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Old 07-16-2010, 07:25 AM
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Default What is too many miles on a used Road King..

I'm looking into a Road King in the future. My question is what is the most miles you would accept when buying a used RK? IS 35k miles on say an early 2000 too much?

With good maintence how much can you expect out of these motors?

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Old 07-16-2010, 07:30 AM
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Also, did all of the 2000-2006 RK's have counterbalanced motors? Thanks.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:36 AM
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I would be more concerned about the service records and the owner you are purchasing from. My 01 RK has 44k and it runs just as good as the day I brought it home. With the better (synthetic) oils that are out there, these bikes should be good for at least 100k IMO.
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my 2000uc has a little over 149k miles... runs great and does great on trips too.. its been built,, but thats alot cheaper than a new one..
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Also, did all of the 2000-2006 RK's have counterbalanced motors? Thanks.
None do.

I have over 45k on mine.Runs great and zero plans on a new or newer one.
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The only air cooled Harleys with counterbalanced motors are softails.
35k isn't too many miles on a well maintained bike. Plenty of bikes out there with fewer miles and plenty with more.
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There are a lot of low mileage garage queens out there. My Road King had 2,500 miles on it when I bought it.
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I agree that it isn't purely the mileage that really matters.
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There are a lot of low mileage garage queens out there. My Road King had 2,500 miles on it when I bought it.

I gotta agree, my 02 RK had 9,000 miles when I got it 2 years ago for about a grand under market value. Since then I have found lots of newer models with a lot less miles for slightly more money than I paid for the 02. Craig's list here is loaded with them.
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:53 PM
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Cool, I'll continue to follow CL for a good deal. Right now with riding season iin full swing it seems they are overpriced on CL and Ebay.
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