1998 softail custom info???

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by lwolford, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. lwolford

    lwolford New Member

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    hi fellas, i am new here from ohio, i am thinking of getting a 1998 softail custom, i have only owned sporsters, i have a 2002 yamaha roadstar 1600, with alot of work done to it, but i want another harley, my wife and i are not real small, how much wieght will a custom handle? 450 lbs?? the front wheel is alot narrower,, if anyone has ever road a roadstar will you compare for me ?? and if anyone can give any info, any recalls or anything to watch for? thanks guys in advance.
     
  2. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Welcome aboard. If you do a lot of 2-up riding I would look at a Heritage. I do love the looks of the Custom though. The small front wheel was what turned me to a Heritage instead.
     
  3. 173ABN

    173ABN Active Member

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    I'm with geezer look at a Heritage
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Cant go wrong here, Style and comfort:s
     
  5. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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    Have to agree with the Heritage. Love the hose for easy oil drainage (instead of plug) on 1340 evo engine. Mine is fuel injected instead of carb. Different ball game than sporsters, but depends on way you ride (3 hour weekend ride or weekend trip). Welcome back.
     
  6. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    400 is about what it will list tops but most go over that i took my fatboy north.. fatboy is a 98 2 up 80mph whole way was a good ride just missed cruise and the radio from my RKC
     
  7. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I have a 92 softail custom that suits my needs i usually ride alone as wife is on her dyna wide glide furthest i have ridden in 1 day is about 400 miles i do load it up a wee bit when on longer trips as i carry all the spares for the 2 bikes wife needs all her luggage space for additional girlie things like shoes etc etc

    Brian
     
  8. wvcoalminer

    wvcoalminer Member

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    I ride 96 flstc and ride 2 up alot love mine for long trips better than my sporty for both of us
     
  9. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    i have a 98 custom. not great for 2 up, i go along with the rest of the clan Heritage will give you what you want
     
  10. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Two-up riding means a touring type frame would suit your needs if you are leaning in that direction. Softtails are more suited for solo spirited riding when you have an appetite for Big Twin "stump jumping" in the mountains...JMO...this is America after all and we at HDTalking are more than happy to help you spend your money "as a public service" of course.:D