Need some advice on Fat Boy purchase

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Blawless68, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Blawless68

    Blawless68 Member

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    Hi all, I’m looking at buying a Fat Boy one is a used 2011 with just over 1,100 miles on it. The other one is a new 2010 fat boy only 8 miles on it. Both bikes are about same price within $500. (otd) The 2011 is yellow and has the following windshield, sissy bar, and 1000 mile service done. The 2010 is black and dealer is selling it with windshield and sissy bar at no cost to me. Would like some opinions on either bike. Is there any difference between model years?? Thanks
     
  2. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum! I have one question for you as I am certain either one will make you quite happy. Which one calls to you when walk past?? That is the one :D

    Now if you were comparing one to the 2012 model you would be looking at the 103" engine and that would sway my decision. As for the 2010 to 2011 models I am not aware of any differences big enough to keep me from purchasing one over the other.
     
  3. wilks3

    wilks3 Junior Member

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    I think the 11's have some smog stuff on them in addition to the cats.
    wilks3
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  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    My opinion would be to go with the black one. Reason being the color yellow may get old quick and black is timeless..
     
  5. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    And faster from what I am told :D Making mine only half fast.......
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Blue is the fastest :lolrolling

    It gets better MPG too.:D

    Resale is higher :D

    They shine better and don't show dust :D
     
  7. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    I should have known :p
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You can still order a blue one too:D
     
  9. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    I will admit, I have been checking out the new Road Glide Ultra in the Big Blue Pearl color. I can see myself coming home with this one maybe in the not to far future :D
     
  10. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    My color is Pacific Blue Pearl:D