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Old 04-11-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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Thinkn About Buyn A 2010 Road King

So i think im going to buy me a 2010 road king any one have one?

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Old 04-11-2012, 10:11 PM   #2
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nope. I wouldn't mind a ducati monster or diavel...




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Old 04-11-2012, 10:13 PM   #3
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I have a '07 sportster, had to slow down some. They are nice rides but make sure you get what is going to fit your needs. Those harley salesman have a way of making you feel inferior if you don't get what everyone else has.

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Old 04-12-2012, 07:35 AM   #4
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Yes, I own a Road King. I would highly recommend it. Not only does it give you the ride of a touring bike, but you can also remove the windshield and cruise around town like a Sportster. Every year I do a major trip with two other guys. Two years ago we went from Michigan to San Francisco up to Glacier National and back to Michigan. 6,300 miles in 10 days. It is one very nice ride. Maybe it doesn’t have the smoothness of a BMW, but it’s very nice to be a part of the Harley fraternity.
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Yes, I own a Road King. I would highly recommend it. Not only does it give you the ride of a touring bike, but you can also remove the windshield and cruise around town like a Sportster. Every year I do a major trip with two other guys. Two years ago we went from Michigan to San Francisco up to Glacier National and back to Michigan. 6,300 miles in 10 days. It is one very nice ride. Maybe it doesn’t have the smoothness of a BMW, but it’s very nice to be a part of the Harley fraternity.
sounds like a blast...you must be really know how to "ride"
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:52 AM   #6
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Seriously...

need to shop around....market is bloated right now. Personally...I'm into the older iron. Ron
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2002 Road King with 95 incher and more. Love this bike. My wife and I take rides up the coast or through the desert and it is the most comfortable bike I have ever ridden. Last year we rode 750 miles in 3 days and no monkey butt.
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Depends on what you want it for, I suppose. If you have to have a Harley, then it's a nice one. If you're looking at other brands, you have other options. Are you looking for a touring bike? Is it the look? Do you just want a Harley? Is it for barhopping?

I've owned cruisers, owned baggers, but not a Harley (I'm just not a Harley guy), though know plenty of folks with them, and have done my share of saddle time in them. I ride (tour and commute) between 20,000 and 30,000 kms a year... in May I'll be riding down from Toronto down the Blue Ridge Parkway to TN / NC for a couple of days, in August it'll be out from Toronto to Utah / Wyoming for a lil' trip, and then in Sept. I'm back down to TN / NC.

I'd agree with the comment that shopping around is a good idea though. There's lots of bikes on the market, and most people are out to lunch with the prices they're asking...
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Depends on what you want it for, I suppose. If you have to have a Harley, then it's a nice one. If you're looking at other brands, you have other options. Are you looking for a touring bike? Is it the look? Do you just want a Harley? Is it for barhopping?

I've owned cruisers, owned baggers, but not a Harley (I'm just not a Harley guy), though know plenty of folks with them, and have done my share of saddle time in them. I ride (tour and commute) between 20,000 and 30,000 kms a year... in May I'll be riding down from Toronto down the Blue Ridge Parkway to TN / NC for a couple of days, in August it'll be out from Toronto to Utah / Wyoming for a lil' trip, and then in Sept. I'm back down to TN / NC.

I'd agree with the comment that shopping around is a good idea though. There's lots of bikes on the market, and most people are out to lunch with the prices they're asking...
Yeah im looking for a touring bike and the reason im wanting a Harley is they hold there value very well and i have herd nothing but good ab out them i have looked at some others but nothing just feels the same as that road king lol How did ya like the Parkway? i have rode it a few times with my old boss it was beautiful.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:12 PM   #10
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I just picked up a brand new leftover 2010 kawasaki voyager 1700cc (I think that's about 106 CI ) for 13k... The bike is beautiful and all the guys that told me to buy a harley were very surprised. Although it comes down to personal preference just like everything else I can recommend the voyager.

One think I can say is to check out all the forums for the particular brand(s) you are looking at that way you can have a heads up before you buy...

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I have an '03 RKC and an '07 Softail classic. Both nice in their own way, but I would never tour on the STC. The RK is just great on the road. And you can't beat Harley folk.
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Yeah im looking for a touring bike and the reason im wanting a Harley is they hold there value very well and i have herd nothing but good ab out them i have looked at some others but nothing just feels the same as that road king lol How did ya like the Parkway? i have rode it a few times with my old boss it was beautiful.

Let me give you a little piece of advice, something I'm sure any motorcycle rider would validate.

Never, ever look at a motorcycle as an investment. When you talk about "they hold their value well", you're rationalizing a decision. Lots of bikes hold their value well, some don't and at the end of the day, you shouldn't ever buy a bike because of what you think you can get for it at a later point sometime down the road. That stuff doesn't matter. All that matters is that you buy within your riding ability, that you buy within your budget, and that you buy what makes your heart sing, in that exact order. If this Harley does it for you, and it passes the other criteria, then no more questions. Buy the bike, and ride the crap out of it.

I love the BRP - it's one of my favourite roads. I've done it from beginning to end 3 times now, it's just a wonderful piece of work. And the roads at the southern end, in NC / TN - wow. That's paradise for a motorcyle rider.
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Don't have a Road King but I have 2003 Softail "Springer" 100th Anniversary. Only had it 3 years but I wish I had got a motorcycle years ago. Nothing like it man.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:34 PM   #14
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Take a look at the road glide and the street glide. A good in town bike and very comfortable to tour on.

This coming from the Ducati super bike guy. I was very impressed with the looks and handling of the two mentioned about. I still lust after a 96 bad boy springer. All in good time I guess.
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Don't buy blindly. Demo one first. If you go to one of the major bike rallies and you have a motorcycle license you can demo all the Harleys. If you can make it to the Americade in Lake George in June the Harley Demos are 13 miles long, 9 on an Interstate (the Adirondacks Northway) I tried a demo on a Road King there and didn't feel comfortable at all. I own two Harleys, a 2001 Sportster and a '91 Police Special and love them both. I was going to buy a 2012 Fat Boy (which I love) but I bought my Wrangler instead. That's how I'm here.
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I have a '07 sportster, had to slow down some. They are nice rides but make sure you get what is going to fit your needs. Those harley salesman have a way of making you feel inferior if you don't get what everyone else has.

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My mom works at a harley davidson so I'm just waiting on a good deal on a sportster then Ill have one! How do you like the performance? u got a 833 or a 1200? peanut tank or the old school sportster one? I should be able to get a decent one for around $1500 (only cuz my mom works there haha)
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