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Old 01-08-2019, 04:15 AM
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Yeah! Pretty sure the only vehicles up that way during the winter are snowmobiles!

Nice!! i'd ride that, looks like a lot of fun!
Old 01-10-2019, 11:24 PM
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Anyone change out wheels on their Heritage. I have been looking at the Ultima Manhattan contrast cut and trying to determine if I stay with 16” front and back or go 16 rear and 18 front. If anyone is running 18’s would love to see a pic.
Old 01-11-2019, 04:14 PM
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Added Black Rear Saddlebag guards to my Cherry. See: What did you do to your 18+ softail today?
Old 01-13-2019, 11:37 AM
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Hi every one . i just wanted say hi. I have been lurking for a while and learned a lot from you all already.. thanks
Old 01-13-2019, 03:08 PM
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:24 AM
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I have the gerbing gloves and vest too. I am interested in the hook up you did for it. Does the plug just hang for connection or did you mount it.
Old 01-20-2019, 02:36 AM
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Hello to all. Been following this thread for quite some time now; appreciate all your input and comments; a lot of good information.

So, looking for one to buy and join you guys/gals. Of course, I'd like to find a good buy on one, either a '18 or '19. Need to know for sure that it will work well enough for me to replace my '17 Indian Chieftain. The 130 lbs less weight and probably 6-10 more MPG compared to the Indian are big factors for me at this stage of life, which is on the far side of 70; plus, still have H-D blood I guess...my first one was a new 1969 XLH Sportster now almost 50 years ago, and have had one or more of just about every model they have made over the past 27 years (except never owned a Dyna). But, been on Indians the past few years, after my 2nd back surgery, last one fusing 2-3 lumbar joints, and Indian's rear suspension treated my lower back far better than any H-D, but I think the new Softail frame/suspension adjusted properly will be close to the Indian. Any of you in a similiar situation, would appreciate your input....here or PM.

If anybody knows one available at a decent price, please PM me the info. I did find one just a bit ago that has come up For Sale, so will be checking into it tomorrow, but more options would be great.

Old 01-20-2019, 04:09 AM
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Interesting, I went from a '14 RK to a '18 Heritage Softail 114. Also over 75 here. Tried out an Indian Springfield quiet a bit. The RK which I loved was starting to get too heavy, the Spring field was fantastic even though it weighed about as much as my RK, the center of gravity was much lower, lots easier to ride in less than ideal conditions. The Indian was a piece of cake getting it off the side stand, the RK was becoming a little problematic at times, the lower center of gravity is the difference. No comparison between the suspension of the Springfield and the RK, one has it the other doesn't period.

Visiting the HD Dealer one afternoon, they threw me the keys (Fob) of a new demo Fat Bob 114...........Man oh man, Power, Handling, over 100Lbs lighter. First time I sat on it, lifted it off the side stand, almost threw it on the ground on the other side compared to the heft of lifting my RK.

Right then and there ordered the Heritage Softail 114. Traded my RK in and have been super happy for over the last year. Actually a fantastic Motorcycle that happens to be made by HD.
Old 01-20-2019, 05:52 AM
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I did the same thing for the same reasons. Traded my 15 RK for an 18 Heritage 114 and never looked back. Lighter, lower and hands down the best suspension of any Harley I have ever owned.
Old 01-20-2019, 07:35 AM
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I had a CVO Road Glide and an XR1200X. Same age profile and concern about heavy bikes as you guys. I loved riding the XR, but after a couple of hours I needed to get off to it for a while. The 130 mile fuel range made that happen, so all was good. I've found the Heritage, with this frame and suspension, to be a great compromise and solution for me. I suspect you will enjoy it also.

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