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Hey guys I'm doing the unthinkable in the forum.

I'm selling my Hammer to buy a roadking. :crzy:

Taking cover now. wacwacwac

Now for my reasons.

1- Ive always wanted a harley all my life. Never had one.
I even bought a Victory first. <--------Cant hate me.
2- The hammer is killing my back. I have a double herniated disks. ouchh on long trips.
3- Wife just cant get comfortable and I really like riding with her. Yea I know I crazy right.
4- The roadking meets all my new now needs.
5- Its a 2005 custom model with travel seat and very low mileage. Owner passed away from illness. Its only has 7000 miles on it. She couldnt part with it untill now.
6- wife seems happy with the change. <----thats a big one
7- its got side bags.

please dont beat me up to bad. LOL cheerscheerscheers

Im a big boy I can take it.
 

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Hey guys I'm doing the unthinkable in the forum.

I'm selling my Hammer to buy a roadking. :crzy:

Taking cover now. wacwacwac

Now for my reasons.

1- Ive always wanted a harley all my life. Never had one.
I even bought a Victory first. <--------Cant hate me.
2- The hammer is killing my back. I have a double herniated disks. ouchh on long trips.
3- Wife just cant get comfortable and I really like riding with her. Yea I know I crazy right.
4- The roadking meets all my new now needs.
5- Its a 2005 custom model with travel seat and very low mileage. Owner passed away from illness. Its only has 7000 miles on it. She couldnt part with it untill now.
6- wife seems happy with the change. <----thats a big one
7- its got side bags.

please dont beat me up to bad. LOL cheerscheerscheers

Im a big boy I can take it.
My wife and I both demo'd one too and found it quite comfortable at a sedate demo ride pace.

The biggest problem I have with Harleys is that they put $13 suspensions on their top of the line bikes. They also require more maintenance checks. A 2005 will have those spring tensioned cam belt tensioner shoes that caused so many problems. Primary chain tension is another issue that seems to cause their press fit cranks to "scissor" which causes destructive imbalancing.

You could also get a Cross Roads for about half the price with a great suspension, more ju ju, and none of those nuisance checks.

Just a thought.

As a side note, I just read that Harley's profit margin is over 45%!
 

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Can't blame you. I have one herniated disc but still live the Hammer. But..if I pass by you, I will still wave, even if you don't. Must be a Harley thing. KCCO.

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whatever man, as long as your happy and riding. I would guess you will find its just not as nice a bike as victory offers.

see you later, like really, youll be back.
 

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I wish you the best of luck with your new ride. While the Hammer is a FUN bike, I sure couldn't commute on it. The Harley is comfy, but for my well-padded posterior, the XCT Was much better for me.
 

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The Road King is a Classy Looking Ride.. Just keep an eye on the Cam Tensioners .. Or do the 07 Upgrade for them ..
 

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Hey guys I'm doing the unthinkable in the forum.

I'm selling my Hammer to buy a roadking. :crzy:

Taking cover now. wacwacwac

Now for my reasons.

1- Ive always wanted a harley all my life. Never had one.
I even bought a Victory first. <--------Cant hate me.
2- The hammer is killing my back. I have a double herniated disks. ouchh on long trips.
3- Wife just cant get comfortable and I really like riding with her. Yea I know I crazy right.
4- The roadking meets all my new now needs.
5- Its a 2005 custom model with travel seat and very low mileage. Owner passed away from illness. Its only has 7000 miles on it. She couldnt part with it untill now.
6- wife seems happy with the change. <----thats a big one
7- its got side bags.

please dont beat me up to bad. LOL cheers

Im a big boy I can take it.
Couldn't help but notice your #1 answer. I figure it had to by your #1 aside from putting the number beside it because it was the first thing that came to your mind as you were typing. Not too mention you are fully aware of the CC, CCT and Vision (yuk). My brother says the same thing. He wants a Victory really bad but if he was going to buy a brand new bike, I'm sure he would choose Harley because he said the exact same thing about wanting one his whole life.
It's not your fault, somebody gave you the coolaid long ago... :D A lot of people drink the coolaid and a lot of people wake up from the spell and trade 'em in on a Victory.

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Yeah your number 1 reason tells the story. dont get me wrong. i've had a few hd's and they were pretty comfy. But my XCT ir waaaaayyyyy more comfy and handles like a sportbike.

Good luck out there and I'll wave.
 

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You probably deserve a few good natured barbs for #1- but yeah I have to agree with the seat & back issue. I LOVE the Hammer. I think it just oozes bad-assery out of every cooling fin.

That said- I immediately noted the unforgiving stock saddle. I have no back issues, but I just knew that it would wear on me. The short ride was not miserable, or uncomfortable.. but I just felt it.
 

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If you've always wanted a Harley you should go for it. If it hits all needs then be happy and don't look back. If for whatever the reason you regret the decision down the road there will always be another bike for you. I ride a CC and couldn't be happier. Have owned a couple HD's over the years and never had the stereotypical issues you hear about BUT I do find my CC handles and rides much better than the Street Glide I had prior. Good luck with your decision. Don't worry about the Haters. Haters are gonna hate no matter what you pick.
 

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I too wanted an RK. I do suggest riding XC or XR first though. Having owned two FL softails I can confidently say there's no comparison to my Hard-Ball. Light years better bike. That said ride what blows your skirt up. :)


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Congrats on the new ride.
 

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Wow guys that didnt hurt that bad at all. LOL

First off youll should know and I failed to mention,

1- two of my riding buddies have, 1 a vision, 2 a XC. LOL ridden both.

yes I like the ride but, still always have kicked myself in the a$$ for never getting a Harley. Its time. Like someone said above, I can alway come back to Victory.

2- Its not in anyway about the hype of a harley, It because I like many things about them. (remember I live in spain and over here the harley hype **** aint like in the states. Biker clubs here, even MC's have all makes of bikes. Its about the rider not the bike.

3- Ive owned, Honda's, Yamaha's, Kawas, Victory's and even a mini bike. LOL Its Harleys turn.

4- omg @Judge Redd, I was born in Petersburg, and lived in E-non and Chester untill I was 13. When I go back to visit I go to Chester. LOL we neighbors.

5- I need to find out more on the cam problem on the 2005 RK. If anyone can hook me up with some web pages on that problem, I thank you bunches.

cheerscheerscheerscheers
 

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Wow guys that didnt hurt that bad at all. LOL
That's because we were just warming up.

Did you bump your head? Were you smoking crack when you made this decision? To give up your Vic for an HD, you must be one.........

ha ha ha ... just kiddin' man :ltr:

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4- omg @Judge Redd, I was born in Petersburg, and lived in E-non and Chester untill I was 13. When I go back to visit I go to Chester. LOL we neighbors.
No ****! Go get what you want, man. Hopefully you'll return. Without scanning the thread again-- just please make sure you ride this bike first.

Quick story:

Before I got my Judge: Rode best friends' Superglide with mucho-macho-upgrado-103-screaming-banshee package. Thought it was fine. Too loud for me personally- but otherwise OK.


Couple months ago- We got together, switched out for a while on the blue ridge- rode the same bike again. It was literally scary. I felt like the front end was going to go sideways on me on every turn. Felt wobbly and loose. Out of balance. Like I couldn't lean/countersteer properly. Brakes were not there, and then suddenly grabby. Had to shift constantly.

He-on the other hand- didn't want to get off mine :ride:

My Judge is essentially stock. My girlfriend is with me- (he is solo) and it is chugging along just fine almost the entire time in 5th with little regard to the up and down terrain and the curves. I often had to ease up because I was pulling away from him :D

What took you to Spain?
 

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Wow guys that didnt hurt that bad at all. LOL
The pain comes later, once you start maintaining that dinosaur and wondering why your "friends" let you jump off the cliff (or in this case, off the Vic saddle). But, some lessons just can't be learned unless we suffer.

A coworker of mine has a Harley, and I've never seen him ride it (granted I've only been at current job for a year). He does admire how I ride my Vic year round to work, but told me he's more into tinkering with stuff. He enjoys fixing the thing. Now he's happy doing that, and I'm happy riding my horse, everybody's happy, and you can't argue with happiness.
 
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