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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 03:44 AM
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Welcome to the tank from AL. I rode a 99 Super Glide Sport 'til I got my 11 RGUSE. The handling does not even compare and the 103 will make you forget about the mill in the Dyna. TBW took a minute to get used to.
Enjoy the new ride and be safe, the idiots are everywhere.

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I had 86k miles on my Deuce when I bought my RGU 23 months ago. "Annie" runs a dynoed 95" with SE cams, air cleaner, PCIII and SE pipes. I'm 5' 7" and don't have the longest wingspan but I could lean so far into a curve that I could reach my left hand down and touch the pavement. I say "could" because in the months since I got the Glide I've logged fewer than 1k miles on Annie. Still, it's the Best vehicle I've ever owned- only time will tell if the RG will surpass the Deuce.

When I first rode the RGU I immediately knew why so many Police Dept's run the 103 engine. Stump pulling torque and plenty of acceleration. Of course, you never have enough power so I did a 255 cam upgrade, the S1 AC, a PCV and a dyno tune. Danielle runs with 87 HP and 106 lbs tq.

I can't lean nearly as far into the corners, but I'm amazed with the handling of such a large motorcycle. When the RGU's were unveiled in July 2010 I was infatuated. Within a couple thousand miles I was obsessed. Soon thereafter I was in love.

I have to keep a battery tender on Annie, poor thing's neglected.

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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 06:32 AM
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I came off a 2002 SuperGlide Sport -88", cams, heads, etc... When Harley decided to go with the "stroker" crank in the 96/103s' it was genius! The power and handling of my RGC was so smooth that I found myself going into corners way faster than it felt like I was traveling. Thankfully, the brakes are much, much, better then they were on my Dyna! Free up the breathing on your Road Glide and you will not look back. You are going love your new ride - Congrats!!!

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I too came from a street bob. '07 with 13,000 miles. I have already put 6k on this one. However, if I was able to keep the bob, I would have. Denim black, V&H pipes, Willie G package, yada yada. would love to have both.

the bob was very easy to maneuver, back up, lift on the rare occasion, in fact I don't think I ever laid the bob down. I have tipped my rg twice, both times trying to back on grass or soft dirt. Never any damage, but it is a testimony to how much heavier it is.

That's not really a bad thing, but just be warned that you will need to adapt yourself to the new weight. with the extra weight, however it is incredibly balanced. Cornering is great, like a lighter bike, while highway cruising <if ever so rare> you have good, or great stability.

just my obs since I got mine. Again the only thing I would change is to keep both. riding alone, mostly, (my wife is good for 2-3 rides a year, where I ride daily in decent weather) the bob was an awful lot of fun.
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I've got a 100" FXR that moves along. This summer I picked up a stock '09 RG 96". I did a stage 1 and am pleased. The FXR is faster, but the low end grunt of the 96" is great. I might cam it, but it's not really needed. It's a very nice machine nearly stock.
I was concerned that passing on backroads would leave me in the wrong lane too long. Once I got used to it, it does fine. The FXR flat out flys around traffic. Just gotta hold the throttle open longer on the RG.
My hotrod days are gone, but adaquate power is still a must. The 96" is close enough as it sits now. You should be happy with a stage 1.

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Welcome to the tank.

Be careful, STUPID doesn’t care what direction it comes at you from!!!

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Welcome from Central New Jersey. You'll wonder why you never bought a Road Glide sooner.

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Sorry double post.

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post #19 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 10:13 PM
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I went from an 06 Dyna with a 95" motor to a 96" RGC. It was a little shocking losing the handling and power. Still I have been much happier with the shark and now I have a 110 build that makes it as fast as the old Dyna was.

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What to expect you ask? Expect a lightbulb to go off and you asking yourself why the hell didnt you trade sooner!!!

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