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January 8th, 2014, 09:54 PM
I did it! Left it at the dealer so they can install all the accessories I optioned out for it. Maybe in a few weeks I'll pick it up.

Will also give huge props to Durango Harley Davidson. Best experience ever in my life buying anything. Really, I even laid down coin for the licensed HD accessories, leathers, helmets etc. I had friends give me other options to buy for cheaper, but really the service and no pressure treatment as well as being treated like a Rockstar was huge for me to give them buisness. When they tour you through their shop even and their mechanics stop everything to come shake your hand and introduce themselves like your family was epic.

My 40th birthday present:



J Kimmel
January 8th, 2014, 09:56 PM
awesome I love the new fairing, did you get the bigger screen stereo?

January 8th, 2014, 10:12 PM
Yep! Standard on the Special.

Also optioned out the amp and upgraded fairing speakers as well as rear speaker pods to compliment the quick disconnect tour pack.

J Kimmel
January 8th, 2014, 11:03 PM
want one bad :) I've put some miles on my buddys and its smooooth

Happy 40th :)

I'm 1 1/2 years away, hope I can get one for mine

January 9th, 2014, 06:09 AM
Got my SG in 2010.....love it. I do a lot of mountain touring....All day Sunday drives..and more. Made the 96 into a 103, put a hot cam, heavy breather....etc....it never stops...Music is important...Like a Jeep...buying it is only the down payment.....ENJOY!!!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/Haroldthe3rd/DSCN1431.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Haroldthe3rd/media/DSCN1431.jpg.html)

January 9th, 2014, 08:29 AM
Congrats!!! I'm sure it will be a fine bike for you. You're now part of the HD family. And you know what HD stands for right?

January 9th, 2014, 08:30 AM
Check out this place for cheap HD parts though. Their website sucks to navigate so pull the HD part number from somewhere else and just search for it. But they are almost always 20% off.


January 9th, 2014, 12:58 PM
Congrats!!! I'm sure it will be a fine bike for you. You're now part of the HD family. And you know what HD stands for right?

Hundra dollar???


January 16th, 2014, 08:57 PM
I pick the bike up Saturday!!! :cool:

The tour pack is not in yet, the 2014 is a new style so I have to wait maybe 6 weeks.

Weather is supposed to be around 50 degrees. :thumbsup:


January 19th, 2014, 11:02 PM
Picked the bike up Saturday, and my first 20 miles I went through town and around the college then to home out by the airport. Bike is super smooth and very well balanced. Pretty much able to to come to almost a complete stop without putting my feet down, such as coming to stop signs (whereyou can see both ways far off for oncoming traffic).

How many bike riders roll through stops out of curiosity?

I rode today to a friends to watch the playoff games. Came home in the dark. The awesome part is the new Dual Beam headlight is perfect. High beam really throws the light.

Couple things I need to add are lighted controls, and Sirius radio. I thought the bike had these features but am finding out that's where HD gets you to drop coin. Almost everything is an option on these bikes.

I did add the new 2014 redesigned saddle bag guards. The FLHXS does not come with any, but have already found they help a lot just when your trying to move the bike around. It gives you a solid point to push or grab when your trying to move the bike around.

I also found out how heavy they are. I have a gravel apron in front of my shop and trying to push it back in the shop while straddling it was a chore. Just the width of the bike and the gravel under your boots makes it a PITA. So I got off and pulled it backwards by the bars and once in the concrete it moved easily and wanted to tip. I was able to hold it but touched the foot board bracket to the concrete and it shows really how far the bike can lean too.

Wife decided to ride today as well. Not easily intimidated, I just like to jump in and just do it. I feel intimidation causes mistakes. Confidence and determination with the bike makes it more comfortable and confidence feels 100% better each time. I think the body starts to condition to the new balance and muscles that are being used to ride thus making the feeling more and more natural.

I will update with more pics soon.

January 20th, 2014, 09:37 AM
How many bike riders roll through stops out of curiosity?

Congrats on the new bike! Looks like a beauty! This has been a good winter for riding so far so hopefully you will get time to get that initial break in done. I've been able to log nearly 800 miles this month. Looks like you are going to have some real fun getting some nice touring miles in on that bike.

As for rolling through stops, I feel this is bad practice for motorcyclist. In a car you have a little more protection if you make a mistake in judgement. On a bike... not so much. That being said, I do the momentary stop without putting my feet down. Still forces me to stop, pause, look both ways, and go again.

January 21st, 2014, 10:17 AM
Grats!! I slow to a stop without putting my feet down for the signs out by my house, but I live in the boonies. Never do that in town.

Of course I haven't been able to ride for a few weeks now and Ive got knee surgery coming up on Feb 11th, so no riding for me for a while. Hoping I'm all healed up in time for Sturgis this year though.

January 26th, 2014, 10:33 PM
So I have been enjoying the bike these last couple weekends immensely!

I never thought I would be wanting to get out on it so much really. It's just a comfortable easy to ride bike!

Rode it to Pagosa Friday and hung out in a condo with some good friends and then rode back this morning. Was around 33 degrees, but my leathers kept me comfortable. The highest ambient air temp I seen was 46 degrees. The only part that was not too comfortable was my crotch, where the chaps don't cover it. I think I need some hand/glove warmers to shove down there LOL!

I think I mentioned before, I thought it came with Sirrius, but I found I have to add that. I also noticed the FM does not pick up as well as I would have thought, so i will be checking on a booster for that as well.

Anyway, here are some pictures when I picked it up last Saturday.

Sales dude going over the bike with me.

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r534/zjrockrig/2014%20HD%20Street%20Glide%20Special/Picking%20up%20the%20HD%20Street%20Glide%20Special%201-18-14/IMG_0002.jpg (http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/zjrockrig/media/2014%20HD%20Street%20Glide%20Special/Picking%20up%20the%20HD%20Street%20Glide%20Special%201-18-14/IMG_0002.jpg.html)

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Here you can see my optional Sundowner seat I ordered to go with the tourpack. The tourpack is still not in and we may have issues with the lighting kit as the tourpack fot the FLHXS does not come with provisions for the extra LED brake/turn/tail lights I ordered for it.

Also notice the saddle bag chrome gaurds I added as well. these are very helpful for me when I am backing the bike up. It gives me a solid leverage point for my legs.

I also changed the passenger pegs out to footboards and then added the factory pegs to the engine guards.

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r534/zjrockrig/2014%20HD%20Street%20Glide%20Special/Picking%20up%20the%20HD%20Street%20Glide%20Special%201-18-14/IMG_0008.jpg (http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/zjrockrig/media/2014%20HD%20Street%20Glide%20Special/Picking%20up%20the%20HD%20Street%20Glide%20Special%201-18-14/IMG_0008.jpg.html)

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J Kimmel
January 26th, 2014, 10:50 PM
Looks great man. Funny, my crotch always gets really cold when I wear chaps too, one of these days I'll see if my jeans fit under them.

January 28th, 2014, 04:36 PM
Nice looking bike. Yea your passenger will really appreciate the foot boards. When I was looking for a newer bike it HAD to have them or be a bike I could add them too. For a little extra protection from the wind / rain etc get some of these - http://www.ebay.com/itm/HARLEY-FLH-ROADKING-ENGINE-GUARD-SOFT-LOWERS-CHAPS-1-QUALITY-WARRANTY-/390476040174?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5aea2f87ee

I have some on my bike & they are easy to take on & off . Also amazing how warm they keep your legs & legs/boots don't get wet if you are in weather. Granted its not HD branded but its alot cheaper than if it was. If those don't fit your bike look around in his store as he should have some that does

February 18th, 2014, 10:33 PM
Thanks guys!

Oh and Kimmel, I just noticed what you said there LOL!

Ok dropped the bike off a couple weeks ago for the tour pack install and picked it up Saturday.

Also had the Sirius module installed as well as a hidden booster antenna, lighted hand controls and a half tank bra.

Again, Durango Harley Davidson went well above and beyond expectations. One thing I forgot to tell them when I dropped it off, was the clutch needed adjusted as putting it into gear was a bit harsh. When I picked it up they were closed and all gone for the night. I thought crap, I am going to have bring it again. Well one of their techs already figured it out and adjusted it for me. The new '14 is a hydraulic clutch so it's not a simple cable adjustment. Also for the 2014 the battery tender wiring is all integrated into the wiring harness. I thought I had to install it myself and when I mentioned it, another tech pulled a side cover and routed the cable that was hidden from the factory for me.

Anyway, here are some of my amateur iPhone pics in the shop of the new quick release tour pack.

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r534/zjrockrig/2014%20HD%20Street%20Glide%20Special/37DC02A1-4756-428B-BDC3-D54087A02158.jpg (http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/zjrockrig/media/2014%20HD%20Street%20Glide%20Special/37DC02A1-4756-428B-BDC3-D54087A02158.jpg.html)

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These are the speaker ports that use the tour pack as a speaker box for more bass:

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Quick release cam lock

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r534/zjrockrig/2014%20HD%20Street%20Glide%20Special/43C67F7E-0E02-4427-8BC1-C76028855D73.jpg (http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/zjrockrig/media/2014%20HD%20Street%20Glide%20Special/43C67F7E-0E02-4427-8BC1-C76028855D73.jpg.html)

Tank bra to keep my chaps from scratching the heck out of the tank

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February 19th, 2014, 12:25 PM
Very nice, congrats! Be careful of weight in that tourpak though, the CG is behind the rear axle and a heavy load in it WILL get your attention!

February 22nd, 2014, 07:46 AM
Thanks again all!

Ok last set of poser pics! Next set I take will be on actual road trips we have planned!

Got the bike out in the sun for the first time since all the work was finished. The Reaper looks awesome with the black on black and just enough mix of chrome and such.

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February 24th, 2014, 03:52 PM
Nice looking bike! All that black is just awesome looking!

Grant H.
March 1st, 2014, 01:55 AM
Nice recliner with wheels!

I keed, I keed...

Never have been into the cruisers, but I can see where they would be nice for really long road trips.