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A friend asked me to help him out and find a good honest Harley to buy, yeah
easily said than done but I still helped him.

So what is the best way to help him score a good bike, do I steer him towards
a bike covered in all the fancy bells and whistles known as bling or do I say
just look for an honest low K's bike for and honest price.

I showed him everything available and the best I could come up with was a dead
stock 2011 Fatty, he liked the fatty's, with just over 4,000 klms on it owned by
some older rich dude in the northern suburbs of Sydney for $18k, he originally
had it on for $22k, the only added extra it had was a quick release screen.

Hate helping people out when it comes to spending their money but I think he could
not have gotten any better a buy for the money he had, he only wanted to spend
$17k, even though it was dead stock the fact that it only had 4,000 klms on it
clearly showed it was basically a brand new bike even though it is now seven years
old already.

I hope he is happy with it and I hope he thinks he could not have gotten any better
for the money he had.
 



 
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Mate I buy most things second hand. Back when I was in business I'd buy new for the GST and tax benefits but in most cases that's a wank. We bought my wife's car second hand and it's a beauty. People I know who have bought or built new boats are usually a couple of years sorting them out. Just bought a 3 year old camper trailer and saved over 10 G's. my last Harley was a Morgan and Wacker rental , rented to some French H.o.g.s for the 2014 H.O.G.S rally.
  If your mate wanted to save the money and he paid up. He has taken responsibility .
 



 
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Yeah.....When you sit down and look at the benefits of second hand over new...
I feel like a dill wasting money on new...
Example my latest. 2019 Fatso....114 with cams and extras to my likenings....A few bills short of 38g
Could have bought a dodgey or lets take a chance on a second hand 96 cube for 20g....Tops.
Gutted the motor and built it strong as My Ol girls purse strings...30g tops after a build. And that only if required to build.

Couldve save myself 20g and had that moneys aside to fix any ''MAYOR'' fucks,,,,,, if any......
mmmmmmm I hate thinking about it....       
 




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Well we just got back from picking it up, a 300klm round trip to Kiama, he trailored it down
from Lane Cove so Kiama was half way. Man it is brand new with 4055 klms on it, still as
tight as and dead stock standard, fuckme not even a scrape on the running boards and it's
a Fatty, whats wrong with people   , the only fault is he hasn't cleaned it enough,   .

Ductor, your so right about buying second hand, my mate was working on a bubget so we
had two choices, nice medium klm bike with lots of bling or a very low klm one with zero bling.
Not sure what they cost in 2011 but he would have had to of lost around10k or more for
sure, anyrate my mate is now one happy chappy for sure.

Robo I think when we get older we have the cabbage to spoil ourselves a couple of times with a new
toy, and no not one of those funny type of toys where ones morton may be involved, but what
you say sure does make sense, lot of good bikes around for the 20k mark with more bling than
you could poke a stick at, add a new motor and it would sure be a lot cheaper.

Anyway I will throw a few pictures of it up in the next couple of days.
 



 
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Cheers Bluey...
Been a bit slack of late....
Ill get some snaps up of mine in the up coming days also..
 




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Cheers Bluey...
Been a bit slack of late....
Ill get some snaps up of mine in the up coming days also..
 




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He could have had my Slim for $20K I would have ridden it to Sydney for him, or he could have done a great road trip back home, the Km's might have been to high at 15000,  it retailed at $34K in 2015.
 




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He could have had my Slim for $20K I would have ridden it to Sydney for him, or he could have done a great road trip back home, the Km's might have been to high at 15000,  it retailed at $34K in 2015.


He was working on a budget mate so the options where limited, as it
was I went a thousand over budget.
 



 
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A friend asked me to help him out and find a good honest Harley to buy, yeah
easily said than done but I still helped him.

So what is the best way to help him score a good bike, do I steer him towards
a bike covered in all the fancy bells and whistles known as bling or do I say
just look for an honest low K's bike for and honest price.

I showed him everything available and the best I could come up with was a dead
stock 2011 Fatty, he liked the fatty's, with just over 4,000 klms on it owned by
some older rich dude in the northern suburbs of Sydney for $18k, he originally
had it on for $22k, the only added extra it had was a quick release screen.

Hate helping people out when it comes to spending their money but I think he could
not have gotten any better a buy for the money he had, he only wanted to spend
$17k, even though it was dead stock the fact that it only had 4,000 klms on it
clearly showed it was basically a brand new bike even though it is now seven years
old already.

I hope he is happy with it and I hope he thinks he could not have gotten any better
for the money he had.


2011 FatBoys were about $32400. By memory.
 




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Now it's time for some bling, I think the fatty's are a good looking cruiser stock, especially
the full chrome models so a set of pipes, aircleaner and tuner is all he wants to add at
the moment as he aint cashed up and we are once again working to a budget soooooo.

Pipes, he settled for a set of S&S slip on mufflers and we scored them at a bargain price
from Frasers at Wollongong, $550 I tell ya it pays to shop around for the a good deal and I
and talking of a saving of over a $100, so a big thumbs up to Frasers of Wollongong.

Tuner, what tuner do you put on a bike that is going to be simple and easy for a bloke that
has fucking zero knowledge of anything electronic, fairdinkim this bloke would be flat out
working out how to turn a fucking computer on.

This is where I hope to get some help, I have researched them on here and elsewhere
and I am down to about 4 and all under the $800 mark.
 
Vance & Hines Fuel Pak, around $220 and one of the better entry level tuners, very basic
and limited but enough for a basic stage one kit with manual calibration, no need for a
computer.
 
Dyno Jet Power Commander 5, around $550, very good unit for the price, this would be perfect
if he knew his way around a computer.

Vance & Hines Fuelpak FP3 Autotuner, around $700, another good unit with autotune capabilities
(add on accessory), download your standard map to the unit and very simple, straightforward
to use with bluetooth capabilities so all you need is a smartphone download an app then your
ready to start tuning, I am leaning towards this one as it will allow him to fit stage 2 parts at a
later date without the need to change tuners.

Dynojet Power Vision PV-28 Autotuner, around $720 and pretty much the same as the FP3
but no bluetooth just a screen, I think if I was doing a lot of touring I would prefer this over
the FP3 and it is only a download for the autotune.

Anyway if ya want to add your thoughts feel free, I know for under $800 we can also get
Kuryakyn Garage: TTS MasterTune or TechnoResearch Maximus Tuner which seem to be
similar to the Power Commander 5 but what makes it hard for me is the bloke wouldn't know
how to use a computer nor does he own one.
 



 
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To date Bluey I would run with the Power Vision Tuner...
I only got the Licence for mine as yet....Via the Dealer who owns the Software...
But I am thinking on buying my own module late down the track...
I appears easy to use and you can Program on the run...Make Maps etc....
Only my 2 bobs worth....Other then that.....TTS for sure.
 




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Tell ya mate to keep an eye on th tyres , at that age even low ks they r probably rooted , Ive recently been through same thing.
 



 
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Robo wrote: [View Post]
To date Bluey I would run with the Power Vision Tuner...
I only got the Licence for mine as yet....Via the Dealer who owns the Software...
But I am thinking on buying my own module late down the track...
I appears easy to use and you can Program on the run...Make Maps etc....
Only my 2 bobs worth....Other then that.....TTS for sure.


The power vision, yeah they are great especially for touring, I have looked at the TTS
and I think they are probably the best allrounder

The biggest problem is this bloke doesn't even own a computer, never used one and
has only just learned how to send a message on his phone, he has just never embraced
technology in any way.

I showed him a few videos on youtube to try and help him make up his mind and lets
see where he goes.
 



 
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Tell ya mate to keep an eye on th tyres , at that age even low ks they r probably rooted , Ive recently been through same thing.


Yep I have already told him that will have to happen, the tyres that are on it
are good tread but over the 5 year limit.

Luckily he is a mellow rider and always stays a bit under the speed limit, he
will sit right on the 100klm's on the highway and he has never even been for
speeding while riding a bike.
 



 
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Does anyone have a trusted second hand dealer to recommend by the way?
 



 
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