What to watch for or avoid?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Recall, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Recall

    Recall New Member

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    I am looking to pick up a good low mileage Ultra. Are there any particular years I should avoid or try to avoid? Are there any specific issues I should be aware of. Any assistance and insight is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    My 2008 has been great. I would look for a 2009 or 2010. Much improved on over the 2008.
     
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    It would help if you gave us a price range that you are looking to spend.
     
  4. Recall

    Recall New Member

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    I am looking to stay in the 10-14K range. That figure give me room to make any needed modifications. The bike will be used for long distance touring. I am planning a FL trip later this year (once the temps drop a bit), a Michigan trip next month and a New England trip if my time and schedule permits.
     
  5. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    This price range is going to keep you in the 2000-2004 range with out mods. Not saying it could not happen. To give yourself a better indicater go to Cycle Trader.com fill out search venue and you will see what that money will buy in your area... Best of luck...
    Motorcycles - Scooters, Dirt Bikes, Choppers, Sport Bikes, and Other Motorcycles for Sale - Cycle Trader.com
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  9. Recall

    Recall New Member

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    I have been watching eBay, Craig's list, Cycle Trader and Oodle. I remember the early Delphi FI being a pain and early twin can bearing issues. I cannot remember other issues to stay away from or avoid unless I find a smokin' good deal to compensate for the cost to correct the issue.
     
  10. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    I would stick with the 09 model year... Why you ask?

    The catalytic exhaust is not there, the best frame started in 09.. Big Tyre and many other modifications.
    Good ones

    The price range top 14,000 might allow a nice find Privately OR even IF the HD shops have them.... Remember that the 2012 models are Nearly out... August.. Then lower prices should be available and Coming to Fall time,,, people get Anxious to sell and take offers they normally would Not... Your market then..

    09 for sure..:newsmile011:

    signed....BUBBIE