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post #1 of 10 Old Mar 3rd, 2007, 6:45 am Thread Starter
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Rode a Harley yesterday.

My friend bought an Eletra Utra Classic (sp), white, 2006 with 2000 miles. Rode it a couple of miles. Would I own one, if I had the money. Yes. Different. Yes. The seating position for me is like I am trying to touch my toes in the seating position. It had a lot of doo dads, CB, inter com, radio, cruise and fog lights. I saw a sticker price $20000, did not ask what he paid for it. He never tells me what he pays for his toys.
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post #2 of 10 Old Mar 3rd, 2007, 8:25 am
 
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Oh yes...the famous "Eletra Utra Classic". I think that's how I'll spell it (and say it) from now on.

I think most law enforcement agencies are going to BMWs because their force can actually spell that correctly.
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My friend bought an Eletra Utra Classic (sp), white, 2006 with 2000 miles. Rode it a couple of miles. Would I own one, if I had the money. Yes. Different. Yes. The seating position for me is like I am trying to touch my toes in the seating position. It had a lot of doo dads, CB, inter com, radio, cruise and fog lights. I saw a sticker price $20000, did not ask what he paid for it. He never tells me what he pays for his toys.
I rode glides about my whole life, I liked the handleing of the four speed frame bikes better, you would not like how loose the new ones feel at 80

there is a fix though and you might tell you buddy about it

it is true tract I forget the website right now, but it adds one more connection point to that rubber mounted swing arm stiffenin up the bike, also have it alilgned, there is a plac in Hotlanta that does it the correct way

I can get you the detail for him if you like

do not do the above and tell you bud not to ride fast he might find a tank slapper


Oh BTW i have not heard back from anyone eyt, i will call today sometime again

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Electric uteris ?????

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I was riding an Ultra Classic Electraglide (Also tagged with the moniker FLHTCU) from 93 - 96. Put 65,000 miles on that bike, and while it rode great, handled fairly well (once I changed the suspension & brakes and tossed the whitewall Dunlops for Metzelers), it spent roughly 6 months of that 3 years in the shop. Fixes included a radio, 9 sets of rocker boxes, 2 top ends, an entire motor (when the crankpin snapped and the flywheels took out the cases), and a transmission, just to list the bigger stuff. It's the reason I left Harleys and moved to BMWs. Never really looked back, although I did buy a 79 FXE Shovelhead that I kept for about 9 months as a 2nd to my RT. Only put 2000 on it and sold it, just no interest any more.

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It was all I could do to get rid of my Electra Glide Classic...the market is waaayyyy to saturated from a sellers standpoint. Finally unloaded that piece of shi....artwork and got a GT to go with the LT.....Im as giddy as a schoolgirl...


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My pop and law just bought one also today. Harley's everywhere. And R1200RTP is a lot easier to spell. Better for us non-spellers.
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I rode HD for 15 years

Never had a problem but I finally got tired of being roasted in the summer and the brakes are just plain dangerous. Sold my Ultra, bought a 2002 RT-P with 30K on it and I haven't looked back. It's a flat out fantastic bike.

If your in laws or friend have bought '07's, then the chances are good that they are going to be VERY hot on these bikes. The leaned out setting from the factory, presumably to meet EPA regs, has these bikes running VERY hot.

Tell them to correct the situation, they can put a Power Commander on it with the map for a stock bike. It will richen it up and cool the bike down noticeably.
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Never had a problem but I finally got tired of being roasted in the summer and the brakes are just plain dangerous. Sold my Ultra, bought a 2002 RT-P with 30K on it and I haven't looked back. It's a flat out fantastic bike.

If your in laws or friend have bought '07's, then the chances are good that they are going to be VERY hot on these bikes. The leaned out setting from the factory, presumably to meet EPA regs, has these bikes running VERY hot.

Tell them to correct the situation, they can put a Power Commander on it with the map for a stock bike. It will richen it up and cool the bike down noticeably.

I will let them learn the hard/hot way.
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LOL! August in Florida on a Harley
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