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Fanos
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   Posted 12/12/2011 12:40 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I have had bikes since i was 15 years old. Now for a few years i own a yamaha royal star 1300cc and want to buy a harley but dont know which one. Can someone help please?
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   Posted 12/12/2011 12:54 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Fanos said...
I have had bikes since i was 15 years old. Now for a few years i own a yamaha royal star 1300cc and want to buy a harley but dont know which one. Can someone help please?
unfortunately no because you are buying it for you and not us. only you would know which rings your bell so start by visiting the showroom.
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   Posted 12/12/2011 1:16 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I know that but i want a harlay with 1000cc or more and i was just asking for just some reccomentations in which is the best size and style after the royal star. I like for example the road king, bobber and the crossbones.
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   Posted 12/12/2011 1:33 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Fanos said...
i was just asking for just some reccomentations in which is the best size and style after the royal star.
The correct answer is: A new Royal Star. smilewinkgrin
 
What IS it that you think the Harley will have that your present bike does not ??
 
Answer: Nothing.
 
People who say things like "I just want a Harley......." are doing that for all the wrong reasons.
 
P.S. How old are you NOW.......19 ??
And can you afford to pay cash for a new bike ??
 
If you are really stuck on this Harley kick, there are a TON of used Harleys on the market right now.
There are some deals to be had......if you look long enough and have some patience.
 
 
 
 


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   Posted 12/12/2011 1:43 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
No i am 33 years old and yes i have the money for a new bike. I always liked harleys but never got the opportunity to buy one thats all. I just need help not judgement.. If you can help that good and i will appreciate if uoa cant thanks anyhow..
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   Posted 12/12/2011 1:58 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
What do you want your Harley to have? Lots of chrome, or little chrome? Shiny paint or matte paint? Windshield or no windshield? Carry a passenger or no passenger? Hidden rear shocks or visible rear shocks? Hard painted saddlebags or no saddlebags? Narrow wire wheels or fat cast wheels? What kind of riding are you going to do? New or used? What is the price range?

Answer those questions and see how it matches up to what Harley offers on their website.


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   Posted 12/12/2011 2:23 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks man i'll actually will do that.
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   Posted 12/12/2011 3:38 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I would add that you really need to take a look on craigslist. Some folks are hurtin,looking for some christmas money selling bikes in a wide array of conditions,for cheap.
Good luck.


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   Posted 12/12/2011 6:15 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Fanos said...
 I just need help not judgement..
Why do you "like Harleys"; what is it about them that you like ??
 
The point IS that nobody else can tell you what YOU will like in a bike.
 
And while it might have come across as a smart-assed comment, the question about what you want in your new bike that the old one doesn't have is a serious one.  Deadly serious.
 
If you just "get a Harley", you probably will be disappointed.
 
Many (all ?) Harley dealers offer test rides.
If you ride in on a big bike and let on like you have cash, I'm sure they would be more than happy to arrange some test rides and help you decide.
Seriously.
 
 


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   Posted 12/12/2011 7:57 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Aargh,..... huge scooters. For me a Harley is far better than a Gold Wing. Neither one has much grunt but I do enjoy riding my buddies Harleys. They are road machines and not poser rides like a custom $40k worthless POS. My 82 Gold Wing is a pleasure to ride, the loaded one is a nightmare for a small guy like me. Do some homework and figure out for yourself want you really want. Play your own game.


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   Posted 12/13/2011 3:47 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Picking a Motorbike is like picking a woman. You want something wild, attractive and sexy. Only you can tell what pushes your buttons.
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   Posted 12/13/2011 4:55 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Go to www.Harley-davidson.com for a comprehensive look at the models, then get to dealer for a test ride.

All the bikes are good. Only you can decide what you like. cool


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   Posted 12/14/2011 1:55 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
06victory said...
Picking a Motorbike is like picking a woman. You want something wild, attractive and sexy. Only you can tell what pushes your buttons.
Pretty much rules out the Suzuki Vstrom.


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   Posted 12/20/2011 6:19 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Yeah but, even with wild, attractive and sexy women, you have to be able to live with the bike on a day to day basis. Test ride the ones you like and make your decision for yourself. I agree, a motorcycle, either by brand or style, is way to personal a choice than to ask 100 people, "which one I should buy?"

You want it to look good under your butt? Choose the bike that does that for you. You want it to just putter around town and short rides on the sunny weekends? Choose the bikes that does that for you. You want some ass-jewelry bling-bling bike to polish all the time, fine, buy that one. You want a bike you can ride across country for days and days, choose a bike for that. You have to choose what you want the bike to do for you. Just by your admission of liking the Road King, Bobber and Crossbones indicates you need to ride each one to determine which best suits you. Those three bikes are very different in actual day to day use, even if they are all Harleys.

Of those three, to me only one makes decent sense as a day to day bike, the Road King. But then, I'm riding BMWs for the past 23 years.


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   Posted 12/20/2011 6:42 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Buy the bike you like, regardless of what others say. Only you will be riding it.
There are some that will try to talk you out of getting a Harley, (sometimes jealously, or bad experience) but if it's what you want, go for it.

I ride a Softail Heritage because it rides and handles so good, and fits me perfect.


 

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   Posted 12/20/2011 11:11 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
MDGeorge said...
I ride a Softail Heritage because it rides and handles so good, and fits me perfect.

As perfect as a kitten in a sweater?


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   Posted 12/20/2011 1:00 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Desmolicious said...
MDGeorge said...
I ride a Softail Heritage because it rides and handles so good, and fits me perfect.

As perfect as a kitten in a sweater?

I don't know about a kitten in a sweater... tongue
My mother used to say "snug as a bug in a rug"


 

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   Posted 12/20/2011 2:23 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
MDGeorge said...
Buy the bike you like, regardless of what others say. Only you will be riding it.
There are some that will try to talk you out of getting a Harley, (sometimes jealously, or bad experience) but if it's what you want, go for it.

I ride a Softail Heritage because it rides and handles so good, and fits me perfect.

MDGeorge has officially crossed over to the dark side. shakehead
 
I am a rather big guy so the only harley that really work for me are the big touring models. the softail heritage is cramped to me. The best suggestion is to get on one and see what fits you best.


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   Posted 12/20/2011 4:03 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
jclax01 said...
 
MDGeorge has officially crossed over to the dark side. shakehead
 

It's nice on the dark side.


 

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   Posted 12/20/2011 4:16 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I dunno, I think its much nicer on the soft and warm side,......cute kitties can get away with everything.


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   Posted 12/21/2011 1:33 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
AHHH, The avitar.
That went right over my head.
I woke up at 2:am and it hit me.


 

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   Posted 12/21/2011 4:12 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
What hit you? those breasts, the kitten, or the fact everyone was ooggling over them?


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   Posted 12/21/2011 7:31 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Fanos said...
I have had bikes since i was 15 years old. Now for a few years i own a yamaha royal star 1300cc and want to buy a harley but dont know which one. Can someone help please?
Good luck choosing, they all seem quite similar... Don't forget to remove those stock mufflers as soon as possible, to be saving lives and all.


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   Posted 12/22/2011 5:26 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Must be hard to eat your morning oatmeal with your tongue stuck in your cheek. I'm assuming you are being sarcastic about the pipes. But lets go easy on the new member asking for our opinions on his bike choice, and lets also hope it doesn't turn into another bike proving how loud it can be.


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   Posted 12/22/2011 9:21 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
texrider said...
Fanos said...
I have had bikes since i was 15 years old. Now for a few years i own a yamaha royal star 1300cc and want to buy a harley but dont know which one. Can someone help please?
Good luck choosing, they all seem quite similar... Don't forget to remove those stock mufflers as soon as possible, to be saving lives and all.

Assumptions and generalisations. Thanks heaps!!


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