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2011-04-29 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic Motorcycles View Listings

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I've now owned this bike for 3.5 years and have put over 25k on her. I've been on three long road trips, each in excess of 2k miles (two trips to Deals Gap, North Carolina and one trip to Cape Hatteras, starting in Central Florida) and numerous weekend trips around Central Florida. The bike has performed flawlessly. Most trips were 2up with a lot of highway miles. She has a little vibration at idle, which I like, but smooths out as soon as you start rolling. I've never had a problem with my radio and my wife says she can hear it well even at 75 mph. on the highway. By the way, my wife has actually fallen asleep on the back a couple of times. She has performed flawlessly for me thru cold, heat, rain and hard riding. The Brembo brakes are not ABS but perform well for me and, as a bonus, changing the pads is surprisingly easy. Speaking of maintenance, my brother has a 2008 Goldwing. My bike is much easier to work on than his. I bought a service manual and follow the recommended intervals and have never had a problem. She has never been into a shop for service as I do it all myself. The fit and finish is outstanding and has held up well over time. As with all twin cam scoots, she does run hot (thanks EPA) and I spent a considerable amount of time trying to cool her down. I finally installed a Stage 1 kit that seems to cool her off some. I will put on an Ultra Cool Oil Cooler this year though as she is still hot when stuck in traffic.
- Mark, Bartow, Florida

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2009-10-10 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic Motorcycles View Listings

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Still Lovin It. Spent a lot of time riding in the hot desert southwest this summer. A lot of hard riding in 100+ degrees. Other than an intermittent problem with the Harmon Kardon radio the bike ran flawlessly. Harley needs to fix their radio! I'll probably stick in an aftermarket unit this winter rather than deal with a rebuilt radio(under warranty)that will probably fail again. Planning on a coast to coast trip next summer and have to have my tunes.
- mikekc7sdm, Western Wyoming, Wyoming

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2009-04-10 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic Motorcycles View Listings

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haven't done much riding yet this spring, still too cold and rainy in St Louis. However, I did add a few things like the quick detach hardware for the tour pak, and purchased a rider backrest. This gives the bike a sporty look, similar to the street glide, and also lowers the center of gravity just a bit. I also changed my exhaust. I installed Vance and Hines True Duals with their Monster Ovals. The sound is great. It has a very low rumble which is what I wanted, and is a bit louder for other car drivers to hear, but not excessive. I installed a high flow air filter which requires a recalibration of the fuel/air mixture. Of course HD charges $300 for the tuner plus labor. There hardly any increase in performance with the pipes and air filter, but the bike had plenty of power anyway. Check out the picture.
- Herb, St Louis, Missouri

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2008-09-05 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic Motorcycles View Listings

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Well it has been 12000 miles since I got her. I am still in love with it. The wife and I have had two 1000 mile weekends and a 400 miler at Laconia, NH. I cannot say enough. It uses and leaks absolutely no oil. I had to adjust the clutch only once and did the tranny service myself and will do the chain case service tonight. Oil changes every 3000 miles. Changing the oil filter is messy but I will figure out a clean way to do it soon. I can't wait for the weather to get a little cooler so we can run up to Bar Harbor to see the colors in the state of Maine.
- D. Nadeau, Bridgewater, Massachusetts

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2007-11-03 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic Motorcycles View Listings

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Awesome bike! I traded my 06 RKC for this ride and am loving it. I traded for the comfort and the radio. I didn't expect to feel like I was still riding my RKC. I know it is a heavier bike but she handles exceptionally well. I do like the bigger, beefier engine and the six speed tranny, although you've got to keep the rpm up if you're in sixth gear. The ride height is comparable to my RKC, however the floor boards actually seem like they're a little closer. Aesthetically, the bike is pleasing; the only thing that stands out is the fat six gallon tank. Coming from my old bike, this tank is fat and bulbous but nothing I won't adjust to. Absolutely none of the transmission rattle reported in the 07s, thanks to IDS. The radio performs well and can be heard by both driver and passenger at highway speeds; the CD doesn't skip. What can I say about the Brembo brakes? They are awesome. Not only do they work well, the silver mesh covers on the calipers look cool too. All in all - the radio, added storage, larger engine, smoother transmission - what's not to like?
- Mark Stroud, Bartow, Florida

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2007-10-14 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic Motorcycles View Listings

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Well just when I thought I was sure Honda made the best ride on the road, Harley Davidson proves me wrong. I've been riding for more than 30 years and like most riders I started small and kept going to bigger and better bikes. After three Kawasakis I stepped onto a Honda Gold Wing 84 and loaded it to the gills. It handled and preformed well. It was a comfort for me as well as my wife on long rides (so we thought) and I put 78,000 miles on this beast. I call it that now because I just stepped onto my first Harley - a 08 FLHTC that I just picked up Friday. I sat on one a month ago. It felt good and the open lowers allowing for a view of the road again was a nice change. I had been thinking about a newer ride the past few years and decided to just do it and ordered one as soon as we arrived back home. I drove it home from the dealership last Friday and realized that I had been missing the real feel of the road for many years. This bike weighs in at just over 800 lbs. but handles like it is half that weight. The V-Twin 1584 CC (96CI) is so well balanced between the frame that I actually feel in control of it and not like it is controlling me. That is always how the Aspencade felt with its oversized fat 4 cylinder hanging out of both sides of the frame and its heavy front fairing. Its most noticeable when going from a dead still or stopping. The bike is solid with no jittery chatter when hitting road bumps, railroad tracks, etc. I'm still breaking in the motor and not cracking it too hard but so far it's very responsive to the new electronic throttle and has power to spare. The six gallon tank (new this year) sits perfectly between your knees and gives you that real motorcycle feel. The Honda always seemed to make me feel like I was sitting at the kitchen table. My wife says her seat is much more comfortable than the Gold Wing's and with much more room between riders. Front and rear disk brakes control the bike evenly and as big as this bike is it stops very well. It has all the features you want from the sound system, volume, bass, treble, control and a CD player. It has a clock display and a trip odometer as well that is a neat little feature that tells you approximately how far you can go on your remaining fuel. The 16-inch tires provide a really smooth ride (Dunlop 90 front; 85 rear) and still leave the driver sitting just 27-inches in the saddle. The absence of the hydraulic clutch was the hardest thing to adjust to. It took about 30 miles to finally get the feel of the quick go on the Harley. And after all of that we come to the sound. What can you say? Even with the stocks, nothing sounds like a Harley.
- James Kenworthy, Dover, Pennsylvania

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