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Title: New Harley Softail models
Post by: oilhed on March 15, 2018, 11:03:42 AM
Has anyone tried any of the New Harley Softail models?

I've seen 'em at the show.  Kicked tires and sat on them at the dealer.

Really tempted but not much info from actual buyers out there.

(https://www.harley-davidson.com/content/dam/h-d/images/motorcycles/my18/softail/deluxe/gallery/dom/softail-deluxe-gallery-1.jpg?impolicy=myresize&rw=1137)
Title: Re: New Harley Softail models
Post by: SkiMan on March 15, 2018, 12:59:30 PM
Nice looking.....but I just can't drink the Cool Aide to actually want to purchase
Title: Re: New Harley Softail models
Post by: oilhed on March 15, 2018, 01:09:27 PM
Nice looking.....but I just can't drink the Cool Aide to actually want to purchase
I'm o.k. with the cool aid, especially on a ground up redesign.  I'm not sure I can swallow the HD dealer service dept.
I went to the dealer outside Philly.  Felt like I was at an Infinity/Lexus dealer!  But I'd still need to find a local wrench.

Love the Deluxe but I'd add the bags and screen like the Heritage.

(https://motorbikewriter.com/content/uploads/2017/08/8.png)
Title: Re: New Harley Softail models
Post by: oilhed on April 06, 2018, 06:11:38 AM
The blacked out Heritage is growing on me but still having second thoughts.
Only one front disc!  I lmow it's for looks and it does look good.  A hubcap!

I prefer the dash (on the tanks) of the Lowrider.  Two instruments and a tach.
I rarely look at the speedo and it frees up the space above the bars for GPS.

Somebody help me, I just requested a test drive.
Title: New Harley Softail models
Post by: Jeff on April 06, 2018, 12:07:56 PM
The money people spend to feel like they're in the 50's again....
Title: Re: New Harley Softail models
Post by: oilhed on January 06, 2019, 08:33:30 PM
OK so I didn’t get the Softail. I wanted twin discs up front, mag wheels and both a speedo & a tach. I found this 2018 Police Road King with only 8 miles!
Title: Re: New Harley Softail models
Post by: barrypz on January 07, 2019, 03:40:37 PM
If that is what you want to ride then ride the one you want!
Title: Re: New Harley Softail models
Post by: SkiMan on January 07, 2019, 05:57:51 PM
Like Barry said...”ride the one you want” but I ask, please don’t ride it like your in a parade all the time😉
Title: Re: New Harley Softail models
Post by: oilhed on January 07, 2019, 06:49:37 PM
Oh, I guarantee I'll be scraping floorboards

I rode one years ago when I was working for the Middletown PD
I managed to snap two drive belts downshifting before a turn