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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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First Road Glide

Well...I did it. Deposit down on a Wicked Red 2019 Road Glide. It’s been a lifetime dream to own a Harley, and it’s about to be a reality.

This is my first really heavy bike and I have some nerves with the weight, but the only solution is to get on her and log miles.

Excited and openly cautious is how I’m approaching this new experience. I took a riders safety course to just bone up on safe riding and the basics again.

Any tips for the first 1k miles and beyond would be appreciated.

Looking forward to leaning on the wisdom of veteran road gliders in the future.

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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 11:00 PM
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Not sure from your post if you have not ridden much or rider with first "heavy bike"? I rode off road when I was a kid. Did not get on another bike until 20 years later. I bought a Yamaha Roadliner cruiser. I was so nervous, I had them deliver it to me so I did not do something stupid like drop it at the dealership. I took the course to refresh my skills and then it was a few days riding around the block, then a couple streets down and back. A few exercises in a parking lot to reinforce what I knew and I was off. Road riding was definitely different than dirt... a lot more idiots to deal with. After a time you will just get more and more comfortable. After nearly 20 years back aboard,it is pretty much like life. You think you got a handle on it and then you realize you don't know everything. Keeps you on your toes so you are safe. Welcome to the "tank". Enjoy the hell out of that new beast and once you are on her, it will fall into place. There is not a lack of advice on this site for sure....
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post #5 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 05:11 AM
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Hello, Welcome to the Forum.. Congrats on your new bike.

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post #7 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 05:46 AM
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Congrats and welcome from Mass!

Put up some pics when you get em!

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