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  • Rico87 Posts: 4
    Sunnmøre - Norway
    Stock Poster Rico87
    08 Nov 2019 10:36 AM
    Hi guys,
    I'm Rick from Norway, and I recently purchased my first Harley. 
    My Road King has some kind of story, it was one of the 10 (nr 8/10) that were used as Torch relay during the Sydney Olympic Games. It was than shipped to USA, been there for 15 years and finally imported to Norway in 2019. It has 42k miles, drives perfectly and I'm pretty excited to own it now.
    Here's few pictures:

    HD Forums Australia - 2000-harley-davidson-flhr-road-king-police-edition-mcimg-2400_157443_HXLV_1549025925.jpeg

    HD Forums Australia - 20191012_125053.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - 20191012_125048.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - 20191012_113213.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - 70621.jpg

  • Ken in Cairns Posts: 441
    Cairns FNQ
    Stage 1 Poster Ken in Cairns
    08 Nov 2019 11:22 AM
    Welcome.
    Enjoy the summer riding season :)
    Really like that blue colour.
  • imoo6170 Posts: 612
    Sydney
    Performance Poster imoo6170
    08 Nov 2019 11:33 AM
    Welcome. Nice find
  • liberator Posts: 205
    Stock Poster liberator
    08 Nov 2019 10:29 PM
    Great find, only ever seen a couple come up for sale and they have asked stupid money, enjoy the bike, if you ever sell it, advertise it over here,
  • Rico87 Posts: 4
    Sunnmøre - Norway
    Stock Poster Rico87
    09 Nov 2019 12:17 AM
    Quoting Ken in Cairns on 08 Nov 2019 11:22 AM
    Welcome.
    Enjoy the summer riding season :)
    Really like that blue colour.
    You mean the "next summer season"? :D Here it's already in the minus side, the bike is now parked in the warm garage and can't leave the place
    It can happen some warm days (+ some degrees), so I still have some hope. Otherwise the season is over until march/april


    I tried to find out the color code, without success, any ideas?
  • Rico87 Posts: 4
    Sunnmøre - Norway
    Stock Poster Rico87
    09 Nov 2019 12:22 AM
    Quoting liberator on 08 Nov 2019 10:29 PM
    Great find, only ever seen a couple come up for sale and they have asked stupid money, enjoy the bike, if you ever sell it, advertise it over here,
    If you now the location of the others, please share :D I wrote to HD Australia but never got an answer

    Mine was not that expensive. I guess people were afraid of the "high" mileage (42000 miles). Not an issue in my opinion, so I got it for a price similar to what a RK Classic of the same year would cost, with half the mileage.
  • Humbug Posts: 504
    Darwin
    Performance Poster Humbug
    09 Nov 2019 09:14 AM
    Welcome, hope you enjoy your time here. 
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 750
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    09 Nov 2019 01:58 PM
    Nice bike, you get any service history with it? At 42000 miles it would probably need new cam chain tensioner pads if they haven't already been changed.
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2667
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    09 Nov 2019 05:00 PM
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 09 Nov 2019 01:58 PM
    Nice bike, you get any service history with it? At 42000 miles it would probably need new cam chain tensioner pads if they haven't already been changed.
    Hilly good point there!

    Rico87 Nice bike , I lived In Sydney when the 2000 Olympics were on.
    Also the guy who looked after all the Olympic Harleys & who kept them all going, was Marcus Wilson, He still works for Harley Davidson in Australia. you might be able to contact him, he is a nice chap.

  • Rico87 Posts: 4
    Sunnmøre - Norway
    Stock Poster Rico87
    10 Nov 2019 12:06 AM
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 09 Nov 2019 01:58 PM
    Nice bike, you get any service history with it? At 42000 miles it would probably need new cam chain tensioner pads if they haven't already been changed.
    Quoting Krash Kinkade on 09 Nov 2019 05:00 PM
    Hilly good point there!

    Rico87 Nice bike , I lived In Sydney when the 2000 Olympics were on.
    Also the guy who looked after all the Olympic Harleys & who kept them all going, was Marcus Wilson, He still works for Harley Davidson in Australia. you might be able to contact him, he is a nice chap.

    I don't have the service history unfortunately. I found the last owner in USA, and chatted a bit with him. He told me that my bike was bought by Walmart few years after the Olympic Games, which gave it to one of its manager as a bonus. He drove it for few years, before selling it to a retired truck driver who put the big mileage. According to the last owner (the dealer which exported to Norway) the bike was serviced regularly, and the tensioners changed. During the winter I will open and check, and I'll decide -eventually- if to upgrade to hydraulic tensioners.

    Do you have a contact of Marcus? Send me a pm if you want. Would be amazing to be in touch with him. Thanks a lot.

    If you guys have also some pics from the Olympic game's harleys, please share thm, or the links. I'm so interested in those :D 
  • STEAMER Posts: 312
    East Coast Oz
    Stage 1 Poster STEAMER
    10 Nov 2019 07:48 AM
    We had the  2000 Olympic torch relay go past my house ( within 40 mtrs)  NSW central Coast and never saw any Harleys, only  a Police escort & the motorhome and  Torch bearer.  Maybe they did not do all of the route.
       But  great colour, and history.
    Enjoy the ride.
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