Assist with Dyna Low Rider 96 vs 88CI

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by sbcvulcan01, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. sbcvulcan01

    sbcvulcan01 New Member

    Looking to purchase a Low Rider soon and wanted to ask if in your opinion I am better off with the 96CI, 6 sp or the 88 5 sp. I believe there is also an 88 6 sp in 2006. Most of my driving is secondary main roads traveling at 45-60 mph. Some but limited highway. I do enjoy good low end torque but wonder how significant the displacement diff would be and feel? Can i still blow away a softtail with a 96 off the line?
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

    A lot will depend on the mileage and condition of the bike, and of course the asking price. Both motors are good ones if taken care of and the 6 speed is a plus but not a real game changer IMO. You will get good low end torque from both with the edge going to the 96, and you should be able to get the ST given the power to weight ratio. Happy hunting.
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

    Personally I had a 88 5 speed Superglide, I felt it should have had a 6 speed, I am spoiled with the 96 6 speed
  4. SilverFoXD

    SilverFoXD Active Member Contributor

    You would also get the updated oil pump and cam chain tensioners with the 96 engine.
  5. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    I wouldn't let either get in the way of a good deal. IF the mileage and price is right, I would buy either. For $2k or less you can turn that 88" to 95" down the road if you so desired.