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Are the bikes getting better or did everyone get tired of bitchin?

Old 01-12-2019, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by J F GO
Cool, ten year old thread revived.
Winter does this to people.
Old 01-12-2019, 02:49 PM
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I have one that is 22 years old I still like it good bike. I 'll on go back ten years 2007 RG Tc96 6 speed yes an improvement . It served me well for a lot of miles no problems, Followed by a 2011 RGU 103 standard ABS, served me well until I took it deer hunting and we all lost .
2013 RGU 103 ABS great bike we really enjoyed it and it served us well again a lot of miles. Followed by a 2016 RGU wet head 103 served us well used 2 oz of coolant in the time we had it, we racked up some miles on it real quick. Was hard to let it go. Followed by 2017 RGU. Is serving us well now.
Every one is better than the last . All are better than my 1996. that don't mean I would let the 96 go. In the mix a 2015 Street was added. It serves a purpose well . Hard to put it in the same group as the others.
Lot of world coming to an end every time HD releases a new model year. From where we stand none of them have had issue, and none of the people we know have either . Every one of these in the last ten years we were told a long list of things that had to be replaced or fixed of it would not made around the block. Seems they were wrong. Even that 1996 still runs good. Slow, not much power compared to the others but still ready to go. Why some have so many problems and others don' t , you have to figure that out.
My 07 had 75,000 on it the day it was traded off. Last I saw it, 85,000 . The 2013 was over 75,000. Sad the 2011 did not make 50,000 it end up in trash cans and salvage auction. I see the 2016 from time to time seems to be doing well.
Each of those bikes had minor warranty issues. crank sensor, or oil pressure sensor type stuff always taken care of with no BS.
We decided to spend some cash installed a Hannigan Sidecar on the 2017. If We had not done that It would have been replaced with a 2019 RGU.

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Old 01-12-2019, 02:56 PM
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I was happy with my 08 ultra never a problem till I totalled it out, happy with my 13 ultra,no complaints at all.
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Happy with my 2011 RKC, went for a nice long ride yesterday.
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2011 FXDC never a problem in 20k. New 2018 RG is in shop now for a new radio because the original is fogging up, ignition switch replaced under warranty because the key never worked properly from day one, and they replaced the clutch master cylinder cover gasket because it wouldn't seal properly after the recall repair. 7k and no problems mechanically so far.but I may or may not have the fluid transfer issue. It has been noted at the dealer.
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10 year old thread, and I have a 10 years bike.

I have never really had an issue with my Rig. I will say that it's the BEST that it has ever ran.

The new M8s have some real, real great potential to become better overall motorcycle. But is currently having some growing pains by the MoCo and using some cheap parts.

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Old 01-13-2019, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Ultrasweet View Post
I started with my first Harley with an 07' Ultra. Seemed like all I ever read on here was bitchin bitchin bitchin. In 08' I didn't read hardly anything. With the 09's there hasn't been many problems to bitch about. What happened to all the bitchin about noise, heat, vibration fuel pumps rattles etc.? All I read now is how happy everyone is with their 09's. Does it always take the MOCO a few years to get stuff figured out or has evrybody just given up? T.
Fewer people riding=less whining.
Old 01-13-2019, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by J F GO View Post
Cool, ten year old thread revived.
I'd like to know how? And more importantly...WHY? Seriously.

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