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Waiting for a 2020 Limited to come in and found a 2016 CVO RG with 3000 miles on it for 10K less. Looking at pros and cons of each.....anybody have an opinion or maybe have owned an older and a post '17 one? Looking at the CVO tomorrow and wondering what to do if it is as perfect as the pics...:confused:
 

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Have a ‘16 CVO RGU.
How are you only seeing $10k difference? I would say you could find one for a lot better price than that.

Bit to your question. There are some things you just need to know about the 110” CVOs if your talking about the v-twins.
Like CHANGE the lifters before you take possession. The only other thing that comes to mind right off the bat is the water pumps on the water cooled models. They’ve been known to go out. They have a new pump now that sounds like they have them fixed.


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I just bought a 2015 CVO RGU with 4,600 miles on it. Some of the things you get on the CVO only matter to some people. You have to look at the added features that a CVO has to decide if it is worth it.

Now I can say this. The new GTS radio is nicer and easier to use but I don't know if it is enough to make that big a difference. Make sure they have all the added options that go with a CVO like the garage door receivers, Gold key, CVO cover.
Also you get steel braided lines and painted inner fairing.

I've only seen one limited so I can't say how it compares. I went from a 2011 to the 2015.
 

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Have a ‘16 CVO RGU.
How are you only seeing $10k difference? I would say you could find one for a lot better price than that.

Bit to your question. There are some things you just need to know about the 110” CVOs if your talking about the v-twins.
Like CHANGE the lifters before you take possession. The only other thing that comes to mind right off the bat is the water pumps on the water cooled models. They’ve been known to go out. They have a new pump now that sounds like they have them fixed.


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Forgot to mention...I have a '15 CVO Street Glide so I am intimately familiar with the 110...The Road Glide only has 3000 miles on it so I have some time with the lifters..but yeah..I usually do a cam and lifters to them anyway.

As for price..they are looking for 23,500K for the CVO and the new bike is 33,800. I'm guessing the CVO price is based on the really low mileage
 

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And the 117" big bore kit is back in stock right now...……

Just had mine installed.
 

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Waiting for a 2020 Limited to come in and found a 2016 CVO RG with 3000 miles on it for 10K less. Looking at pros and cons of each.....anybody have an opinion or maybe have owned an older and a post '17 one? Looking at the CVO tomorrow and wondering what to do if it is as perfect as the pics...:confused:
Have a ‘16 CVO RGU.
How are you only seeing $10k difference? I would say you could find one for a lot better price than that.

Bit to your question. There are some things you just need to know about the 110” CVOs if your talking about the v-twins.
Like CHANGE the lifters before you take possession. The only other thing that comes to mind right off the bat is the water pumps on the water cooled models. They’ve been known to go out. They have a new pump now that sounds like they have them fixed.


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Forgot to mention...I have a '15 CVO Street Glide so I am intimately familiar with the 110...The Road Glide only has 3000 miles on it so I have some time with the lifters..but yeah..I usually do a cam and lifters to them anyway.

As for price..they are looking for 23,500K for the CVO and the new bike is 33,800. I'm guessing the CVO price is based on the really low mileage
If money was no object...

As a current owner of a 2015 CVO Road Glide Ultra who is currently faced with replacing the water pump (being done as I type) and replacing the lifters and inner cam bearings (coming up on 30K and extended warranty just expired), I would be looking exclusively at the 2020 Limited if I were making a purchase decision today. You’ve already got a 110 vintage bike in the stall, why would you want two?
 

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Not knowing your budget but if it weren't a real issue I would go with the 2020. While the CVO is nice I really believe you would love the feel of the M8 over the TC. Now I am still a huge TC fan and I plan on building my own custom bike with a TC engine, I feel the M8 is just a better feel for touring. From the looks of the new oil pump that the MoCo has come out with and the new primary vent it looks like the prior M8 issues have been resolved. Like was stated above, since you already have a CVO TC bike I would add something a little different to the stable. I would bet the if you do add the M8 you may end up selling the CVO down the road.
 

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My opinion is truly subjective, I have a 15 CVO RGU, Lifters,Water pump done along with some other engine goodies, this bike i will keep, I have tried the M8's 107, 114, 117, and was only impressed with the 117 CVO, But I will never pay >40K for any bike.
 

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If money was no object...

As a current owner of a 2015 CVO Road Glide Ultra who is currently faced with replacing the water pump (being done as I type) and replacing the lifters and inner cam bearings (coming up on 30K and extended warranty just expired), I would be looking exclusively at the 2020 Limited if I were making a purchase decision today. You’ve already got a 110 vintage bike in the stall, why would you want two?
Point well taken....here are my thoughts.....It is a 2nd bike primarily when going 2 UP...it will have an HD extended warranty on it--whichever bike I end up with. I like my 110 and I usually do cam, bearings and lifters anyway (the M8 will stay stock, but the 110 would get the cam)..and both bikes need exhaust and a tune. I will just do the cam over the winter at the same time as the exhaust. I was even toying with the idea of the 117 kit.

The CVO has the doors in the fairing that were eliminated this year which is a point against the '20.

Kind of leaning towards the '16 since it doesn't need bars (the 2020 bars suck), they both need exhaust and a tune, and it just over $10K cheaper. But I keep going back and forth between the two.
 

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Point well taken....here are my thoughts.....It is a 2nd bike primarily when going 2 UP...it will have an HD extended warranty on it--whichever bike I end up with. I like my 110 and I usually do cam, bearings and lifters anyway (the M8 will stay stock, but the 110 would get the cam)..and both bikes need exhaust and a tune. I will just do the cam over the winter at the same time as the exhaust. I was even toying with the idea of the 117 kit.

The CVO has the doors in the fairing that were eliminated this year which is a point against the '20.

Kind of leaning towards the '16 since it doesn't need bars (the 2020 bars suck), they both need exhaust and a tune, and it just over $10K cheaper. But I keep going back and forth between the two.
Your dime. Your time! You are making an informed decision either way!
 

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the only thing on cvo is water pump-don't have one,just what I have read about-I ride 2011 cvo-got for 7000 behind book at the time-would I do it again?yes for the right price-the rgs has my eye-I like the black out-but then comes all the stuff the cvo or ultra comes with.i could blkout an ultra cheaper than buying the special--good luck
 

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The 2020 114 and traction control would attract me on the new bike. I've had the 15 RGUCVO for a couple years now and I declare I'm REALLY happy with this bike. I've been looking at the 2020 RG Limited, but I declare I can't make myself seriously consider dropping my '15.
 

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Not knowing your budget but if it weren't a real issue I would go with the 2020. While the CVO is nice I really believe you would love the feel of the M8 over the TC. Now I am still a huge TC fan and I plan on building my own custom bike with a TC engine, I feel the M8 is just a better feel for touring. From the looks of the new oil pump that the MoCo has come out with and the new primary vent it looks like the prior M8 issues have been resolved. Like was stated above, since you already have a CVO TC bike I would add something a little different to the stable. I would bet the if you do add the M8 you may end up selling the CVO down the road.
Ya. The GTS radio may be better. But that's not the real upgrade. That 114" is where it's at. All day I'd go for the 2020. If budget isn't an issue. Go with the 2020. I just came off a twin cam to the 114. Love the TC. But the M8 is more fun to ride and twist up. No lack of power. It wheel stands my trike. With only a stage 1 SEPST tune.
 

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When I looked at the 2019 RGU's I wasn't overly impressed with the 114 M8. But when I got on the CVO I really liked the 110 plus all the added extras that it gives you. This is my first CVO so I I'm sure that had something to do with it.

I really like the colors of my CVO and debated about waiting for the 2020's to come out. I've yet to close my lower vents even in hard rain but winter is coming up so as it gets colder I might. If I had gone with a 2020 I would have gotten the Orange in a blacked out option. I don't know that I would have gotten the traction control or not.





But I REALLY like these colors & I now have a 117" engine.



 

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When I looked at the 2019 RGU's I wasn't overly impressed with the 114 M8. But when I got on the CVO I really liked the 110 plus all the added extras that it gives you. This is my first CVO so I I'm sure that had something to do with it.

I really like the colors of my CVO and debated about waiting for the 2020's to come out. I've yet to close my lower vents even in hard rain but winter is coming up so as it gets colder I might. If I had gone with a 2020 I would have gotten the Orange in a blacked out option. I don't know that I would have gotten the traction control or not.

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If I go with the '16 I am also considering the 117 kit instead of just the cam and lifters. As long as I am doing exhaust I am part of the way there......I need to justify it to myself somehow.....
 
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