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post #11 of 51 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 06:14 PM
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......why am I having more fun riding the '13 RG Ultra than I was riding the CVO?
...... custom hot rods are great!
..... they're real fast & look fabulous and everyone crowds around when yer stopped somewhere
....... but a lot of those benefits melt away, or are simply irrelevant, when you're out on the road.
..... when what you really wanna do is just ride, i don't think anything quite beats what the Ultras offer.


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...... custom hot rods are great!
..... they're real fast & look fabulous and everyone crowds around when yer stopped somewhere
....... but a lot of those benefits melt away, or are simply irrelevant, when you're out on the road.
..... when what you really wanna do is just ride, i don't think anything quite beats what the Ultras offer.

I think this sums up my experience very well...........

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Im the opposite,.. I love my bike because its setup for me,.. but my wifes 09' CVO is just so much more fun to ride. If it was setup with bars and seat for me,.. I'd be riding the CVOQT all the time



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The only chrome that I have put on my 12 rgu is mirror extensions lots of other mods yes but chrome make go faster are ride better.There is something about the comfort of the ultra and mine is a blast in the twisties hate to put it up its a pleasure on trips congrats and welcome to the geezer club
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The only chrome that I have put on my 12 rgu is mirror extensions lots of other mods yes but chrome make go faster are ride better.There is something about the comfort of the ultra and mine is a blast in the twisties hate to put it up its a pleasure on trips congrats and welcome to the geezer club

Lol, 32 and in the geezer club.........

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I took my new Ultra out for a pre delivery demo ride yesterday. Still gonna be a week or two before I pick it up. I have to say I had more fun riding it than I do my current Street Glide. Handling is leaps and bounds above the SG on top of the comfort. And even done up for touring the ultra still has hotrod look. Will be even better when i add my own bird and pieces.

I am at a point in my life where I still like the hotrod look but want more comfort. The ultra its the best of both worlds.

Oh and you can do one better than the iPod interface by adding a Sony digital media receiver with the Tune Tray.

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I took my new Ultra out for a pre delivery demo ride yesterday. Still gonna be a week or two before I pick it up. I have to say I had more fun riding it than I do my current Street Glide. Handling is leaps and bounds above the SG on top of the comfort. And even done up for touring the ultra still has hotrod look. Will be even better when i add my own bird and pieces.

I am at a point in my life where I still like the hotrod look but want more comfort. The ultra its the best of both worlds.

Oh and you can do one better than the iPod interface by adding a Sony digital media receiver with the Tune Tray.

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Any info on that setup? Can you still use the handlebar controls with it?

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Any info on that setup? Can you still use the handlebar controls with it?
With the Biketronics RetroRadio kit yes you can.


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Im the opposite,.. I love my bike because its setup for me,.. but my wifes 09' CVO is just so much more fun to ride. If it was setup with bars and seat for me,.. I'd be riding the CVOQT all the time
I thought it was the sparkely bling that kept you off

Nothing wrong liking the new bike over the CVO. I didn't pick mine out because of the motor (i have no idea what CVO even means) i just like how it looked and felt when I got on it.
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What year was the CVO? Do I understand correctly that HD changed the frame on the touring bikes after the 09 or 10 model year. If they did, maybe that is some of what you are noticing.
If not, then its just "the new smell" that you're getting. The great thing is, that "new smell" hasn't worn off of mine yet at 6400 miles

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