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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-14-2005, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Need Advice Re Renting a Harley

I'm probably going to hit Vegas in a few days, and would like to rent a Harley there for a day. Only thing is, I'm a sport bike guy, and they have like 15 different types of Harleys. I know nothing but to stay away from a sportster. It's going to be for 2 up riding. Just some sight seeing and what not. No V-Rod. And no huge touring bikes. Thanks


Also advice on what to see would be great.
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Why not a V-Rod? Performance is as close to a sportbike as you will get.

Of the air-cooled motors, the Dyna series is more "handling-oriented" but your passenger may find the accomodations of a Heritage Softail more to their liking.

If I were you, I'd demo a Road King before discounting touring rigs completely.

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I guess, I could also go for a goldwing? I figure no V-Rod, because if i'm going to be on Harley it might as well be a real Harley.

..and thanks for the advice
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Funny... my V-Rod was built in the same plant they build Sportsters... guess those aren't "real Harley's" either. Somebody better tell Willie G!

Yah... it can't be "real", cuz it out-accelerates and out-brakes the air-cooled V-twins.


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Well it has a porsche engine, and is built more for speed. If I wana go fast, I will just stick with the porsche or the sport bikes. What I meant was I wanted an old school Harley. Did not mean to offend you.
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Dude, give a road king a shot. its not the huge touring rig like mine, but has a lot of the same accomidations. It's what Kruz always rides in on at strats. you and your sig other will be very happy and comfortable on it.




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You can rent rom HOG Fly-n-Drive if you are a member for about $100 a day, and HD available. As far as two-up, you are kinda defeating the purpose. The cruisers are designed for 2-up and are quite comfortable for the passenger.

If you are a short guy, get a Road Glide, lower center of gravity. If you are taller a Road King is more open and less of a dresser. Otherwise, all out is a Classic.

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Offended? Pffft...

Road Glide/Classic/Ultra and King are all built on the same frame. Difference is all up front: fork-mount/frame-mount/no fairing. It's all in what ya find comfiest (but having the stereo makes all the difference in the world). The Road Glide's frame-mounted fairing may be easier to handle initially.

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I would look up a RoadKing, FatBoy, Heritage Springer...Me personally I would go for the FatBoy. I've always wanted one and almost considered until came across the StreetGlide.

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