2009 or 2010 Street Glide

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Iceman24, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    I'm trading my 05 XL1200C in for a new Street Glide & the dealer's got a 2009 & 2010 available (both new/Black & both have same options I want). Price is only $200 difference for the 2010 so I wanted to ask you touring experts which SG you'd prefer to buy? I know one of the biggest differences are the exhaust (09=2-1-2 & 10=2-1) and rear fender, but everything else looks identical. Any input/feedback is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. smkinnan

    smkinnan Active Member

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    I would probably go with the 2010. At some point, the 2010 has to be worth more since it is a model year newer (Certainly more then the $200) you will be spending. Aside from what you mentioned, I don't know of any other major changes. Congrats on getting a new bike. Be safe. :s
     
  3. time2cruise

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    For $200 you can't go wrong with the 2010.
     
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I'd be leaning towards the 2010 for the reasons already stated. A major factor is whether you like the 2-1 pipes or not. Another thing to explore is how badly he wants to move the unsold 2009's off the floor. You say $200 difference but I'll bet if you aggressively start talking price on the 2009, they'll either come down a lot more or throw in a big gift certificate or give you 20% off parts/accessories purchased with the bike - something like that.
     
  5. mnultra

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    It really is to bad that the dealer is not more motivated to move the 09. One of the reasons I say this is because I am a huge fan of rear brake lights you can actually see!! So now that I've spent my $.02, if it were me, I would go with the 2010.

    Great problem to have though :D
     
  6. Smokintoad

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    2010 does have a helical cut 5th gear, less whining.
     
  7. maysflyboy

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    What whining? I haven't heard it yet on my 09 street glide
     
  8. Smokintoad

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    I have an 09' RG, and when riding with a half helmet, stereo off, and stock exhaust many folks notice gear whine in 5th on the touring models. Usually it's reduced by replacing the tranny fluid with higher quality synthetic fluids. There are many posts on this forum about the subject.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
  9. kemo

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    The $200 buck discount he is offering is peanuts especially if you are financing over any length of time
     
  10. JJDH

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    good answer....:bigsmiley22: