I have a pretty nice 06 Roadliner I bought as a new leftover in 2009 that I spent a lot
of time and effort on, we ride dark side bikes too, and the wife does
like her harleys. I got a 2003 Road King, nice bike but it just cannot compete with the 'Liner. It is slower, more cramped, and just kind of a dinosaur in comparison IMO.
I listed the 'Liner for sale, and had second thoughts. Took a long ride on the Road King then the Liner. Now the newer (14s up) Harleys would be better but my 03 just isnt in the same ball park.
The only thing HD will win at is easy, good money resale. I'll have no problems selling the Road King at a profit when we are done with it, but I'm thinkin why take a HUGE hit on my Liner then kick myself for selling the better bike at a loss. Thank God I wised up in time...
Guys, to make these better you def need a better seat. That stock seat dont cut it.
I got a CA seat out of canada. Made all the difference
For a better sound, I recommend a RUSH slip on. Easy Install, and has that HD sound winding up thru the gears. And very reasonable.
And I used a stock backrest and pad from a Royal Star Classic. That 3 story tall Strat Backrest wasn't going on my
Guess I'm just a Star guy at heart. And for good reasons that we all know.