2009 Harley-Davidson Softail® Custom
What a MachineBy (I am an Owner) on Jan 06, 2012
I have owned five bikes in my life and ridden many others. I am now 55 years old and bought my first Harley three years ago I now have 56 thousand miles on my bike and it is the most trouble free bike i have ever owned. I have changed the air cleaner to a K and N and modified the baffles and it runs ... great, lots of power down low where you need it. In traffic it handles really well gets great gas mileage and is one of the most comfortable bikes i have ever ridden. It had better be as i spend up to 5 hours a day in the saddle and more on the weekends.
Nice RideBy (I am an Owner) on Sep 07, 2011
I've been riding since 1967 and I think I have rode every make but I just got a 2009 custom and all I have to say is wow. I have a 99 Fatboy and liked that for rides in the mountains but this bike is better at cornering and power I am amazed.I guess you can teach an old dog new ways thanks
custom fit for meBy (I am an Owner) on Mar 28, 2010
This is a great comfortable ride, love this bike overall,very happy so far with it, this is my 4th harley and probably my 10th bike and i really love this one. it has great looks, power and comfort and the value is excellent.
Great bike...By (I am an Owner) on Jul 25, 2009
I pruchased a new 2009 softail custom dec. 13 2008. best bike I ever had,handles great plenty of power!!! I've put 15000 miles on it since dec. with no complants,I recomend this bike to any serious rider...
Great BikeBy (I am an Owner) on Mar 10, 2009
This is my second Harley and it's fantastic! The six speed is great for highway travel yet the bike hugs the road on both back roads and highways. Great bike for two. Not for amateurs!
Can't wait to make some mods this Summer.
Nice bike, Excellent Comfort, good powerBy (I am an Owner) on Nov 06, 2008
This is my first Harley. I started riding it with everything stock.
I had it dyno'd and the results were around 62Hp and i think 79 ft/lbs
Since, I decided to add the SE Heavy Breather. I will get it dyno'd again soon.
Since purchasing in late August 2008, I ... have put 3300Km on the bike. It is easily ridable for the entire tank of gas. It has one of the most comfortable seats I have ever ridden.
I can do nearly 300km to a tank of gas. That works out to around 40 mpg.
This winter, I want to put on a windshield, and finish a Stage 1 upgrade. Hopefully, my power goes up without losing too much fuel economy.
Overall, very happy with the purchase. My only complaint is HD seems to have not torqued the Compensator Nut properly on the new bikes. It was a little noisy right off the bat, and being a new HD owner, I didn't recognize the noise coming from my primary. They fixed it under warranty, but my thought is, they should have kept the tighter torque settings in the first place.
Excellent bike. I can't wait for next year.