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« on: August 29, 2016, 05:49:57 pm »

Well, I drastically changed rides! Had an 04 BMW K1200GT. After a 400 mile trip with the Mrs. we decided to stop and check out some of the touring bikes at the local H-D shop. Ended up riding out on a 2016 Road Glide. Upgraded the seat with a Mustang vintage touring and the passenger is now a much happier creature. After all the H-D's I've passed on the beautiful roads of NE Iowa I was a little worried if I'd enjoy the ride as much. I happily discovered that the RG will tour me through those roads just fine. For some reason people choose not to lean them, but they certainly will!

The highlight of my solo ride was a spirited run down C9Y with a gentleman on a Goldwing.  We got hooked up waiting to pass a couple other H-D's.... As we rolled into Balltown he waved me up and complemented me on sticking with him through those curves.  :-)  He said he rides it every week, wish I was close enough for that.

So, now sport-touring on a bike that most wouldn't consider a sport-tourer. I guess it's a state of mind.

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2016, 05:57:11 pm »

I've ridden a bunch of Harleys including the Road Glide and it handles really well - you just end up scraping floor boards. I think the bike is pretty capable, fun to ride, enjoy them. Not my first choice, but if I had money coming out of my ears, I'd have a Harley or Indian in the garage... Enjoy!

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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2016, 12:23:18 pm »

Congratulations on the new bike. I too like the Road Glide and also the Road King. Just cool looking bikes with great lines. You'll still be touring, but just not sport touring. Any pics?
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2016, 12:33:01 pm »

Yeah, what Zebra said! If the bike makes your wife happy then that is a good thing. You just won't be putting too much SPORT in the sport/touring part of your riding.
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