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What makes a Soft tail Soft tail ?

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Old Jun 3rd, 2009, 08:31 PM     #1
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What makes a Soft tail Soft tail ?

I am new to Harley ownership and while talking to other 2 Harley bike owners with Softtails asked what makes a Softtail a Softtail? Neither one knew ...so how did it get the name?
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Re: What makes a Soft tail Soft tail ?

It has to do with the comparison to a hard tail without any suspension and thus is called a softail because of the similar looks but with suspension.
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Re: What makes a Soft tail Soft tail ?

Quote: Originally Posted by glider View Post
It has to do with the comparison to a hard tail without any suspension and thus is called a softail because of the similar looks but with suspension.
Is it possibal glider's explanations get better with age?27 words and theres realy nothing left to add.
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Re: What makes a Soft tail Soft tail ?

Quote: Originally Posted by whatyardwork View Post
Is it possibal glider's explanations get better with age?27 words and theres realy nothing left to add.
Who's counting
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Quote: Originally Posted by glider View Post
Who's counting
Your words or your age!!!! hahahahaha!
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Re: What makes a Soft tail Soft tail ?

Quicker to do the words
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Quote: Originally Posted by glider View Post
Quicker to do the words
Now wait a minute ---- with you at almost 16 k posts on here and you claiming to be 100 + in years --- MAN my head hurts!
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Re: What makes a Soft tail Soft tail ?

Kick your shoes off if you want to keep up
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Re: What makes a Soft tail Soft tail ?

just like glider said, it's the look of a hard tail, no suspension, with the shock/spring assembly hidden in front of the rear wheel.
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Re: What makes a Soft tail Soft tail ?

Quote: Originally Posted by FrostyTheBiker View Post
There is only one T in Softail
Sorry, spelling was always my weak point....thank God for spell check ,but it just doesn't know every nuance of the language.

Thanks for the info. I will pass it along
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