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  • spacewolf Posts: 173
    Stock Poster spacewolf
    13 May 2019 09:41 AM
    Don't sell that thing, it looks fucken mint.

    The slim will take some work to get it comfy. The stock seat is shit, and only really good if you want to torture your ass. Mustang wide tourer will do the trick, make sure you get the backrest if you do. You'll likely want to add crash bars and highway pegs, but once you've done that and added bags (which you'll probably do), you'll be back at the weight of the Road King or very close to it.

    Only reason you'd go to a slim is to get an S for the 110. Otherwise go the heritage with the 114 (Heavy Duty did a recent ride on one and loved it).

  • steelo Posts: 2507
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    13 May 2019 09:58 AM
    Looks a great bike gidgi. A credit to you. 
    It looks the best of both worlds. Just add and subtract bits depending on the ride. 
    As sw says. It’s not hard to get the weight up on any other model and you’ve got it all already. 
  • gidgi Posts: 796
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    13 May 2019 12:13 PM
    Thanks people , but not selling for the time, to many negative stories about the new ones, after all the mechanical work I ve done in the last few months she should be good for another 30 odd k`s  cheers
  • JamesJ Posts: 578
    Performance Poster JamesJ
    13 May 2019 05:05 PM
    Quoting steelo on 13 May 2019 09:08 AM
    What about some more pics of the bike gidgi. Love the wheels. 
    Also the turntable thingy. 
    Quoting gidgi on 13 May 2019 09:28 AM
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    very Nice bike mate
  • Sparra Posts: 1975
    Motor Head Sparra
    13 May 2019 07:09 PM
    Nice bike Gidgi...What air cleaner and pipes are you running?

  • gidgi Posts: 796
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    14 May 2019 07:16 AM
    Quoting Sparra on 13 May 2019 07:09 PM
    Nice bike Gidgi...What air cleaner and pipes are you running?

    Screaming Eagle Hi flow think its called "Chisel "  V&H true Duals / Rhinehart Racing 
  • Moose Posts: 102
    Stock Poster Moose
    18 Aug 2019 08:06 PM
    Quoting gidgi on 09 Apr 2019 04:43 PM
    My 2012 Road king has been  my life ,one owner since new so many dollars spent, previous bike was street bob, & fkn luved that too   but am 61 this year & findin it hard to  move it around, am thinking bout sumfin lighter,. love the dynas  but never riden a softail is there much difference  to say a softail slim or deluxe,(comfort wise)  I m sure its lighter was thinkin bout 17 wide glide even, last dyna I think just puttin it out there any way opinions are  individual I know
    My next birthday I am 66 years old. Sure my road King is getting heavier, but will stay with it as long as possible. Have reached the top of the line with the roadie.
     as for a Sportster, no can do. At 6 foot 2 and 110 kilos I will look like donkey kong on it.
  • Spook Posts: 2510
    Saffastraya
    Forum Legend Spook
    19 Aug 2019 09:13 AM
    Quoting steelo on 13 May 2019 09:08 AM
    What about some more pics of the bike gidgi. Love the wheels. 
    Also the turntable thingy. 
    Of course we all know that Steelo is a real slut for BLACK Harley porn!
  • steelo Posts: 2507
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    19 Aug 2019 09:33 AM
    I cannot deny a good heavy duty centrefold of a tastefully dressed black Harley does stir the blood. 
  • Rosscoe Posts: 46
    NSW
    Stock Poster Rosscoe
    19 Aug 2019 10:19 AM
    I found our Road Kings much easier to move around in the shed, they handled brilliantly on the road. We now have a Road Glide Special, it is a little more difficult to move around, but still manage to do it easily enough, and I need a knee replacement. I am 61 next birthday.




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  • gidgi Posts: 796
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    19 Aug 2019 01:26 PM
    Quoting steelo on 19 Aug 2019 09:33 AM
    I cannot deny a good heavy duty centrefold of a tastefully dressed black Harley does stir the blood. 
    Yep have to agree Steelo , but not strictly one eyed . This Old post has come to life again ,I have to admit I am in a better place now & the bike has been fun to climb on again since the problems have been sorted , I have done a few mods to my turntable thingy & it really has been a success , ride up, spin it round  $50 well spent
  • Wideglider Posts: 698
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    19 Aug 2019 06:16 PM
    Interested in seeing your modified turntable. 
  • gidgi Posts: 796
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    20 Aug 2019 07:59 AM
    Quoting Wideglider on 19 Aug 2019 06:16 PM
    Interested in seeing your modified turntable. 
    The weight  of the bike was distributed front & back as you would imagine spins from 450kg rated central turn table , over time planks would sag slightly & drag on rotation , the addition of rollers on the back & wheels on front solved that problem. Next time I`ve got the bike off I will take some pics Wideglider, its basic but functional cheers
  • gidgi Posts: 796
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    25 Aug 2019 10:49 AM
    Quoting Wideglider on 19 Aug 2019 06:16 PM
    Interested in seeing your modified turntable. 
    well went up to the Bulli vintage & classic bike show yesterday ( Sorry no pics) so while the bike was off took a couple of the  turntable HD Forums Australia - 20190825_090157.jpg

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  • Baloffski Posts: 1756
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    25 Aug 2019 07:43 PM
    Hey gidgi, that's great innovation, looks a little Fred Flinstone, no offence intended, I like it.
  • gidgi Posts: 796
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    26 Aug 2019 07:57 AM
    Quoting Baloffski on 25 Aug 2019 07:43 PM
    Hey gidgi, that's great innovation, looks a little Fred Flinstone, no offence intended, I like it.
    None taken Baloffski , like I said in earlier post, Basic but functional
  • Nutty Posts: 293
    Stage 1 Poster Nutty
    27 Aug 2019 01:01 PM
    Quoting Sparra on 12 May 2019 07:32 PM
    How many k's has your Road King done ?

    Quoting gidgi on 13 May 2019 07:53 AMedited: 13 May 2019 08:38 AM
    34K now just had Fueling  lifters ,cam chains & tensioner`s done & the dyno tune  was tweaked a bit by a local shop in Nowra , conservative  86 /110   Jobson motorsport done a great job & very Happy, again . as far as moving around the shed I bought a 450kg lazy susan & screwed it to a plank  works a treat    HD Forums Australia - 20190508_145834.jpg

    You're obviously near me Gidgi (Greenwell Point), mate if you need a hand/riding buddy/workshop give me a yell. 
    Jobsons are a great shop and their dyno doesnt tell fibs.
    Re: the bike, don't move it on. Tourers are the best HDs, you won't be happy going backwards to a smaller bike.
    I'm 62 and have always done hard sports (League, surfing, MX), without wanting to be a cunt, it's much easier and better for you to rehab your body and get strong again. I raced MX/Enduro for 20+ years and only gave it away in '17. Heal yourself first bro. This year I bought a new house, a new FLHX and got a new girl who is quite a bit younger. I fair dinkum feel 40. All the best mate. 
  • gidgi Posts: 796
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    28 Aug 2019 07:45 AM
    Quoting Sparra on 12 May 2019 07:32 PM
    How many k's has your Road King done ?

    Quoting gidgi on 13 May 2019 07:53 AMedited: 13 May 2019 08:38 AM
    34K now just had Fueling  lifters ,cam chains & tensioner`s done & the dyno tune  was tweaked a bit by a local shop in Nowra , conservative  86 /110   Jobson motorsport done a great job & very Happy, again . as far as moving around the shed I bought a 450kg lazy susan & screwed it to a plank  works a treat    HD Forums Australia - 20190508_145834.jpg

    Quoting Nutty on 27 Aug 2019 01:01 PM
    You're obviously near me Gidgi (Greenwell Point), mate if you need a hand/riding buddy/workshop give me a yell. 
    Jobsons are a great shop and their dyno doesnt tell fibs.
    Re: the bike, don't move it on. Tourers are the best HDs, you won't be happy going backwards to a smaller bike.
    I'm 62 and have always done hard sports (League, surfing, MX), without wanting to be a cunt, it's much easier and better for you to rehab your body and get strong again. I raced MX/Enduro for 20+ years and only gave it away in '17. Heal yourself first bro. This year I bought a new house, a new FLHX and got a new girl who is quite a bit younger. I fair dinkum feel 40. All the best mate. 
    great stuff Nutty ,will def pm you at some point mate 
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