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Old 07-11-2012, 03:12 PM
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ok, so Im comin into the money to get off my 05 sportster and am set on a road king... I was hoping to be able to get an 09 or up but financially I dont think thats going to be an option. I just took a look at a local bike for sale.. Itys an 02 road king.. definitley not new.. has a few paint chips here and there and some surface rust or peeling on a some of the chrome.. nothing that cant be cleanerd up and some things replaced.. I got him down to accept an offer of 5,500... but before i pulled the trigger, I wanted to get some opinions, overall thoughts, experience with this year bike, anything would help. I figured with the lower price, id have some money in the budget to replace some things and customize a bit.. it has 20,000 miles on it.. also, would it be a big improvement ride wise from my 05 1200c.. Im 225 pounds and 6'2". HERE ARE THE PICS OF IT
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:15 PM
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:25 PM
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I wouldn't sell my 02 for twice what he's asking. Only thing I would warn about is the cam chain tensioners. At 20k they are due to be replaced either by swapping out or upgrade to the hydraulic cam plate. Either way 5500 is a steal.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:26 PM
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good price, bike looks like it is decent shape. Will be a huge improvement over your sportster. Would buy it in a heartbeat if everything checks out. Could resell for probably 2-3k more if cleaned up and nothing wrong with it.

Check out the touring forums for issues. Nothing too major or costly to worry about.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:33 PM
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Thanks guys.. Im leaning towards it.. but it might be a wash.. He claims hes selling it for a friend and I told him id come give a deposit today but I have to see the title and match up the vins, and I got a shady vibe.. if it pans out, Ill go for it.. but Im not stupid.. lol
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:35 PM
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I wouldn't sell my 02 for twice what he's asking. Only thing I would warn about is the cam chain tensioners. At 20k they are due to be replaced either by swapping out or upgrade to the hydraulic cam plate. Either way 5500 is a steal.

do you have any pics of your 02, so i can get an idea of what it could look like all cleaned up and nice? and get some ideas... lol
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:36 PM
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how do the 02's handle as far as manuvering and comfortability on long rides for a large guy like me? any seat suggestions?
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Here is my 2001 RKC before and after I had it painted.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:43 PM
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how do the 02's handle as far as manuvering and comfortability on long rides for a large guy like me? any seat suggestions?
It is a touring bike, made for long rides but fine around town as well. About the same size as you so you won't have any trouble handling it. Weighs considerably more than your sportster but I find it easier to maneuver than my wife's bike.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:58 PM
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The price is great if all checks out and title is clean.
02 is a great year, bike looks good in pictures and fairly stock other than pinstripe.
Bike will be a nice step up for touring over the sporty. To improve comfort take a look at the heritage bars and there are lots of options for seats, it all depends what kind of look you are going for. Seats are easy to swap, around town I use a low profile, over 300 mile a day rides I switch to a customized street glide seat, over 500 mile days I use a Saddlemen seat.
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