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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-02-2019, 09:07 AM
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I don't miss my old '12 twin cam at all. I had a few non road glide Harleys between the '12 and now '19 RGS but there were so many more features on the 2019 RGS that I'm glad I didn't purchase any RG between getting rid of my 2012 (I did keep this for 5 years) and buying this new one.
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If I could have kept them all, I would have kept them all for one reason or another. Money became seriously tight, and well...... The 19 hits on every which way for me, and i am thankful for that..... sneak mods in when $ shows up. Have a great day all!
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I had zero plans to get rid of my 2013 cvo. I loved that bike, and thought that it rode/performed well. well, after it was totaled, picked up a 19. this bike is superior in so many ways. I almost don't miss it
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No doubt fellas the new bikes have some nice options that I would love, money is the biggest hurdle for me, I definitely want a special all blacked out with lowers and a full size tourpak, so that being said , need to save up, cannot deny the advantages of the new scoot, one thing that have heard some people disappointed in, was the sound of the exhaust compared to the twin Cam, if my new bike was not as loud I think I would be disappointed, but maybe with the right exhaust that can be remedied. Definitely shooting for one down the line, and for the guys that have one, kudos to you, can't knock ya. Fine looking machines .

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Road Dawg I hear you on the upgrades. I bought my 09 in 2015 with 1040 miles on it and it was totally stock. Zero aftermarket parts, or Harley "Upgraded parts. Ive poured all my detailing profits into when I could, but Im still not done. I want to put lowers on it but on a 09 its a little more complicated.

I would love to have a new bike, but my Avalanche has 212,000 miles on it and it has to make it 10 more years, so at some point a new motor will be going in when it needs it, only drive 12 miles a day. Bought a new house last year with a gigantic pool. Wife thinks we should put money into the house before the bike. Really!!!

For the guys with the new bikes, absolute congratulations! Id love to have a new one though as much as the next guy. Ive looked for sure and wanted to say F**** it and buy it but I couldn't do it. I have a plan and Im sticking to it. RFG, that is a good lucking bike sir!

I get you cant compare a TC with go fast parts to a stock M8. But the M8 has a distinct advantage from the get go also.

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one thing that have heard some people disappointed in, was the sound of the exhaust compared to the twin Cam, if my new bike was not as loud I think I would be disappointed, but maybe with the right exhaust that can be remedied. Definitely shooting for one down the line, and for the guys that have one, kudos to you, can't knock ya. Fine looking machines .
in stock form, yes, it's very quiet. i put a set of rinehart slip ons (4'') with the stock headpipe and i think it sounds pretty good. maybe i'm just old and deaf, but i really can't tell the difference between the twin cam, and the m8. maybe side by side i could, but when i hear a bike rip down the road, it either sounds good, or it sounds like poo poo, but that is a reflection of the owners choice in pipes, baffles (or not), etc.
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Road Dawg I hear you on the upgrades. I bought my 09 in 2015 with 1040 miles on it and it was totally stock. Zero aftermarket parts, or Harley "Upgraded parts. Ive poured all my detailing profits into when I could, but Im still not done. I want to put lowers on it but on a 09 its a little more complicated.

I would love to have a new bike, but my Avalanche has 212,000 miles on it and it has to make it 10 more years, so at some point a new motor will be going in when it needs it, only drive 12 miles a day. Bought a new house last year with a gigantic pool. Wife thinks we should put money into the house before the bike. Really!!!

For the guys with the new bikes, absolute congratulations! Id love to have a new one though as much as the next guy. Ive looked for sure and wanted to say F**** it and buy it but I couldn't do it. I have a plan and Im sticking to it. RFG, that is a good lucking bike sir!

I get you cant compare a TC with go fast parts to a stock M8. But the M8 has a distinct advantage from the get go also.
Like I said. I was happy with my 16. Even happier I had a year left and it was paid off. I love the 19. But bumped back up to 4 years. That I'm not remotely happy about. That light at the end of the tunnel was this bike coming at me. Lol.

One big advantage is I dont have a mortgage. If i had a mortgage. the one that's now a rental property. Id be on the 11 RGU still. When I initially had my heart attacks I pulled out my savings and went debt free (ya. That's over. Lol) But I wanted the wife to have a safety net if I died. I seen too many friends die and leave the wife selling everything and living poor after losing it all. That didnt sit right with me. Fortunately I got better. A lot better.

None of this was a plan. Plan was 100k on the 16. Rebuild it and paint it. And then another 100k. Her 15 was all she wanted.

Want to have shit go haywire? Tell God your plans.

But I'm done. That you can bet on. I'd take the over if you guys are betting. Lol. This M8 will be ugh. I'm not saying it. I know what will happen. Lol.

Thanks for the compliment on the bike. I'm growing more and more attached every day.


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Your a good man brotha, great way of thinking, but your right, a few years back I had a plan, and that took a hit pretty quick, don't want to get into detail but it definitely threw me for a loop, and my mortgage is ridiculous on the island, I am very content with my scoot, and as Philly said we got other priorities that take presidence over certain things, on a positive note we have out health and our rides and making good use of them, which we should all be grateful for.

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Your a good man brotha, great way of thinking, but your right, a few years back I had a plan, and that took a hit pretty quick, don't want to get into detail but it definitely threw me for a loop, and my mortgage is ridiculous on the island, I am very content with my scoot, and as Philly said we got other priorities that take presidence over certain things, on a positive note we have out health and our rides and making good use of them, which we should all be grateful for.
I can imagine. I was a North Jersey Teamster and I lived in Lower Bucks County PA. My mortgage there was 2800 a month. I made great money. But the defibrillator took away my DOT card. No more driving truck. No more big money. I had to refinance the house to a lower payment and rent it out so I didnt lose it. Fortunately my brother needed a place. I rent it for what the mortgage is. so no profit. But I didnt lose it. Which is what was happening. Cost of living where I am is stupid cheap.

And ya. Your bike is badass. I seen it. You're surely not settling. If I could go back 4 months. I would.
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I bought My 12 Custom brand new in 2012 and it is all paid for.
I wrecked it in 2013 and rebuilt it myself.
I've toyed with the idea of a 20, because of the numbers, but nothing remotely has caught my eye.
Since I have My Glide where I want it, engine wise, sound wise, looks wise and otherwise, I don't want to get rid of it.
Not having a garage would make it nearly impossible to have two bikes so My Plan is to keep My'12 and if the motor or anything else ever goes just fix it and continue.
I guess only time will tell.
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