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hi guys... would a harley be suitable for daily commute to/from work? If so, which models should i look at?

weekends r usually with family usually will be driving... not much time to go riding. is it a waste to get a harley?

 

what are your enjoyment of owning a harley? would u get ur current ride if its just for the transport to work?

 

My colleague ride his 48 Iron to work. I used to ride my '06 Fat Boy to work too.

 

My enjoyment of owning a Harley is being looked at and also the raw engine power when I accelerate on the highway.

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Hey folks! Will finally be taking my Class 2 this June and thus end a 4 year journey to become a Harley owner! The reason I would like to ride a Harley is because of the freedom it represents, and as a form of rebellion against accepted norms, the choice of an alternate lifestyle. I would like to tour, in groups or solo it doesn't really matter, up north and perhaps beyond. It was always my opinion that Harleys were made to do this, i.e. cruise long distances, but as I learnt more about them, I realised that this isn't always the case!

 

There are such a bewildering number of models to chose from, that I simply cannot decide which to best suit my needs. I've always liked bobber-styled bikes, like the '48, so that narrows it down a little. But then again, are Sportsters the right bike for my touring needs? Heard they vibrate like crazy and aren't comfy enough for long-haul trips. And then there is the matter of that tiny 7.9L tank...

 

The best Harleys for touring I've learnt, are the gigantic Road Kings, Street Glides, Ultra Glides etc... Now, these surely aren't the right bikes for a Class 2 newbie are they?! Besides, they aren't just massive vehicles, they come with an equally massive price tag!

 

Is there something in-between that you guys can recommend? Or will a Sportster / Nightster be alright? Also, I've heard that Harleys need to be ridden daily, and that if they're not, part after part will fail leading to a maintenance nightmare. I have no intention of riding the Harley daily, I've got other bikes for that. So I was very skeptical upon hearing this, and thus am asking in an open forum full of Harley owners...how true (or false) is this?

 

Lots to learn from you guys so appreciate any feedback you may have to give. Many thanks in advance!

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Hey folks! Will finally be taking my Class 2 this June and thus end a 4 year journey to become a Harley owner! The reason I would like to ride a Harley is because of the freedom it represents, and as a form of rebellion against accepted norms, the choice of an alternate lifestyle. I would like to tour, in groups or solo it doesn't really matter, up north and perhaps beyond. It was always my opinion that Harleys were made to do this, i.e. cruise long distances, but as I learnt more about them, I realised that this isn't always the case!

 

There are such a bewildering number of models to chose from, that I simply cannot decide which to best suit my needs. I've always liked bobber-styled bikes, like the '48, so that narrows it down a little. But then again, are Sportsters the right bike for my touring needs? Heard they vibrate like crazy and aren't comfy enough for long-haul trips. And then there is the matter of that tiny 7.9L tank...

 

The best Harleys for touring I've learnt, are the gigantic Road Kings, Street Glides, Ultra Glides etc... Now, these surely aren't the right bikes for a Class 2 newbie are they?! Besides, they aren't just massive vehicles, they come with an equally massive price tag!

 

Is there something in-between that you guys can recommend? Or will a Sportster / Nightster be alright? Also, I've heard that Harleys need to be ridden daily, and that if they're not, part after part will fail leading to a maintenance nightmare. I have no intention of riding the Harley daily, I've got other bikes for that. So I was very skeptical upon hearing this, and thus am asking in an open forum full of Harley owners...how true (or false) is this?

 

Lots to learn from you guys so appreciate any feedback you may have to give. Many thanks in advance!

 

 

All Harleys vibrate , some more than others, but when cruising the vibration is not that bad.

Sportsters are fine for touring except the low range mileage due to small tank as you already know

48s are meant for city riding, not touring.

i recommend the Dyna range which is good for both city and tour.

otherwise, japanese sport tourers are really the best machines for long distance touring imo.

i ride my HD once a week. Heck, i ride all my bikes once a week. So dont worry.

 

Riding, its all about the attitude. Never the bike

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Go test ride...

What you test is what you gonna like...

Listen to people say this say that....

All here many keyboard warriors...

I see and here many who talk bullshit and some don't know anything about owning a Harley...

Got money buy...

Then show...

Then act like hard core harley rider....

Ohhh crap....

Wear harley clothing top to toe...

Then put vest and patch this and that...

Harley riders this days all pretend only...

True harley riders will not talk about the bikes...

Shut the trap and just ride...

Distances are just numbers in the odometer...

True reason for having a Harley is to ride distance...

Cruise up north as far as possible...

Not ride ECP and then to Starbucks...

Like I say people here keyboard warriors...

I type what I observe and so not happy can go f... yourself...

We all know what we ride we want...

Ask this and that...

Makes you seem you don't really know what ride you want...

Different people have different needs to what bike they use and for what purpose...

No one here newbies...

Everybody rides for at least a minimum 2yrs already...

There's this thing called Google....

Google for the specs..

Goggle for the reviews...

Ask around here all give different answers and preferences...

Like for example if I see a sportster on the road,

I'll say a bloody waste of time on that bike...

But if it's carburetor then that's a different story...

And if you want to get a dyna....

Custom the bike...

But then again in singapore if it's not the same as original then it's after market and illegal...

So what's the point....

Riding a Harley is a kind of lifestyle that suits an individual...

You have to be original to your personal design and custom to your liking...

And then you'll stand out...

Custom meaning made to measure not buy accessories and fix to the bike like many on the roads..

What crap...

Well well a lot of the harley boys will not be happy with what I've said but who gives a **** really...

Look in the mirror and judge our own selves...

Cheers...

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All Harleys vibrate , some more than others, but when cruising the vibration is not that bad.

Sportsters are fine for touring except the low range mileage due to small tank as you already know

48s are meant for city riding, not touring.

i recommend the Dyna range which is good for both city and tour.

otherwise, japanese sport tourers are really the best machines for long distance touring imo.

i ride my HD once a week. Heck, i ride all my bikes once a week. So dont worry.

 

Riding, its all about the attitude. Never the bike

 

Thanks for info mate! Ok, guess I can live with the vibrations part. Yes, the group I ride with are of the same opinion that jap tourers make the best touring machines, but they're not Harleys!

 

Dyna huh? Thanks, but I find them a little too bland for my liking. Maybe a softtail or street bob I dunno! Anyways, I won't be in the market for a bike until late this year, so still have time to research.

 

Just once a week and no problems low usage? Guess the myth is busted then! Haha!

 

Thanks again for the info. Ride safe!

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Go test ride...

 

WoW dude! Thanks for being so honest!

 

True reason for having a Harley is to ride distance...

Cruise up north as far as possible...

Not ride ECP and then to Starbucks...

 

Hahahahaa! This is great! They ought to make this a LAW!

 

It is true that I don't know yet what I want to ride. How could I? I don't even have my Class 2! Google has served the world well, me included! But sometimes, there's nothing like hearing things from actual Harley owners here in Singapore. Just part of my research. But will definitely take your advice to test ride my shortlisted bikes before making any decision...once I get my big bike license.

 

Would definitely love to custom the bike, but it has to be within the boundaries of the law. Don't wanna have to dodge LTA every time I ride out! Yeah, who cares about what others think, say what you wanna say dude! Always.

 

No Remorse...No Repent...

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Gents,

 

I have a Full Set of Rhinehart Thru Duals exhaust system, Headers and Mufflers (Not LTA compliant) for HD Touring Baggers 2010 to present.....you want Blast and Power. Install this, selling at S$600.00 Sms :93736773

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How tall are you? If you're 1.85m like me, a Sportster is too small. Comfort is important. If you can't stand being on the bike for 10 min you're not gonna like it. I find mini apes comfortable, while others hate it and swap it out (saw a 72 with drag bars)

 

Do you plan to change things? If you do, just get the cheapest model and swap parts to your hearts content. If you don't, then you gotta decide which aspect of the bike matters more to you. Footpeg position, handle bar type, exhaust style, wheel size...

 

To me, part of the joy of Harley ownership is having a bike that is yours and like no other. The other part is the rumbling. Last part is the rush when you go full-throttle. Wait, you mean it's supposed to bring me places?

 

For a full-on touring bike, I think that a Goldwing or a GS would make better bikes . But they don't move your soul like a Harley does.

 

And yeah, go test ride.

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For me its like this:

 

i have been riding for more than twenty years.

10yrs of which, biking was my only form of transport.

i got my first car when i was 28 and following that, cars became my main mode of transport.

 

however, i have always consciously kept a bike by the side be it a Honda, Ducati, Kawasaki, Trumph or HarleyD. This has allowed me to somewhat enjoy a bit of reminiscing and getting back to my biking "roots"

 

having gone through tons of bikes over the years, from sports to touring to street, to naked, to roadsters, i finally went back to a Harley as i wanted to take it easy (for now) No more knee scraping and blasting through straights. No more aggressive sprints. Just simple, relaxed chugging.

 

I think i have found what i want for now. Just dont know for how long. *smile*

 

End of the day, ride safe and get home, thats most important.

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How tall are you? If you're 1.85m like me, a Sportster is too small. Comfort is important. If you can't stand being on the bike for 10 min you're not gonna like it. I find mini apes comfortable, while others hate it and swap it out (saw a 72 with drag bars)

 

Do you plan to change things? If you do, just get the cheapest model and swap parts to your hearts content. If you don't, then you gotta decide which aspect of the bike matters more to you. Footpeg position, handle bar type, exhaust style, wheel size...

 

To me, part of the joy of Harley ownership is having a bike that is yours and like no other. The other part is the rumbling. Last part is the rush when you go full-throttle. Wait, you mean it's supposed to bring me places?

 

For a full-on touring bike, I think that a Goldwing or a GS would make better bikes . But they don't move your soul like a Harley does.

 

And yeah, go test ride.

 

Hiya! Thanks for your reply! WoW! So taLL! I'm short mate, like barely 1.7m, how sad! Haha! So yep, many of those scramblers & GS bikes are beyond my reach...literally! I like drag bars. I've currently got a bobbed-out Intruder 400, great riding stance and smooth mechanics but bumpy as hell and highly illegal. So yes, I'd like to change things but it has to be within the boundaries of the stupid laws here in Singapore. Otherwise, it'll be a little too stressful to ride...

 

Not sure about exhaust style & wheel sizes though, what difference would that make? Think I should keep those bits stock... Since this will be my first Class 2 bike, I feel that I should start small. I mean a 1200cc bike is already like 3 times the size of the biggest bike I ever rode! Don't even know if I can handle it. It's quite a big jump!

 

Met up with a friendly Harley rider last weekend and got some invaluable pointers. Yeah, Harley's have a certain 'X' factor. Sure there are other more practical bikes to suit a multitude of purposes; touring, city riding, handling, acceleration, power, speed etc... Bottom line is no matter how competent the bike is at what it does, it's still NOT a Harley! Which has an allure that no other bike does...

 

There is one that caught my eye recently, I'm damn tempted to place a deposit, and pay booking fees just to reserve it. This is even before I've gotten my Class 2, and therefore I shan't be able to test ride. There are some who would advocate this course of action, but prudence suggests otherwise. What do you think :?

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For me its like this:

 

i have been riding for more than twenty years.

10yrs of which, biking was my only form of transport.

i got my first car when i was 28 and following that, cars became my main mode of transport.

 

however, i have always consciously kept a bike by the side be it a Honda, Ducati, Kawasaki, Trumph or HarleyD. This has allowed me to somewhat enjoy a bit of reminiscing and getting back to my biking "roots"

 

having gone through tons of bikes over the years, from sports to touring to street, to naked, to roadsters, i finally went back to a Harley as i wanted to take it easy (for now) No more knee scraping and blasting through straights. No more aggressive sprints. Just simple, relaxed chugging.

 

I think i have found what i want for now. Just dont know for how long. *smile*

 

End of the day, ride safe and get home, thats most important.

 

Thanks for taking the time to reply friend! Yeah, I know. I kinda recognised your nick and avatar from my MCF days. Haha! I've been a road-user for 20 years as well, but have since given up driving, and took to the riding instead. For me it's like FINALLY! I've got myself in the wind! Had to drive last time due to family objections (you know how parents are with bikes right?!), but now that I've moved out and live more or less independently, I think I'm entitled to do what I want. Which is ride a Harley Davidson! I still have a Harley t-shirt which I've kept from my secondary school days... Yep, I've wanted to ride since I was a kid!

 

At my age, certainly no knee-scraping, balls-to-the-wall action for me anymore! Need to preserve whatever I'm left with haha! So same here, just simple, relaxed chugging is the name of the game. And a Harley Davidson is the answer, albeit an entry level one. And like I mentioned in my previous reply to xavez, I've got my sights on one right now, but not sure how wise it is to place a deposit and book the bike without even having at first test ridden the machine. I am able to get friends to test ride on my behalf of course, but that wouldn't be the same thing would it?

 

Always stay safe man! Cheers!

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Hi, can't start my sportster after 3 weeks away, can someone recommend me tow truck service and workshop. Thanks

 

Can it crank at all?

if not it is just battery issue.

get a new battery and replace it.

Siple 15 min job.

no need to tow nor service.

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Hi guys,

 

I'm thinking to getting a HD but my main worry is the aftermarket loud exhuast.

My question is for those stay in HDB flat, any compliant or disture to the bike from the people staying around

or how you guys handle the bike when came back in the middle of the night.

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Amon-Ra, have patience and test ride it yourself... Your butt is different from your friend's butt lol.

 

amen23, just simply keep the rpm low in gear 2. The legal pipes are quiet when the throttle is almost closed.

 

Not legal pipes? No way around it. Sure piss people off.

Live to Ride. Ride to Live

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Can it crank at all?

if not it is just battery issue.

get a new battery and replace it.

Siple 15 min job.

no need to tow nor service.

Bro, if your battery isn't due for replacement, just get a battery charger. It will come in handy from time to time.

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Bro, if your battery isn't due for replacement, just get a battery charger. It will come in handy from time to time.

 

Yes, i have two ctek chargers very useful. I use for my car as well

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