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    Jon Fugazi Guest

    Newbie in need of info before purchase please

    Hello all love the site just what I'm after ! I'm just about to buy the 100th Aniversary v-Rod (0n a 52 plate ) is there anything i should look for mechanically or just the usual its my first HD moving up from a Divi 600 lol

    all the best
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    Re: Newbie in need of info before purchase please

    It's just the usual Jon , there's not much goes wrong with them.
    Don't pay over the odds for an Anniversary model , there's absolutely nothing special about them at all save a couple of stick on badges.
    In fact you'd be better off getting a later model because of the 5 gallon (US) tank - the earlier tanks were 3.7 US gallons and you'll be stopping for fuel quite often.....
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    I second that about the bigger tank model. The small tank won't take you as far as a Sporty's.


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    Re: Newbie in need of info before purchase please

    Thanks both..... deal i have ill have to pass pass on the larger tank mind ;-)

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    Re: Newbie in need of info before purchase please

    Check the service history. Major service is EXPENSIVE even in H-D terms.

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    Re: Newbie in need of info before purchase please

    Quote Originally Posted by stevel View Post
    Don't pay over the odds for an Anniversary model , there's absolutely nothing special about them at all save a couple of stick on badge
    I second that....I've got a 100th Anniversary Road King. When I bought it, I paid top money for it thinking it might increase in value one day (not that I ever want to part with it....ever). How wrong I was...each year when I get it valued for insurance purposes, I find out it's not listed in the dealers price guide, so the value is based on a normal 2003 Road King + accessories.

    All you'll get is a special colour, and few badges which are available on Ebay, a badge cast into the crank cases, and a good feeling of owning a bike that celebrates 100 years of Harley manufacture....which for some strange reason does it for me, but then I'm known as a show off and need to stand out from the rest :o.

    Have a good look round and see what else takes your fancy if you're not 100% happy with this one...they are about at bargain prices.

    Whatever you get, I'm sure you'll love it....it's a Harley..good luck.

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    Re: Newbie in need of info before purchase please

    Phil & Karen yep ive checked - full HD service History lots and lots of paperwork

    Brian think were alike :wink: cant wait to pick her up !!

    seen there is a local HD independant at Chepstow Big Bore Motorcycles so ill be paying them a visit

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    Well Thats it collect My HD Monday - Bring on the Sun :60277EB7B04744289C0

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    Re: Newbie in need of info before purchase please

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Fugazi View Post
    Well Thats it collect My HD Monday - Bring on the Sun :60277EB7B04744289C0

    Bring on the Sun :60277EB7B04744289C0

    .....LOL are you in the UK?

    Congrats anyway and enjoy.

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    Re: Newbie in need of info before purchase please

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Fugazi View Post
    Well Thats it collect My HD Monday - Bring on the Sun :60277EB7B04744289C0
    Caught a fleeting flash of an orange orb in the sky this morning could that be it...:60277EB7B04744289C0

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