Virgin owner??

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by walleye, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    There is something about being the "First and Only Owner" of your ride. I owned new metric bikes, but my first HD was used. Please do not take this wrong as it is in no way intended to be contentious, but I always wanted to be the first owner of my HD. I wanted to be the one to break it in. The only owner of every mile on it. The one that was with it from the beginning. Now that I have done it, I feel more like it is my bike. Like it is only mine. Anyone else understand this? Maybe it is just me, but it means a lot to me. :rider
     
  2. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    Very True Hobbit! Who else would take a brand new ride and follow Gliders recommendation to set the rings!!!! I bet the dealer thought I lost my mind when I left and rapped it out! LOL!!! But guess what... it runs strong and has not burned a drop of oil in 2500 miles! THANKS GLIDER!:D
     
  3. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    When I left the dealer, there was so much blue smoke I had to ask Glider if I blew it. I was afraid I over did it. But turns out it was normal and it has never sent a hint of smoke since. I thought I was way overboard and I am sure the dealer thought I was Nuts! :newsmile100:
     
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  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I did the Glider method on both bikes I was test riding since I didn't know which one I would be taking home. Let the salesman get way ahead of me and then went through several cycles of this breakin method. I'm sure he wondered what the heck I was doing but he never said a word. Someone out there is riding a well broken in 2008 Road King since I went home with the Street Glide!
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    It works guys. I've done it on everything with a motor that I bought .Never had a problem with any of them using oil.
     
  6. hoghunter

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    Hey Glider, They say curiosity killed the cat but I wanted too know how you break in a new engine?
     
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    walt5162 Active Member

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    I agree, I think there is something about being the first owner. It's your baby you get to customize it to make it your own, it becomes a part of you. It's a proud ride home when you pick up your new Harley! :newsmile093:
     
  8. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    Smitty,
    I was only referring to being the first owner. Me and my riding buds switch rides often as we trust each other. (I do not let just anyone ride it) I had the pleasure of riding my friends new 09 CVO Road Glide the other day. NICE!!! I agree, they are machines.
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  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  10. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    There'd be a bunch of dead cats on this forum if that were true!