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Old 21 March 2018, 01:30
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Thinking about buying a Road King. Thoughts, anyone?

I liked the Heritage, but I am too big for it.
Good choice. I think you won’t regret it.
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Old 21 March 2018, 07:15
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DH, my twin brother has been riding a cop version of the Road King, a FLHTP, for almost 30 years now, I think it's an 89 Evo. Exterior is bone stock, the motor is fixed up moderately. He's 6'4" and it's just right for his size.

I'd say the softtail has alot of more stick-on chrome bits and geegaws, but it will sit a tad lower than the FLH.
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Old 21 March 2018, 07:42
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Oh - in addition to the:

1969 Lambretta dl (Italian only)
1986 Honda TLR 200
1986 Honda CR250R
1972 Suzuki TS250
1983 Husqvarna WR250

I bit the bullet and picked up this a couple months ago:

2017 Moto-Guzzi V7 III Classic. One thing I like about the V7 is its provenance - same look, style, feel, and motor for the past 50 years. You can park a 2017 next to a 1967 and they look about the same. They've been made in the same factory for 90 years.

It's not a cross-country cruiser (I didn't want one of those) but it is more than adequate for riding around town, country roads, two-up to some café 2 hours away for lunch, etc.

It wasn't expensive, and it's quite unique. Here you can see the 2017 and the 1974 similarities.
I'm about to order the v7 Stone. How are you enjoying yours?
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Old 21 March 2018, 08:23
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Thinking about buying a Road King. Thoughts, anyone?

I liked the Heritage, but I am too big for it.
The new Road King is great, even better than the 97 RK I had.

I'm on a Road Glide Special.

The V7 KidA wrote about is great bike too, as are most BMW's.
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Old 21 March 2018, 08:32
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Gentlemen.....

looking for opinions or guys/gals with experience with the Victory High Ball in terms of reliability, maintenance and a general ownership experience. I am looking to purchase a good condition 2014 High Ball with 9,300 miles on it for about $7,500. I THINK its a reasonable price. I am aware Victory is now out of business but they are said to support the bike with parts for roughly 10 years. Thanks for any thoughts.
I have a 16 and love it. Great bike, pretty damn quick and very comfortable. I know I'm about 8 months late to the party. Did you get?
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Old 24 March 2018, 23:26
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The new Road King is great....
Bought one today.

Pics soon....
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Old 25 March 2018, 05:56
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I have a 16 and love it. Great bike, pretty damn quick and very comfortable. I know I'm about 8 months late to the party. Did you get?
Yes, I actually did get a Victory but not the one I mentioned above. Looking to trade it this season for a 2018 Triumph Bobber Black. Guess I don't like passengers.
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Old 25 March 2018, 06:07
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Guess I don't like passengers.
While I love to have my wife with me, riding by myself was always preferred. My wife has sustained more injuries than me while riding.
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Old 25 March 2018, 06:49
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While I love to have my wife with me, riding by myself was always preferred. My wife has sustained more injuries than me while riding.
Yeah....motorcycles are dangerous enough I'd rather not place anyone else in a bad spot.
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Old 25 March 2018, 07:54
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Yes, I actually did get a Victory but not the one I mentioned above. Looking to trade it this season for a 2018 Triumph Bobber Black. Guess I don't like passengers.
Have you given it a test ride yet? You're pretty tall and I'm curious how the fit would work.
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Old 25 March 2018, 08:04
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Have you given it a test ride yet? You're pretty tall and I'm curious how the fit would work.
Funny you say that. I went to the Triumph dealer in Manayunk with a buddy who has been a life long rider just to give me counsel and advice. He thinks I am a bit too tall looking while seated on the Bobber but we could not (in the show room) bring the adjustable seat to the full rear position. Now that the weather is about to break I can take it out for a test and see how it feels. It felt comfortable and natural in the dealership but I'll let you know about the the seating position on the road. I hope I fit LOL.
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Old 25 March 2018, 09:57
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Yes, I actually did get a Victory but not the one I mentioned above. Looking to trade it this season for a 2018 Triumph Bobber Black. Guess I don't like passengers.

Not a fan of passengers either. And that Bobber looks cool but small is also how I'd describe it.
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Old 25 March 2018, 11:11
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Funny you say that. I went to the Triumph dealer in Manayunk with a buddy who has been a life long rider just to give me counsel and advice. He thinks I am a bit too tall looking while seated on the Bobber but we could not (in the show room) bring the adjustable seat to the full rear position. Now that the weather is about to break I can take it out for a test and see how it feels. It felt comfortable and natural in the dealership but I'll let you know about the the seating position on the road. I hope I fit LOL.
I wanted a Triumph BAD, but at 6'7" and 270 lbs. when I tried it on it looked like I was giving birth to it. Took it straight down to the stops. Just was not meant to be. Still looking over bikes but HD may be the only way to go.
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Old 25 March 2018, 11:35
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Just ordered this Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone.

I think the time and space continuum changes when waiting for a new bike!

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Old 25 March 2018, 20:36
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Just ordered this Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone.

I think the time and space continuum changes when waiting for a new bike!

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Great bike. I have a 2017 V7 III Special.
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Old 26 March 2018, 01:29
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I wanted a Triumph BAD, but at 6'7" and 270 lbs. when I tried it on it looked like I was giving birth to it. Took it straight down to the stops. Just was not meant to be. Still looking over bikes but HD may be the only way to go.
You have 2 inches and 50 lbs on me but I have mentally prepared myself for bad news if it is a bad fit.
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Old 26 March 2018, 01:55
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Great bike. I have a 2017 V7 III Special.
Sweet!
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Old 26 March 2018, 06:14
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I have been drooling over the "Chief Dark Horse" myself.
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Taken a month or so ago before I put on all the farkle. my new '17 Africa Twin.

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Taken a month or so ago before I put on all the farkle. my new '17 Africa Twin.
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