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#3443163 - 08/01/14 06:25 PM Road Glide returns for 2015
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#3443172 - 08/01/14 06:39 PM Re: Road Glide returns for 2015 [Re: DuckRyder]
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It looks sooooo comfy.....
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#3443266 - 08/01/14 08:16 PM Re: Road Glide returns for 2015 [Re: DuckRyder]
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My buddy has an '07, we refer to it as the rolling recliner.lol

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#3443284 - 08/01/14 08:42 PM Re: Road Glide returns for 2015 [Re: DuckRyder]
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[censored]/China made but hey at least assembled in america
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#3443361 - 08/01/14 09:51 PM Re: Road Glide returns for 2015 [Re: DuckRyder]
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All I see is an overpriced ordinary street bike with a couple of small saddlebags, with an odd miniature fairing that likely serves little function hanging way out over the front wheel... that looks like thousands of other Harleys out there.
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#3443593 - 08/02/14 07:14 AM Re: Road Glide returns for 2015 [Re: DuckRyder]
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I've heard that the reason they stopped production for '14, was to figure out a way to hide the radiator and plumbing for the water cooling. They wouldn't sell one, if the hung an ugly exposed radiator out in front of it.,,

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#3443604 - 08/02/14 07:38 AM Re: Road Glide returns for 2015 [Re: BigCahuna]
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It is not water cooled (or even twin cooled for that matter)...maybe when the road glide ultra limited comes out... wink
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#3443813 - 08/02/14 12:07 PM Re: Road Glide returns for 2015 [Re: DuckRyder]
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Looks very much like the Street Glide, except for the fairing w/two headlights.
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#3443821 - 08/02/14 12:17 PM Re: Road Glide returns for 2015 [Re: Silverado12]
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Originally Posted By: Silverado12
Looks very much like the Street Glide, except for the fairing w/two headlights.

That's exactly what it is.

I've always preferred the Road Glide over the Street Glide.

On a related note, Why does Harley put giant fenders on the front of their touring bikes? The Road Glide looks like the smallest one, but it's still too big.
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#3443882 - 08/02/14 01:29 PM Re: Road Glide returns for 2015 [Re: whip]
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Originally Posted By: whip
Originally Posted By: Silverado12
Looks very much like the Street Glide, except for the fairing w/two headlights.

That's exactly what it is.

I've always preferred the Road Glide over the Street Glide.

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The one functional difference between the Road Glide and the Street Glide (indeed I am pretty sure all other HD's) is that the road Glide fairing (and thus headlight[s]) does not turn with the bars. Some riders have a strong preference for one or the other... Doesn't much matter to me.

I prefer the profile of the Street Glide and the front view of the Road Glide. I wonder about the reach to the stereo on the Road Glide, will have to go check it out when in dealers.
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#3443908 - 08/02/14 02:09 PM Re: Road Glide returns for 2015 [Re: BigCahuna]
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Originally Posted By: BigCahuna
I've heard that the reason they stopped production for '14, was to figure out a way to hide the radiator and plumbing for the water cooling. They wouldn't sell one, if the hung an ugly exposed radiator out in front of it.,,


They hang them out front on the Street 500 and 750 and the VRSC models and people are buying them.
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#3444548 - 08/03/14 09:16 AM Re: Road Glide returns for 2015 [Re: Robenstein]
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A few decent shots of it in this video. HD could take a lesson from Indian on you tube videos...
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#3444625 - 08/03/14 10:50 AM Re: Road Glide returns for 2015 [Re: DuckRyder]
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I like it. We rented a 2013 FLTRU (the dresser Roadglide) and put a few hundred miles on it when I was shopping a touring bike. It was pretty nice, and we enjoyed it, but it had a few glaring faults that were inexcusable. Opted for an R1200RT, instead. The Project Rushmore updates actually address many of the gripes that I had, it would be cool to give the Roadglide another day in court when the Ultra comes out to see how effective the updates are to fixing the faults.

Looks pretty cool to me, anyway. I always liked the sharknose better than the batwing.
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#3446762 - 08/05/14 01:56 PM Re: Road Glide returns for 2015 [Re: mrsilv04]
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Originally Posted By: mrsilv04
All I see is an overpriced ordinary street bike with a couple of small saddlebags, with an odd miniature fairing that likely serves little function hanging way out over the front wheel... that looks like thousands of other Harleys out there.


You mean MILLIONS don't you?

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#3524983 - 10/30/14 06:12 AM Re: Road Glide returns for 2015 [Re: DuckRyder]
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Originally Posted By: DuckRyder
... I wonder about the reach to the stereo on the Road Glide, will have to go check it out when in dealers.


It is a long reach, far longer than the Street Glide but can be controlled by the handlebar controls as well as voice commands.
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