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« on: September 10, 2011, 06:34:11 PM »

Thinking about getting a used 09. Is there any problems to be looking for. The bike is in good shape with 15k miles,
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011, 07:39:40 PM »

07 was the 1st year of the 110" motor. All of the 07s and the 1st half of the 08s were recalled due to head gasket leaks. All of the 09s had the upgrades. 09 was also the 1st year of the new frame and 6 gallon tank. That would be the oldest year I'd consider for a used CVO ultra. The only down side I can think of that's the last full year they used the Harmon Kardon GPS with the nav CD. The CDs are no longer available and that function is no longer supported. Which color are you getting?
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011, 10:51:17 PM »

Thinking about getting a used 09. Is there any problems to be looking for. The bike is in good shape with 15k miles,

....09 was also the 1st year of the new frame and 6 gallon tank. That would be the oldest year I'd consider for a used CVO ultra....

Not that it matters, but the ‘08’s had the big tank with the upgraded internals. A little hiccup with the fuel filter shell initially, but otherwise much improved. The easy 200 mile fuel stops are a welcome change for distance riding. If you like to occasionally hammer a crooked twolane or otherwise emulate the neighborhood hellrider, Couch Jumper the ’09 chassis works much better than its predecessors; a little heavier but much more stable.
It also doesn’t suck leaving on a 3,000 mile hop, with 10,000 miles on your rear tire, and not having to plan for a tire. Thumbs Up
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2011, 07:55:55 AM »

I've ridden 09's, 10's, 11's. I would not out of hand tell anyone NOT to consider an earlier model year bike simply because H-D made some improvements in recent years. I good ride at a good price is a good bargain. The issues that H-D corrected can be corrected with aftermarket add-ons. My 07 handles as well as a 2012 with the changes I've made to the suspension and the addition of a Tru-Track. My 103 motor will hang with any 110 made. And so on and so on. I do agree that all of the 07 110's are suspect and a goodly portion of the 08's. Still, I would think that an 07 or 08 model CVO on the market today being three/four model years old would have had the motor problems dealt with. Not a guarentee no doubt as a low mileage granny ridden 07 or 08 might never have been pushed to where the motor failed. So the caveat becomes as with buying anything used is to do your homework. Gather as much info as you can on the vehicle in question. Irregardless of model and year, it comes down to what do you want ? What do you want to pay ? Harley-Davidson did not begin building motorcycles in 2009 and there a LOT of nice used H-D's that are pre 2009 to be bought  Express


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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011, 10:14:51 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2011, 01:45:18 PM »

Looking at a Stardust Silver & Twilight Blue model. Just hard to trade the old scooter.
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2011, 05:19:10 PM »

One other thing I just thought of, 2009 was the last year that HD used the old, poorly designed compensator pulley. If it hasn't been upgraded to the SE Comp pulley/sprocket you might consider doing that. There's enough miles on it have a good enough reason to do it prophylactically.
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My Ride 1:2008 FLHTCUSE3 Canyon Copper & Stardust Silver with SEAC, SSERT, and Fulsac 1.75" Slip Ons.  "Screamin' Nemo"

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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2011, 07:38:39 AM »

Looking at a Stardust Silver & Twilight Blue model. Just hard to trade the old scooter.
For what it's worth, I had a Sporty that was my baby.  I swore I'd die on that bike.  Then I bought an old dresser so I could keep the Sporty but have a better bike for distance riding.  I rode 7000 miles on the dresser in 6 months (over the winter!) and 70 on the Sporty.  It made the decision to get rid of both and get a newer dresser much easier.

I do miss my Sporty, but not enough to regret my decision at all.

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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2011, 12:15:41 PM »

My 09 has been fine other than a weak old style comp sprocket...Got a partial W coverage for the -08 part...I think I broke the -08 part this weekend, starting to rattle like the oem..I got my 09 in 08 so it is an early year...new comp sprocket -08A may fix it, when I get around to it.  Silver is great dont need to wash it...Ugly seat but I dont see it whenst riding...

Same chitty suspension, brakes, chrome, seating, windshield as all other years.
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