- Oct 4, 2013
I never ridden a dyna low rider s. But
All the reviews and the people at the 3 Harley dealers I went to locally all said the same. They love the dyna but said the softail is better in every way.
The mechanic at the dealer I bought mine at has a dyna low rider s and he said he’ll never sell it but after ridding the softail low rider s he said he thinks it’s the better bike.
to me it doesn’t matter. It’s a Harley. It’s not a forward controls land yacht. But what Harley calls “mid controls” are not very mid in my opinion. More like forward mids. And the pegs are so wide apart.
Is it a coincidence that the bike they’re selling is the one they’re praising?? Jus’ sayin’ !!
Anyway… My money is on you lovin’ the HD Scott. This is my first ever HD after years of puttin’ ‘em down and I love it! They are nothing like their reputation, they are surprisingly capable. Me and a SG riding mate just spent 3 days riding around Wales here in U.K. A real mix of roads, from fast dual carriageway ways to tiny goat tracks, and the bikes were perfect.
The only negative is the weight, but you just gotta accept that and move on.
My strong advice is to put some miles on before you tear into it. The M8s are a really nice motor. I did R66 on a brand new, zero miles, 107 Road King and it never missed a beat or loosened a nut. The torque and power is surprisingly good. On the SG (similar chassis to yours) the handling and braking is really good. You’ll most likely find yourself scraping the footpegs though, and the seat will probably be crap on the LRS (mine was painful after 70 miles) so you’ll have to change that if you want to do any distance.
So I’d get to know it a bit first mate, you might realise that you don’t want a highly strung, race bred, hot rod motor after all.
That‘s what happened to me anyway, I was planning a high comp 117” kit, big cam, etc. But I’ve now totally changed my mind. I’ve got V&H slip ons and a Fuel Pack on already and I think I’m gonna leave it be.
Whichever way you decide to go Scott, please start a thread, perhaps in ‘Motorcycle related discussions’ so we can follow your build.