Just about to buy my first Harley..

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by Mark2, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. Mark2

    Mark2 New Member

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    Question though, is it recommended it to get Harley's ABS and the security option? This is for a 2014.5 Harley Low Rider. The dealer doesn't lower prices because they are new bikes, but does your dealer typically throw anything in when purchasing a new motorcycle? If so, what do they put in the deal? Like a helmet, or some riding gear? I don't know what to ask, if anything at all. Thanks for any suggestions. Can't wait to ride though!
     
  2. hillbilly81

    hillbilly81 Active Member

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    Both the ABS and the security are an option that costs extra....I ordered my road king with out either option I believe it saved me about 1000 bucks ...its just a persons preference what they want...I just wanted to keep it as simple As possible have heard that the ABS had more wheel bearing issues...and a buddy I ride with has had some problems when I have been riding with him with his security his bike wouldn.t start...he had to mess with it a bit and it started but the percentage of riders probably never have any problems..enjoy your choice and welcome
     
  3. r_k_dragon

    r_k_dragon Active Member

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    I agree with hillbilly81. I'd still order it without if possible. Welcome to the forum from the southwest desert.
     
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  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum

    Brian
     
  5. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum.:cheers

    It never hurts to ask. At best, the dealer may throw in some extras; or just dig in and say no. Any other dealers in your area to shop around with?
     
  6. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Welcome from So. Texas.
    tourbox
     
  7. Harttoo

    Harttoo Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum.
    I had ABS on My last bike ,put on 30000 miles in 2 years with no problem with ABS or security.My 2014 has ABS and security.The ABS is less noticeable with linked brakes,meaning less pedal kickback.The security is Sweet because You can get off Your bike and walk away knowing that no one can start it or turn on Your lights.When You return You turn on ignition,start and ride:)
    The decision is Yours.Take a test ride and try these features,then make up Your mind.
     
  8. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Glad to have you aboard! :ws:rider
    From Central Florida.
     
  9. RUSHMORE_14

    RUSHMORE_14 Junior Member

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    In the grand scheme, I think the $1,000 is well worth it. I have it and it has been the difference between an accident and staying upright. Get it!
    JMHO
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Welcome to The Forum, Negotiate:)