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Title: New To Me 2019 CVO Limited
Post by: tunaman on May 22, 2021, 03:41:12 PM
Hi friends. Just got home yesterday from a marathon journey to buy a slightly used 2019 CVO Limited from a seller in Texas. Long story (really long story :) ) short, my neighbor and I drove nearly 24 hours (4 hours relief sleep) to a seller in Texas to buy his 2019 CVO Limited.

We stayed over in town, then drove back in a little over 24 hours (again, about 3 hours relief sleep each). We took his trailer, and trailered from dark on Thursday through daylight yesterday, but rode all day Thursday and during the day yesterday. I got to put about a thousand miles on the bike in the process, although I did let my neighbor ride a couple of segments since he made the trek with me.

What an amazing bike - can't wait to put many miles on her in the coming days/weeks/months/years!

I'm looking forward to learning a lot from the collective brain trust here.
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Post by: dayne66 on May 22, 2021, 05:14:14 PM
Welcome from The Island!!!
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Post by: Serdvd6 on May 22, 2021, 07:25:55 PM
Welcome from Ohio    :worthless:
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Post by: Joel on May 22, 2021, 07:44:14 PM
Welcome and congrats on the new ride
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Post by: BigLock on May 22, 2021, 07:46:15 PM
Welcome from the Tar Heel state!!!
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Post by: JMK on May 22, 2021, 07:52:38 PM
Welcome from Virginia!!

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Post by: bisounours on May 23, 2021, 09:51:05 AM
Hello,

  :welcome_005: on the CVO website  :2vrolijk_21:

I send you the  :welcome_005: from FRANCE

But  :worthless: of your bikes !

Best Regards

  :vrolijk_26: Jacques
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Post by: Landshark on May 23, 2021, 08:52:03 PM
Congratulations and welcome from Northern California!
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Post by: GregKhougaz on May 23, 2021, 09:21:33 PM
:welcome_005:  Welcome to the site, tunaman  :welcome_005:   from  :sunny:  Los Angeles, CA 

:sunny:  and the CVO gang!   :vrolijk_6:   Congratulations on your CVO Limited !  :2vrolijk_21:    :2vrolijk_21:

Sounds like a great trip!

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Title: Re: New To Me 2019 CVO Limited
Post by: Mano on May 25, 2021, 08:46:25 AM
Welcome from Toronto, Canada. :bananarock:
Title: Re: New To Me 2019 CVO Limited
Post by: tunaman on May 25, 2021, 10:38:26 AM
Thanks all! It's mostly a stocker, and everyone here has seen a ton of CVOs, but as requested here is a shot taken shortly after I bought it:
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Post by: jamala00 on May 27, 2021, 10:53:03 AM
Congrats! Welcome to the CVO club from WI...
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Post by: BigLew on May 28, 2021, 12:19:17 PM
Nice scooter, Welcome from the Tar Heel state!

BigLew
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Post by: MIKEYTEE on June 14, 2021, 12:35:28 PM
Welcome to The Site from The Lowcountry of South Carolina!

Mike

  :drink:
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Post by: bigC on June 15, 2021, 10:02:02 PM
Welcome to the site from Ohio!
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Post by: imoo6170 on June 22, 2021, 03:41:41 AM
Welcome from Sydney Australia
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Post by: Classic45 on July 10, 2021, 08:18:21 AM
Welcome from - Moss - Norway!  :coolblue:
Title: Re: New To Me 2019 CVO Limited
Post by: tunaman on July 10, 2021, 12:07:17 PM
Thanks to my International brethren! I love Australia - we were there a few years ago and covered about two-thirds of your wonderful country, and loved every mile and minute!

And Norway is high on my list of countries still to see.

So I guess I can provide an update, while I’m here. I bought my Limited when I did specifically so that I could have it for a bucket list trip we had planned - we were going to be traveling through some of the most amazing areas our country has to offer, and I knew the riding would be epic. I had my ‘07 FatBoy, and I love it, but I really wanted the full touring experience and knew the CVO Limited would be top shelf.

My neighbor has a ‘15 CVO RG, so the plan was to order an enclosed trailer and take the bikes with us. He was traveling with his wife, 22 year old son, and 18 year old daughter. I was traveling with my wife. Long story short, the trailer was ordered at the beginning of March and was expected at the beginning of May, but ultimately due to labor and material shortages it still hasn’t been delivered and we had to go with a plan B.

A week before we were due to leave (middle of last month) we were both able to source single motorcycle trailers from U-Haul. Not as elegant as planned, and I was a bit concerned about trailering through the unknowns on an open trailer, but it had to be.

Friends invited us to stay overnight in Vegas the night before we had planned to leave, so we unexpectedly got about a four hour leg up on the start of our trip. We drove the next day through Nevada, touched Arizona, through Utah, and into Wyoming. We stopped for gas in Rawlins, Wyoming, and I said I had had enough and was dropping the bike and riding the rest of the day. My friend did the same.

My bike didn’t make it back on the trailer until we left for home nearly two weeks later.

We traveled the rest of the day up to Deadwood, South Dakota, covering about 350 miles (out of more than 1000 miles for the day), and I was struck by how easy it was to just ride for miles on end on the Limited… I never suffered butt fatigue and never once had to take an extended break.

We spent three nights in Deadwood and got to cover Sturgis, Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, and the beautiful Black Hills area. For the first time in probably 35 years I was able to ride without a helmet, which felt so freeing.

We left Deadwood reluctantly and headed north to Dickinson, North Dakota, where we spent two days exploring the town of Medora and both sections of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As an aside, when we were approaching Medora on our way in, we had some of the strongest crosswinds I’ve ridden in for several years - I was amazed at how well the Limited handled them, and this was where having a big, heavy bike really became an advantage.

We then headed towards Glacier National Park, and had reservations in Whitefish, Montana for a couple of days. It was nearly 700 miles and would take about 12 hours. My wife was concerned whether I would be able to ride the entire distance, as I have some back issues, and to be honest I wasn’t sure either. I had never tried, but I could never cover that time and distance on my FatBoy ever with the couch (Mustang seat) in place.

We decided to give it a shot and I’d ride as far as I could, and then put the bike on the trailer. My buddy had already loaded his, as he was going to drive their Tahoe since we were going to have to make time (speed limit is 80 along that route).

Another long story short, never even thought to get off the bike, and when we reached Whitefish I felt like could have kept riding for many more miles. I finally experienced what many touring riders have known for years… Harley touring bikes are incredible.

My buddy dropped his bike off the trailer a couple hundred miles out, and he and his daughter rode the rest of the way along side me. I’m getting choked up, and literally have goose bumps, as I write this and think of how beautiful beyond description that last segment was as Glacier National Park slowly came into view.

We spent another three nights there and explored the wonders of Montana, all the way to the Canadian border. We hit a little outpost just this side of the border named First and Last Chance Bar, and made friends with the folks working there. They gave us directions for an awesome side trip on rural ‘roads’ traveling along the Montana/Idaho boundaries, which we explored in the Tahoe.

We finished the trip up with three nights at West Yellowstone, and I can’t express how absolutely gorgeous the ride was from Whitefish.

All in all, we traveled 4650 miles, traversed parts of 9 states in total, and I covered about 2000 miles of it on my CVO Limited.

Title: Re: New To Me 2019 CVO Limited
Post by: tunaman on July 10, 2021, 12:13:37 PM
Here are just a few of my favorite pics - one advantage to trailering was the fact the wife was driving, this able to take a lot of riding pics:

Title: Re: New To Me 2019 CVO Limited
Post by: tunaman on July 10, 2021, 12:18:21 PM
Side by side by side :)
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Post by: tunaman on July 10, 2021, 12:19:58 PM
Devils Tower (close Encounters of the Third Kind)
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Post by: tunaman on July 10, 2021, 12:21:22 PM
Riding into Deadwood
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Post by: tunaman on July 10, 2021, 12:22:35 PM
Sturgis HD
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Post by: tunaman on July 10, 2021, 12:23:31 PM
Helmetless
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Post by: tunaman on July 10, 2021, 12:24:37 PM
Crossing into Montana
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Post by: tunaman on July 10, 2021, 12:25:32 PM
Approaching GNP
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Post by: 08glide on July 11, 2021, 01:21:34 PM
really awesome for a first trip experience. enjoy the the ride & this great web site & all the great camaraderie here. RIDE SAFE !  BE CAREFUL !   :2vrolijk_21:        :orange:
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Post by: OddN on July 26, 2021, 06:46:12 AM
Welcome from Norway
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Post by: Jock on August 01, 2021, 08:57:04 AM
Greetings and welcome to the site.

As you may already know there is a vast array of experience within our membership that stand ready to assist you in your riding pleasure, not to mention spend some of your hard earned coin.  Take it all in and enjoy! 

In addition there are a number of opportunities to meet and greet some of these fine folks at some of the informal gatherings.  Gatherings are held throughout the year and hosted by members.  A wonderful means to better know your fellow riders.

Below are some of the events planned for 2021.  Click on the below gathering names for more information…

Maggie Valley Experience (https://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=121887.0)

Welcome to the Pleasure Dome! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPQEcEptQcE)