Thinking of stepping up

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by pdubs, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. pdubs

    pdubs New Member

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    Wife recently lost interest in riding solo, so we'll be doing a lot more two up. I have an 08 softail custom, and am considering trading for an 07 street glide. I enjoy the zip and handling of my softail when I ride solo. Am I going to lose any of that with the bagger? Thanks.
     
  2. MOBEAR

    MOBEAR Member

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    Could not tell you if you will lose zip, due to riding baggers, but if interested in a 2008 Black Pearl SG, shot me a PM
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Not in my opinion, I've had them both. The baggers because of the configuration of the front end will handle even better than the softy.
     
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  4. vtbikers

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    I got off a softail onto a Bagger and I wish I would have done it a long time ago. I really don't think that the handling is that much differant. But ride is like day and night. I think you'll really like the Touring platform. I have put 38000 miles on my 06 Electra Glide since I bought it in May of 06. I have put 400 miles on my softail.
     
  5. pdubs

    pdubs New Member

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    Thanks Smitty. Would have to probably get a new seat, but this one caught my eye. Upgraded to a 103", only 2700 miles, a great price, and Black Cherry Pearl. I love that color.
     
  6. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    As Smitty said, two up on a Street Glide you will need to seriously consider a tour pak for passenger comfort and the extra storage. A color matched, detachable one will run you around $1100 from Zanotti's. If you can find a used 2008 or 2009 you get the bigger fuel tank, Brembo brakes, and maybe ABS. For similar money you can look for an EG Classic if you like the look as opposed to the Street Glide.

    Happy Hunting - a lot of primo used bikes out there right now!
     
  7. 03classic

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    I moved from a heritage to a classic and would not look back.With some of the changes I made I have plenty of zip and the comfort level is awesome.
     
  8. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Pdubs; Where are you located? I have a '07 Black Cherry E.G. Classic with q.d. tourpack and 2 seats, 7K miles, that I might want to get rid of. I'm in GA.
     
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  10. smkinnan

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    I went from a 08 Dyna Street Bob, 96" w/Stage 1 to an 08 Road King Police, 103" w/Stage 1, ABS, Brembo and the Road King is absolutely the perfect bike for us riding 2-up. I would never go back even though the Dyna performed very well. I love the new bike.