Just checking back in to see if you got a new one yet.....
Do you have a thread where you show off your current fleet of motorcycles?@Bigmeat45 glad you enjoyed that. That is how I continually rationalize buying another motorcycle without selling any of the others. One day I woke up and went over all the bikes I had owned, I think I'm up to 20 now. And I imagined a garage with all of them inside. Which would I ride today? Think of the history of these specific machines. Where had they been prior to becoming mine? Where would they go in the future?
That's one aspect of motorcycles that I really enjoy, and taht is why I always buy used. To be able to see this history lined up and ready to roll would be magnificent in every way. Most people dream of being rich beyond belief or with "the most beautiful girl in the world" however I only dream of motorcycles and where they will take me. Everything else in my life fills itself in on it's own.
Im going to have to agree with you on this. If Singlebeam would have reacted half a second sooner he would probably still be here with us. That being said I wonder if his bike had it? It was a CVO Streetglide. I believe an 18 model. Ill have to look it up.I have had both positive and negative experiences with traction control. Definitely needs to be able to turn off.
I think traction control is handy in those situations that come as a surprise. Some spilled coolant or diesel fuel when trying to scoot out of a gas station ahead of traffic, or accelerating out of a turn. I've seen a few videos of someone going down accelerating out of a turn and there doesn't look like anything in the road, but turns out there was a slippery spot caused by coolant, diesel or some other spilled chemical.
Sometimes we just can't react as fast as the computer can and that 10th of a second might make all the difference. Of course the goal is to never activate traction control, ABS, and all the other safety aides. They should just be there to catch the unknown.
Nope. They just came out in the 2020 model year.Im going to have to agree with you on this. If Singlebeam would have reacted half a second sooner he would probably still be here with us. That being said I wonder if his bike had it? It was a CVO Streetglide. I believe an 18 model. Ill have to look it up.
As an old bike geezer (2010 FLTRX), I'm pretty tight on the number of $10,000 bills I throw around.I dumped a pile of money into my old CVO, then traded it in. Don't want to go down that road again.
Skratch, a Zephyr Blue/Black Limited is $34,000. Add the Stage 1, bars, antenna, and detachable kit, and that's near $38k.
This is a classic case of NBF. I don't need a new bike. But the RDRS suite is really enticing. And more power is more power.
How is your hand? better?Yep, been down that road with other bikes. If I need a new crank, why stop at 110? Why not get an S&S, get the cases bored, and go for broke? Which leads to all the other stuff that'd need to be addressed. Suddenly I'm over 10 grand in the motor.
All that's left to do is wait until I get this damned splint off my hand so I can ride.
I traded a 2010 RG custom that was done really nice Probilt great bike loved it I had no intentions of wanting to trade it.My wife has a 2017 road glide S that I would ride from time to time and as I got older I really like that bike.That said I did ride several M8’s andpurchased last fall at Zephyr blue black 2020 road glide S did a stage 2 Couple little embellishments it’s a really great bike no RDRS and I don’t notice it either way these bikes ride really nice for the extra 995 I would’ve gotten the RDRS but the deal was on the bike on the floor so I took it and I was treated very fairly in an industry that is very unfair. From the readings and the posts I think we’re all pretty happy with these new M8’s I was worried about the stage two being excessively noisy it’s actually quieter than stock. I’ll close with this thought about upgrades to trade my 2010 to a 2020 is like going from a covered wagon to an F 14.enjoy your new bike !
Your right I should have said not louder than stock I am referring to rocker/ head clatter. I posted some time back when I started the search last August. I test drove a scorched orange 2020 road glide S and the motor sounded like a rock polisher no matter what speed or RPM or gear it would not dissipate I told the dealer about it and walked away but it bothered me so the next dealer we were talking and I asked him to start it on the showroom floor which he did it sounded 1000 times better than the one I just got off. Next I asked him to start the bike next to it which he did again sounded about the same I did this a total of five different dealerships until I settled on the bike I own today.really quiet with a stage 2 TQ cam I stopped in at one of the early dealerships and the salesman approached me saying that he had contacted corporate to report my concern and the Moco did say that they are starting to see some of these bikes show up on the floor they told him that they were seeing 1 in 50 with excessive clatter.You put a cam in your 2020 and it's quieter?+
Fair questions.I understand you being wary of owning an m8 with the problems they had in the beginning with sumping, fluid transfer etc. That being said how do you think it's going to work out with a brand new bike platform in it's very first year? Anything first year will have issues and I'm sure it being HD it will be no exception. Hopefully it is completely trouble free for you but I have my doubts after buying a 2017 m8 with all the problems. I'm sure they tested the absolute shit out of it.