2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Summary:

A really a great motorcycle

Faults:

Voltage regulator.

General Comments:

We love the trike. Haven't had it that long, but we really enjoy it. We just wish Harley would stand behind their motorcycles better.

People talk about the handling of the trike. What they need to understand is it's a trike, not a 2 wheeler...

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2015

2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Summary:

Great bike, wish I had one years ago

Faults:

Parking brake. Nothing in the owner's manual on how to adjust the parking brake.

I had the catalytic converter taken off. That eliminates the heat on the right side. Got tired of cooking my leg...

General Comments:

Great riding a Tri-Glide, love everything about it. It's great to ride for 500 to 600 miles without any aches or pains. I get a lot of complements on the bike. I have added a whole lot of chrome to the engine, wheels, and fairing. LED lights; just wanted to doll it up a little.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th November, 2014

2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Summary:

A different ride compared to a two wheeler

Faults:

The first thing I noticed is the discomfort of the driver's seat. After about 50 - 75 miles, I have to stop, get off and rest my back. The design of the seat is different than most others. My Honda seat was much more comfortable. I could ride for hours with no discomfort.

The second item I noticed was the heat coming from the engine on the right side of the motorcycle. After about 50 miles of continuous riding, the heat to the right calf was almost unbearable. The dealer was able to reduce most of the heat with a Stage One Conversion for about $350.00. This opened up the exhaust more to vent more heat and install a larger air breather.

The next item is the handling of a three wheeler on two lane roads, in curves. Interstate travel at 70 mph is not too bad, but on country two lane roads, you have to be concerned with the tightness of the curves. Too fast in tight turns could cause mishaps.

The only other item appears to be the tightness of the suspension. The rear shocks are air adjustable, and I have tried various settings, but rough roads, bumps in the road, crossing RR tracks, changes in height going onto or coming off of a bridge, are very noticeable in the rear suspension, especially to the passenger. My wife is always hollering because of the shock.

General Comments:

The driver's seat is very uncomfortable, considering the overall cost of the motorcycle.

The heat problem with the exhaust on the right side should be rectified by HD.

The handling on curves is most likely common to all 3 wheelers.

The rear suspension needs improvement, possibly with springs in combo with the air shocks.

Overall, 3 wheelers are a good choice for the older generation with weaker leg muscles.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th October, 2013

31st Dec 2014, 19:00

Hi,

01/01/15 will be my 48th year with Harley, I have been riding them since I was 14. I have a 2011 Ultra.

But to get to the TriGlide, I had a 2010 TriGlide. Blue and Silver. Yes the seat sucks, but that's why they make back rests. My motor was hot also, Harley makes them run too lean and that makes them too hot. Then if they talk you into the Stage 1 and sell you the Race Turner, it's going to stay lean and hot.

You have a solid axle and two air shocks that share the same air fitting. When you go around a corner and the trike leans say to the right even a little, all that air goes to the left shock. In turn, making it harder riding. Easy fix, go to your dealer and buy another air fitting and install it next to the other. One fitting per shock, now they work the way they were made to. Or you could just take them off. Check it out on Progressive Suspension Website or call 877-690-7411, or contact your local dealer. - See more at: http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/2012/02/22/harley-davidson-tri-glide-suspension-upgrade-by-progressive-suspension/#sthash.aPZBkBp7.dpuf