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Old 01-30-2019, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by leftyjm View Post

Who cares. Itís pretty much their choice isnít it. Thereís a lot more important things to worry about.
Are you with the mileage police?
I read the original post and kind of thought the same thing, who cares what they do with their purchase or add on stuff, it's their money. Maybe that's their thing, "I got a Harley in the garage". Down the road, some will appreciate these bikes.
 
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:27 PM
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I put Willie G fer Chrissake skulls in the same category as LTR. Pure hokum.
Had a friend who bought a brand new BSA 441 Victor in '69. Put 200 miles on it, then bought a SuperGlide, so the Victor sat from '69 till '78 in the garage we shared together. When my buddy eventually bought it from him, we put in fresh gas, a battery, and it started ON THE FIRST KICK! After sitting for 9 years!
 
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by 0maha View Post
the po of my electraglide (10k miles in 24 years) put some ltr-rtl stuff on her. I kept the derby cover. If asked, i call it "period correct".
hilarious!
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:54 PM
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I bought a 1982 XLSA that sat for a year and a half with no fluids in it, plus an empty fuel tank with a liner that had fallen inside the tank. I spent two and a half hours cleaning the tank, putting fluids in it, and cleaning the carb. I did not have a battery for it so I grabbed the battery out of my 06 Softail (no they are not the same) and laid it sideways so I could connect the connectors. and well it ran.
I am not bragging, but I can get an old bike that sits running that is the easy part. The hard part is what happens next which is the replacement of all the worn or dried out parts and hoses.


The day I got it.
Now my wife's bike is an 08 Softail and it had 9800 miles about a year ago it now has double the miles and all we have done to it is replace the battery and the primary cover started to leak, so we went ahead and replaced the gasket. Of course, we did normal fluid changes. My wife loves to ride and we average hundreds of miles each weekend. Hers was in excellent condition and look. The PO kept it in a garage and the hardest part was cleaning all the chrome, dang thing is a chrome w*ore.

I say if they don't ride it and you can turn a wrench get it and be prepared to work your magic. I have a spare bike. lol.
 
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When I bought my 2005 RK a couple years ago, the owner pulled it out of the garage and it was the saddest, dirtiest bike i'd seen in ages.
The owner stated " yeh, I'm more of a just ride it kind of guy". He had bought the bike new and it was 10 years old and had about 5000 miles on it!!
 
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:15 PM
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Then there is this. A good friend who has put lot of miles on lots of bikes, would be no problem for him to wake up years ago and decide to go for a ride and come home 400 miles later that evening.

Now he has a 9 year old Heritage that is spotless, maybe 5K on it. His family presses him to sell occasionally, so he'll list it for $15,000 and everyone is happy. He listed it, but it didn't sell (Oh Well).
That's what 2 back surgeries and a bout with cancer will do. I'm happy to see the bike there just in case. When he has a real good day now he may put 15 miles on it - back brace and all. Those 15 are as good as a 1000 mile trip when it comes to helping him feel better. I'm sure some days just looking at it is a good thing.
 

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The post wasnít about looking for a low mileage bike, Iíd rather have a dd with miles. Also, since several didnít get the post, i donít care what you put on your bike. I was merely pointing the irony of Live to Ride crap all over the bike that was never ridden.
 
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by gatorlaw View Post
The post wasnít about looking for a low mileage bike, Iíd rather have a dd with miles. Also, since several didnít get the post, i donít care what you put on your bike. I was merely pointing the irony of Live to Ride crap all over the bike that was never ridden.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Crazy View Post
Sorry, I have to disagree. I always buy my bikes used, and get them from people like this. I just watch the ads, and watch the price drop over the course of months. Sooner or later they get the price down to reality, and then we can talk. I usually restrict what I'm looking at to bikes that are almost completely stock. Bottom line: I'm happy as hell there are so many garage queens out there.
totally agree! I have never bought a new bike or truck in my life like you said low miles and totally stock is a must! I have less money in all three of the bikes I have now than it would cost for one new one!! I know where there is a 2006 road king for sale with very very low miles that could be had for CHEAP! here is the road king

 
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:47 PM
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I bought my 2009 Fatboy last Nov with 700 miles! I never let high mile bike scare me from buying them but I was a little iffy on this one. The bike also came with stage one with the original fuel pack. I bought the bike and it runs perfect! As a matter of fact I find myself not riding my Springer as much. The only thing I added is the LED taillight.
 

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