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Old 09-10-2010, 10:48 AM   #1
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:37 AM   #2
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Swanky....not being an "Alpha" rider I'm quite content with my plain Jane 'Lectra Glide for $18k. It actually has some rear suspension and enough leg room for a 6 footer like me to ride w/o having my knees up around my ears.

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Understanding the Street Glide is probably (if not "the") best selling Harley-Davidson cruiser, I just don't get why anyone with an intact cerebellum would opt for a fork-mounted fairing over a frame-mounted one. Anybody? Bueller? Doesn't a fork-mounted fairing negatively alter the steering of a bike?

Regarding this bike: Awesome paint job!
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All 2011 CVOs are set apart from regular OEM Harleys by the fitment of the Screamin’ Eagle Twin-Cam 110-cubic-inch motor. This fuel-injected engine’s extra displacement gives it a factory crankshaft rating of 115 ft. lbs. of torque at its 4000-rpm peak. That’s up significantly from the 96-cubic-incher’s claimed 92.6 ft-lbs at 3500 rpm. A high-torque starter and a stronger clutch handle the big engine’s extra demands.
Bigger Valves to go-along with that bigger Bore? Breathe Stupid, BREATHE!!!
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Understanding the Street Glide is probably (if not "the") best selling Harley-Davidson cruiser, I just don't get why anyone with an intact cerebellum would opt for a fork-mounted fairing over a frame-mounted one. Anybody? Bueller? Doesn't a fork-mounted fairing negatively alter the steering of a bike?

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The Road Glide's frame-mounted fairing has its own compromises. Democratically, the SG wins.
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Understanding the Street Glide is probably (if not "the") best selling Harley-Davidson cruiser, I just don't get why anyone with an intact cerebellum would opt for a fork-mounted fairing over a frame-mounted one. Anybody? Bueller? Doesn't a fork-mounted fairing negatively alter the steering of a bike?

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Balance, coupled with a long wheelbase and an extremely low c/g is the key. The Batwings work very well on HD's and are for the most part unobtrusive when you're riding. I suppose from a engineering point of view the frame mounted fairing is "best" however.

Within it's performance parameters my current Electra Glide doesn't handle any worse than the frame mounted fairing equipped Triumph Trophy or various BMW's I've owned and it's actually kind of handy to be able to point the headlight where you want to go at night
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Within it's performance parameters my current Electra Glide doesn't handle any worse than the frame mounted fairing equipped Triumph Trophy or various BMW's I've owned and it's actually kind of handy to be able to point the headlight where you want to go at night
As motos countersteer to move about the streets (even Harleys!), technically you're pointing the headlight AWAY from where you want to go.....
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As motos countersteer to move about the streets (even Harleys!), technically you're pointing the headlight AWAY from where you want to go.....
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Understanding the Street Glide is probably (if not "the") best selling Harley-Davidson cruiser, I just don't get why anyone with an intact cerebellum would opt for a fork-mounted fairing over a frame-mounted one. Anybody? Bueller? Doesn't a fork-mounted fairing negatively alter the steering of a bike?

Regarding this bike: Awesome paint job!
The fork fairing is no big deal. It can be a little heavy at parking lot speeds but that's about it.

The lighter steering of the RG is nice but that snout can send some serious buffeting your way.
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