05 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Utra Classic Electra Glide discussion forum:
|AL said 2006-02-07 12:13|
I purchased the ´05 Ultra-Classic in April of ´05. This is my FIRST morotcycle and it is the best thing I ever did. There was a learning curve of about 3-4 months where I needed to get used to this bikes weight but now I handle it VERY well.
Complaints are only that this bike should come with a beefier engine. I spent the $2,100 to upgrade the engine to the stage I option which increases the low end torque. With the original engine, it was a strain to get the bike to move with a passenger. Yes, I am 250 lbs and with a 160 lb passenger the bike was straining. Now with the upgrade it is NO problem at all - but this is how the bike should have been to begin with.
I also had a hydraulic clutch installed. This failed after two days. The replacement has thus far been fine. The reason was to make clutching easier, and after spending the $700 for the hydraulic clutch Harley puts out this thing to make cable clutcing easier!
This bike should also come with a backrest which I had to purchase separately.
I am now going to order an ´07 Screaming Eagle version of this bike IF harley makes one. This bike is fully optioned and in the long run will actually be cheaper - if you plan on adding stuff like I want.
In any case, its the best thing on 2 wheels and I will never own anything less!
Best regards - AL
|Answer this message Show discussion overview|
More 2005 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Utra Classic Electra Glide informationOur discussion groups are intended for short messages. We also welcome more extensive motorcycle reviews.
Bikez also recommends that you check out the technical data and the riders' rating for the 05 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Utra Classic Electra Glide. You can also rate it yourself. Use our efficient motorcycle classifieds to sell or buy this bike. Your motorbike gets a high quality presentation. Ads are free.