Harley Davidson Forums

Loading


Hello

Guest

Welcome to the harley davidson forum. Join our discussion today for FREE!

CREATE ACCOUNT

Membership Benefits

Get your questions answered by harley davidson community gurus and industry experts. Exchange your experience with another members. Access full features forum. Get a members discounts for your harley parts & accessories.

2007 CVO Road King--should I get it?

Touring Models

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Apr 19th, 2011, 12:52 PM     #1
New Family
Ride: Road King CVO
 
Join Date: Apr 19th, 2011
Posts: 8
My Mood: My Mood
kpwww is an unknown quantity at this point
Question 2007 CVO Road King--should I get it?

Hello to all, and thank you in advance for any advice you can give me...
I am considering (heavily and excitedly) purchasing a 2007 CVO Road King, but have some worries...I don't know anyone who has owned one, or of any "issues" this bike might have.
I have three that I am considering, all with about 13K miles.
Can anyone tell me reasons NOT to get this bike? I love the look of it, the feel of the ride...
Two concerns for me are:
I have heard of overheating issues...
Seat height...I have "heard" that the RK CVO has a lower height than the standard, and I would like as low as I can get (I've been blessed with short legs haha). I have heard that lowering this bike can be tricky, if not impossible.
Thank you for any help you can give me!
Kristin
kpwww is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 19th, 2011, 01:02 PM     #2
Moderators
Ride: 2008 Street Glide
 
Dr. Dolittle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 1st, 2008
Location: Woodstock, Georgia
Posts: 6,519
My Mood: My Mood
Dr. Dolittle is on a distinguished road
Re: 2007 CVO Road King--should I get it?

Some interesting reading:

07 owners - Harley Davidson Community (07 owners)

Upgrades for 07 Biles - Harley Davidson Community (Upgrades for 07 Biles)

2007 Noisy Transmissions / Primaries - Harley Davidson Community (2007 Noisy Transmissions / Primaries)

Lowering A Road King? - Harley Davidson Community (Lowering A Road King?)
__________________
2008 Street Glide - SE Slip Ons - SE Stage I A/C - Hogtunes amp, speakers, and tweeter pod
Dr. Dolittle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 19th, 2011, 01:12 PM     #3
Wise Member
Ride: 0
 
Join Date: Jun 21st, 2007
Posts: 26,212
My Mood: My Mood
glider is on a distinguished road
Re: 2007 CVO Road King--should I get it?

The 07RK is a good bike. They have some problems but then again so do all other Harleys.

I found the neutral switch to be a problem, replaced 3 of them. The 6 speed trans is new but so far not a lot of problems with them. Check if your future bike has the IDS system installed on the rear wheel, it makes a HUGE difference in drivability and comfort. The cost is a bit over $300 plus labor to put it on if it isn't there and can be used for negotiating price too. The 08 bikes came with it from the factory but the 07 didn't. Harley sometimes learns from their mistakes.

Other than that the bike is great and very comfortable to ride. Try to get any upgrade info on any of them and any service records if you can.

IDS Drive System - Archive - Harley Davidson Community
glider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 19th, 2011, 06:31 PM     #4
Community Star
Ride: 2007 Ultra Classic
 
Join Date: Sep 11th, 2009
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Posts: 536
gusotto is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2007 CVO Road King--should I get it?

I like my '07 Ultra.
I have a real cable for the throttle, not TBW.
I'm running mine for years to come and when it needs engine work, I'll send it to the factory.

Heat issue, I've never been bothered.
gusotto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 19th, 2011, 07:04 PM     #5
New Family
Ride: Road King CVO
 
Join Date: Apr 19th, 2011
Posts: 8
My Mood: My Mood
kpwww is an unknown quantity at this point
What would be a decent price? I am looking at 17,500 for one with 13K miles...I will see it tomorrow...

That's good to know about the heat issue. How many miles do you have on it?
I know about the throttle; I rented one in Hawaii and I didn't mind the throttle cable...

Thanks for the info! I will be looking at all those site. And is there a better "fix" for the neutral switch yet? What causes this?

Last edited by Joyflyin; Apr 19th, 2011 at 07:07 PM. Reason: Merge Posts
kpwww is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 19th, 2011, 07:09 PM     #6
Contributor
Ride: 2007 Streetbob
 
Jack Klarich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 25th, 2009
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 16,400
My Mood: My Mood
Jack Klarich has a spectacular aura aboutJack Klarich has a spectacular aura about
Re: 2007 CVO Road King--should I get it?

Quote: Originally Posted by kpwww View Post
Hello to all, and thank you in advance for any advice you can give me...
I am considering (heavily and excitedly) purchasing a 2007 CVO Road King, but have some worries...I don't know anyone who has owned one, or of any "issues" this bike might have.
I have three that I am considering, all with about 13K miles.
Can anyone tell me reasons NOT to get this bike? I love the look of it, the feel of the ride...
Two concerns for me are:
I have heard of overheating issues...
Seat height...I have "heard" that the RK CVO has a lower height than the standard, and I would like as low as I can get (I've been blessed with short legs haha). I have heard that lowering this bike can be tricky, if not impossible.
Thank you for any help you can give me!
Kristin
Check to see if the torque smoothing upgrade has been done other than that I would say buy it
__________________
CAPITAL JACK( Nuff Said, We're Burnin Daylight, Let's Ride)
Jack Klarich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 19th, 2011, 07:14 PM     #7
Community Guru Wannabe
Ride: 1998 Heritage Softail Classic
 
JBC2565's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 10th, 2010
Location: Berryville VA
Posts: 842
JBC2565 is on a distinguished road
Re: 2007 CVO Road King--should I get it?

Here is the 21 2007 Road Kings on e-bay. Just as a comparison.

2007 road king | eBay

Offer 16,000 and see where they go. Might get it for 17,000 which is fair. Look it up in Kelley blue book.

Last edited by JBC2565; Apr 19th, 2011 at 07:18 PM. Reason: add on
JBC2565 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 19th, 2011, 08:28 PM     #8
New Family
Ride: Road King CVO
 
Join Date: Apr 19th, 2011
Posts: 8
My Mood: My Mood
kpwww is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2007 CVO Road King--should I get it?

Isn't it worth the extra $$ for the CVO?

How can I find out if the "torque smoothing upgrade" has been completed?
Was that a warranty thing?

Thanks so much!!
kpwww is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 19th, 2011, 08:32 PM     #9
Contributor
Ride: 2007 Streetbob
 
Jack Klarich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 25th, 2009
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 16,400
My Mood: My Mood
Jack Klarich has a spectacular aura aboutJack Klarich has a spectacular aura about
Re: 2007 CVO Road King--should I get it?

Quote: Originally Posted by kpwww View Post
Isn't it worth the extra $$ for the CVO?

How can I find out if the "torque smoothing upgrade" has been completed?
Was that a warranty thing?

Thanks so much!!
Yes it is you can have the dealer run the vin or you can go to HD website and put in the VIN. My 07 Streetbob slipped thru the cracks but I got it done free
__________________
CAPITAL JACK( Nuff Said, We're Burnin Daylight, Let's Ride)
Jack Klarich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 19th, 2011, 08:37 PM     #10
New Family
Ride: Road King CVO
 
Join Date: Apr 19th, 2011
Posts: 8
My Mood: My Mood
kpwww is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2007 CVO Road King--should I get it?

Awesome, thanks! I will do just that...I can't wait to see this thing tomorrow. Question: How tall are you CVO Road King riders? I'm 5'8 1/2" (yeah the 1/2 counts! LOL) I worry about it being too tall...
kpwww is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Road Tech Radio on 2007 Road King jbabk Communications And Radio 10 Apr 6th, 2014 04:50 PM
2007 Road King Recalls slayer Touring Models 3 Feb 22nd, 2011 01:42 PM
2007 Road King RBSmith1 New Member Introduction 7 Dec 2nd, 2009 06:53 AM
2007 Road King Seat fly4fun Touring Models 2 Aug 31st, 2009 01:50 PM
2007 Road King Problem silentflyer Other Harley Davidson Models 9 Jul 8th, 2009 12:39 AM