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Arsey
26-09-09, 16:44
Just been blatting down the Gulf Coast of Florida for 2 days on an Electra Glide.

I've rented various HDs in past such as Fatboys and Softails but never an Electra Glide.

What a bloody brilliant bike.

Very comfy 2 up with Green Day blatting out on the CD player.

Love it.

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freeloader
26-09-09, 18:23
Just been blatting down the Gulf Coast of Florida for 2 days on an Electra Glide.

I've rented various HDs in past such as Fatboys and Softails but never an Electra Glide.

What a bloody brilliant bike.

Very comfy 2 up with Green Day blatting out on the CD player.

Love it.

<img src="http://img.skitch.com/20090926-efnjigq9drm9pwr1jqqbfg9euk.jpg" alt="P9250092"/>



Suits You, Sir...

:D

but


:cool: too...

and strangely enough, not too much :ymca either...

Deleted member TF
26-09-09, 18:37
That last shadow photo is a classic :)
'Glides are fantastic bikes are they not? Sold mine in June.:(
What never ceases to amaze me is that there are so many people who've never been on a Harley,let alone ridden one in the U.S,that slag them off as piles of junk. You've been there,done it :clap and I say again,that photo, just...........cool. :cool:
As for filtering through the traffic on the M62 on a freezing cold January morning,on a 'Glide,forget it.

ianboydsnr
26-09-09, 18:41
Just been blatting down the Gulf Coast of Florida for 2 days on an Electra Glide.

I've rented various HDs in past such as Fatboys and Softails but never an Electra Glide.

What a bloody brilliant bike.

Very comfy 2 up with Green Day blatting out on the CD player.

Love it.

<img src="http://img.skitch.com/20090926-efnjigq9drm9pwr1jqqbfg9euk.jpg" alt="P9250092"/>


<img src="http://img.skitch.com/20090926-gqgij17im8f8d45hffx7du151n.jpg" alt="P9250097"/>


<img src="http://img.skitch.com/20090926-bc5ffkfb7p5kbbiwc6g84k6kfm.jpg" alt="P9250107"/>

That is so ugly :D


I like it :augie

Timolgra
26-09-09, 18:41
and strangely enough, not too much :ymca either...

Really?:jes

freeloader
26-09-09, 18:42
That is so ugly :D

So is the bike. :augie


I like it :augie
Think I do too...

freeloader
26-09-09, 18:43
Really?:jes

I was trying to be kind...

but :P anyway.

:D

Deleted member TF
26-09-09, 18:45
BTW, dig the skin coloured crash helmet.:augie

Rob Farmer
26-09-09, 21:30
I thought the whole point of a harley was that you were supposed to look cool :D

NeilF
26-09-09, 22:15
I thought the whole point of a harley was that you were supposed to look cool :D
yeah, what's with the yellow air freshener hanging from the screen?


Happy rides!

Nice 'n' Fat
27-09-09, 12:51
I've had an Electra Glide and I didn't like it :surrender

BegesRus
27-09-09, 18:03
Love it - happy days

MMC
27-09-09, 18:06
I used to borrow a mate's Glide. One of the best long-distance bikes I've ridden.

By the way, I think you should treat us to a picture of your pillion... :D

Stumpy
27-09-09, 18:25
Love my Street Glide:thumb2

boxer
27-09-09, 18:28
Sorry boys but Arsey is bang on the money.


I used to borrow a mate's Glide. One of the best long-distance bikes I've ridden.


I've just finished scrubbing the tyres in on a Electra glide Standard and I'm very impressed to say the least.

It handles, is comfy [rider at least] and is plenty fast enough for me. Incredibly smooth with rubber mounted engine and it stops good too. There's been a vast improvement on even a couple of years ago to the HD touring bikes.

If you wanna know the truth - seriously - it occurred to me as I was going along doin' some real thinkin': this bikes as good my 1100GS on the road.

Book yourselves a decent test on a touring HD folks: I think you'll be surprised, even astounded.

Timolgra
27-09-09, 18:52
If you wanna know the truth - seriously - it occurred to me as I was going along doin' some real thinkin': this bikes as good my 1100GS on the road.



"On the road" how about when you want to do what a GS was designed for?

Greg Masters
27-09-09, 18:59
Very comfy 2 up ...

Oh yeah ....?

:eyebrow

Greg

MMC
27-09-09, 18:59
"On the road" how about when you want to do what a GS was designed for?

Actually. my mate's 'Leccy Glide used to get me to Waitrose very well indeed. And fitted almost as much shopping in the Tourpak as I get in me Vern's. :D

Stumpy
27-09-09, 19:26
"On the road" how about when you want to do what a GS was designed for?

I know your right but anything is possible:D

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Mutley
28-09-09, 12:58
"On the road" how about when you want to do what a GS was designed for?

and how many on here use their's for 'what it was designed for'? :nenau

Most would be better off with a glide ;)

Arsey
28-09-09, 13:11
Oh yeah ....?

:eyebrow

Greg
:hide



That last shadow photo is a classic :)
'Glides are fantastic bikes are they not? Sold mine in June.:(
What never ceases to amaze me is that there are so many people who've never been on a Harley,let alone ridden one in the U.S,that slag them off as piles of junk. You've been there,done it :clap and I say again,that photo, just...........cool. :cool:
As for filtering through the traffic on the M62 on a freezing cold January morning,on a 'Glide,forget it.

I thought the pic was cool too.I'll pass on the compliments to the photograhper



Loved the Glide-so easy to ride and so bloody comfy for both rider and pillion.

Playing music on the CD was fab too,especially with selected tracks to suit the scenery.

I would love one for pootling around UK/Europe but wrapped up in helmet and clothing wouldn't be the same.

Perhaps I'll keep the 950SE ,sell the K13 and Scram* and get something like a Glide for sunny days.










*feck knows what bikes I'll have if any when the (soon to be ex) wife has robbed me and left me in the gutter on bread and water.

Riders Rest
28-09-09, 17:46
Enjoyed the Glide doing similar in the US 2005...

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Jon Seddon
12-01-10, 13:08
I've got an Ultra CVO 2009, really love it. You need to be careful at low speed because of the weight (410kg) but she makes me smile every time I go on her.

Dynamically it can't match a BM or Jap or Italian bike but that isn't what it's about.

Jon

DLBass
10-03-10, 08:48
I did a bunburner 1500 on my 92 Electra Glide Classic a couple of years ago. Stirling to John O'Groats to Lands End to Warwick. 1530 miles in 29 hours. It was ace, never missed a beat despite the constant heavy rain, and did 27mpg :eek:

And that is the only weak spot on the Glide for me, thirsty when pushed, and the tank is too small.

I will have another someday though, because they make me smile. It's the sound you know:D

David

V2 TRV
10-03-10, 09:08
Gave a mate a lift to the dealers last week to collect his Dyna Glide. I'm still tempted :blast

oblertone
10-03-10, 09:12
... the immaculate '96 Electraglide that Devon was selling last year, took it out for the day; first half of the journey was fraught as I was not in the right 'mode'. Return journey was much more chilled and consequently much smoother. Could see the appeal but not for what I needed it for i.e. blatting between London & Devon, but someone got a bargain :clap

Robbo1200ADV
10-03-10, 10:20
I Had a Road King for 3 years and loved it. Then a Road glide which rode well but was really ugly .If I had the money free I'd get another Hog ,probably a nother Fat Boy:thumb2