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Old 11-19-2012, 05:15 PM   #46
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My '09 'Bob shifts pretty slick and finding neutral has never been a problem. It has mid controls. Maybe the extra long linkage causes problems on the forward controls? If its a new bike make sure the clutch is adjusted correctly. What some dealers like to charge sometimes a lot of money for is not really"setup", its just uncrating the bike, adding oil, and connecting the battery.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:36 PM   #47
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My 06 sportster was the most satisfyingly shifting bike I ever had.
Kind of irrelevant to a thread about Dynas as they have a totally different motor, transmission, and frame.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #48
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Then again, he started the thread. So maybe he's entitled to include a comment on the bike he just replaced.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:38 PM   #49
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Interesting. I hadn't heard that about the 6-speeds and neutral. I've had a variety of Harleys over the years and my 2002 stands out as the easiest to find neutral in of any motorcycle I've ridden. I've heard that the last of the 5-speeds had the best shifting mechanism and mine bears that out.
ha! Well, at 22,000 the shifter still doesn't want to find neutral very easily on my 2011 103. It can be done, but it takes a very light toe. At first it irritated me. But I'd much rather have a hard to find neutral than a gearbox of false-neutrals. I shiver when I think of the over-revs I did on old carbed bikes when I hit the little green man on the dash by accident.

What I like about the Harley is that there's the kill switch right there, and the ignition turn off on that hand-grenade size knob on the bars. Clutch pull is super light too, so waiting for traffic lights is no big deal. Now when i pull into toll booths I kill the engine a long way out and coast in if I can. Kinda gives the toll booth attendent a surprise.

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Old 11-20-2012, 02:48 AM   #50
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I was surprised too by how light the clutch pull was,
especially compared to my sportie.

I'm not over concerned with not being able to find neutral easy
during my 50 mile test ride.
It may hardly be an issue at all,
but more likely a lack of familiarity.

At any rate,
can't stop thinking about this bike.
I've mentioned I'm having them store it right?
Hardest fucking thing I ever had to do.
And I only took 1 picture to get me through the winter
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:47 AM   #51
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I was surprised too by how light the clutch pull was,
especially compared to my sportie.

I'm not over concerned with not being able to find neutral easy
during my 50 mile test ride.
It may hardly be an issue at all,
but more likely a lack of familiarity.

At any rate,
can't stop thinking about this bike.
I've mentioned I'm having them store it right?
Hardest fucking thing I ever had to do.
And I only took 1 picture to get me through the winter

Storing a bike elsewhere means only one thing: You are going to have the mildest nicest weather in history.

A week ago we had snow and freezing temps and it looked like that was it, end of the riding season. So I put my Road glide up on blocks and did some oil changing and rear-tire removal and was in no hurry...and now it's gorgeous and in the 50s....in Minnesota. Time to ride again!

Glad you are liking the bike.

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Old 11-20-2012, 02:53 PM   #52
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Yeah. It's been upper 40s and sunny since I bought the fucker.
Rained for 2 months prior.
Go figure.

Anyhow,
its just plain too big to fit in all my usually spots;
under the porch, in the bedroom or the foyer.

For the best,
I just got a new job and don't need the distraction.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:29 PM   #53
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Really looking forward to your opinion when you do get the bike. My local dealer is a friend from grade school and when we last spoke he said he got himself way overstocked on the switchbacks.I think he has 4 leftover 2012's so I might have to go see how much I can beat him up on the price
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:30 PM   #54
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Now was the time for me anyway.
$1500 off msrp, 15% off parts and free winter storage.
Go looking, another dealer was charging msrp for a used '12.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:08 PM   #55
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:46 AM   #56
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Updates?

I've got a an '11 Fat Bob, owned Sporties, a Soft Tail and a Buell. Wifey rides a Fat Boy. I scrape her floor boards every time I drop into a corner. Haven't scraped the FB's fwd controls yet, but came close a few times. Refernce the Power Comamnder: Had one installed when I put the header back V & H Short Shots installed. Phucker blew my altinator about two hundred miles from home. Luckily another dealership hooked me up with the SE Race Tuner. Problem was this; PC isn't a Motor Company backed item. I had to come out of pocket for the SE race tuner and deal with my local dealership for the reimbursement on the Power Commander. They had to ship it off to Calf. to have the company check it out before they gave me my money back. Sucked, but they were good to me in the end. In short, I'd go with the SE right out the door, could save you trouble later on. Only other thing I notice about the FB is vibration at stop lights when I'm braking with the front break, it'll rattle the teeth out of my head.

Have you got the Switch Back out of storage yet?

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Old 03-28-2013, 06:47 AM   #57
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:22 AM   #58
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I notice there is a black one on the 'cuse CL with 31 miles on the clock... is that what prompted the smiley?

I see Blood is from somewhere Upstate.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:31 AM   #59
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Here's my '09 on a trip from St. Louis - out west. Made it to Glacier National Park and back. Ran a lot of 87 octane fuel because no premium avaiable - but it didn't seem to mind. Nearly all two lane roads. It was a great time. Very relaxing.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:24 PM   #60
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ADK your timing is impeccable.

Picking up the bike for the first time tomorrow.
Then count 10 days off of work.


A splatter of pictures to come.
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