Go back in time and ride some pre-B engines in the softails! They were rigid mounted. A sporty can give you a good buzz to your memory.I prefer the non-balanced engine. I bought a new 03 FLSTC and while I love the bike, I prefer the feel and sound of the Road King. The counterbalancers have taken so much of the feel out of the bike that it hardly feels like a v-twin and it has an awful noise that reflects back off the windshield.
I understand what you are saying and I don't think hard mounting is the right choice...but neither is the counter balancers. I bought the FLSTC simply based on style. I had no experience with Harleys and took a chance. Like I said, I love the bike but simply like the feel of the RK better. I like the shaking at idle and I like the smoothness at speed. And the counter balancers make a terrible whirling noise that reflects off the windshield that you can't get rid of (and I have SE 2 exhaust). Unfortunately, I did not try the RK out until recently. I'll just wait a few years and probably buy a new 2005 RK Classic. But I still prefer the styling of the softtails.fulldraw said:
Go back in time and ride some pre-B engines in the softails! They were rigid mounted. A sporty can give you a good buzz to your memory.
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