Originally Posted by JMFNC
Harley didn't design the softail. Now tell me how they don't perform. It's a comfortable ride, I can turn as well as *I* can on the sportster. Comfort matters to me, I spent three weeks thinking I was never going to walk again without a cane and the last three months recovering from the back injury and learning how to live and deal with a back that is never going to be the same. I could care less if it does or doesn't look like a rigid. Soooo...detail this whole performance thing to me keeping in mind I've ridden both suspensions.
I got a buddy with one who has owned tons of different HDs and owned a shop.
He told me that he hates his because everybody puts on the lowering kit so you only have about an inch or so of travel if it's lowered and may as well be riding a rigid cuz it weighs less.
He also said it's more of a pain to work on the suspension and you'd be better off with a swingarm.
He also claims that he loves his shovelheads and Evos are for pusses and that he hates softails.
Out of all his bikes............................
I only ever see him on the Evo Softail.