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Old 05-11-2008, 05:16 PM
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Default difference between dyna and softail???????

ie frame,stiffness,handling, size, etc thanks for any help
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yeah Dynas are better

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The major difference is the engine and rear shocks. Both are 96 ci. Dynas have a rubber mounted Twin Cam. Softails have a rigid mounted counterbalanced engine. Dynas rear shocks are exposed whereas the Softail are hidden giving the look of a rigid motorcycle. The ride is a little different. My dyna will shake at an idle at a stop but smooth out once it gains speed. The counterbalanced engine will run smooth at idle and vibrate a little at speed. Dynas are way better (because I got one). Sportsters ruled when I had one.
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My Super Glide rides like a Cadillac.

My buddy's Softail, not-so-much.

Either is a great choice.
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Softails for show and Dynas for go
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any technical infe such as frame dimensions which is talleer,longer etc?
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any technical infe such as frame dimensions which is talleer,longer etc?
I don't know the specs, go to the Harley-Davidson website and you can compare specs side by side. Generally speaking, the Dynais the lightest bike fitted with the "Big V-Twin" engine which a lot of Dyna riders will tell you affords them better handling and a more nimble ride.
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any technical infe such as frame dimensions which is talleer,longer etc?
Go here and click on Dyna. Click on any model and you can compare models under tools (middle left)
http://www.harley-davidson.com/wcm/C...p?locale=en_US
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They don't call them "sloptails" for nothing.
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Dynas have great suspension........Softails bottom out a lot.
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