2006 Harley-Davidson FLST Heritage Softail review
Rides Likuh DaReam
Review of the FLST Heritage Softail submitted on 2007-02-15.
This is my second bike, first Harley, but I have two Harleys to compare it to - a Deuce and a Heritage Classic. I rented a Classic for a 2200-mile Wild West Ride in 2005, and that sold me on buying a Harley, but not on the Classic´s handlebars. So I set out to buy my dream bike by either converting a Fat Boy to be more Classic-like, or to make a Classic more Fat-boy like. I hemmed and hawed so long that Harley did that for me! The company kept the mechanics and overall looks, but ditched the garrish studded seat, and more importantly, those half ape-hanger-like handlebars, added a sleek cool, retro paint-job (in my case, black cherry), and the bike of my dreams. I added Screamin Eagle IIs, a quick-release windshield, plain, large bags, Kuryakyn handlegrips with levers w/ matching-color-braided break levers and VOILA(!), Beauregard (the name of my bike) was ready for Wild West Ride 06! Since I´m long-legged and short-torsoed, the Classic´s handlebars caused some pinching pains in my upper back and that bike doesn´t handle as well for me. With the softail´s shorter, more standard handlebars, its easier to get the bike down in turns, etc. This has been a great touring, commuting, and fun-riding bike. I live in the northeast, and I put 12,000 miles in it in less than a year. When I found out that they aren´t making the bike in 07, I liked it even better!
This review of the 2006 Harley-Davidson FLST Heritage Softail
was submitted by: Flemmings Lambert
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