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Posted on Sat, Dec 10, 2005 13:48

Hi!! I just bought an '06 FLSTFI (Fatboy).

Being 5'3" and not a very big gal; I had pretty well decided on a Lowrider but after going back and forth with the dealer and service dept., it was determined that they could not safely lower the Lowrider enough, still maintain safety and a good ride. They had a lowered Fatboy ( with lace wheels - not the solid wheel) on the floor, tried it and oh, yeah !! So, I picked out one in Brandywine and I'm waiting for them to lower it, put on a solo seat and VH pipes. Wish it were warmer here - I'll have the itch to ride as soon as I get it!

This is my 3rd bike in less than 2 years and I think I have a keeper ! Now I have to get it tricked out - LOL ! Started with a used '99 Kawa Vulcan 500, went to an '05 Spirit 750 last spring and now I can ride with the big boys - if they don't go too fast :)

  


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Posted on Sun, Dec 04, 2005 14:43

I vote for the Super Glide. Could be because I own a 79 FXE.I prefer the old school look of a chain, kick starter, and spoke wheels. Just add fat tanks, buckhorn bars, and highway pegs and I am happy with the bike. I am almost 50 and have some back problems and have gone over 400 miles at a time with no problem. Gotta love them old 4 speeds on the highway. You can run 80 all day long. But they really s**k around town. I can't use 3rd gear till about 40 mph.

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Posted on Tue, Nov 29, 2005 21:50

Softail all the way.I have a 04 Custom 1550 Fatboy and man what a bike. One of a kind built for riding thats for sure and lots of power to cruise the open highway.The large Vance and Hines racing pipes give it the rumble that people love to hear and the racing tuner kit help it breath better for that high performance. Class and performance what else could you ask for from your Harley.

HC

  


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Posted on Tue, Nov 29, 2005 00:55

well i had seen several fellows pucnh a few softtails and loose them in the air, they seem liked they were wounded airplanes going in sideways,harder top control if you happen to accidently wheel stand one which is rather hard to do, they seat well to the pavement and stick.
super glide turf shocks are not a real probelm laying one down if you are really good you are gonna step over on the side of the bike anyway and walk off,(damn been awhile on that for me)
the glides are classic harley i went with a fxdwg a little tweaked,it rides great, its adjustable, it doesnt break on sideslides as when some fool pulls out in front so rather than being apart of his windshield you plug the brakes to hard and it slides a bit sideways, they are seemingly easier to control and the given is even on both sides where as the shochless setup can be off and throw you easier,where it goes back to the wheel stand thing. which im going by what i have seen, i love the softtail ride,but liked the superglide better and went fxdwg, and have riden fairly hard, and i dont say where i took it either people swear im nuts or lying, so i left it in the garage over vacation.
i suppose its to each to seek really, but for all out riding hard super glide
is where i went, and ive been around harleys and triumphs since i was ten

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Posted on Wed, Nov 23, 2005 05:21

I have an '04 FXDX. I love it. Handles better than I ever expected. I like the mid-controls. I'm a short fat guy, it works for me. I put the highway pegs on to change position on them longer rides.

I put on RB Racing 2-into-1 exhaust and opened the intake with a crossroads 5" "maliair" air cleaner. I use a Revtec DFO fuel optimizer with my injection set-up. I put an aluminum billet fork brace on it to reduce the wallow in the twistys. I have quick release windshild, saddlebags and sissy bar/luggage rack so I can go from street cruiser to road trip in about a minute. It's all black with only a few specks of chrome.

This Dyna does all I've asked of it.

Besides, it's what I have right now!

Keep safe all!



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Posted on Mon, Nov 21, 2005 21:20

I have both. FXDX and Heritage. Love them. RIDE SAFE, RIDE FREE



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Posted on Thu, Nov 17, 2005 18:08

Dynamal write:

Dave_79124 write:
Check out the 06 Dyna's. Harley upgraded them this year and chances are the improvements will work thier way into the other models.


Dave, I rode the new street bobber...well we say bobba in beantown the new 6 speed tranny will come in handy on the while eating up highway miles... the minnie apes give it a little too much rise for me as I do about 15000 miles each season.. I'm more into a 6 inch riser.. and if I wanted a wide glide I woulda bought one..the forward controls are more comfortable for me than my superglide's mid controls but I added the highway pegs.. the blacked out engine give it a look that I like.
boston harley says not to count on the 6 speed bein' offered on stock baggers because you guys are still willin to pay extra... time will tell..

I talked with a guy at a Harley Shop in Oklahoma City he said the shift between 5th and 6th only dropped the RPM 200 revs. Not hardly worth it. The Baker is about 500 RPM if what I've been told is true. Your right about the Baggers they upgraded the radio for 06. Not much of an upgrade. Seems like the FLH's are always the last ones.

I'm with you on the apes. Had some back in the 70's looked cool but weren't worth a damn for the hiway. I do like the wider tire and auto adjuster on the primary chain.

I run over to New Mexico and up to Colorado every chance I get so comfort is the name of the game for me. I've got a regular little run from the house up through the mountains then down into Santa Fe which is about 450 miles. Makes for a nice little day trip.



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Posted on Thu, Nov 17, 2005 04:43

Dave_79124 write:
Check out the 06 Dyna's. Harley upgraded them this year and chances are the improvements will work thier way into the other models.

Dave, I rode the new street bobber...well we say bobba in beantown the new 6 speed tranny will come in handy on the while eating up highway miles... the minnie apes give it a little too much rise for me as I do about 15000 miles each season.. I'm more into a 6 inch riser.. and if I wanted a wide glide I woulda bought one..the forward controls are more comfortable for me than my superglide's mid controls but I added the highway pegs.. the blacked out engine give it a look that I like.
boston harley says not to count on the 6 speed bein' offered on stock baggers because you guys are still willin to pay extra... time will tell..



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Posted on Wed, Nov 16, 2005 16:29

Check out the 06 Dyna's. Harley upgraded them this year and chances are the improvements will work thier way into the other models.



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Posted on Sun, Oct 30, 2005 21:34

Softtail...like the ride much better. Just can't decide on which one to ride....My fxst or heritage classic
Softtail...like the ride much better. Just can't decide on which one to ride....My fxst or heritage classic

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Posted on Sun, Oct 30, 2005 16:03

Ain't that the truth . I used to live at the base of the Mountains and have two (bikes)now I need another hopefully a Dyna just to get there. Gezzzzzzz .One bike is too many an a million aint enough ...LOL
Ain't that the truth . I used to live at the base of the Mountains and have two (bikes)now I need another hopefully a Dyna just to get there. Gezzzzzzz .One bike is too many an a million aint enough ...LOL



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Posted on Sun, Oct 23, 2005 21:56

David91741 write:
My Opinion the best handeling Harley .
So much fun in the Mountains .Buell

To each his own bro....I gotta ride over 100 miles to get to the mountains...I'll take the dyna



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Posted on Sun, Oct 23, 2005 19:20

My Opinion the best handeling Harley .
So much fun in the Mountains .Buell
My Opinion the best handeling Harley .
So much fun in the Mountains .Buell



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Posted on Sun, Oct 23, 2005 06:30

Very nice Cinderella
Very nice Cinderella

  


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Posted on Tue, Oct 04, 2005 18:33

Superglide....will do 80 all day long and handles the twisties like a sporty. just add some pipes and an give it more air..20,000 this season and can still walk strait..

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Posted on Tue, Oct 04, 2005 11:13

I replaced him (below) with a FXDWG...
Best thing I ever did!!!!

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Posted on Tue, Sep 20, 2005 21:09

DYNA WIDE GLIDE YEEEEEA!!!!!



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Posted on Thu, Sep 15, 2005 13:29


NORTY write:
The previous posts have talked about the suspenders and frame geometry.
I'd like to touch on the engine/tranny combo.
The Dyna has a rubber mounted engine. Having a rubber mounted engine puts engine torque stress on the chaincase inner & outer housings. For this reason, I would suggest a Carlini torque arm for insurance purposes. (This is especially needed if you are making 75hp or more.)

The softail has a "rigid" mounted engine (and the newer ones have a counter balancer) to quell the vibes.
The softail can handle add'l power without the torque arm since the frame is connecting the engine to the tranny.

The Dyna line gets "no respect" --..well..no..I guess the V-ROD gets NO respect! The Dynas really are capable bikes. I know, I've had one for 11 years.

KINDA LLOKS LIKE THE DRAGON TAIL IN A WAY?CURVES AND ALL



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Posted on Mon, Sep 12, 2005 20:29

We need a "garage". Rustler....pick it up. You have the patience.



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Posted on Mon, Sep 12, 2005 20:26

SLB

  


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