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« on: June 10, 2014, 07:08:28 pm »

I bought a 2014 streetglide standard, and could not get used to such a rough ride.Went to the dealer and was told the streetglide special had a coil suspension with a preload adjuster. I test road the streetglide special and found the ride way more comfortable, anyone has the same issues? Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 11:39:22 am »

the new premium shocks are supposed to be better.

However, IMO people who buy "lowered/slammed" bikes don't get to complain very much about the quality of the ride.  Wink



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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2014, 12:09:14 pm »

Just a crazy thought here; why doesn't a $20k bike come with "premium" shocks to begin with?
Yes, I'm being facetious.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2014, 12:20:20 pm »

They spend all their money on fringe and conchos and Officially Licensed Bandanas. Doi... Bigok
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2014, 12:51:35 pm »


the new premium shocks are supposed to be better.

However, IMO people who buy "lowered/slammed" bikes don't get to complain very much about the quality of the ride.  Wink





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I jacked my shit up with aftermarket shocks, and did a full RaceTech fork rebuild (both Harleys) and they became fully usable and very, very enjoyable.
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2014, 05:50:38 pm »

Harley buyers should not have high hopes about performance, that's not what they sell. They sell life style.
Ya ride what puts a smile on your face and H-D does that for many many owners.

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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2014, 07:49:32 pm »


Harley buyers should not have high hopes about performance, that's not what they sell. They sell life style.
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Eh, they don't perform any worse than any other bike after you tickle the suspension a bit and realize its limitations... just like any other bike.

They make a fine, fine bike; they're just too eager to give in to the boulevard cruising mindset and slam and stretch stuff. Shrug
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2014, 02:54:31 pm »




Eh, they don't perform any worse than any other bike after you tickle the suspension a bit and realize its limitations... just like any other bike.

They make a fine, fine bike; they're just too eager to give in to the boulevard cruising mindset and slam and stretch stuff. Shrug



Yep, realize it's limitation and you're good to go. I've owned several H-D's, the last was a new '04 Road Glide that I had "tickled".... a lot. Traxxion did the suspension, added 6 spd by Baker, motor making 112 hp and 116ft lbs. and it still had it's limitations. It was a fastw256789,. fine handling H-D, but limited by it's weight and frame/steering geometry. It was a very good touring H-D , nothing more, nothing less.

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