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CVO ultra classic 2011 vs 2014

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Old 01-05-2014, 08:15 AM
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Default CVO ultra classic 2011 vs 2014

Dear All
Compliments of the season and safe riding from sunny south africa
I am looking to buy a CVO ultra classic having previously owned a road king for many years
I was interested to see the latest 2014 Mt Rushmore CVO specs with amongst others LCD lights electronic panel with GPS and most interesting the liquid cool head system that HD has brought out
These new bikes are retailing at $45000

Of interest I can get a low milage 2011 CVO ultra classic for $25000

How big a deal are these new specs and how tried and trusted are the old motors
This liquid cooling of the heads is it gimmicky or is it the future in which case I should not buy the 2011

Your thoughts much appreciated
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:22 AM
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In my opinion the new stuff isnt worth 20,000 but to each his own the biggest benefit i see is the radio and the way the bags open my neighbor bought a 14 ultra road it 127 miles parked it in my garage told me to ride till he takes a heavy bike class he dont like the weight it was 25,000 very nice bike but i just dont see the advantage over a 13 which he couldve gotten for 20,500 according to him.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:27 AM
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If you can pick up a copy of last months American Iron mag there is a detailed review on the 2014. The twin cooling cools only the exhaust valves which does make the engine run cooler. Since the lowers contain the radiators for the coolant, no way the twin-cooling could be used for other Harleys. The extra 20 grand you would spend for the 2014 would no way be worth it unless you just have to have the latest Harley technology IMO.

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Old 01-06-2014, 07:34 AM
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Have made a decision and bought the 2011 CVO
It is stock standard. with only 2000km
Do I put a stage 1 tune upgrade i.e. remove catalytic converters, take out baffles, put aftermarket exhausts on , tuning chip , better air filter to allow for better VOLUMETRIC EFFICIENCY or do I leave it standard
Thoughts appreciated
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:43 AM
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Removing the cat etc will help cool it down considerably. My 2012 CVO SG was a bitch for heating up my right calf.
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