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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-10-2017, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Crazy decision...

I'm seriously considering making a crazy decision. I'm very close to trading in my 2014 street triple r for a 2017 Harley Davidson street glide. I rode my father in-law's 2016 street glide and also test rode a 2017 at a dealer. They are so comfortable and relaxing to ride. It is therapeutic. My wife doesn't like to ride on my street triple because it is so uncomfortable. And honestly it isn't fun for me having a passenger either. On the street glide it is very comfortable for both of us.

Also, I get tired of the fact that I can only use a fraction of the street triple's performance on the public roads. And I don't have much fun riding it unless I'm riding like a complete idiot - lol. I really don't want to lose my license or injure/kill myself either. I'm just not very comfortable on the street triple. When I ride it, I feel like I automatically go into an aggressive state of mind and just want to go fast and corner hard, otherwise it isn't fun or worth the lack of comfort to me.

I love the triumph, and if I were rich and had more garage space I'd probably have both. But I'm not. So call me crazy, but I might take the leap. I would like to go on nice, relaxing rides that my wife could enjoy too. And I would like to comfortably go on longer trips. Let the flaming begin lol.
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post #2 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-10-2017, 08:52 AM
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Yep. I agree with you. CRAZY. I would never be caught dead on a Harley. But to each his own. As long as your on 2 wheels your ok in my book. Its all about fun right? If it doesn't work out you can always can back. Well maybe
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Not crazy...just not real smart. No way would I spend the money on an overpriced, overweight, over hyped tank like a harley. But if you are swallowing all that lifestyle garbage...go for it.

There are much better tools out there to do what you want to do besides a harley....better in every aspect.

Sounds like you got the wrong bike to begin with according to your riding style.
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It's all about having the right bike for you. That said, I'd recommend testing out other models / other makes as well, just so you get a broader base from which you can make your choice

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post #7 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-10-2017, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Yep. I agree with you. CRAZY. I would never be caught dead on a Harley. But to each his own. As long as your on 2 wheels your ok in my book. Its all about fun right? If it doesn't work out you can always can back. Well maybe
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Not crazy...just not real smart. No way would I spend the money on an overpriced, overweight, over hyped tank like a harley. But if you are swallowing all that lifestyle garbage...go for it.

There are much better tools out there to do what you want to do besides a harley....better in every aspect.

Sounds like you got the wrong bike to begin with according to your riding style.
To each their own. What other bikes would you suggest? And I did pick the right bike for my riding style. I love my street triple. But my wants and needs have changed over the last few years and it just isn't as practical for me anymore. If I could have both bikes I would. Someday. Maybe I'll add an RS to the stable evetuntually if this is the route I go.

As for the Harley lifestyle I could care less about that. I would never buy into that or get any of the tacky ass Harley clothing or riding gear. I just like the bike. Yes they are expensive but what other bikes have the same niceities and quality? As for heavy, I like not being blown around like a rag doll.

I've done a track day with my street triple too, but I don't have enough time to do that enough.
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It's all about having the right bike for you. That said, I'd recommend testing out other models / other makes as well, just so you get a broader base from which you can make your choice
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If the Harley feels right, give it a shot. It's your money and just ignore all the haters. I know plenty of HD owners that aren't eat up by the "lifestyle".
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Thanks, any suggestions?
Sorry, I don't know enough about that world, other than to suggest riding, at a minimum, the competing Indian model (just bc I've read positive reviews about current Indians).

If you're happy with the bikes you have experience with, there is nothing wrong with that. I'm just one who likes to research a lot before purchase, especially one as large as a new big Harley.

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