June 26, 2006Hello to all! I am pumped about my new toy. Today I bought a new Ultra Classic. I have always wanted a motorcycle but have put it off for other things that were more important at the time. Tomorrow I will pick it up. I can't wait. I just wanted to share with someone!
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June 26, 2006Welcome to the Zone and to your new Ultra....you're gonna love it..
June 26, 2006Welcome to the Zone. The Ultra is a great ride. I got one last December. Enjoy!
June 26, 2006Welcome Bro'.
You will enjoy it that much more buying it in the right "season".
June 26, 2006Ultras Rule. Good choice. Welcome to the Zone.
June 26, 2006That is just the down payment you have a lot of add ons to get yet..
Good Luck....Drive safe...
June 26, 2006Welcome!! What oil do you use? Had to ask!!!
June 27, 2006Thanks to all for the warm welcome. It looks like I made a popular choice in the Ultra Classic.
brianstrimwork, I will be using Harley Davidson oil and everything else on this motorcycle. The salesman warned against using anything else. I want to keep it ALL HARLEY, lol.
I am having a lot of accessories added on. The salesman said it wouldn't be ready until Thursday but I am going to check on it today and hope it is ready. I will try to put some pictures on my page as soon as I can.
One more thing, the salesman suggested an engine upgrade for more power. I know that I won't need the added power now until I get some experience but, what about later? Don't they have enough power as they come?
I am really excited and can't wait to get it home!
June 27, 2006Rough Rider,
Easy there! I know you're excited, but you need to take one step at a time, not three.
Practice low speed maneuvers in the parking lot before you hit the open road. Keep off the front brake while in a parking lot speed tight turn. You need to take an MSF or Riders Edge safety course as well.
If this is your first motorcycle, you need to gather a lot of information on safe riding before you hurt yourself.
Go to this website and read all there is to offer: www.ridelikeapro.com
Then order one of the videos.
And finally, your Ultra does have plenty of power. More than enough to get into trouble for inexperienced riders. If you find you want more power in a year or two, then go for it.
Good luck and enjoy your new ride!
June 27, 2006RR
Congrats on the new ride
remember you have a bagger not a race rocket
Wait till you think you need the power before you spend the $$$$$$$
This year at laconia, I stopped to assist a couple bikes with
problems on the side of the road,,,,they were all modified engines.
two 95's..... a 103......... and a 122
Just an observation
June 27, 2006Welcome Rough Rider, Good choice on the scoot, I hope you've spent some time on smaller bikes, if not, start easy. You got the 800 pound gorilla and it might try to manhandle you.
One piece of advise, if you are taking off slow, you DON'T need to lean the bike over much. I dropped mine a couple times before I learned that....
Ride Safe, Fisherman
June 27, 2006I did the engine upgrade to the stage 2 95" and a six speed tranny only because I got a small trailer to tow behind the bike. If I hadn't of gotten the trailer I would not have done the upgrade. Stock has plenty of power for how most people ride. I would recommend the stage 1 air cleaner and a less restrictive exhaust system. This is the cheapest upgrade per HP increase you can get.
In my opinion, unless you're riding the bike in racing competition, dropping all that money on a bunch of upgrades (cams, ignition, tuner, etc., etc.) is like putting a $100 saddle on a $2 horse. Why have it if you really aren't going to use it. You'll hear people talk about all the upgrades they've done, and then complain about the lower gas mileage and maintenance problems they're having.
But to each his own.