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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-03-2019, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Is it just me or mine? Enjoying the 2019 RGU BUT my 2011 RGU was smoother. Anyone else have similar experience?

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Smoother in what way?

Rolling down the road smoother?

Engine characteristics?

Throttle response?

Air Flow?


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My 17 RGS is smoother than my 14 SGS and 11RGU. I mean smoother at idol, at high speeds, and even sitting in traffic. Have you made any modifications?


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Havent ridden many post '11 RGU's any distance , but my '11 RGU is the smoothest/best ride I have had in 48 years of highway riding ..
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My 19 is quite a bit smother than my 2010 but the roads on the other hand
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Is it just me or mine? Enjoying the 2019 RGU BUT my 2011 RGU was smoother. Anyone else have similar experience?
Give us a bit more to go on .... less smooth in what way?

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Point taken - I feel more engine vibration - like a buzz in the handlebars. Really noticeable above 2700 RPM and when rolling off the throttle.

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I like my 2018 special better than my 2015 special in every way, except the clutch. I liked the 2015 better than my 2013 ultra in every way. I do miss my 2005 road king classic though. The king was nicely accessorized and classy. Not a better touring bike though.

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My 19 rgs vibrates on acceleration particularly in the lower gears. Not a lot but definitely feel it whereas my touring twin cams before were buttery smooth. Hoping that's just an m8 thing.
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Point taken - I feel more engine vibration - like a buzz in the handlebars. Really noticeable above 2700 RPM and when rolling off the throttle.
How many miles on the bike and still running the stock handlebars?

My M8 is an improvement over my twin cam.


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