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Gas Man
08-29-2014, 09:16 AM
Mine does... but I would like to hop up the motor on my ultra a bit to fit the bill even more.

What about you?

Some of you may have multiple bikes so that may be cool.

leebo
08-29-2014, 09:55 AM
I'm getting a new bike this winter for sure.

RedneckMedic
08-29-2014, 04:47 PM
I love my road glide. It gives me the comfort I need and has plenty of power for me. Nothing comes close to it comfort wise for me and Ive ridden just about all thats available touring bike wise except for a goldwing. I think Im just a whore when it comes to bikes though because I love them all. Rode my buddies 750 shadow home for him the other day and had a blast still. I have fun on anything with a motor. I do however want a second bike in the stable so I am able to do a track day and for trips with friends who have sport bikes and such. so leaning towards the super naked bikes but Ill have to wait until spring when I see where Im at budget wise.

Bagger Dave
08-29-2014, 07:34 PM
My bike runs good...when I get a few more miles on it...would like to do cams...give it just a little more bump! :rockwoot:

owl
08-29-2014, 08:20 PM
Nothing like Roodie.

Moesride
08-29-2014, 09:30 PM
I have always had a passion for the SG. So yes, I'm really happy with my bike. I have plans on adding a chopper to the garage in the not so distant future to my love of rides. Made a mistake in selling my BD. Really missing it as a tool around local bike.

Gas Man
08-29-2014, 11:53 PM
What you looking at Leebo?

leebo
08-30-2014, 12:31 AM
What you looking at Leebo?Prob a royal enfield

Gas Man
08-30-2014, 12:37 AM
Sweet. I'd like to check that out.

detdrbuzzard
09-01-2014, 07:53 PM
while it doesn't fit like a glove the 1500 wing is a well rounded machine. like most bikes it could use more hp and a bigger gas tank. I've been looking at those Honda st1300's for my next new to me bike

Chain
09-02-2014, 09:30 AM
Just got back from our second 1k+ run in the UP yesterday, both on the RG... I am NOT happy with the wind on this thing... I'll have to do some windshield research and see what's available (Klockwerks now)... but after riding the RG, and hopping onto the SG, there is NO comparison to wind blocked on the SG. (Not a deal breaker, but both our ears were humming after this weekend, WITH ear plugs in) Love the ride, and I can tell ya, the RG handles better, I think it's more than likely the lack of weight on the bars... I can definitely get her down closer the the ground then the SG.

Time will tell. We are still going to ride the RG to Sturgis next year regardless.

Kosher
09-02-2014, 09:55 AM
Just got back from our second 1k+ run in the UP yesterday, both on the RG... I am NOT happy with the wind on this thing... I'll have to do some windshield research and see what's available (Klockwerks now)... but after riding the RG, and hopping onto the SG, there is NO comparison to wind blocked on the SG. (Not a deal breaker, but both our ears were humming after this weekend, WITH ear plugs in) Love the ride, and I can tell ya, the RG handles better, I think it's more than likely the lack of weight on the bars... I can definitely get her down closer the the ground then the SG.

Time will tell. We are still going to ride the RG to Sturgis next year regardless.

What shield are you using? I'm 5-10 and I have a 13" LRS Mako dark, works great. Passenger probably would get a fair amount of air (I dont often have a passenger, and when I do, its just around town), but I'm fine.

The other miracle shield that people swear by is the Madstad. Some say its ugly, I dont think it looks bad. Its a Fugly to begin with after all!

The idea is that it lets air escape up the inside of the shield vs creating turbulence around it. You can change 3 parameters on it - height (within a small range), size of air gap, and angle. It takes some tuning, but most people swear by them.

Do you have these? They really help: http://www.harley-davidson.com/store/fltr-wind-deflector-kit

Also check out the windshield forum on Roadglide.org, lots of commentary on the Madstad, and other shields - http://www.roadglide.org/forumdisplay.php?f=23

http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.2136/.f

http://www.hdforums.com/forum/attachments/touring-models/290565d1358054555-any-pictures-of-madstad-on-road-glide-rgu.jpg
http://www.thunderpress.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/MADSTAD-21.jpg

Kosher
09-02-2014, 09:58 AM
My bike fits my riding style perfectly. I especially like the versatility of a removable tour pack.

bombdog
09-02-2014, 11:35 AM
Love my RG just wish it had a little more power maybe another 167hp or so.:coffee:

leebo
09-02-2014, 03:41 PM
My style has changed this year, dont do that many rides anymore just need something to run to the hardware store.to that end been lookin at smaller bikes going tomorrow to look at yamaha's sr400 and suzuki's s40 both weigh in at about 380 lbs so should help my back alot.

Fastfem24
09-02-2014, 04:11 PM
I love all my motorcycles.. Just got my first speeding ticket in years.. ugh 31 over on the highway

leebo
09-02-2014, 04:36 PM
31 over! YIKES !!

sprink
09-02-2014, 08:00 PM
I spent a lot of time and money trying to make my sportster handle better, ride better, and go faster. Got it pretty well maxed out and then found my Buell. It does all I was looking for, and for about 1/3 the cost lol. Buell is not made for long rides, so I am leaning the sporty that way. I suppose if I come up with some cash I will get a touring bike one day. Not sure if it will be a Road Glide an Indian or something else.

Gas Man
09-02-2014, 10:54 PM
My bike fits my riding style perfectly. I especially like the versatility of a removable tour pack.
:wtf: did this guy say? :lol:

Dagnabit
09-03-2014, 09:20 AM
A had a lot of fun with my sportsters, but for any distance riding over 70 miles or so i was pretty miserable on them. The super glide is a good compromise. Decent power and handling, and i can put a few hundred miles on it in decent comfort without getting off the bike and feeling like someone took a baseball bat to my back. For going two up with my wife I may end up upgrading to a touring bike down the road, but for now im pretty happy.

Mudpuppy
09-03-2014, 10:08 AM
Hell yes - like a proper sized glove. The minute I got on the bike I felt like it was made just for me.

Kosher
09-03-2014, 10:15 AM
Hell yes - like a proper sized glove. The minute I got on the bike I felt like it was made just for me.

And it looks great on a trailer!

<ducking.....>

Mudpuppy
09-03-2014, 10:37 AM
And it looks great on a trailer!

<ducking.....>

That it does, lol. I just bought a new pitbull trailer restraint. Trailering in style.

Ultra AL
09-03-2014, 08:36 PM
And it looks great on a trailer!

<ducking.....>
:lmao:

Mudpuppy
09-04-2014, 11:46 AM
2 things you guys need to remember:

1. You aren't going to rattle me - I have thicker skin than gasman's rusted out hillbilly deluxe truck
2. I like the abuse

Shit samiches? Yes please and make them extra runny.

Gas Man
09-04-2014, 03:09 PM
I have no old hillbilly truck anymore so one could surmise that you then no longer have a thick skin either and your statement is then null and void.

Larry64
09-04-2014, 09:46 PM
I have no old hillbilly truck anymore so one could surmise that you then no longer have a thick skin either and your statement is then null and void.
Well then how 'bout thicker than the coats of paint on your Mustang?

Dagnabit
09-05-2014, 07:37 AM
My style has changed this year, dont do that many rides anymore just need something to run to the hardware store.to that end been lookin at smaller bikes going tomorrow to look at yamaha's sr400 and suzuki's s40 both weigh in at about 380 lbs so should help my back alot.

Have you looked at the new 300 honda thats coming out this fall? If i was in the market for a lightweight commuter or general putz around town bike this one would be on my short list.

http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/motorcycle-reviews/honda/2015-honda-cb300f-ar165194.html#main

leebo
09-05-2014, 09:47 AM
Thank you mr bit.I found one @ lapeer honda will ride up there next week and ck it out.Ruled out the yamaha and suzuki yesterday so this will give me something else to look at.

Gas Man
09-05-2014, 05:13 PM
Well then how 'bout thicker than the coats of paint on your Mustang?

Nope... it has more than one paint job. Next analogy.

Mudpuppy
09-15-2014, 03:27 PM
I have no old hillbilly truck anymore so one could surmise that you then no longer have a thick skin either and your statement is then null and void.

Gold star. I'm impressed. No response. I bow to your greatness. Using big words and shit right in context like a right-left knock out punch.

On another note - the $289 for the pit bull trailer restraint is WORTH 3x that. Easy as fuck to load a bike and super sturdy. Coming back from the gap had an idiot on a cell phone try to hit my new truck - from 50mph full brake locked up the tires - abs couldn't even handle how quick the stop was. The fucking bike on the pit bull restraint never even flinched. It was like fuck you is that all you got tough guy. Awesome.