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Hi, I'm Brian. I have finally got my life's dream...my first Harley Davidson. I've had lots of bikes over the years, mostly British ones, but ever since I was 16 years old I've wanted a Harley.
I've followed the history of HD for the last 34 years and watched the models come and go. Now I'm at a time in my life where everything else is sorted and I can have a few things for myself.
I've bought a 100 Anniversary Road King Classic in gunmetal blue, and I love it. I was lucky, as it had only done 240 miles from new...I've had it nearly a year now.
I am lucky enough to understand the full workings of such a machine, so any repairs won't be too much of a problem, but I might be on here asking for advice from time to time.
Oh and by the way...I'm a chrome junkie. As the bike has late fifties styling...I've picked that as a theme for further customising, with plenty of the shiney stuff. Nice and tasteful.
My other interests are looking after my best friend...a large male Rottweiler dog, and drinking alcohol with my buddies, but not when I have to ride the RK.
I'll post some pics of the bike later on, but at the moment it's tucked up for the winter months.
Speak to you all later...Bye..Brian.
 

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Welcome Brian! Love the 100th bikes! Glad you've become a member. Hope you enjoy your stay here during the winter months. This site make for great entertainment. All the info you'll ever need...keep in touch,

Carrie
 

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Welcome to the VTF Lad:

Nice bike you have there. You have picked the right forum for people with the right motorcycles to give you the right advice.

Post you mind, grab some laughs and learn some ship from some very experienced motorcyclists, here at the VTF. Internationally renowned, world class FORUM.
 

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Hey Brian, welcome from another Hoosier!

Enjoy that new ride and post here often. This is a great place to hang out!

Ray
 

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Brian 1450!

:welcome: to the forum from "the colonies" (a namesake of your fair city, Cambridge, NY...we're pretty small....)! Congrats on the wheels! Nice choice; my brother has exactly the same bike and color. Hope you get much pleasure and many safe kilometers out of yours!! Being a chromosexual is not a bad thing; look forward to seeing pics of your ride!:thumbsup:

JD
 

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Brian 1450 said:
Hi, I'm Brian. I have finally got my life's dream...my first Harley Davidson. I've had lots of bikes over the years, mostly British ones, but ever since I was 16 years old I've wanted a Harley.
I've followed the history of HD for the last 34 years and watched the models come and go. Now I'm at a time in my life where everything else is sorted and I can have a few things for myself.
I've bought a 100 Anniversary Road King Classic in gunmetal blue, and I love it. I was lucky, as it had only done 240 miles from new...I've had it nearly a year now.
I am lucky enough to understand the full workings of such a machine, so any repairs won't be too much of a problem, but I might be on here asking for advice from time to time.
Oh and by the way...I'm a chrome junkie. As the bike has late fifties styling...I've picked that as a theme for further customising, with plenty of the shiney stuff. Nice and tasteful.
My other interests are looking after my best friend...a large male Rottweiler dog, and drinking alcohol with my buddies, but not when I have to ride the RK.
I'll post some pics of the bike later on, but at the moment it's tucked up for the winter months.
Speak to you all later...Bye..Brian.
Welcome! You are just up the road from me here in Ely. Looks like we need to plan some rides in the Spring. The group just keeps getting bigger!
 

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Brian 1450 said:
Hi Frank, did you get the Fatboy from Blackbear? That's where I got the RK from.

Brian.
Nah, I ordered it through the US military sales program. I go to Blackbear occasionally for bits and bobs though. Nice area down there.
 

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:welcome: to the forum! My wife has an 03. Post up often and enjoy.
 

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Brian,
I hate to drag business into it, but what kind of range are bikes going for over there in US$? We here all sorts of stuff at the shop about HD's going for astronomical amounts overseas.

What kind of drinks? I'm having a Jim Beam Black on ice now and it is sure hitting the spot.

Merry Christmas!
 

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theredstrat said:
Brian,
I hate to drag business into it, but what kind of range are bikes going for over there in US$? We here all sorts of stuff at the shop about HD's going for astronomical amounts overseas.
I have done some research for you today to answer your question. I have converted UK pounds into US dollars at todays rate for you to compare quickly with US prices. These bikes are at my local HD dealer, and are in absolutely prestine condition.

04 Sportster 1200 Custom 100th Anniversary, stage 1, 2100 miles,
$11,161
price new is $13,820

01 Fatboy EFI, stage 1, 3360 miles,
$20,380
price new is $23,838

05 Road King Custom, stage 1, special paint and a ton of chrome, 4200 miles,
$28,359
price new is $25,079

00 Ultra Classic Electra Glide, stage 1, 17034 miles,
$20,912
price new is $29,157

My friend bought a new Screamin Eagle Electra Glide in 04 and paid $46,098
You could pick up a high mileage, untidy, worn out iron head sportster for about $5,000.

My bike is a 03 Road King Classic Anniversary, I bought it nearly a year ago with 240 miles on it, stage 1 and a few little extras for $20,000, it cost new $29,500, the original owner didn't like it and traded it back in after only covering just over 200 miles and was allowed back $15,000 if he bought a new Fatboy.
Parts and accessories are about twice as much money than the US prices. What I do is if anything is going cost me more than $80 is to get them shipped over from America, even if I have to pay import tax, I still save a fortune
I have found 3 US dealers for parts and accessories that save me big money and they ship over here fast.
We are getting ripped off in the UK, but it's our choice to have Harleys, so we can't really complain. I hope this answers your question and hope I haven't bored you.

Brian.
 

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Wow. That is pretty salty. I just thought I paid a lot for my bike, even if it was MSRP.

Thanks for sharing!

Ray
 
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