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    Question HARLEY ULTRA CLASSIC QUESTION (FLHTCUI)

    I rode a Goldwing 30 years ago, touched all 4 corners plus Canada. At 78 now, I got the "itch" for another touring bike. Got the Harley, and this itch turned into a RASH. I cannot ride this due to the difference in balance. The engine makes it top heavy and hard to balance. Anybody have a suggestion on how to ride this thing other than to sell it.

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    Rerun

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    You could try a lowered seat? A couple inches can make a difference.

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    With ALL respect, maybe archer not arrow. You’re 78 and the Wing was 30 years ago. Have had full dress bikes for 25yrs now. I’m 50 and know time will eventually catch me. Tell you this when the time comes no trike will satisfy. I’ll be thinking cont. Vette.
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    You have the best bike made. That gold wing was 30 years ago. I agree, I think it’s the archer not the arrow. I have a 2017 road glide. Most well balanced and best handling bike I’ve ever owned.

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    Thanks y'all, I guess the time has come. Guess I'll try to sell it and retire. Already sold the Skeeter and guns, so one more is just another thing.

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    Don’t retire, just transition to something else. If you want a cycle look at a Silverwing or Burgman. Don’t knock them until you try them. They are fast, handle well and easy to get on. Wishing you all the best
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    #7
    Instead of selling, you could take an HD rider's class at the local dealership.

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    Your not imagining anything. I rode the Road Glide Ultra after riding many other brands and I will have to agree with you that they are top heavy. Not noticeable when riding but if your parking or taking a slow hard turn you WILL notice it. Out of everything I have ridden so far I will say the Victory Cross Country Tour edition was the most balanced with a low center of gravity. can pull it off the kick stand with one finger.
    Don't give up, Just find something easier to handle. The Ultra is a nice bike, but if you have issue handling it then the fun is gone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cape cod basser View Post
    Your not imagining anything. I rode the Road Glide Ultra after riding many other brands and I will have to agree with you that they are top heavy. Not noticeable when riding but if your parking or taking a slow hard turn you WILL notice it. Out of everything I have ridden so far I will say the Victory Cross Country Tour edition was the most balanced with a low center of gravity. can pull it off the kick stand with one finger.
    Don't give up, Just find something easier to handle. The Ultra is a nice bike, but if you have issue handling it then the fun is gone...
    and this is why most police depts ride road kings? They are far from top heavy. If I wanted to I can turn sharp enough at slow speeds to drag the floor boards and crash bar no problem.

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    Good for you...

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    Best of luck and be careful!

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    #12
    Try a trike or can am. Maybe one of those sling shots.

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    Trade it for a TriGlide or a FreeWheeler at your local HD dealer.