I like the Yammies but really there is no way you can beat that old school nostalgia of a Harley. The carbureted Harley in my opinion has a sound that just cant be beat. My dad has a fuel injected Harley and loves it but even he will agree it doesnt sound any better than the Yamaha road star he had before.
So for me it has to be carbureted.
Something I can fix on the side of the road or not at all.
Something that im not going to loose $5000 on over 3 years.
Soomething that will cruise at 80mph all day comfortably for 7 days in a row.
And something thats not flat black hahaha
I built the 650 in my profile pic so im not afraid to turn a wrench but I just dont know enough about Harleys to know if a Knuckle will do what I want it to do without braking the bank or if I should go with an evo.
It really sucks when your on a ride with buddies and someone brakes down, everyone has to stop and put the plans on hold until shit gets fixed. (And its not always a hot sunny day when shit happens hahaha).
If your not willing to spend 5K on a new shovel engine then you better forget about a Knucklehead which came before the Shovel. They are going to cost you a lot if you can find one. jefft
Quick question? Im looking for a touring bike something I can put a ton of miles on and not leave me on the side of the hwy.
What bike should i go for?
Neither of these would be considered a touring bike. I'd look for late 90's or early 2000's Road King for solo and weekend 2-up touring.