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    Hi all,

    I'm 65 yo, 47 years on motorbikes, mostly on trails and bigtrails. Although I admire Harley Davidson since my childhood, I only came to ride one in 2013, for I was looking for comfort and a way of planting my feet safely on the ground -- yes, years and gravity got me shorter --, but I found much more than comfort and safety. I found myself riding an old dream. First, I had a 2013 Sportster XL1200, which I found uncomfortable for a 2 up riding, but very nice in traffic jam. I then trade it for a 2014 Dyna Switchback; great bike! I rode about 20k miles on her, but my lady wanted more comfort. So I trade it for a 2016 Electra Glide Ultra Limited. Super bike on the roads, lots of room, boom box... but it's complicated on heavy traffic and somewhat difficult for me to maneuver it, specially backwards. Well, to make things good for both ride and passenger, I installed a reverse kit on it. Wonderful!

    BTW, I use to go to USA, Montana, and ride rented HDs around there... in late spring or summer, for sure. Beautiful country, nice people in Big Sky!

    Safe mileage for all!

    Arthur
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurcosta View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm 65 yo, 47 years on motorbikes, mostly on trails and bigtrails. Although I admire Harley Davidson since my childhood, I only came to ride one in 2013, for I was looking for comfort and a way of planting my feet safely on the ground -- yes, years and gravity got me shorter --, but I found much more than comfort and safety. I found myself riding an old dream. First, I had a 2013 Sportster XL1200, which I found uncomfortable for a 2 up riding, but very nice in traffic jam. I then trade it for a 2014 Dyna Switchback; great bike! I rode about 20k miles on her, but my lady wanted more comfort. So I trade it for a 2016 Electra Glide Ultra Limited. Super bike on the roads, lots of room, boom box... but it's complicated on heavy traffic and somewhat difficult for me to maneuver it, specially backwards. Well, to make things good for both ride and passenger, I installed a reverse kit on it. Wonderful!

    BTW, I use to go to USA, Montana, and ride rented HDs around there... in late spring or summer, for sure. Beautiful country, nice people in Big Sky!

    Safe mileage for all!

    Arthur
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurcosta View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm 65 yo, 47 years on motorbikes, mostly on trails and bigtrails. Although I admire Harley Davidson since my childhood, I only came to ride one in 2013, for I was looking for comfort and a way of planting my feet safely on the ground -- yes, years and gravity got me shorter --, but I found much more than comfort and safety. I found myself riding an old dream. First, I had a 2013 Sportster XL1200, which I found uncomfortable for a 2 up riding, but very nice in traffic jam. I then trade it for a 2014 Dyna Switchback; great bike! I rode about 20k miles on her, but my lady wanted more comfort. So I trade it for a 2016 Electra Glide Ultra Limited. Super bike on the roads, lots of room, boom box... but it's complicated on heavy traffic and somewhat difficult for me to maneuver it, specially backwards. Well, to make things good for both ride and passenger, I installed a reverse kit on it. Wonderful!

    BTW, I use to go to USA, Montana, and ride rented HDs around there... in late spring or summer, for sure. Beautiful country, nice people in Big Sky!

    Safe mileage for all!

    Arthur
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    Beautiful bike welcome

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    Brazil! Welcome to the coolest Harley Forum on the planet

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    Quote Originally Posted by spritrider View Post
    Beautiful bike welcome

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    Hi Arthur, nice bike!
    I'm in Niagara Falls Canada. Where are you in Brazil? South? I have a 2015 Ultra Limited CVO, before that, I had a 2000 Fat boy, and a 1999 Sportster Custom 1200 before that. I agree with you - the big cruisers are great on an open road, but quite a handful in slow, close situations. The softail was way more manageable in those circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill.lechow View Post
    I'm in Niagara Falls Canada.
    Off topic but Niagara-on-the-lake is one of my favorite spots in North America!

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