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Old 01-06-2019, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by tksp622 View Post
I think I have the lemon. I purchased a 19 SG
...... see, should'a got the Road Glide.
Old 01-06-2019, 10:52 PM
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If you wanna look like a dork that is..
Old 01-07-2019, 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by mitchxout View Post
I see, it didn't used to be this way. Any idea what year the SG went to longer shocks?
It never has. 12" has been the standard since the bike was introduced.
Old 01-07-2019, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by RFG View Post
It never has. 12" has been the standard since the bike was introduced.
Then why does the SG sit lower in the back than the other touring bikes. The Ultra has 13.”
Old 01-07-2019, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by mitchxout View Post

Then why does the SG sit lower in the back than the other touring bikes. The Ultra has 13.”
Uhhhhhhh.......I think the answer lies in your post.
Old 01-07-2019, 11:18 AM
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Go to a Harley dealer and in the women's section you'll find the street glides, in the mens section you'll find the road glides....... seriously though, not to many chicks drive road glides...

ha ha, I like the shark face better than a batwing.

Good luck, both will be a fun bike.
Old 01-07-2019, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Softailman04 View Post
I have rode them both at the Harley’s open house but did not get much highway time with either of them. I like them both just hard to decide.
Why not rent them for a whole day. Best decision I made. I was sure I wanted the Softail Heritage until I rented the Street Glide. Changed my mind.
Old 01-07-2019, 03:03 PM
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I had an 05 EG Standard that I turned into a SG (the SG's came out after I bought my bike, don't get me started!) I loved that back and sold it in 2013 due to some medical issues.

When I got my hips replaced I felt comfortable to start riding again. Debated an SG but seems like every other bike here in AZ is a Street Glide. I wanted something different and I test rode a few bikes before choosing my 16 RGS. Different look and is a deep blue (and felt great on the freeway!)
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:19 PM
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I had a 17' SGS. Rally liked the new Fatbobs when i seen them at the dealer while ordering parts. I had been contemplating trading for one with a 114 for months. Then i stupidly traded my SGS for a 19' Fatbob with the 114. The Fatbob was a nice bike. Thought i'd be happy with it but it's a smaller bike and can't really get any decent looking or big enough bags on it. It was too small for my girl and myself. Thing cornered awesome and is super quick with the 114. After much debate and buyers remorse i traded it for a 19' Road Glide today Can't tell you how happy i am coming back to a touring bike. I got almost what i paid for for the Fat bob since i got a really good deal on it. Also got a really good deal on my twisted cherry RG.

After owning my SGS for 18 months and now the RG for only 1 day i wouldn't go back to a SG. They are pretty close and i wouldn't trade one for another.. So far my observations of owning both are.

- The SGS gave me more buffeting on my head/helmet.
- Radio sounds louder due to fairing w/speakers are closer
- Hand protection is better due to being behind fairing
- factory head light sucks compared to the RG's standard Day maker

- The RG has a lighter front end for low speed maneuvers, coming to stop lights
- Less head buffeting at high speeds. More vents, less turbulence
- Better night time visibility with factory Day maker head lights.
- Personal opinion that the RG looks better than the SG
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:32 PM
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I use a 9” LRS windshield on my SGS and have zero head buffeting I am 6’1” and have auxiliary HD LED lighting this gives me all the light I need , the batwing is a classic look that can’t be beat , and even though the fork mounted low speed maneuvers are not difficult , if the RG look is your fancy that’s why they have 2 different fairings to choose from ride safe

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