Rented an 09 Ultra.

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Without_A_Harley, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Without_A_Harley

    Without_A_Harley Member

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    Liked it...Nice handling both slow and fast.
    Seat is awful. Looking thru a windshield is nasty.
    Wife is too small for comfort.
    Why is it every bike I ride gets me pain in my back?

    Overall I was pleased but some issues need to be resolved before I would buy...Corbin dual tour!!!
     
  2. 03classic

    03classic Junior Member

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    That is why they make all those extras! You are able to get the bike the way you like it .I would say the pain in your back is your seat postion and handle bar location.I got a shorter windshield so I could look over it and not through it.I also went with a reach seat that moved me up an inch or so and lower an inch or so.They also make a removeable backrest if that becomes an issue.I love mine because I made it mine.
     
  3. Without_A_Harley

    Without_A_Harley Member

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    What is this reach seat? Is there a link?
    I was told that the back rest has no adjust ability...by the folks in the dealership. Electra Glide Ultra right?
     
  4. B-1B_Guy

    B-1B_Guy Junior Member

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    I love my '09 Ultra; however, it took pullback bars, reach seat & backrest to make it perfect. Glad you liked it, now should be a good time to get a great deal on a new '09 and it'll just get better w/ time.
     
  5. mnultra

    mnultra Active Member

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    Here is the procedure...If you ever need it :D
     

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  6. Doug_09ultra

    Doug_09ultra Junior Member

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    I have the reach seat on my '09, with the fully adjustable and removeable backrest. Just as Hobbit said, I can ride 500 miles in a day and not feel as if I rode at all. Point is you can make it as comfortable as you like. There are enough options available to you.
     
  7. captkirkis

    captkirkis Active Member

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    The rider back rest helped me with my back pain:D, I can't ride without it unless my wife is behind me as she supports my back:s. Also had to go with a shorter windshield as most people do...Like others have said, now is the time to pick up an '09, probably get a good deal, if I wasn't soooooooo upside down on mine:(, I'd get one, they ride awesome:D...
     
  8. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    Rider back rest, pull back bars and footpegs make all the difference.
     
  9. cacinc77

    cacinc77 New Member

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    Does your Reach seat have enough padding to make it not get to hard on a long days riding?
     
  10. y2kflhr

    y2kflhr Active Member

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    when I first got mine 09, my neck was killing me, now with a modified seat and back rest, I can and have ridden for hours and hours, with just some minor butt pain. Shorter windshield help with seeing in the rain.

    I love this bike...