Thoughts on 120R Daily Driver and not Romping it

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Hi, does anyone have thoughts on the 120R as a daily driver, longevity, etc? A bike I am looking at that is almost perfect for me as it gives me a good foundation to make changes has a new 120R in it will less than 1K miles. The guy who owns it now is rich and has a ton of exotic cars so he just rides it on occasion to keep it 'fresh'.

I don't plan on rompin on it- I will typically cruise on my FL at around 80/90 mph here in SF bay area and don't do anything crazy too many people depending on me for their employment and work is risky enough so I tend to chill- being responsible sucks :) Anyhow, from what I have read a lot of owners like them and seem to get good life out of them.

Just curious to hear this community's opinion. Thanks in advance...
 
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I went ahead and bought it- compression tests were good- though with less than 1K miles that is expected. Runs like a raped ape the test drive had me hooked by 3rd gear. First step is reducing the stereo way too much weight and stuff crammed in to the bags- I have had my Electra glide for 5 years and only time radio is on is when I hit the power on button by accident.
 

jty

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I have had one in my Road King for 40k miles. I have changed better touring cam (Tman 660-sm) and the valve seals changed to viton and valve geometry corrected. Compression has been set to 10.8:1 by shaving the head slightly. I have bandit sportsman clutch but the SE clutch basket eventually gave up and has been replaced by barnett billet basket.
And obviously tuned and retuned with se pro super tuner.
I’d advise to:
- track compression annually, the oem valve seals are subpar.
- get a touring cam. Much nicer to ride when you get torque down low and do not have to rev above 3000.
- use 20w-60 semisynthetic racing oil, The engine gets hot
- make sure you have a good clutch
- have it tuned by a professional

And you will never give it away
 

Torch

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Sounds like a great deal having the 120R already in it and with only 1,000 miles!
 

sh8kme

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I've had one in my 2015 Road glide since it was new--running a 30 inch front wheel---Mine has just over 8000 miles on it--and it runs perfect! Just got back from a 5 day 1500 mile trip in Arizona ---would never settle for less of an engine again I use Red Line synthetic oil in it.
 

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