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Hi,
Wife and myself are going stateside to p/u thenew bike next week and take a week off to ride it back here to Edmonton, Alberta. So far, my Electraglide is the nicest tourer I've ridden, minus any power. I hope this one does it for us.

This looks like a fun board. I've already gained lots of info from you guys and sure I'll have lot's of questions of my own.
 

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CrazyMF...This is no Electraglide, I assure you. Just hit the thing to WOT in 1st and you'll see what I mean. Welcome to the group....Joe
 

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Congratulations on your purchase...you will never look back :lol: These are awesome machines, and VERY addicting..as a matter of fact..I have to work this weekend, and I am having serious withdrawal symptoms... :D I will have to make up for the symptoms next week...
You are in good company here on this board, and welcome!!!
 

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Thanks for the welcome. We're in our 40's. Is that the general age of most of you dudes?....whoops, and girls.
 

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Good to have another boss in Canada. What did you get and why did you go to U.S. to get it. Got mine in Kansas last year. One nice tour bike.

Bill
 

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Seems like a 40 + group. Very informative site. Bone up on the alternater, water pump, and quirks of the trany . Did you already get a plate for the bike .

Bill
 

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We bought an 03, Fuel Injected SB. Full dresser with 5k miles on it. Flying down a week from Thursday. Taking delivery on Friday and taking a week to work our way back to Alberta. Why the states? The bike was the right bike for the right price.

I have an Electraglide. We went to Cape Breton last fall. Put on 14000km in 18 days. The bike was great in every way except one. Gutless POS.

Besides, everybodies riding Harleys. I was saving to buy an Indian a couple of years ago when they went under. I hear they're coming back so I still might. They're WAY cooler than a Harley IMO. A Boss Hoss should be top of the heap in the cool department.

I have more reasons, how about just 'I wanted one'. Now I'm going to have one. I may blow through Moose Jaw one day and I'll give you a shout.
 

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Pretty much the same reason I got mine in the states. Saw it on ebay and that was it. 2003 small block. There is one other in Regina I see now and again. The reason I asked about the plate is I had a problem initially with not having the bike in Canada so unable to get a plate and could not get a temporary permit to drive from Kansas because of their laws. I imagine you have covered that ground already but I just thought I would bring it to your attention just in case. There has been cases acording to the border gaurd where vehicles have had to be left at border until proper documentation is completed. Barry from Airdrie and Bryan from Calgary are also on this site.
My cell # is 1-306-681-9077. Call if you go through . My kids are in Calgary and may ride along for a visit.
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Way too funny. My buddies have been calling me a crazy mf ever since I got my new Boss Hoss. Jealousy, I think.

Anyway, Crazymf, if you like, give me a call when you are coming through Calgary, and if the timing works out right, maybe Barry and/or I will ride up to Edmonton with you. I don't need much of an excuse to get on the bike and I haven't been to Edmonton for a while.

Bryan Ward

403-369-6245 (Cell)

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Nextel (Mikes) 403*369*6245
 

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Sounds good Bryan. Plans are still a bit in the air so I'll let you guys know. I'm sure I'll want to pick your brains for a while.

stu
 

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crazymf said:
We bought an 03, Fuel Injected SB. Full dresser with 5k miles on it. Flying down a week from Thursday. Taking delivery on Friday and taking a week to work our way back to Alberta. Why the states? The bike was the right bike for the right price.

I have an Electraglide. We went to Cape Breton last fall. Put on 14000km in 18 days. The bike was great in every way except one. Gutless POS.

Besides, everybodies riding Harleys. I was saving to buy an Indian a couple of years ago when they went under. I hear they're coming back so I still might. They're WAY cooler than a Harley IMO. A Boss Hoss should be top of the heap in the cool department.

I have more reasons, how about just 'I wanted one'. Now I'm going to have one. I may blow through Moose Jaw one day and I'll give you a shout.
Having fuel injection you won't get the extra "punch" when the secondaries open but you better still make sure you have the back rest for your passenger.

When I test road my bike at the Rally in Sommerset a few years back I told the dealer (mountain) I wanted the back rest for my wife, he told me "of course, she won't be able to stay on without one," and he was right.

I picked up a screw in my front tire, took it to a shop and though the mech said he was not supposed to plug tires he told me, "anyone who puts a chevy small block in a bike is ok with me," he plugged the tire and sent me on my way for free.

You'll have people doing some crazy crap on the road just to get next to you to see what you have. Get ready, it can get weird, but you'll know you are the "baddest" kid on the block. Enjoy.

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Welcome

Hey CrazyMF,

Welcome to the boards. You might as well sell that Harley, you're not going to ride it much anymore. :lol:


PS, Don't ride it like this. :?
 

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Electraglide is a great ladies bike though. My wife is keeping it and selling her V-Star. Hell, that little v-star is faster than the Harley. The Harley is comfy though with bells and whistles. She likes the heated hand grips.

That glide IS one comfortable bike to sit on all day. I did a steady 1000km/day across the country last fall and not too saddle sore.

Hope the Boss can do that because I like big trips.
 

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I like the 400/500 mile days with lots of stops and look at the weather channel every day ,if I can, to travel outside the rain. You should be in one of those iron but rides mf. Is your bike in ohio.

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Stu....I was in my forties...20 years ago I was 41. You'll find all ages here. Most have ridden everything imaginable and have come 'Home" to the Boss!!...Joe
 

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crazymf said:
That glide IS one comfortable bike to sit on all day. I did a steady 1000km/day across the country last fall and not too saddle sore.

Hope the Boss can do that because I like big trips.
You can, and unless you keep getting pulled over by the local constables, you will find yourself there faster.

My wife wants to fall asleep on the back on long rides.

Mike
 
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