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    flhrs roadking custom

    anyone currently riding a roadking custom ? what are they like to ride seat height weight ect,
    seen one recently and quite fancy one as less bling than my old roadking and look a little lighter,


    bloke i spoke to hated the stock bars and chrome flaking on wheels but rated it
    thinking might be time to out my softail for a bit more comfort 2
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    input please gents.....

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    Re: flhrs roadking custom

    ?and was it available as a 96 inch ?....

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    Re: flhrs roadking custom

    2004 - 2007.Last year model (2007) was a 96" with favourable hydraulic tensioners.I found mine very uncomfortable in its standard form - bars and seat were awful.
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    Re: flhrs roadking custom

    what about seat height weight ect ?

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    Re: flhrs roadking custom

    I moved from a heritage to a RKC 11 yrs ago now. They sit 1" lower than other RK's due to shorter shocks so at 5'8" I can sit flat footed at a standstill. Like most glides the seat isn't up to much, it was one of the first things I swapped out for a Corbin. The beach bars are wide and not to everyones taste but I find them comfy enough especially with the QD screen which I bang on for longer jollies. The chrome on the stock wheels was pathetically poor , it peeled off in sheets like tin foil after a few winters so I replaced them with 9 spoke wagon wheels from a another glide which I prefer the look of anyway. You'll quickly notice the rubber mounted motor gives much less vibes than a softail B motor coupled with double disc rather than single up front gives more reassured stopping, I grafted 6 pot Tokico calipers on mine from a hyabusa so 2 finger stoppies are possible but not recommended. The low centre of gravity means weight is not an issue unless you're a circus midget, but pulling the bike backwards on grass or gravel is best avoided but thats no different than anyother BT.
    The FLHRSI only had a 4 yr production run, the very last '07 ones having the "better" 96 motor and 6 speed box. Buy one , I love mine.
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    Re: flhrs roadking custom

    I had a 56plate 96ci motor Road King Custom, loved the bike, agree with Vince on most things he said. Luckily the chrome stayed on my wheels and once you get used to the bars they are fine. the bike has a better stance than other Kings imho. Go on get one they are a rare bike.

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    Re: flhrs roadking custom

    tried a new sportglide this week hated clunky box on it keep coming back to one of these......

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