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Old 12-29-2012, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I want a harley.

im looking into buying a harley street glide. i love my shadow but im excited about a new harley. thoughts?
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's got 2 wheels and moves down the road. I see nothing wrong with that!
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I wonder how long it will take this one...
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Go for it...but keep the Shadow,you need MORE motorcycles,not replacement motorcycles!
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Street glides are nice. I plan to upgrade to one in a few years.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hmmm. Quite the conundrum...you want a Street Glide, but you love your Shadow...I can't be sure as I don't know your actual situation, but I'm thinking you may need a slightly bigger garage.

Problem solved.

Seriously, post up pics when you bring it home.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Do some research before you buy.
Depending on the year certain Twincam engines have issues with the cam chain tensioner going away in as little as 20K miles. The early six speed tranny had some problems as well. After '09 they went to the 103 inch motor, along with a frame redesign.

I'm not dissing the ride, just suggesting you go in with open eyes. I just picked up a KLR 650 and thanks to a lot of study, I knew going in that the balance chain tensioner on these bikes is a weak point and that the '08 and later engines use oil if you run them over 5K RPM's for a while. Knowing these things allowed me to make a better deal on my scooter than I otherwise might have able to negotiate.

Knowledge is power.
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Buy one then
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Bob Van Dykes Gimmer a Harley

Now I don't have much good to say about foreign sports cars
and I don't drink imported beer, down at my favorite bar
just give me a corn dog on a stick you can shove your caviar
a **** kicking all around American boy, that's just what I are
Just gimme a Harley, let's go for a ride
gimme me a Harley, you'll never see a jap piece of **** between these thighs
Gimme a Harley man we'll fly
Whatta say.. let's ride.

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I would encourage you to ride as many bikes as you can before purchasing anything.

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