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selling one of my Pans

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Post by fourthgear » Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:01 am

I'm thinking of selling one of my Pans to buy a newer Ultra glide , Just thought I would let you guys know before ya see it for sale some where. I will be asking big dollars and since I really don't have to sell it , I got nothing but time . I 've been looking at them for a while , I know ,another Twinkie head ,but I will keep the 65 , Head Hog called last week and he started on my heads , so I'll still be riding a Pan . The wife just loves the Queen throne seat on the ultra and after riding with a couple of them Ultra 's last week on I 95 (doing 80 ), I was kinda jealous , not a normal thing for me , they were on cruse control, just sitting there , the one guys wife was laid back smoking a cigarette , doing 80. I didn't think that could be done .



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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:19 am

Fourthgear,
Why do you think they call tham "Ultra"? We've got an '06, my wife falls asleep back there and scares me when she starts bobble-heading and her helmet clunks me in the back.

The ONLY thing I don't like about the Ultra is the voice-activated intercom, when she's not sleeping, she's talking. (if the wife reads this, I'm dead)

Compared to the Ultra she thinks that the buddy seat on the '49 FL is cruel and unusual punishment.

go for it, you'll both enjoy it!

mike

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Post by john HD » Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:29 am

when she's not sleeping, she's talking
oh good god you are a dead man!

i hate admit it but i have a fatboy for hauling the wife around. the pan is a solo machine.

took a ultra on a trip to yellowstone, they sure are nice heavy but nice.

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Post by PanPal » Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:20 pm

Both Pans are solo here since I rented an Ultra in Vegas a few years ago. When we left the parking garage my wife had a smoke in one hand and a Coffee in the other. We had to stop and get her a new shirt at the first Walmart we past due to the coffee stains on the one she was wearing. Some of the others swapped out bikes, but my wife was not about to give up her seat. When the kids get older, I suppose I'll get one as well.

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:29 pm

I forgot to mention that the Ultra has a starter button.......

Nice feature!

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Post by Panacea » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:59 am

Nice to have a modern bagger for long trips,(99 Road King) but my heart still belongs to the pan. The ol' lady rides her own bike so she'll have to wait till she gets home to take a nap!

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Post by fourthgear » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:39 pm

I'm glade to here I'm not alone , Thanks , I am both sad and elated at the same time about the prospect of buying an Ultra. I have not had a new type bike since 1981( I bought a new FLHS ).I certainly not going to buy a brand new one .

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Post by Steve » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:27 pm

fourthgear,
I too have an 06 Ultra that I've been on long trips, sturgis, up to calif-oregon coast and so on. I gotta tell you push a button, hop on and ride in COMFORT!! radio cruise control and the works. It's not as fun to ride as the 49 FL but for the long haul you can put the miles/time on. Traded a softtail for this and they are nice. Agree with flatheadsix that voice activated intercom needs malfunctioning at times (wife chatter)!! Steve

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Post by Panacea » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:10 am

Fourthgear, why not keep the pan AND buy a bagger? I know I regret selling my 49, they become a part of our history. Used bikes are cheap now also! Mike

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Post by fourthgear » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:13 pm

panacea
I will keep the 65 , I don't really need two , let some one else enjoy her and its all about MONEY, I don't have or like loan payments .

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Post by Pooka » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:37 am

I had a '87 Electra Glide Classic, that I got because I helped a guy out on a loan. The loan went bad, he gave me the bike. Hated to do it, but that was the agreement.
Nice bike. Cream & Gold, brown seat. All the bells and whistles.
Only thing was, I had never ridden a bagger that much before.
Had my old Pan, and a '86 Heritage.
First day out on the Geezer Glide, I had the tape player jamming some
Bob Seager.
Wasn't wasn't looking at the speedo, just cruzzin' down the highway.
And the I look in the mirror and it's full of COP.
Then I look at the speedo and 'bout crapped !
92 mph !
He let me go with a big time butt chewing.
And I sold it just after that.
Wish I had it back !

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Post by Panacea » Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:30 pm

Fourthgear, I think 03 was the last year of the "timken" bottom end on the twincam. You might want to do a little research for the specifics. My 95" bagger also cooks my thighs on hot days, some say the new 96" motor does too. Other than that an ultra would be great for trips, besides, each saddle bag holds a full case of beer! Mike

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