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telecast
03-22-2010, 02:50 PM
How do you like the saddlebag guards you have on your Glide? I'm thinking about adding some, but the nostalgic version. Also probably going to put the top rails on since the top of the right bag keep getting my wife's boot rubbed across it.

Nostalgic gaurd:

http://www.harley-davidson.com/media/images/productphotos/PNA/91286_09_M_23a5a.jpg

Gas Man
03-22-2010, 04:14 PM
I like mine just fine.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Ultra%20Classic/Mods099a.jpg

I didn't at first but realize they are a vital if you ever have anything like a driveway drop. Mine were stock for the ultra (not a glide), and I imagine you could also get a set at one of those crappy swap meets.

Or go with the aftermarket classics like you showed. Which you could also order from biker bobs online at 20% off.

telecast
03-22-2010, 04:27 PM
They're not aftermarket, they're HD. The pic came from HD's website. And I would definitely get them from BB's.

The Ultra is an Ultra Classic Electra Glide, correct? That's what Harley calls it anyway.

telecast
03-22-2010, 04:37 PM
Here's a link to the HD page with the guards:

http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/gma_product.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444184235 5&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374309149262&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374309149262&bmUID=1269286592034&bmLocale=en_US

Gas Man
03-22-2010, 07:17 PM
They're not aftermarket, they're HD. The pic came from HD's website. And I would definitely get them from BB's.

The Ultra is an Ultra Classic Electra Glide, correct? That's what Harley calls it anyway.
Maybe aftermarket wasn't the best word... "HD Aftermarket".

Yeah mines a Ultra Classic Electra Glide. Most refer to it as an Ultra. When peeps say Glide they usually are talking about Street Glides.

RedneckMedic
03-22-2010, 07:42 PM
unless its a road glide then its just U-G-L-Y

telecast
03-22-2010, 08:13 PM
unless its a road glide then its just U-G-L-Y

You don't like GasMan's bike? I think it's nice as hell.

When I was a kid there was the Electra Glide, and...the Electra Glide. No Road Glide, no Street Glide, no Ultra.

We had Superglides and Lowriders, and Sportsters, which were 900cc early on, then 1000. The Wide Glide came out a bit later. I wanted one of those things SO freakin' badly. The flame paint and w-i-d-e forks. Mmmmm.....

I rmember when the Lowrider came out, a guy I knew that rode with Bikers United got one. He was a lot older than me, but I remember the grey and black scheme with red lettering. Then the Sturgis came later. First belt drive they made, if I'm remembering right.

Anyway, anything that had 'Glide' in the name was called a Glide. Maybe we were just lazy.

RedneckMedic
03-22-2010, 08:32 PM
i love gas mans bike. when i get done with nursing school my signing bonus (if they still have them) is going to be my down payment on a streetglide. im talking about these things that i cant stand....
http://content.eaglerider.com/Vehicles/Road-Glide.jpg

RoadZombie
03-22-2010, 09:16 PM
i love gas mans bike. when i get done with nursing school my signing bonus (if they still have them) is going to be my down payment on a streetglide. im talking about these things that i cant stand....
http://content.eaglerider.com/Vehicles/Road-Glide.jpg

Agreed...do NOT like the Road Glides either. The huge bulbus fairing is just...bleh. Hoping to get a SE Street Glide someday as well. ;-)

telecast
03-22-2010, 09:23 PM
When it's time for the Road King to go it'll probably be an Ultra with a removable tour pack. I love the look of the Street Glide, but you can get there like Gas did and he still has the pack for trips. Heck, I can put a QR fairing on mine and get the same look, but still won't have the pack.

I don't hate the Road Glide, just not my cup-o-tea. Reminds me of an early 80's Gold Wing.

Gas Man
03-23-2010, 12:09 AM
My biggest issue with the RG is that SHIT the radio is SOOOOOO far away!

RedneckMedic
03-23-2010, 01:47 AM
thats what the hand controls are for!!!!

Gas Man
03-23-2010, 08:36 AM
thats what the hand controls are for!!!!
Don't need to tell me... same controls I have. However there are some things you can't do on the hand controls. Like change the station amungst your presets. Or turn on your navigation, intercomm, or cb.