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Can somebody tell me exacly hat is the difference between the Road King and the Road KIng Classic ?

I see the saddlebags on the Classic are leather, plus a different seat, but other than that, not much else .. but still the Classic seme to be 1000.00+ more ..

Are there engine differences or any others that I might not be aware (On the HD website they seem identical)

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I've a classic. Next time I'm gonna go for an RK.
I think they come with wire wheels as standard now and put my own whitewalls on. Want the security of hard bags, leather ones on the classic don't lock.
As far as I know the only differences are the bags/hard bags, seat, tyres and possibly wheels. (decals too)
Seat, tyres and wheels you might change anyway, I'm gonna go for the cheaper and using the money saved to put on better tyres,seat etc.

But hey ho, whichever you buy you're gonna spend a lotta bucks on it anyway!
 

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Harleyhog is on the money. Engines are identical. The Classic gets more oohs and awws!

Besides for the laced spoked wheels, whitewalls, and leather bags and seat, they are the same bike. The Classic colors are also different than the standard roadking.
 

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Don't forget the Classic comes with Fuel injection. Most of the people I spoke to think they are nothing but trouble? and to fiddly to set up. I went for the Road King cause I thought it was exactly what I wanted and better VFM.
 

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Personally I think the new EFI systems are just fine. The earlier ones may have been a problem sometimes but I think the idea that the new EFI systems are fiddly or nothing but trouble is a myth. they have may advantages....easy start-up, less affected by altitude changes and fewer concerns about gumming up. It does cost more and it theorecically is harder to work on but with one of the aftermarket modules such as the power commander it is evry bit as "tuneable" to pipe, breather, cam changes, etc.....some would even say it is more tuneable because the mix can be different at different RPMs where a a carb is set once you are off idle.
 

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Deka said:
Don't forget the Classic comes with Fuel injection. Most of the people I spoke to think they are nothing but trouble? and to fiddly to set up. I went for the Road King cause I thought it was exactly what I wanted and better VFM.
According to the HD web site, the RK has the EFI option.

I prefer the hard bags, for looks and lock function. I don't want to pay that much for stickers.
 

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Thats a sweet Road King you linked. The options for the bike are basically up to you but most people usually start with the exhaust mufflers. The stock ones are pretty quiet. Highway pegs are a plus too. Of course, the one in the picture looks like it would have a great deal of options already on it. I bought my Ultra Classic Electra Glide new and little by little added the options I wanted as I saw the need for them.
 

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According to the HD web site, the RK has the EFI option.
They can and DO come with EFI, thats the option I'm gonna go for next.
FLHRI......
 

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I just spoke with the Dealer in TX for that bike I posted the link, it's a used 99, they asking 35K ... the local dealers are askign 17.5K for a new one .. somehow I think I wont' need to spend another 17.5K to get it to look like that .. or am I wrong ?
 

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I think I'd get a 'new' one!!!
Something similar to hippos new scoot below here.... :D :D :D
 

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Even for that bike....35K is way too much....no doubt somebody may have spent that much if it has some unseen engine work, but cost and worth are two different things.

Take a new one at maybe 19K out the door, plus 700 for nice exhaust/breather/EFI reprogramming, plus $1500 for fancy paint, $2000 for way more engine work than it needs, 1000 for seat/backrests and handlebars so you can stand to sit on it, plus 1900 for super fancy wheels/tires, plus 2900 in lots and lots of misc. chrome trinkets and you have a totally overdone bike that still only set you back about $28,000.

Better to buy new and do what YOU want to it.....you wouldn't (well, maybe you would) buy a house already furnished would you?
 

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I just spoke with the Dealer in TX for that bike I posted the link, it's a used 99, they asking 35K ...
CRego3D,

you could get a Screaming Eagle Road King for $28K. The FLHRSEI is one sweet ride. Go to HD's home page, click on products, then motorcycles, then custom vehicle operations and check 'em out.

wyo

PS - I thought the RKC was for girls:eek: :eek: :eek:

ITS A JOKE!
 

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RKC comes with fuel injection ($600 on RK), cruise control ($300 ? on RK), Spoke wheels ($320 on RK) White Wall tires, leather bags, different seat, slash cut exhaust (still too quiet), metal tank badges (stickers on RK), different fender tips (rk's have running lights). I think the bottom line is get a RKC if you like that look because it would cost more to make a RK look like a RKC. If you are going custom get the RK. I wish HD would make a RKC with hard bags.
 

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I'm with "logical". Get a new bike and do what "you" want to do with it. I've had used bikes all my life (never a Harley). I never could afford one until now. To me, making the transition to the ultimate motorcyle = buying a brand new Harley. I have waited & saved too long to buy my dream bike -- I just think about buying a used Harley -- I want my own so I can customize it on my own as I can afford it. And "wyodude" is right on again with his point about a nice decked out Road King for 28K.
Good luck and hope you'll make a decision you're happy about.
 

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Thank you

I am defenately sold to the RKC idea now, I just went by the dealer and took a closer look at it, what a beuty, it is impossible indeed to confuse it with anythign but a Harley :)

And if with customisations it comes to about 28K .. that is a great price to pay for such a great bike :D
 

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if'n you gonna **** 35k get the screaming eagle, with the 95"er, all the chrome..etc. I got the classic, beside the leather bags and FI Also a Kill switch/silence alarm comes. and they do make locks for the bags, of course nuttin' a knife couldn't handle, but also a hammer for the hard bags. AND there is a couple of color options.....don't know why, but it is.

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I've got a 2000 KoadKing Classic. My buddy has a 2000 RoadKing. Mine is faster and gets better mileage, his bags are better. Both of us have wire wheels.
Jim


If his is the same colour, swap bags an give em $50. Explain to him that the classic bags cost more so he's well in the money.
Then do a runner!!!!!! :D :D :D
 
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