Getting a Fat Bob

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by nhk750, May 6, 2011.

  1. nhk750

    nhk750 Active Member

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    Well, I am thinking about trading my Sportster in to the dealer for a Fat Bob. I decided I would like to have the 96 motor and a few inches more leg room.

    Any one have any advice on the Fat Bob? It looks like a cool bike. The next step up would be the Softtail, but I am trying to not spend to much money.
     
  2. Kansasjase

    Kansasjase Active Member

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    Beautiful bike. Woulda been my next ride if not for my particular fortune.

    I'm sure you'll enjoy the increase in power and the feeling of a bigger bike beneath you.
     
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    The Fat Bob would be a great choice. You will enjoy riding a heavy bike very much. From the smoothness of ride to the performance of the engine... As to money if the Softail is a Heritage you might want to rethink your decision and not use the Fat Bob as a stepping stone. You may end up spending more money in the long run....
     
  4. Kansasjase

    Kansasjase Active Member

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    Also there are some nice used bikes out there. You can go straight to a softail if you can find one in your budget. I went from riding mostly dirtbikes to my FatBoy with no trouble. Just takes a little getting used to then no problem.
     
  5. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Great advice here.

    Bodeen
     
  6. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    You will have to decide which you really want. Both are sweet. I went from a 07 Sportster to a 08 Softail, glad I did, love my softail, no issues are far as getting used to it. It fit me right off, never looked back. JMO
     
  7. docster

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    Also, if possible you might try to sell your sporty private party. You will take a bath on a trade-in.
     
  8. Zephead

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    I can only speak for myself and I love the ride, handling and look of the Fat Bob. I was sold within the first couple of miles of the test ride but I kept it out for 45 minutes anyway! Clime on it whenever I have a chance. Ride On...
     
  9. nhk750

    nhk750 Active Member

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    I went to a couple of dealers here in Washington and they dont want to give me as much as I want on a trade in. So, I will have to sell the Sportster on my own, then go bike shopping. Thanks for the great advise here, I really do like the Fat Bob, more than the softtails. Although, there is a 110 Screaming Eagle for sale at the local Harley shop...it's a 2007 though and you know what they say about that year...some problems may occure.
     
  10. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    Get away from the bigger cities for a HD shop and you might find better trade in/deals, their a little harder up than the big city dealers.