2008 Harley Davidson Road King
Linda is no poser..she is the real deal..she has been riding for many
years..she even took her young daughter on a over 5000 mile ride..she tells
me about that and her 2008 Road King...very cool...ck it out!!!
2009 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide vs Kawasaki Vulcan - MotoUSA
The 2009 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide takes on the 2009
Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager for bragging rights as the top V-Twin cruiser
motorcycle in this comparison review. Read the full comparison test:
2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide First Ride - MotoUSA
Harley's Road Glide bagger returns to the 2015 lineup with the Project
Rushmore treatment and tweaks to its signature Shark-Nose fairing. Here's
impressions from our first ride:
FLHR Road King Test Ride
2 weeks with a new Roadie.
My cunning plan successfully convinced Harley-Davidson Australia to lend me
their Road King press bike - so I could put together an article for Kiwi
A 'where to ride guide for the motorcyclists among the 400 thousand New
Zealanders who visit the South-East Queensland region every year'.
So, for two weeks this beauty graced my garage while my KLR 650 was in
safely stowed in the shed at my local Harley shop -- Morgan and Wacker.
Over the course of my...errr...research I had great rides to the North of
our East Brisbane base. To the Sunshine Coast and the great riding in the
hinterland and South to the Gold Coast and its scenic hinterland.
As well as a ton of day rides around the city of Brisbane and the hills to
the west of the urban sprawl.
It was great to get re-acquainted with one of my favourite motorcycles.
A number of Road Kings have passed my way in the time I've been dribbling
on about bikes.
I've enjoyed riding them since my first encounter in 2002.
One consistent has been that every year the bikes have gotten just that
little bit better, more refined -- as you would expect over time.
And Harley have had quite a while to get it right.
The First Road Kings appeared in 1994 although Harley states the bike's
Heritage goes all the way back to the original 1965 Electra Glide.
At the heart of the vehicle is the now familiar 103 Cubic Inch Twin Cam
engine with integrated oil cooler, it runs push-rod operated valves and
self adjusting lifters. The engine is rubber mounted and the six speed
gearbox features Harley's Isolated Drive system for smooth power delivery.
Compared to how the engine behaves at idle, there is very little vibration
at operating speeds.
It has a bore and stroke of 98.4mm x 111.1mm and is fed by Sequential Port
fuel injection and the real please of the engine is it's maximum torque of
136nm at 3,5900 rpm. It makes for pretty relaxed touring, even with a load.
The standard touring inclusions include hard luggage with pretty good
carrying capacity, a saddle that is 'all day' good, a big screen, easily
removed or replaced depending on the ride, folding footboards for comfort
and easy to use electronic cruise control.
I really did fine it very east to spend all day in the saddle across all of
the types of riding I put the bike through.
Freeway cruising is a delight. Sit back in comfort and just roll away the
Back roads and twisties are just as pleasant. Cornering clearance is pretty
good for a unit with footboards. 76mm of travel is available from the air
adjustable rear suspension, so the ride is quite firm, particularly on
rough surfaces, but the bike tracks well and holds a line very nicely. The
way it torques out of the corners adds to the appeal.
One of the most significant improvements has been in the way the bikes
The Road King has been fitted with twin 4 pot Brembos up front and a single
at the rear. They are genuine 2-finger brakes now. Fitted with ABS in the
local market as standard. They pull up pretty well.
Pretty well. That's sums up how I went with the latest Road King.
Over time it has evolved into a compliant boulevard cruiser, an excellent
day rider and it's capable of handling a much longer adventure - If you
could do so -- it would happily chug along at 80mph all day.
It's great looking, beautifully finished and just made me feel good to be
I did over 1000km in the two weeks I had it and loved every minute of it.
On to my next cunning plan.
2008 Koad King FOR SALE
2008 STOCK HARLEY DAVIDSON ROAD KING CLASSIC, PEARL WHITE. THIS BEAUTIFUL
BIKE HAS ONLY 3579 MILES AND IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. THIS IS THE NEW 96
CUBIC INCH ENGINE WITH 6 SPEED TRANSMISSION, ALSO THE NEW ELECTRONIC
THROTTLE WITH FUEL INJECTION AND HAS CRUISE CONTROL. ALSO INCLUDED IS THE
DETACHABLE WINDSHIELD AND BACKREST. HARLEY WARRANTY GOOD UNTIL 7/2/10.
INTERESTED IN TRADES FOR 70-73 Camaro .
2015 Harley Davidson Road Glide Review & Overview | Motorcycle Podcast
BOOM!™ BOX VIDEOS: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/harleyboombox
FULL BLOG: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/2015harleyroadglide
VIDEO & BLOG-In this video I had some time with a 2015 Harley Davidson Road
Glide in what Harley is calling "mysterious red sunglo" & it is beautiful!
Harley took 2014 off on producing the Road Glide, so I was excited to check
this bike out! I shot some awesome video and photographed the bike.
There is also the Road Glide Special for 2015, which is essentially the
same bike, but comes with some extra goodies. The special comes standard
with the upgraded larger 6.5 inch touch screen version of the new "Boom!™
Box" infotainment/GPS system, a security system, and Premium low
hand-adjustable rear suspension, which I like much better from experience
in riding with both. Here is a free video & information I released on how
to properly adjust the low hand adjustable rear suspension. The special
also comes with a finished off shiny black painted inner dash instead of
the matte black finish on the standard model. Note that the larger 6.5-inch
touch-screen Boom!™ Box/GPS system is an option on the standard model.
Harley-Davidson touring models first came out with the Boom!™ Box system
in 2014 as part of Project Rushmore.
Now, although the Boom!™ Box Infotainment System is pretty awesome, it
does come with a fairly steep learning curve that has frustrated many
Harley owners until now. In fact, most owners of the Boom!™ Box system
have no idea about the hidden menus, bugs, issues, necessary software
updates, mapping integration, nor the system's full overall capabilities.
With my #1 viewed Harley-Davidson Boom!™ Box Infotainment System
instructional videos I straighten that learning curve out for
motorcyclists/bikers and relieve the stress. These videos have received
rave reviews from the motorcycle/biker community and for that I thank you!
Check out the #1 Viewed Harley-Davidson Boom!™ Box Instructional Videos
The feature that most distinguishes the Road Glide from the other touring
models is its fixed frame-mount “shark-nose” fairing and dual front
headlights. The handlebars move inside the fairing, which stays put. On
other touring models, such as the Street Glide, the handlebars move with
the fairing and it is often called the "batwing" fairing. First seen on the
2014 touring models, the Road Glide now sports the upper fairing vent with
a manual switch to shut it off in inclemate weather. This vent is to
minimize head buffeting by putting a curtain of air (wall) in front of you,
forcing the oncoming air up and over your helmet while riding. My 2014
Street Glide special has this fairing vent and I have ridden a ton. My
estimation is that it reduces head buffeting by 20-30 percent, so it is
well worth it.
In addition to the main upper vent are two vents to each side of the
headlights, which are “Dual Reflector Daymaker LED” headlights. Harley
says these headlights have significantly more spread and greater punch than
standard headlights. Harley-Davidson is calling this this new three way air
venting system the “triple splitstream vent”. Because the fixed fairing
sits way further forward from the rider than on other models, the two
additional lower vents are designed to lift the airflow per
Harley-Davidson. The dramatic reduction in head buffeting has not only
improved rider comfort, but also the listening quality of the Boom!™ Box
A new handlebar bend reduces rider reach by 5.5 inches, which improves
long-range comfort. Revised hand controls (just like 2014 models))have
improved ergonomics, and a pair of thumb joysticks helps control the
Boom!™ Box Infotainment and navigation. The standard comes with
air-adjustable twin rear shocks. Here is a free video & information I
released on how to adjust these air type shocks.
With the Rushmore Project Harley put the new hard injection-molded
saddlebags, which are the same convenient easy-open units found on
Harley’s other touring models.
The 2015 Road Glide standard comes with optional Reflex Linked Brakes with
ABS, which I highly recommend for all riders. Of course they are anti-lock
brakes, but much more. The integrated system senses too much front or rear
brake applied by a rider and evens it out for you automatically, which is
critical for emergency braking situations. I have tested this new braking
system out intensely in all kinds of weather and road conditions and let me
tell you that this bike stops fast and it is very controlled! With all the
close calls us motorcyclists/bikers have to deal with, these brakes are
well worth it. The iterated brakes don't react in until a bit higher
speeds. So, for those of us that perform low speed skills course drills, we
won't have to worry about using that back brake and having it activate
FULL BLOG: http://www.lawabidingbiker.com/2015harleyroadglide
Everything Sonic featuring Dave Grohl
Everything Sonic featuring Dave Grohl
A film by Danny Clinch
Family man, father, Foo Fighter front man, Dave Grohl is taking time off
from the road this summer to focus on a newborn, recording new songs to be
included on the forthcoming Foo Fighters Greatest Hits & probably a few
other things. Doesn't sound like much of a break and yet he still finds the
road in the form of two, or as you'll see, three wheels. Dave recently took
an afternoon to talk about his riding history and its influence on his life
Check out the above video and the rhythm Dave catches from the sound of his
Road King® engine.
Visit www.harley-davidson.com for the new looks and sounds of the 2010
Harley-Davidson® motorcycle line-up.
And be sure to check out behind the scenes photos taken by Clinch during
the filming of Everything Sonic:
We care about you. Always wear an approved helmet, proper eyewear and
protective clothing and insist your passenger does too. Know your Harley®
motorcycle and read and understand your owners manual from cover to cover.
2010 Harley Davidson Road King Classic - Stage II 103" with SuperTrapp Slip-ons
2010 Harley Davidson Road King Classic - Stage II 103" Big Bore Kit +
SuperTrapp Slip-Ons (Fishtails). This is my brand new scoot. The Super
Trapp slip-ons aren't too loud, but swapping the seat is my next priority.
For more information, see my blog at
http://www.roadkingclassic.wordpress.com - if you are also interested in
the 2010 FLHRC, please feel free to ask any questions or whatnot.