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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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1st Road Trip

My Wife and I just completed our 1st trip on our 2012 Road Glide Ultra we bought last March. We rode 2 up from Chicago to Sunbury Ohio for the 100th Anniversary of the A.D.Farrow Harley Dealership. A total of 803 miles round trip.
So far the bike is completely stock except for the Synthetic oil put in at the 1st inspection. The bike ran Flawless ! I rode at 75 to 85 mph for most of the highway miles and got between 41 & 42 miles per gallon. I absolutely Love the Cruise control.

I will have to get highway pegs and a cup holder for our next trip though. I was happy with the windshield protection and the seat was comfortable enough. I have a sheepskin I used on the Shovel that I might try for the next trip to help with the "Itchy Butt" though the forward pegs may help that too.

The only trouble I ran into was self inflicted. I forgot the SunScreen and got a pretty severe case of raccoon eyes from my sunglasses and doo rag.

My Wife enjoyed the trip and just relaxed,listened to tunes and played games on her i-phone. I'm so glad we bought this bike.

Thank's to all at this site for the helpful info.

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It's a beautiful thing ! Did a 2500 miler last summer with the wife and we both loved every mile. Hope you have many more rides ahead.

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Sounds like a great trip to me--but then you were on a RG.


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Sounds like it was a fun trip! I do know that my wife likes rising with me on the RGU a lot more than on the RK Police!

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Congrats on the 1st road trip with yer RG. I have yet to put my RG through the paces whenever I can make time for my 1st RG road trip. Just a ton of local cruisin fer now. Ride safe!
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Sounds like a great trip. When I first got my RGU I rushed to get 1,000 on it in order to make the Run For The Wall Run. 3,500 miles later I will admit I was ready to get out of the saddle, but loved the ride of it.

Hope you and your wife enjoy many more rides on the RG
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Sounds like you had a great trip!

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Sorry for posting in the wrong area.

Thank's for all the replies. My Wife and I are both hoping this will be the 1st of many Road trip's on the New Shark. The main reason we chose this bike, Other than the Fantastic Look , was to do alot more and longer rides.

My Old Shovel was beginning to be more unreliable. When I was single it was no problem if a repair had to be made on the side of the road . But the 1st time my Wife had to walk a mile home in the rain after the coil shorted out ,was the last.

I really appreciate this forum and it's members. I am able to learn about accessories for the bike and get honest opinions on their performance and usefullness.

Thank's again to All. Many more Miles ahead

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Thats Nice.......

Glad it was a positive experience for both of you. May want to think about the "four corners run" this fall out in the Colorado area. GORGEOUS.......
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