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I have a 15 RGU CVO with 19K I heard ticking in engine
took it to dealer they called today and are trashing motor and trans. HD Inspector will be out
to look at it for extended warranty. Thank goodness I bout 5 years worth.
Dealer suggested I go with a S&S 124 drop in and take out the radiators. While I like S&S
it seems to me that this would kill value especially it being CVO. Would the current existing warranty still be good,
would the air pump for legends still fit under bike, so many questions. My main use for the bike is two up touring, a couple
3k to 4k mile trips each summer so reliability is more important than performance. My riding years for a bike this size is
limited, so resale also plays into it.
Your thoughts and ideas will be greatly appreciated.

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I've had thoughts of going "post-stock" with bikes in the past, but when I really sat down and thought about it I purchased the bike because I enjoyed the way it felt (back to my 103). Graduated first to the 107 and now the 114, and have to say that with this progression I've been more than satisfied. Just my thinking, but it seems you are happy with the bike as you had it. While an S&S would be a lot of fun it may not fit your needs or plans. Just my two cents. Sorry for the misfortune but wish you luck with your decision!

Either way, many safe miles!
 
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I'd want to know how the esp will cover you on it first.if they will cover you on further repairs ,then it's a no brainer.
 

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I'm going to go against the grain. To me a stock CVO is worth more than a CVO with an aftermarket motor. If you're concerned about trade in or resale I'd put the stock motor back in. With some upgrades. If you dont care and want to have a fast touring bike. Get the 124. Me. I'd go stock with some upgrades. And still have a Harley.
 

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I wonder what the “average value” of said bike is now and would use that as a gauge for resale value in a “few years” when you think you’d be retiring it anyway! I see value on both sides of this coin! However it turns out, hope that it’s for the best for you sir!
 

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I wonder what the “average value” of said bike is now and would use that as a gauge for resale value in a “few years” when you think you’d be retiring it anyway! I see value on both sides of this coin! However it turns out, hope that it’s for the best for you sir!
Trade in is 18k, retail is low 20's. That's according to my sales manager that looked that up for me a few weeks back.

We have a member on here in Michigan that has been trying to sell a low mileage one for just under 20k with no luck.
 

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It sounds like you will be getting a new engine and trans under esp. You say the dealer suggests a 124.(I can't image the dealer doing that upgrade without you paying the difference from stock). Trade in value will not increase down the road because you put in the 124. I would put a stock replacement motor in, back to the specs you had before engine failure. If you had upgrades to the stock motor (stage l , ll or lll )the dealer should get the replacement engine back to where it was before failure. Ride like the wind and don't worry about the resale value. (It might be worth $20,000; it might be worth $15,000...there is no way to predict it). KBB and NADA are just guidelines. The bike is only worth what someone is willing to pay at the time. Good luck!
 

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Get the 124, ride it hard with smiles ear to ear, enjoy those last few touring years, and forget about resale after you stacked the miles.
Damn Straight! ...I'd take that action in a heartbeat ... And wouldn't much care if the ESP balked about the engine, as S&S should already have that covered.



I bought my bike to ride, not resell...I'll be on the damn thing 'till I'm 80..
 

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Spoiler alert: no one cares about CVOs other than CVO owners. Once it hits the used market, the potential buyer either likes the paint or doesn't.

I too have a 5-year ESP. If my motor went I'd head directly to JD's Cycleworks and have him build me a torque 117 with the coverage from the ESP.
 

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With the CVO and Limited , they kind of cancel each other out value wise IMO ..

Only one person I know on this forum ( personally to boot ) that rode the piss out of his 15 CVO and got nothing for it in the end , but it had 87000 miles on it ..

I would keep it stock because it's a CVO , but on the other hand I look at it like this if I am the buyer , it's a five model year old used Harley ..

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It's a CVO o would stay stock, a 110 is more than enough power it's a touring machine not drag racer, don't try to make it what it's not, before you know it, the clutch won't hold will need to upgrade that, and whatever else down the line becomes over stressed. If it's your traveling glide keep it as reliable as you can which means stock, if you want to beat the bejesus out of it and don't give a rat's ass then go to the 124. I vote for stock.
 

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This is a thinker indeed......my knee jerk reaction is Crate 124 for sure........but then again, when the rush died down, I would, in all honesty, prob have the dealer Stage 2 me a nice 103 TC Motor and stay away from that 110 - Stage 2 (IMHO) is enough for the average rider to feel more than stock but not enough to where a lot has changed - The 103 is a SOLID Platform to build off and a Stock 110 is coming in 2nd to a tuned 103 all day - My old '16 had a Dynoed Stage 1 and pulled on my buddies stock 110 all day with ease

My $$...Stage 2 103 with whatever size CAM fits your style along with the AC and maybe even that exhaust you always wanted (think 2:1 with Ghost Pipe for best performance) if the dealer can work that in somehow
 

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I’d go with the S&S, it’s proven to be more reliable and I’m sure you will have some kind of warranty with a new engine. Besides that, I hate to break it to you but the 2015 RGU doesn’t seem to be doing good as far as holding it’s value, I have a friend with one for sale now and can’t even get $22k for it. Have heard similar stories and seen a couple just sitting in the dealership for months.
 

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Really no use to worry about resale. Every time HD upgrades the drivetrain in the new bikes, the ones with the old drivetrain take a hit in value. The 110 was hot for its time, my stock 114 M8 would eat it's lunch. I'd go 124 and enjoy the ride.
 

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I’m not that familiar with the wet head 110 but I wouldn’t have bought my 2012 CVO if it had the stock 110 motor. As dbell said you can’t go wrong with S&S but I’d rather have a built 117 or 124 with SE cases instead of a crate
 
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