Buying my first touring bike

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by dbradfield203, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. D.Bradfield

    D.Bradfield Active Member Contributor

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    Buying a used 2014 ultra limited. Any suggestions on upgrades to start with. It has apes and slip ons. I'm 6'5" and looking forward to the apes. I ride a heritage classic now. My riding buddy says everybody starts with a softail and eventually finds themselves on a touring bike. I guess he's right this time!
     
  2. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Ride it for a while. After that you can decide on what upgrades are important to you. Oh and congratulations on the new ride!
     
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    As the saying goes "Some day you will own a bagger."
    Try it you may like it just the way it is.:)
     
  4. rusntx

    rusntx Active Member Contributor

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    Ditto on Steve's advice...Don't rush in to any upgrades or add ons. The list of possibilities is endless. Figure out what will make it more comfy get a game plan and stick to it. Otherwise you end up spending more than ya planned...ask me how I know. That being said the best changes I made were the seat and going to my apes on my old FLHX and my current FLHR. Huge improvement. Good luck enjoy the scoot.
     
  5. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    What they said!
     
  6. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Congrats on the new scoot, good advice given above.
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Congrats, dont look back
     
  8. danthern

    danthern Active Member

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    I would add a hi flow air filter and a tuner first thing
     
  9. jamesearl

    jamesearl Senior Member Contributor

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    I went from a 2013 flhr to a 2015 flhx,the difference without doing a thing to it is appreciable.Feels stronger all the way through.Your 2014 is the same engine as the 2015.Both improved over 2013-later
     
  10. MOOSEWOG

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    good set of pipes air cleaner, a cam would really wake it up then tune, you would be at 95 hp 110 tQ, which is pretty good bang for your buck.