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    Trying to decide ultra/roadking/heritage 00-07

    Heya everyone had a 883 iron earlier in the year but unfortunately had to sell it due to redundancy after the company shut. Ended up getting a 800gs while Im redundant but fancy a Harley again once the beemer sells

    Was initially looking at a 2002 Heritage although now putting the road king an a ultra into the fray.


    Just wondering how does the clearance compare between the three

    Currently living up near the Peak District how does everyone find the touring chassis from 00-07 any stand out years an anyone gone from a heritage - ultra or road king or visa versa on our UK roads if so what did you think


    Was reading up about the tensioners etc on the earlier year bikes
    I'm 6'2 an 14 stone
    Any opinions super appreciated

    Cheers

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    Hi Steelelc,

    The fact that nobody has answered your thread doesn't mean people are not reading or thinking about it. Firstly welcome back....nearly. Ultimately you being a motorcycle 'fettler' as you are I would do an internet search on the models you are looking at for feedback, or head 'Over the Pond' to the USA Forum where there will undoubtedly be more information than you can digest. I do not think the people on here (myself included) have the experience and feedback you wish for on these models.
    Nevertheless with your skills and the availability of aftermarket parts whatever bike you end up buying I am sure these skills can be wielded to develop the machine into exactly how you want it.

    IF YOU GO THROUGH LIFE WITH YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND.....ALL PEOPLE WILL SEE IS AN ARSE!!
    TREAT EVERY DAY AS YOUR LAST.....ONE DAY YOU WILL BE RIGHT!!

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    Thanks mate yep stuck a post over on the USA forum look forward to being part of the forum again once I get on a Harley again

    Cheers

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    Hi I had an 883 Iron that was fab initially but got tiresome for me as I took it to France and Belgium and it just wasnt cut out for long distance as it was underpowered for motorways, so I changed to a 48, with a bigger tank, that was awesome all the power I needed, but I never felt it handled right with the front end feeling wayward sometimes and loading it up to make it a tourer was not ideal. I have just "upgraded"... the sportster community get so arsey when you say this as its almost saying the sporty is not enough, which is not the case, it just wasnt what I needed.... so I upgraded to a Road King
    Intial impressions as Ive only just got it is....its big !! But it handles just fine, mine has wide beach bars so low speed stuff feels a bit unerving but after a couple of rides Im sure I will just get used to it. The engine is fabulous..its a 96 CI 1584 in our money... the motorways are a joy the screen is fabulous...so much so I now feel my legs getting cold and my body is warm when riding. I may change the bars for tallboy bars in time but will see.
    I rekon the RK is far better than the Softail for me as I found Softails lower Im 5'11 and 17 stone.
    I do think I will miss the nimbleness of the 48 a bit mind but the engine of a Big Twin is very infectious

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    Cheers wide!! really appreciate the reply yeah think I'm leaning towards a RK or a ultra I'm a bit taller than you at 6'2 so thinking the touring chassis will fit the bill.

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