Leicestershire England

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by Bramble_skull, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Bramble_skull

    Bramble_skull Member

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    Hi Folks,
    I just traded up my XL1200R for a Superglide, 30 years riding always wanting to own a Harley big twin. It seemed like a good idea at the time but I'm really glad the dealer included an all inclusive warranty!

    So far since collection last week my speedo read 55mph whilst my mate's was showing 75mph, the tail light flickered, and sweet sticky fluid leaked out of the oil pressure gauge, blew back onto the battery and ran down the bike.

    Turned out the tail light was caused by a sticky brake lever switch which on investigation revealed damaged master cylinder, now replaced.

    Speedo worked fine when I restarted the bike and has done ever since. Oil pressure gauge removed (didn't like it anyway, rubbed against thigh when I put my foot down).

    Returning home after rectifying all above I snagged my top on the brake lever as I squeezed past the bike in the garage and set off the alarm (which has a very loud sounder) neither keyfob would disable the alarm, the passcode listed does not work. So I can't ride the bike and have to wait til Tuesday for HD to trailer it in for a look. Been through the manual and tried every which way, checked the fuse, even moved the bike in case of interference. No change.

    The XL worked all the time every time!!!

    Cest la vie, hopefully I can find and sort all the niggles during the warranty period. It seemed a good idea to chat on this forum. The XLF was really fun and useful but isn't so good if you have a Superglide!

    On the bright side the Harley Gods are smiling on me and rain is forecast :s
     
  2. T wrecks

    T wrecks Junior Member

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    Congrats on the new bike Bramble_skull, and welcome aboard.
     
  3. wilks3

    wilks3 Junior Member

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    Ride Safe!!!
    wilks3
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  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Welcome to The Forum and jumping up To a Big Twin:cheers
     
  5. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Welcome aboard from Canada.
     
  6. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum from Central Florida!

    Bodeen
     
  7. Bramble_skull

    Bramble_skull Member

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    Strangest thing, after 4 days and numerous failed attempts to deactivate the alarm, after reading the instruction manual until my eyes were sore, after checking that I'm not an idiot by asking for help..... tried the key fob again on Monday morning and deactivated the alarm immediately. Waited until the alarm reset and used the second keyfob which worked immediately. Have ridden the bike a lot since.... no problems at all. Cancelled the dealer for now.
     
  8. Sourn

    Sourn Member

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    Welcome from Indiana, congrats on new bike.Ride safe and free.
     
  9. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum.:cheers Hope you get the gremlins worked out of that Superglide.
     
  10. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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