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Old 02-08-2005, 08:52 PM
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Carbarator or EFI, what is the best if you plan on making changes to your bike. Such as exaust, air filters, ect.... Bike type to buy ElectraGlide Standard
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Welcome. I have a buddy who bought a 2004 Electraglide Standard last spring. Resonable MSRP for a dresser. Only drawback is he could get it in any color as long as it was black. I believe that has changed for '05, and they now offer a choice of colors. The motor is all polished aluminum, so it's up to you as to how much chrome you want to add. The only thing he did so far was add a radio. All in all, it's a nice bike for the $$, and has a lot of potential for you to add as much or as little accessories as you want.
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They got an mp3 player for that sucker now. cool.
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I have a friend that has one....it depends on how much you want to spend for upgrades. My friend added a chopped tor pack, stereo system, lot's of chrome. Now he says he should have went ahead and got a classic, or ultra for the money he has tied up in it.
The E-Glide Standard is a good value if you leave it like it is.....

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Old 02-09-2005, 12:58 PM
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Junkyard, thanks for the advise. I'm new to the seen of street bikes and Harleys. Thanks for all the help....
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WooHoo, thanks, I have thought about that. I under stand a stereo is about $1000.00. Its MP3 or Satilite stereo, never loose your station no matter how far you travel. Thanks again..
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FatBoyRider, thanks for the advice. I like the Standard the way it is right now. But I'm sure the longer I own it, I will want it to change. I am kind of on a budget right now. All I really would like to change to start with is exaust. Any recommendation? Thanks again.
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Thanks Mongo...Glad to be a part... New to me, need all the help I can get... And who better to ask. Than someone who has been there.
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:37 PM
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If your on a budget you can just put a set of slip on's on it. I recommend Vance & Hines...but that's a personal opinion. I'm sure there are some other good choices. I've heard good things about Wild Pigs also, you can get them on EBay for a good price, also if I were you I would get one with a carb, lot easier to set up, and rejet for the pipes....of course that's another of my worthless opinions

That new "Black Cherry Pearl" paint is the cat's ***...I love that color.

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FBR likes cat's asses too, so he should know.

Wassup cardrn66, welcome to the forums. Don't know anyone with a bike like yours, so I'm not a lot of help. Enjoy your stay!
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Old 02-09-2005, 08:12 PM
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Old 02-10-2005, 04:48 AM
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As FBR said, a carb will be easier to set up if you change your pipes and or air filter. Plus you'll save $400.00 by not getting EFI (that's about what you'll wind up paying for a pair of V&H slip-ons) If you go the EFI route, you'll have to get the fuel injection schedule re-mapped. Don't know what the dealer or an independent shop will hit you to do that, but I'm sure it's going to be between $100 and $200. I have EFI on my Road King and I really like it. It's just a pain when you make changes to the engine. Once you're done though, it's great. Or, to qoute FBR, the cat's ***!
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I agree with junkyard, if you have EFI then and you make any changes to the exhaust or engine then you have to get the EFI remapped or it just won't run right. For carb bikes, especialy baggers, a CV carb is the best bet. They don't get very fussy if you make a lot of elevation changes.
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I think the law states that a E-glide std must be bought in bad-*** black only. Throw on some Samson fishtail slip-ons, roll up your t-shirt sleeves, light a grit and hit the road. Get some old-school pin striping or air-brushing along the way somewhere ;-)
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Thanks for the info, I just put the same thing in again so please disregard...Thanks for all the help...
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Just had my exhaust replaced. Mechanic said I also neede a better flowing air cleaner. I had also requested that but the dealership forgot to put it on the list. The other guys are correct, if you've got FI, then you'll need a re-map of the electronics to make it work right.
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Thanks Natural, I need all the help I can get.. Two heads are better than one as they say... I am going to look at a couple of bikes tommorrow... Can't decide between the Black or Black cherry pearl Electaglide Standard. Got to see the color in person before I can decide....Thanks again...
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That'd be a no brainer for me. I'd get the black cherry in a heartbeat!
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Old 02-15-2005, 04:47 AM
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Thumbs up Gotta see the black cherry

Plain 'ol black is definately a classic color for any motorcycle, but I've seen the black cherry at my local dealer, and it won me over. Very sharp color, and not like every other pre '05 E-Glide standard out there. It all boils down to what you like. Happy shopping!
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You really need to see the Black Cherry in the sunlight...WOW

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Old 02-15-2005, 06:03 PM
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Wanted to say thanks to all who have helped me make up my mind..As of today Feb 15th 2005. My birthday by the way. I ordered my first Harley Davidson ElectraGlide Standard Black Cherry Pearl. With Carbs, not EFI. Arrival date should be around April the first. Just in time for good summer weather and beach cruzin...
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Happy Birthday and congratulations.
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Congrats on your first Harley, what a birthday present.....that's cool.

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Old 02-16-2005, 10:12 AM
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Thumbs up Nice choice!!!

It doen't get any better than that. New HD for your b'day. Congrats man!
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Congrats on the B-day... and hell spoilin yerself with such an extravgent present is really what makes the b-day speical... ride hard, ride well, and always be aware of the people around ya,,, cuz they aren't aware of you!
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Thanks Chessie, I plan to do just that. I can't what until April... But, it give me plenty of time to prepare..Thanks again...
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Old 02-17-2005, 05:19 PM
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Thanks Junkyard.. Keep me apost of any good idea's to improve my bike. I am already planning on changing my pipes to true duals.. I got a guy who will rejet my carb and put on a more efficiant air filter.... Thanks again
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Thanks again all, Fatboy, I guess I will get to see it in the sunlight now...Man I can't belive it is finally going to happen....I will keep yall updated. PS let me know if any of yall ever come to the pensacola area for bike events... Thanks again...
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