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2008 Street Glided

Old 07-15-2008, 09:28 AM
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2008 Street Glided

well i bit the bullet, and traded in my '88 softail in on a 2008 street glide. awesome awesome. i must have eaten like 30 bugs from the open smile on my face on the way home ridin it. what a big step up, and im comletely satisfied. just gotta change out some pegs, add some hiway pegs, and get some better pipes.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:56 AM
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woooo HOOOO!!!!

lets see pics!!

didja get the ABS? i LOVE that...i have already chirped the rear tire several times (the video explains it)

we rode the 08 Ultra to work today, WOW!!!
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:19 AM
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I ride the scooter in just about every day. Had it a month and got over 1500 miles on it already. 55 mpg @ 70 mph, 50 mpg mixed.

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Old 07-15-2008, 10:39 AM
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I just got an 08 Street glide also, love it. The best thing I have ever bought.
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Congrats Southern Pride, you should post some pictures. I too am curious about if you got the ABS and if so, what do you think?

I just got the 08 ultra (1200 miles now - 2 weeks old) and didn't get the ABS. I hear they had to be installed at the factory and really wonder if I shoulda opted for the ABS. I never had issues with braking before so I don't know what I'm missing.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:15 AM
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my camera is destroyed right now, so itll be a while till i get some pics. wow!! thats what kinda mileage your gettin!! dang thats pretty good. my fxstc would get 30-33 on the highway at 70-80, and about 20-25 mixed, so this is good news to hear
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:48 AM
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Good for you, you will love it more everyday.
My Ultra is down right now. Neighbor was nice enough to not park his van correctly and it rolled back and wiped it out. So far about $2000 damage but going to the shop on the 22 to get checked out. It sucks cause i only had one ride on it since doing the 103 in it.
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I got the ABS on mine. Haven't had it kick in yet but I figure it will be good when it is raining. Just like the ABS in your truck hold the brakes and still have control.
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2008 Street Glided-100_0220.jpg

Here is my HOG. Nothing like riding down a 2 lane to clear your head.
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:40 PM
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nice diesel burner. i actually dont know if it has the abs. i didnt think to ask, and i cant remember if the sailsman said anything about it. i never had any problems with the softail, granted i know that ive got more bike to stop. cant to get off work and throw some more miles on her. i rode her home from the dealer yesterday in the rain, and it wasnt bad at all. the weather doesnt really bother me. ill ride whenever. did any of yall head to rolling thunder this year?
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:45 PM
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Don't have any rallies planned. I'm stuck in Vegas all summer work without my bike. But I'll be back on it at the end of August just in time for Labor day camping that weekend. I'll be in Northwest New Mexico if anybody else is going to be up there. I think we'll be riding up into Colorado also.
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:59 PM
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what kinda pipes do you guys have on yalls scoots? true duals, 2 into 1, just slip ons, stock. my neighbor put true dual rhineharts on his road king when we got back from ramadi back in nov 06, and they made a pretty noticeable difference. i dont mind the noise at all, so the louder the better, but just curious as to what yalls input is. also, what about aftermarket aircleaner's, which one(s) would yall recommend? thanks
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:23 PM
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The 08 touring has a 50mm Throttle body, and you will need a specific kit to fit your bike.

You will need a:
HARLEY-DAVIDSON SCREAMING EAGLE KIT- P/N 29260-08

do you know about "20% off dealers"?
just GOOGLE that. or PM me for my favorite - Jenni

here's where i hang out:
http://www.hdforums.com/forumid_292/tt.htm

or here:
http://www.v-twinforum.com/forums/v-twin-classifieds/



I have a Rinehart 2 into 1 ready for my bike.


i bought it from this guy, Luis, he's getting out of bikes for some reason:
http://www.v-twinforum.com/forums/v-...ter-parts.html


there's one on the HD forums cheap.

i try to buy USED pipes, that way if i ain't happy, i don't have $600 sunk in them


anyone who has ridden a 2 into 1 pipe, usually won't ever go back to true duals.

the V-twin needs the scavenging of the 2-1 to make low end torque.

i took a Vance Hines Pro Pipe off my 06, and put stock pipes back on it, it was AWFUL with the stock head pipes & stock mufflers.

be careful how you tune the bike, many tuning boxes make the ECM ignore the 02 sensors.

ride safe


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The High-flow headers with a machined inlet increase exhaust velocity and improve anti-reversion qualities.
Full coverage heat shields, with an additional collector shield mean non-blueing with a chrome finish for years.
The Megaphone muffler includes a high power baffle for a full, deep tone and are finished off with black anodized billet aluminum Rinehart signature end caps. 02 Sensor ports for 2007 Harley Touring Models are also built into this system.
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:00 PM
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I put Vance and Hines slip-ons on my '08 Road King.
Too loud is obnoxious, IMHO, the ones I got are just right.

I just had it in for it's 1,000 mile checkup and got a rental.
'08 Softail with stock pipes.
I swear I thought I was riding a Vespa, it made no noise whatsoever except the horrible racket from the fuel pump (I can only guess, as it was coming from under the gas tank).
And the handlbars were too small, I have 12inch apes on mine.

Was too glad to get mine back after riding that vespa for 2 days.


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Originally Posted by 04ctd View Post

or here:
http://www.v-twinforum.com/forums/v-twin-classifieds/



anyone who has ridden a 2 into 1 pipe, usually won't ever go back to true duals.

the V-twin needs the scavenging of the 2-1 to make low end torque.


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The v-twin is a good site for some info. I am also a member there.

As for the kind of pipe to get its all a matter of personal taste and riding style. My bike is built for wide open throttle, so I go for the Vance and Hines true duals with Thunderheader slipons. The info is correct as to the two into one for low end and mid range torque. If you plan on riding two up and traveling with some camping gear the 2-1 will be a great choice. Personally I just can't stand the look. I just got back from a 400 mile trip pulling my tent trailer and at 80 on the freewy I still got around 40MPG. My bike will also pull high 10's in the quarter.
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