Should've Bought the Ultra!

How many times have fellow Harley owners said this? You get some guy who buys a Street Glide, and then slowly starts adding stuff to it, n...

How many times have fellow Harley owners said this?

You get some guy who buys a Street Glide, and then slowly starts adding stuff to it, next thing you know, he should have bought an Ultra Classic to begin with. Here's someone's story posted on HDForums...


Man, I have been back and forth 100 times. I started out wanting an Ultra, negotiated a price with the dealer, and then started to second guess myself... I began looking at the 07 SG and just loved the way it looks... I convinced myself that I didn't need all of the "extras" that the Ultra came with and go for the SG. I called the dealer and put a deposit on the SG.

Then I started adding a few "extras" that I wanted. Sissy bar/Pad for the little woman, Cruise Control for me, Passing lamp kit, etc. Before I knew it, I was spending more than I would have spent for a brand new Ultra where all of those things come standard! Arghhh..

So I called my now very frustrated dealer and asked him to switch my deposit over to a new Red/Black Ultra. I would like to know what someone else requested in a different thread... Is there a way to make the tour pak a quick detach setup so that I can remove it when I don't have a passenger or need the trunk?
You can read the whole thread, and read the countless times people tell him that he should've bought an Ultra...

http://www.hdforums.com/m_1632831/tm.htm

I bought an Ultra Classic a little over a year ago, and haven't really regretted it. A buddy of mine tells me I should've bought a Road Glide instead, because the fixed-fairing makes turning more easier. I'm sure he's right on that. But then I would've had to buy the tour pak, the quick release kit, and the comfier seat to make the wife happy. The Ultra Classic takes you right where you want to be from the start.

Seems like it's cheaper to just buy a bike with everything on it. You can always take stuff off of your bike, and still have that piece laying around when you need to put it back on.

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  1. I looked at th eEG standard - nice bike. But the bump in price to the very tricked out EG classic was about 1500 and you got a lot more everything: radio, cruise, heated grips, buncha chrome. all in all, a much better value than the standard. also, another guy asked about a detachable tour pak and yes its a regular HD accessory. I have one but never use it because that ugly old tour pak is totally useful in hauling stuff w/o a lot of hassel.

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  2. "Seems like it's cheaper to just buy a bike with everything on it."

    You know, you're right.
    I can't believe how expensive accessories have gotten in just the past 7 years or so. As motorcycling has gotten more and more popular, it seems the prices for even little stuff (like just a set of bags for crying out loud) have gone higher and higher.

    It's like "economies of scale" in reverse.

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  3. I have my ultimate Harley cruiser now, I purchased, a 2nd hand 1000 km 2009 Ultra Classic, well discounted from new price then proceeded to strip it down, starting with a the quick release kit and removing the back box, then adding a carry rack and passenger back rest, I also removed the protector bars fom around the panniers and put on a slash cut rear roll bar. I can actually carry more gear and removed around 20 kgs of weight in turn giving me a lighter faster bike with a lower centre of gravity and better economy. The money spent taking gear off was better than enhancing the motor to gain extra HP. looks really cool too.
    AWOL.

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