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This is one of the best articles that I’ve read in a very long time! I took notes and am surely going to implement and test bunch of stuff you talked about.
You’re a beast!

Ash Green

Friday, November 27, 2020
Hi! I'm a 32-year-old women and I just got my 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Standard a few weeks ago. I still have time to add things but I installed 1 inch lowering links from Covington's Customs and I also bought the Harley reach seat the day I bought the bike. (I'm only 5 feet 2 inches.)

I also took a slow maneuver class that I still need practice with. It helped me tremendously with my turns and I can make a u-turn now (not that tight), and I'm not as scared to lean. And I can dip pretty well.

I love my bagger. I've been riding for five years. I started on a 2015 Sportster Superlow 883 then a 2018 Softail Street Bob. But my style of riding and the comfort and function of the bagger is everything I dreamed of. I don't dread my rides anymore. I'm not scared to get lost because I have navigation at hand and having tunes is nice. The bags are such a dream! I have back problems from having my children and I am over the moon. Every penny spent is worth it.

I wish I knew more ladies like me that ride. Southern California isn't very fun to ride sometimes when it's so congested. I've only had the Street Glide for one month but I am looking forward to the beautiful weather and rides to come. Thank you for your site, I felt a little weird after my purchase because, like you said, "...it's not the first bike women choose when they walk in the dealer..."

I honestly was feeling a little insecure and was researching how women make their Street Glides more girly. I don't feel that way after reading your articles. It's about my style and my comfort, not anyone else's.


Arlene
Covina, CA
Saturday, October 17, 2020
One of the main things people forget about in traveling and touring is that every item you bring adds up.

Consider backpacking. You need to carry about 40 separate pieces of gear/items. If you saved 4 ounces per item that would be 10 pounds. Backpackers over the years have revolutionized getting outdoors with ultralight gear. On one item alone, the tent, weights have dropped many pounds. Now instead of a 45 to 50 base pack weight (minus food and water), ultralight enthusiasts have dropped base pack weights down to 9 to 12 pounds. Some have even gone out safely in 3 seasons with 5 pounds of gear. And that includes the backpack! Yes, there are costs involved. But there are much cheaper options and the weight reduction process can occur slowly by replacing gear over time.

Clearly, for safety, wearable gear on a motorcycle is going to weigh more than a 6 ounce down puffy jacket suitable for an ultralight backpacker. I believe, however, by using ultralight techniques, riders, especially those who like to camp, can remove considerable weight (and volume) from the touring storage and probably save a little fuel, ride a little safer, and have a little more energy at the end of the day.

Since I took the Harley riding course with my wife a few years ago and rented motorcycles for a few years, we've bought our first bikes—2018 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic for her and 2018 Roadglide Ultra for me. So, I plan to mix my ultralight weight backpacking gear (when appropriate) into my camping/touring gear.

Not having seen this discussed much, I thought I'd share.

Terence Johnson
San Diego, CA
Friday, August 31, 2018
Do not recommend the Progressive Ultra Low. Go for Ultra Touring. (944)

Jim Maule

Sunday, April 22, 2018
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