MY FIRST REAL SADDLE TIME ON A DYNA
Last week I told you about a run to Charlotte to get a couple of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Well, with temps near 60 degrees today, it was time to get them out and run them. They’ve both been sitting for a while but I’m happy to report that both performed flawlessly… and other than me not paying attention and running the tank over on the Low Rider… everything went great.
This was my first real saddle time on a Dyna and I loved it. I had the Electra Glide with the full-faring for so long that I forgot how awesome it is to feel the wind in your face when you ride. I also loved how easy the bike was to maneuver. And… not having to struggle to back an 850 pound motorcycle out of a parking space was also nice. Don’t get me wrong… I did love the Electra Glide but my next bike will definitely be in the Dyna or Sportster line.
This pic was taken at the local H-D dealership before our ride. I think him cutting my head off might have some subliminal meaning… ha! The guy in the orange shirt is a guy I’ve been riding with for many years. Another advantage of riding… making friends!
I thoroughly understand you’re affection for the Dyna. They are great riding and the power to weight ratio is very enjoyable. I would caution you to stay in the Dyna family and not go down to the Sportster line after riding a Sportster for 3 yrs. The Dyna has more leg room, more horsepower, and better natural balance. If I were to consider trading my RoadKing for anything, a Dyna would be very high on the list.
Glad you got to enjoy some nice weather!
February 26, 2011 at 6:55 PM
As a Dyna owner (FXDLI) I can only concur. It’s a geat H-D model.
February 28, 2011 at 1:42 PM
I tried at least one bike out of each of the HD lines several years ago (thru the HD rental program). Loved the Dyna, and when I was ready to buy, got my ’04 Low Rider and never looked back. With bags and a detachable shield, she’s got it all.
February 28, 2011 at 9:15 PM