really nice. I will grant HD one thing, the dizzying array of seats, handlebar's and other options does make them about the easiest to customize for an individual rider. (should one actually choose to ride one, instead of parking it in the garage...)
HD is known for making simple, slow and yes, reliable scoots. They're about as complicated as a 5hp lawnmower motor, and about as easy to work on. I rode cross-country on my '99 HD and can't wait to do it again.
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Old 01-12-2008, 01:45 PM   #26
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rented a 06 heritage softail, rode it for 1200 miles throughout arizona.

decent bike, comfortable, but did not acclerate, turn or brake well enough for my tastes. Running out of cornering clearance was a constant problem and people look at you funny when you lean off of a harley.

returned it leaking oil, with a burned out headlight, and managed to scrape/gouge bottom of frame going over a speedbump.

for five times the price of the bike i was riding (cbr f3) i thought it was pretty lame. Cool but lame
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:39 PM   #27
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Rode my first, and hopefully last, Hardly today. Boss man asked me to deliver it to Mancusso as a favor and that was the worst 20-30 mile trip of my riding life. It was a 99 or 01 fully dressed electraglide with who knows how many miles on it (wasn't paying attention to that). There was a bad head shake that started at 65-70mph and the short windshiled BLEW! It did NOTHING but direct wind to the top of my helmet causing a motion that resembles in turbo mode(with out the smile). Half way into the trip I felt dizzy and nauseated from the ridiculous amount of buffeting. The only good thing was when I figured the radio out and got to jam at 70 miles an hour. Side note: I need to figure out how to get a system like that on my SV. Hopefully most harleys aren't like this cuz if they are I would have to say that most harley owners are CRAZY (with all do respect). Oh, and kudos to those who can scape the floor boards on those, cuz I would never even want to try.
The only reason you got so much buffeting is because the bikes weren't designed to be ridden with helmets
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If you weren't wearing a helmet, you wouldn't have experienced all that head buffetting!
That'll teach me to post up before reading the whole thread
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give me reliability, to the wall speed and braking, i love asian bikes so much i married an asian chick and named our first born hai a buza! jus kiddin about the name its chai anh
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