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I have been riding a long time. I had a 1970 Shovelhead and I still have my 1955 Panhead. I am one who does not change things too quickly as you can see. So when I bought my Softail I was in shock. The smooth ride was fantastic. I have taken it on long rides into Canada going 4200 miles in 7 days. Then up to Alaska in comfort, 4000 in 8 days. On the last day back to Sacramento we ran 800 miles, and I did start to feel the old numb butt. The engine runs great. The tranny is solid on each shift although an overdrive would have helped the fuel mileage (37 mpg). It handles really well with all the baggage tied on. Leans further than I had expected from a cruiser. The only things are the brakes and right foot peg; the brakes do not slow you down fast enough compared to other large bikes. But after riding the Pan where I wear out a pair of my new boots every other ride, they are great. The right foot peg; the air filter cover stuck out to where it was difficult to relax my foot on long runs. I learned how to do it though. These things are minimal. I have thought about buying a 2009, but this bike fits me like a glove. Back to Alaska for '09.
- Race Mc Frost, Sacramento, California

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