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Old 06-22-2004, 05:22 AM   #21
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Default Re: I am going to rent a Harley, what model should I get?

If you're going to be away from home for the weekend get the RK or a Road Glide for luggage and comfort, if you're going to be home every night get a standard Dyna Superglide, for a big twin they're fairly light, fast and handle pretty well and the seat is the most room for a passenger.

Plus it's going to be warm so having your knees in the breeze would be better than a fairing. If it's the girls first time on a bike the most important thing is to take it easy, racing around trying to impress her with your superior skills will backfire like a Royal Star with drag pipes.

Umm........about the warm bit, I forgot we're talking about CA.. up here in the PNW we think warm is anything above 60 and not raining, I know you Cali. guys aren't quite so hardy. I guess you could pack a few sweaters.
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Old 06-22-2004, 05:26 AM   #22
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Default Re: Trailer miles don't count

Well of course the bottom ends got 188,000 miles, Having the original tires is what gives it away.
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Old 06-22-2004, 05:26 AM   #23
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Default Re: I am going to rent a Harley, what model should I get?

It was a little over $400 with all insurance options, tax, etc. I went through Harley Authorized Rental (http://www.harley-davidson.com/SV/Re...bmLocale=en_US) which is pretty similar to EagleRider as I understand. It just so happened that even though EagleRider claims to rent in New Mexico that they do not in fact offer service there.
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Old 06-22-2004, 05:37 AM   #24
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Default Re: I am going to rent a Harley, what model should I get?

I'll take you on a nice tour thru the desert at about 105 degrees on an air-cooled motorcycle and we'll see how hardy you are!
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Old 06-22-2004, 05:37 AM   #25
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Default Re: I am going to rent a Harley, what model should I get?

I agree with the Road King or Eletra Glide choice. I had planed on renting an Ultra Classic for a trip to the mountains last year. Because my wife had had back surgery a few years ago, I wanted something as smooth-riding as possible, but Harley was the only available make. Anyway, the only bike not already spoken for was a Softail Deuce. I very much enjoyed the ride, with the exception of next-day soreness in my groin muscles from lifting my legs up to the forward controlls. My wife also enjoyed the first few hours, but the small seat and limited travel shock took its toll by the end of the day. You'll definitely pay a price in comfort to look badder than you probably want to look on a Softail.
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Old 06-22-2004, 05:43 AM   #26
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Default Re: Don't rent a hardly! Rent a goldwing and travel in comfort. Perform Vs. Pose!

Why not just rent an Civic?
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Old 06-22-2004, 05:58 AM   #27
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Default Re: I am going to rent a Harley, what model should I get?

Oh yeah. Put a 5 gallon barrel of oil in the traqiler and run a tube to the oil tank. Or you could just create a closed loop system by running a tube from the total loss outlet back into the oil tank.
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Old 06-22-2004, 05:59 AM   #28
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Be careful. If you make her too comfortable she'll insist that you buy a Harley.
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Old 06-22-2004, 06:06 AM   #29
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