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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 bike.

Guess I'm just a Star guy at heart. And for good reasons that we all know.


 

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Well.... .No..

I think you should sell your Roadliner at a huge loss

to me :^)

The flip side of the HD vs Vstar resale prices is its easy to get a great deal on a used Vstar when you want one.

BTW, do you make the trip twice a year from Florida to Ramsey on two wheels?
 

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No, we go in "The Hearse" (AKA Lincoln MKT)
I have a Road Star and a RSTD down there.
Yeah, I really liked the way the Liner turned out,
just no resale on Yamahas, unfortunately.

I could sell the Liner then down the road pick up another one but I'd
never find one set up like this for any less than I could sell this one for
(was offered 4000 on a trade, these sell for 5000-5500 on CL)

And as we ALL know it's the add ons and the part prices that kill us...(one could easily spend what the used bike cost in parts updates)

...So guess I'll just keep the Liner hangin around, I have owned and sold 4 harleys
in the 9 years I've had the 'Liner and I'm sure they'll be more.

A Liner will never be a Harley, true, but a Harley will also never be a Liner!
 

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You should move from Ramsey to Lake Placid NY - beautiful place in the summer

then when you say you live in Lake Placid, and people ask NY or Florida?

you can say: Yes!
 

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Yeah, I've been asked that many times.

We got a foreclosure down there in 2012 for peanuts,
didn't even know where Lake Placid, FL was...
could not believe I'd end up wintering in FL we got lucky

First thing I did was bring my Road Star down...then proceed to fill the garage up with a couple other bikes...LOL
Bikers dream...pretty much ride any day of the year
In central FL you can ride and odds are get home in one piece
Not like the coasts
 

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I will second that about the Rush slip on. I have one on my 950 and it sounds great. I have a buddy who spent $300 on a used set of cobras for his bike, and although he would never admit it, I can tell he is jealous all the way around about my Rush.
 

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I will second that about the Rush slip on. I have one on my 950 and it sounds great. I have a buddy who spent $300 on a used set of cobras for his bike, and although he would never admit it, I can tell he is jealous all the way around about my Rush.
You know I never did like a cobra anything I have cobra passenger floorboards on my Road Star and the chrome on bottom is all peeled off, they're lacking in the quality dept IMO.

I just think you cant beat the "bang for a buck" you get with Rush. And the quality finish is guaranteed and up there with the best.

I heard nearly all types of slip ons the this Rush had them all beat IMO

The only way to get better sound would involve a Freedom True Dual system (950) plus a complete remap to run correctly, which is a lot of expense.

I got my Rush as a discontimued model on sale for $90 plus shipping.

I'm sayin Rush is the way to go here.
 
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