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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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New Road Glide Owner + Tool Kit

Ok, so I upgraded from my Victory Highball to a 2019 Road Glide on Monday. Excited for all it has to offer and comfort for trips.

Getting bars and exhaust to get started, but anyone have any items the consider essential they got for their Road Glide and recommend?

I had built a tool kit for my Victory to take on trips and want to do the same for the new bike. Anyone have a list of allen sizes, etc. or must have tools or repair parts in case of emergency specific to this bike they can sound off with?

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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 11:53 PM
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Welcome from SW Florida (God's Waiting Room) to the best HD forum on the web. I always recommend that anyone who is new to any given make/model should go out and ride the snot out of their bike for a couple months and hopefully include at least one long trip in the mix. That's the only way you're going to find out what works ergonomically for you and what doesn't. Bars, seats, and windshields are the items most often changed to meet the needs of an individual's body type or preferences. IN terms of your question about a road trip kit, do a search on here as there's a long running thread on here about what people consider important enough to take with them all the time or at least on a longer trip. Lots of very experienced and knowledgeable folks on here who are glad to answer your questions so don't hesitate to ask.
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Congrats and welcome to the forum! The Highball is a great bike too. I got a 15’ Highball along with my Road Glide. You’ll need to expand your tool kit. Victory bikes are metric while Harleys mostly are SAE/Standard with some exceptions like aftermarket parts and a handful foreign based parts
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Thank you both, cant wait to get some miles on it and get it broke in. Love the highball, but this is definitely a Cadillac compared to that!

I knew I would have to switch from metric, and searched around a bit but nothing obvious popped up on here. Even better to get to know the bike, maybe I'll just get some tools out and find out what fits!

Thanks again, and any additional input is warmly welcomed!

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Thank you both, cant wait to get some miles on it and get it broke in. Love the highball, but this is definitely a Cadillac compared to that!

I knew I would have to switch from metric, and searched around a bit but nothing obvious popped up on here. Even better to get to know the bike, maybe I'll just get some tools out and find out what fits!

Thanks again, and any additional input is warmly welcomed!

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Anytime! This forum is great when you have questions about your bike. The Highball is a great bike to zip around town on short rides. But on the Road Glide you’ll be able to rack up those miles no problem!


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Do check to see if the primary vent had been installed. If no vent, keep an eye on the tranny fluid which at minimum means you will need the Allen wrench to fit the tranny dipstick. Allen wrench kit, torx bit set (with a T27), and a few common box end wrenches (10mm inclusive for battery post) should get you started.
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Congrats on the new bike and welcome from Mass!

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Welcome!!!

As far as tools, I use the Innovative storage solutions bottom of the bag pouches https://www.storagepouches.com/produ...4-pc-pouch-set

They fit everything I need and take up almost no space in the bags. I Cary both metric and standard sockets and a ratchet, T-25, T-27, T-30 and T-40 torx sockets along with the 4 common sized to our bikes Allen sockets - (but can’t recall the sizes). A T handle ratcheting driver with changeable bits (including torx, Phillips, slotted and Allen bits) Small Chanel lock and needle nose pliers, a Knife, zip ties, electrical tape, some spare 18 gauge piece of wire. This has just about everything I need, and I have added things along the way as stupid things happen when traveling.

Hope this helps, and enjoy that new ride
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Here’s a good tool kit to start with:

https://shop.lawabidingbiker.com/col...idson-tool-kit

And for something more compact:

https://shop.lawabidingbiker.com/col...rley-davidsons

I’ve had the Cruz tool kit in my saddlebag for 10 years and it’s the first thing I pull out when I need to do something on the bike, even in the garage!


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