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« on: October 15, 2010, 10:22:55 PM »

Here's my new baby.  Delivered on 10/8/2010.

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2010, 10:23:38 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2010, 10:28:38 AM »

That's nice Red   Thumbs Up

Thanks for sharing - - -  now go take some photography lessons. Your camera skills are horrible.

If that bike looks that good photographed that bad, it must really be incredbile to see in person  Wink


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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010, 10:52:45 AM »

That's nice Red   Thumbs Up

Thanks for sharing - - -  now go take some photography lessons. Your camera skills are horrible.

If that bike looks that good photographed that bad, it must really be incredbile to see in person  Wink


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Brian,  LOL...you're right, the pictures suck. Banging Head on Wall  But there's a reason for that (trust me, I'm a much better photographer than those pictures show). I just wanted to take some quick pictures before I took the bike out for the day.  These were early morning shots, so the lighting sucked and prevented me from getting some good pictures.  The two at the dealership when I picked the bike up two days before, really show off the color...it's a beautiful bike when seen in person.  This is the first time a color has really reached out and grabbed me and I just had to have it.  And, by the way, it rides like a dream.  Thumbs Up  One of these days I'll break out the Nikon D90 and take some really good pictures of it.
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2010, 06:52:00 AM »

I don't care if the pics suck Charlie.  The bike still looks great!  Congrats again on a such a fine ride to go with the Cap'n.  However I do have a question?

In the first picture you look much younger, darker and less hair?!?!?   Hysterical Laughing

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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2010, 09:29:33 AM »

I don't care if the pics suck Charlie.  The bike still looks great!  Congrats again on a such a fine ride to go with the Cap'n.  However I do have a question?

In the first picture you look much younger, darker and less hair?!?!?   Hysterical Laughing

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Awesome bike Charlie!  Congratulations!
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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2010, 05:08:39 PM »

I don't care if the pics suck Charlie.  The bike still looks great!  Congrats again on a such a fine ride to go with the Cap'n.  However I do have a question?

In the first picture you look much younger, darker and less hair?!?!?   Hysterical Laughing

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That's what happens when I spend too much time out in the sun.   Hysterical Laughing  I really love riding the Road Glide, especially for long rides...it is soooooooooooooooo comfortable.

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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2010, 05:33:54 PM »

That's nice Red   Thumbs Up

Thanks for sharing - - -  now go take some photography lessons. Your camera skills are horrible.

If that bike looks that good photographed that bad, it must really be incredbile to see in person  Wink


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Tuff Crowd........

Bike looks great.....good luck


Thanks Keats.  BB's just jealous.   Grin

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« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2010, 09:10:56 PM »

Damn Charlie, that's one fine ride! Don't worry about the pictures they look good!  Thumbs Up
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« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2010, 06:25:26 AM »

Nice scootah Chahlie... I seen one in person, very classy...Maybe a little too classy for some... Evil
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2010, 11:24:51 AM »

Thanks Keats.  BB's just jealous.   Grin

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Of the bike ? Absolutely

Of your good looks ?  I think it's a toss-up, we could be twins  Hysterical Laughing


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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2010, 07:38:55 PM »

Of the bike ? Absolutely

Of your good looks ?  I think it's a toss-up, we could be twins  Hysterical Laughing


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LOL...Brian, if we could be twins, then u be one ugly mofo.   Hysterical Laughing  My bikes always look 100 times better than I do.   Couch Jumper

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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2012, 08:15:29 PM »

I have become somewhat interested in Road Glides lately.  I have never ridden one so I don't even know if I like how they ride, handle, or feel.  I have only sat on them at HD dealers and made motor noises with my lips.  Have read and heard lots of pros and cons on the sharknose experience vs. the batwing.  I know, I know, so find one to ride already.  I would just like to hear some of y'all's opinions on this great debate, especially those of you who own BOTH of these bikes, or have migrated from one to the other.  Thanks for any input or advice.
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Have ridden RGs a few times as a loaner.  My opinion - great on the superslab, fun when you are stretching it out.  Ok in curves but have not gone thru mountain twisties on one.  Did not like as much (not used to probably) at slow speed stuff, especiallyparking lots & gas stations. 
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« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2012, 10:21:48 PM »

Have ridden RGs a few times as a loaner.  My opinion - great on the superslab, fun when you are stretching it out.  Ok in curves but have not gone thru mountain twisties on one.  Did not like as much (not used to probably) at slow speed stuff, especiallyparking lots & gas stations. 

I'm guessing that was because of limited visibility around the shark nose?
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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2012, 10:38:49 PM »

Have ridden RGs a few times as a loaner.  My opinion - great on the superslab, fun when you are stretching it out.  Ok in curves but have not gone thru mountain twisties on one.  Did not like as much (not used to probably) at slow speed stuff, especiallyparking lots & gas stations. 

I've found that the SERGU feels, at least to me, more stable when driving at higher speeds.  And low-speed, parking lot type manuvering, the SERGU definitely handles better, due to the lack of the additional weight on the handle bars that the bat-wing fairing puts.  Don't get me wrong, my SESG3 handles great, but I think the SERGU handles, or at least feels like it handles, a little better. 

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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2012, 10:42:31 PM »

I've found that the SERGU feels, at least to me, more stable when driving at higher speeds.  And low-speed, parking lot type manuvering, the SERGU definitely handles better, due to the lack of the additional weight on the handle bars that the bat-wing fairing puts.  Don't get me wrong, my SESG3 handles great, but I think the SERGU handles, or at least feels like it handles, a little better.  

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When you walk out to your garage to go for a ride, is there one that has more draw to it, or does it depend on a 100 mile ride vs. a 300 miler?

How about around big trucks on the interstate, or windy conditions?
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« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2012, 10:52:55 PM »

When you walk out to your garage to go for a ride, is there one that has more draw to it, or does it depend on a 100 mile ride vs. a 300 miler?

It depends on the ride.  If I'm going for a long ride and/or two-up with momma, then it's the SERGU.  If I'm riding by myself and just going out to ride for unknown time or distance, I'll take the SESG3.  I like the looks of both bikes, the SERGU has a more "elegant" look to it whereas the SESG3 has that low hot-rod look, plus the more pronounced color. 

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« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2012, 10:57:51 PM »

Sorry, I edited in another question on ya while you were replying.
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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2012, 11:03:50 PM »

Sorry, I edited in another question on ya while you were replying.

Not a problem with either bike really, but the SERGU seems to be less affect by side winds.

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« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2012, 11:09:24 PM »

Not a problem with either bike really, but the SERGU seems to be less affect by side winds.

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I appreciate your response Red Devil.  It had not occurred to me about the absence of weight on the front end making slow speed maneuvering easier.  I have no doubt the dash being so much further away would take some getting used to in any situation.  I gotta take a ride on one!
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« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2012, 11:16:13 PM »

Plus the fact that the front fairing is stationary.  By the way, that is a gorgeous SERGU you have there.    Thumbs Up
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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2012, 11:34:21 PM »

I appreciate your response Red Devil.  It had not occurred to me about the absence of weight on the front end making slow speed maneuvering easier.  I have no doubt the dash being so much further away would take some getting used to in any situation.  I gotta take a ride on one!

You really should take a ride on one.  Once you ride an RG, you'll wonder why you hadn't ridden one sooner.  The dash being farther away does take a little getting used to after having all the instruments so close with the bat-winged bikes.  But now, I don't have any problems switching between the two.  The frame mounted fairing, because it is farther away, gives you the feeling that you're riding a bigger bike and it doesn't give the "closed-in" affect that the bat wing does.

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« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2012, 06:30:31 AM »

I'm guessing that was because of limited visibility around the shark nose?

Yes.  Balance and handling were fine.  Just not used to the fairing and for me - a perceived lack of visibility. Not the bike for me, but that's why HD makes so many different models.

Great looking bikes and right off liked the high speed ride better.  Everyryone I know who rides a RG loves them.

With so many used bikes around these days, bet you can find a dealer willing to give you one for a day or so to take for a spin. 
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« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2012, 11:21:58 AM »

Not a problem with either bike really, but the SERGU seems to be less affect by side winds.

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I agree with a caveat. The RG's are still affected by cross winds but the effect is on the entire motorcycle vice the way cross winds make you feel like GOD just grabbed your handlebars on any batwing model. I've owned all three model "baggers" and the best all round model is the Road King. With a large recurve windshield (like a clearview) and a few other pieces you can put on or take off a Road King can easily be turned into a sweet cross country cruiser. And when the trip is done and it's just day rides you can strip it down to just the windshield or even remove that if you want. I've owned and ridden all three models from ocean to ocean by the way. My current Road Glide is the best of the three for long haul cross country riding (especially in rain etc) but you know it does get a bit beefy for the quick rides we make from Dago up to Julian through 40 something miles of tight twisties. And I never really liked the balance of an Electra-Glide. The bat wing just puts way too much weight on the handlebars making the front end feel like you've got a D8 Cat in your hands. I like the looks of the bat wing, just has a classic style to it but I can't say much about the handling that is positive.Just my opinion and no disrespect intended. I know a lot of you own them. Anyway, if I could turn back time, I'd have hung onto Elvis (the best Road King ever ever ever) and would not have bought my current Road Glide even though it's a really sweet ride. As is, I'm not unhappy with my RG, just saying that my recommendation to someone looking to go from a boulevard cruiser like a SuperGlide etc to a bagger would be to buy a Road King. UNLESS of course that person was seriously saying that they were going to spend the next couple of years riding around the entire country, coast to coast, four corners whatever and then I'd recomend a Road Glide. I would never recommend an Electra Glide or Street Glide unless somebody was saying things to me that made me believe they were totally into the classic H-D bagger look. The bat wing is a prettier fairing by far than the shark nose.

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« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2012, 12:07:21 PM »

I agree with a caveat. The RG's are still affected by cross winds but the effect is on the entire motorcycle vice the way cross winds make you feel like GOD just grabbed your handlebars on any batwing model. I've owned all three model "baggers" and the best all round model is the Road King. With a large recurve windshield (like a clearview) and a few other pieces you can put on or take off a Road King can easily be turned into a sweet cross country cruiser. And when the trip is done and it's just day rides you can strip it down to just the windshield or even remove that if you want. I've owned and ridden all three models from ocean to ocean by the way. My current Road Glide is the best of the three for long haul cross country riding (especially in rain etc) but you know it does get a bit beefy for the quick rides we make from Dago up to Julian through 40 something miles of tight twisties. And I never really liked the balance of an Electra-Glide. The bat wing just puts way too much weight on the handlebars making the front end feel like you've got a D8 Cat in your hands. I like the looks of the bat wing, just has a classic style to it but I can't say much about the handling that is positive.Just my opinion and no disrespect intended. I know a lot of you own them. Anyway, if I could turn back time, I'd have hung onto Elvis (the best Road King ever ever ever) and would not have bought my current Road Glide even though it's a really sweet ride. As is, I'm not unhappy with my RG, just saying that my recommendation to someone looking to go from a boulevard cruiser like a SuperGlide etc to a bagger would be to buy a Road King. UNLESS of course that person was seriously saying that they were going to spend the next couple of years riding around the entire country, coast to coast, four corners whatever and then I'd recomend a Road Glide. I would never recommend an Electra Glide or Street Glide unless somebody was saying things to me that made me believe they were totally into the classic H-D bagger look. The bat wing is a prettier fairing by far than the shark nose.

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Gotta agree with your assessment on cross-winds Brian, as that explains the difference.  Having never ridden a Road King, I can't testify to how they ride.  (I've been a full dresser rider since 1985, and know nothing but faired bikes).  My nephew was a die-hard Road King rider until he decided to take the plunge and buy a Street Glide.  He bought it originally for the styling looks, but now since he's ridden it for about 3 years, he actually loves it more than he did the King.  My brother is a die-hard King rider, won't ride anything but one.  I think my Road Glide feels "lighter" than my SEUC did.  The SEUC felt top heavy, whereas the SERGU feels more balanced (could all be in my mind).  I do know that the SESG3, sans tour pak, feels a lot more balanced than the SEUC did.  I'm fortunate to have both bikes, I guess, and I love riding both.  Contrary to a lot of people, I do like the looks of the shark nose fairing, but also love the "classic" look of the bat wing. 

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« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2012, 01:33:07 PM »

GH traded his 08 SERK for an 09 SERG. He said the new frame a world a world of difference. For some, it takes time to find the right winshield on the SERG. Check with RobMay. Like Reddevil, he's had both frames and both bikes.
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« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2012, 09:14:02 AM »

My big thing the times I've ridden Road Glides is the tight turns.  Now, if I do it right and turn my head, no problem.  It's a lighter front end and turns real easy.  But if I'm looking forward it really throws me when I turn and nothing moves.  I have to concentrate on focusing thru the windshield.  Which I should be doing anyway.  Overall, I've preferred the way the RG looks and handles so I will going to that next.  Or I will make a V-Rod into Road-Rod.  Either way, my next bike will be fixed fairing.

Unless I get a Victory.

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« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2012, 08:26:58 AM »

 Hysterical Laughing  Hysterical Laughing  Hysterical Laughing

To be or not to be a Harley Rider.  That's the question.  I love my bike.  But I got lucky.  I've had few engine issues, no leaks.  What problems I've had have been covered under the warrenty and fixed right the first time, other than the heated grips.

But as I get older, I may want something a little lighter.  I have bad shoulders and back.  I may want something a little less hot.  Victory seems to have some bikes that fit the bill.  But so does the V-Rod.  I will always be a FD guy so it comes down to wanting to invest everything it will take to make the V-Rod the bike I want.  Right now, that's probably the direction I'll go.  But I do want Harley to know that I am not a sure thing.  I want them to understand that here is a customer with 3 Harleys in the garage one of which is their top of the line bike.  And I might not be back if they don't get that HIA (Head In Ass) syndrome taken care of.

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« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2012, 09:01:25 AM »

Hey just thought I'd throw in some thoughts since a number of points were made here comparing a few rides I can speak to.

BB's absolutely spot-on comparing the 3 main baggers.  Nothing beats the versatility of a Road King.  Solid performer on the long haul, and easy to swap into bar-hopper mode.  I put 35K very happy miles on my '07 SERK (yes it did get "the leak" but one and done on the fix under w*****ty) but for long distance, many compromises were necessary, and I found myself pricing out a KTP, hard saddlebags, Dragonfly, etc in order to address these issues.  Didn't make economic sense - spend $7k-$10k to create a convertible Utra Classic and still have a (then) 4 year old bike closing in on 40k miles.

So it was either spend a wad of coin on an old bike and still far short of what I wanted or take that coin, plus the SERK and a Vrod (07 VRSCDX) and get an 11 FLTRUSE.  Bought it within a couple days of the 12 CVO model announcement and got it under MSRP.  The SERK upgrade budget got repurposed for the SERGU.

Happier than ever on long runs.  I just got back from a 3k ride to Florida and back to NJ.

Some comments about the Vrod since you're thinking that way J-Carr.  Loved riding that DX!!!  It was by far the biggest head-turner I have owned among the 3 HDs I've had in the past 5 years.  Awesome riding position.  Fast.  Not so much in the twisties though with the 240 out back, but it was a forgivable sin for a super smooth bike, both in terms of looks and ride.

I do not think the Road Rod conversion or whatever it's called would be the touring bike I would want, though.  While smooth, the bike wasn't built to ride 500-1000 miles per day.  At 359, I was spent.

I think there must be a way to shove the wet-head into a 09+ touring frame.  Talk about a combo with potential, but since I've never seen it done I have to conclude it can't be done.  Yes the radiator would destroy the lines of a bagger frame, but I am certain we'll see it from the MoCo soon, and everyone will have an opinion on that.  Mine is, embrace it, try it, decide whether to buy it when you see one and ride one.

Other comments, which I'll try to keep brief.

GH did the same move as I did, roughly speaking, from an old-frame SERK to a new frame SERG.  I stayed with him on the way back from Sturgis last year, the maiden run for my new SERGU.  Totally agree with his comments elsewhere on new vs old frame.

RG fairing vs batwing fairing.  I tried a SG and an EG found the handling excellent on both.  Super manueverable in tight turns, much more so than the RG.  For me, the RG feels much heavier up front than batwing bikes.  That said, the RG is the better long distance setup, by far.  Wide open c!@#pit with the only compromise a long reach to the soft keys on the radio for the occasional adjustment.  Besides that, the RG handles cross winds much better - as BB said, they push the bike, not the bars.

Looks?  Eye of the beholder.  Initially I preferred the batwing look.  Gotta say, once the 09 SERG hit the streets, I changed my view.  I don't see ever going from a shark to a bat at this point, both on a ride and on a looks basis.

Minor annoyances do include fewer aftermarket options vs the batwing bikes, but that's a temporary issue for me - I'm close to done in terms of the few mods I have in mind, but the lack of LED headlight options is on that short list of gripes.  One small shop has already begun making drop-in LED headlights for the RG and more will follow, including whatever overpriced option the MoCo release later this year.

All in all, I'm very happy with the new frame vs old, and the SERGU specifically.

Ride safe,
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« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2012, 02:40:27 PM »

Good write up Patrick. How've you been?  GH has told me many times how night and day difference the frames are and has offered his bike to me many times to confirm. I just haven't taken him up on it yet. There were a lot of road glides at ribfest. I formerly never liked the look of the sharknose with duel headlight. The colors and paint schemes are mind blowing now. The 2012 blue is one of the most striking colors I've seen and I always thought I only liked red. And the look of the rear with the extended bags, fascia, wide rear tire and LED brake/turn lights.... Well, lets just say they knocked it out of the park with that.....
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« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2012, 07:22:22 AM »

Thanks for the info Patrick.  Your take on it is right on par with my experience riding my kids V-Rod.  I'd have to be able to do something with the suspension to make it a reality.  I'm just too heavy at 240 lbs to make it work.  But I will keep it as an available option as I talk to more suspension guys at the rallys.

I will keep my Batwing 08.  Once it's paid off I will be moving to a Road Glide.  Same stories over and over again.  And I've never heard a fellow switch to a RG from a BatBike and feel they'd go back.  Some guys like both and some swear it's a RG or bust.

So it looks like I will be following your advice, but I still have two more years to go before I even think about it.  And who knows what the MoCo will do by then...?

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« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2012, 12:42:28 AM »

...I will keep my Batwing 08.  Once it's paid off I will be moving to a Road Glide.  Same stories over and over again.  And I've never heard a fellow switch to a RG from a BatBike and feel they'd go back.  Some guys like both and some swear it's a RG or bust.

So it looks like I will be following your advice, but I still have two more years to go before I even think about it.  And who knows what the MoCo will do by then...?

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I dial it up from time to time, and I feel that the Batwing does a great job. I’ve ridden behind a chopped windshield since the ’01 Screamer, and enjoy a little breeze with my gasoline.
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« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2012, 07:08:30 AM »

I've tried chopped shields and don't like the buffeting on the the batwing.  Heard it can be worse on the shark nose but I think it all depends on riding position, posture and height.

I've also tried tall shields for winter riding.  Problem is the visibility sucks when the damn thing fogs up.  And in PA, we get fog.

So after much expermamenting and trying different shields I found the perfect one.  The stock screamin' Eagle one that came with my bike.  Who'da thunk it?  The moco designed a piece that I think is just right!

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« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2012, 08:17:10 AM »

I rode Kenny Lees SERG at Ribfest.  I did like the unladen weight on the bars for waddling around but the windshield needed to be about 4 inches taller for me to be effective, maybe? I dunno, took 6 batwings shields for me to find one ( freedom 9) ...all in all, I like both bikes.  Chips new blue serg was a looker, best paint in quite some time, very little orange peel on the front fender.

I did break KL's bike though, the oil pressure gauge sender was wetting my boot down by the end of then day...I don't know much about anything but my liesurely country road rides don't often need me to hit 5K on the tach...alot...

But I like motorcycles, most of them...I may trailer the oldster up there next year, maybe. Those roads were nice around the lodge and out on land between the lakes and on the trace.  Just me n Schmoops for about 50 miles, no stops no intersections, just rolling along. I did not fine the RG fairing distracting at all, the D&D pipe rendered the stereo useless however.
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« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2012, 08:24:39 AM »

Chips new blue serg was a looker, best paint in quite some time, very little orange peel on the front fender.


I was quite stunned by how nice that looked.  I never thought I even liked blue.
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« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2012, 12:40:43 PM »

I rode Kenny Lees SERG at Ribfest.  I did like the unladen weight on the bars for waddling around but the windshield needed to be about 4 inches taller for me to be effective, maybe? I dunno, took 6 batwings shields for me to find one ( freedom 9) ...all in all, I like both bikes.  Chips new blue serg was a looker, best paint in quite some time, very little orange peel on the front fender.

I did break KL's bike though, the oil pressure gauge sender was wetting my boot down by the end of then day...I don't know much about anything but my liesurely country road rides don't often need me to hit 5K on the tach...alot...

But I like motorcycles, most of them...I may trailer the oldster up there next year, maybe. Those roads were nice around the lodge and out on land between the lakes and on the trace.  Just me n Schmoops for about 50 miles, no stops no intersections, just rolling along. I did not fine the RG fairing distracting at all, the D&D pipe rendered the stereo useless however.

It's not much broke. Imagine if I'd loaned it to Howie!  Hysterical Laughing Hysterical Laughing Hysterical Laughing
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« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2012, 12:44:43 PM »

The way we were running rapidly about I was thinking he was runnin that pack but then I remembered you said the yeller bike only ran good wfo.. Drink

Thanks for a great time Ken....and Cheri..and Spare Rib and Riblet, Poke Rib...mmhmm.
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« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2012, 04:13:12 AM »

I have both bikes...the '11 SERGU is probably the sweetest long-haul bike I've ever had.  It handles like a dream, isn't affect by cross-winds like the SESG and low-speed handling is much lighter, due to the unladen weight on the handlebars.  It handles so nicely, I can't tell the difference when my BSR is on, which I've never experienced on any bike.  Don't get me wrong though, I love my SESG too.  It's my single-up ride and is great for hotrodding and short (less than 200 mile trips) and definitely gets the looks over the SERGU, but for long riding, it's the SERGU and the SESG sits in the garage. 

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« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2014, 09:34:43 AM »

Old news, thru this in for the hell of it,pic is from august of 11 bike was home 1 day, I agree with BB [Brian I'm Randy] my opinion if ya want to get out in the wind dont get behind a fairing, all in all for me a HD without a fairing is a much more universal ride, unless I'm touring it probably put a bigger smile on. The batwing and the roadglide are a bit much for going to the store for eggs and beer.
 I love my road glide and agree with the popular statements on weight, wind, and cumbersome. i dont ever want to see an HD get any bigger or loaded with options, I had a 1967 flh dead nutt original when I got it it had 2800 miles on it and was parked in 69 then I bought it and tuned it up, it didn't take much, this was a smile machine that to this day does not play second fiddle to any of the new HDs. Would I ride a bigger touring bike Hell Yes one with a bigger fairing and a 426 hemi manual foot shifted trans and a refrigerator in that fairing too.
  My fltruse is still dead stock original her name is "Josephine", I'll pretty much go with a welded crank, tman stage 2 deal when I do but moneys tite, we bought  my Susan [PinkE] a trike and built another garage too so changes must wait for now.
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« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2014, 10:42:43 AM »

That red has to be one of the purtiest RG's I have ever seen!  Drink  Wink
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That red has to be one of the purtiest RG's I have ever seen!  Drink  Wink
tanks Rob but it's just a bone stocker, course they are pretty nice just the way they come, so long as I don't forget my asbestos lined  Levis  Thumbs Up
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« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2014, 07:59:13 AM »

Nice ride.  I hope HD has a road glide replacement this year. That way they can work the bugs out before it's time for me to buy my next bike.

I will ride a full fairinged dresser until I can't walk no more.  I can turn it around tighter than a soft tail or dyna and it don't break my tailbone riding on PA roads.  It's got space to lock my helmet and coat and it's got my music to add to the therapy level.  The fairing cuts down on the rain pain and I can still get plenty of wind with a little adjustment of the fairing wings.
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Nice ride.  I hope HD has a road glide replacement this year. That way they can work the bugs out before it's time for me to buy my next bike.

I will ride a full fairinged dresser until I can't walk no more.  I can turn it around tighter than a soft tail or dyna and it don't break my tailbone riding on PA roads.  It's got space to lock my helmet and coat and it's got my music to add to the therapy level.  The fairing cuts down on the rain pain and I can still get plenty of wind with a little adjustment of the fairing wings.

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« Reply #47 on: March 24, 2014, 04:49:41 PM »

not putting fairings out hell I got one and my ricers had em too certainly a place for em, I just like what we used to call a dresser befor fairings were popular, my harleys started out as used bikes of the 60s 70s and such, most riding was in so cal with a case of bud in each bag and a bottle of maddog 20 20 in the ice under each lid sunglasses was the height of the equipment and straight tails of course too.  I love my cvo road glide, for me my problem is I want a hog for each flavor like a hot rod, an  extended front end, a flat head, a knuckle, pan, generator shovel [favorite] evo,  Thumbs Up
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« Reply #48 on: March 24, 2014, 09:21:19 PM »

I wish I'd grow'd up in a previous time. That sounds perfect.
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« Reply #49 on: March 25, 2014, 06:36:15 AM »

Never once have I ever wanted a fairing on a bike. If I wanted a dashboard, I would by a convertible sports car.
That said, I like plain and simple windscreens. When the mood strikes me, release two latches and off it comes.
Same with TPaks, backrests etc.
Which is why I always like RoadKings.


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« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2014, 06:38:51 AM »

Never once have I ever wanted a fairing on a bike. If I wanted a dashboard, I would by a convertible sports car.
That said, I like plain and simple windscreens. When the mood strikes me, release two latches and off it comes.
Same with TPaks, backrests etc.
Which is why I always like RoadKings.




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« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2014, 04:14:39 PM »

I wish I'd grow'd up in a previous time. That sounds perfect.
I'm only 53, but out in the deserts the iron lasts a long long time, until ya stop rebuilding it. hell just think of the times Mikeytees had   Woooooo Hooooooo 
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