Me too. After 30 years of metrics, I hit upon a FXDWG and love it. I won't go back.
Any bike engine with a camchain will need service on it at some point, most of this is much ado about nothing.Wow this thread started long ago and I am just now considering a new purchase. I am thinking of the Dyna Superglide Custom for purchase. I would like to hear the thoughts of going from metric to Harley and why what made you change? Do they have enough power? Anybody read this article? Before You Buy Harley It is scary talk about Harley bikes. But is it or can it even be true? I have never ridden a Harley and just tried the 2011 Triumph Thunderbird which felt great. I like the looks and uniqueness of having something different but yet afraid of the unknown. Are the new Harley bikes really reliable? Just curious and hope some of you will chime back in on this topic for me and others who may be interested in making the change. Any thoughts on Victory? I tried a 2008 Hammer after the T-Bird and it did not impress me at all.
Which is better......Ford or Chevy ????I tried a 2008 Hammer after the T-Bird and it did not impress me at all.
Did you read my post above or what?
Yes I read your post but I did not understand how it answered what I ask. Maybe I am a little slow or uneducated. Not sure? Sorry I asked....Did you read my post above or what?
Yes I've read it,old news and what truth there is has been blown way out of proportion.
I've been riding Harleys for about 30 years and done over 100,000 miles on several.
I had the top end redone on my 1984 right at 100,000 miles and rode it in still running pretty good to have it done.
Harleys have their flaws as do all machines, no bike is perfect,the H-D is as reliable as any and will out last probably any other long term for a variety of reasons.
i dunno. brand reputation goes a long way. mfg support network goes a long way.Test ride with blinders on. The "badge" should make little or no difference to you......but to a lot of riders it seems to be THE most important thing.
I never understood that.
I would hope so lol,the m is a hell of a lot newer lol.it rides nice but honestly the M50 is smoother ride
Well yeah but 1986 and newer (Evolutions) run a lot smoother than the old Irons as well, despite being solid mounted.the newer sportsters (2004+) ride alot better than the older ones due to the change in the engine mount.
all sportsters benefit greatly from upgrading the suspension.