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Old 10-19-2011, 08:37 AM
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Has anyone made the switch from a bagger to a dyna?

I have an 06 Road Glide and I'm thinking about going to the new 2012 Wide Glide. I don't see any long trips in the foreseeable future. I mostly commute to work on the bike or just some 300-400 mile jaunts. Thinking about giving up the heavy bike for something more nimble.
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Sure did. Went from a Train, to a bagger, to the Bob. Liked the bagger, but missed the simplicity of not having all that extra weight, and do-dads. I do kinda miss the option of having some storage, but I can always fix that if need be. I am in love again, thanks to my Dyna!
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Rode a bagger, switched from a Fatboy to a Street Bob, no regret, life is that simple lol.
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My only Harley has been my Superglide so I can't address the bagger thing (other than I have test ridden all of them.) I can load my bike down with luggage and be gone for days, or take it off and pose like a super model. It does great two up (as long as you aren't trying to haul a water buffalo) and is very quick for a Harley. Dynas are kind of right in the middle, and can do about anything. Go for it.
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Why not buy the WG, and keep the Roadie as a spare? It will come in handy when your primary bike ends up in the shop on the rare occasion it breaks.
Even though I'm a die hard Dyna fanatic (because the bikes can do anything-anytime-anywhere, and do it very well), there are times I wish I had a FLH/FLT in the stable for those long dismal rides.
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I went from a goldwing to my superglide. absolutely no regrets!
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I think you should rent one and ride it a while before deciding. I have a RK & WG, IMHO they are as different as day and night...
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Did the same here, 3 last bikes where electra glides, now on a WG, only thing I miss is the saddle bags. .
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Did the same here, 3 last bikes where electra glides, now on a WG, only thing I miss is the saddle bags. .

Yeah, I would miss the bags, but I could always put some on later. I wouldn't miss the extra weight. I guess the wide glide would give more of that raw feeling of riding again.

The one I test rode, was more firm riding, not harsh, just firm. Whereas, when I go back on my Road Glide for the ride home, I felt like I just hopped on a Laz-Y-Boy. LOL
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I went from a 10' Wide Glide to a 11' Road Glide .
I love the Roadie , no way I'm going back to the W/G don't miss it at all.
Long or short ride , city or hwy it's an awesome ride.
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