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Old 12-23-2013, 04:09 AM   #1
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I've had several bikes but just Got my first Harley - a 2014 Switchback. Can't wait for good weather, but I live in Ohio and it will be a while. Anyone else have one?



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Old 12-23-2013, 04:17 AM   #2
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I had an '88 FXRP for 2 1/2 years. The only good part about it was it belonged to the County and I did not have to pay to maintain it. POS electrical system. New battery every 6 months.

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Don't have one. Its on the list. Beautiful bike!

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nice Bike, have a 2012 screamin eagle street Glide

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this is my second harley it is a 2002 fxdwg unnamed.jpg

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this is my first it is a 1997 sporster 1200 c i bobbed it painted and lowered it just to scoot around town
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Have a 1992 ElectraGlide

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I have had several harleys. Find a friend who is decent at repairing a Harley. There are a lot of things you can fix yourself that a repair manual says you need a diagnostic computer to repair. If it has primary chain look to switch it out to to a belt. A primary chain makes the whole bike vibrate and it can be rough on parts. Plus the chain needs to be adjusted every time you change the oil (it seems that way). A primary belt has a tensioner that is trouble free and it cuts vibration down.

If you are not mechanically inclined you might find it is cheaper to have your maintenance done at the dealership. Lots of mom and pop shops charge just as much or more without a warranty in their work. Dealerships warranty all their work and have the resources to make the warranty good.

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My first impression is not of the bike but of the dealership. Wow was I treated well. The buying experience, follow up calls, etc. I never was treated like that on any other purchase. Cuz of the weather I have only put 180 miles on the bike

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98 Road King, no pics right now but that Screaming Eagle Street Glide looks pretty nice.

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