2004 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Electra Glide Reviews

2004 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Electra Glide from United States of America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance33500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda Yamaha Silverado 1602 V-Twin

Faults:

The only problem in the 11 months and 33,500 miles I've ridden it, has been the two front speakers. Both speakers stopped working within three months of buying the bike. Dealer replaced both and have had no problems since.

General Comments:

Without a doubt, this is the most comfortable, long range touring bike I've ever owned. Electronics work very well and the controls are located where they are usable and easily reached.

The engine seems to be bullet-proof. I've been running Amsoil 20W50 and 75/90 in it since breakin was completed. I'm averaging 41 mpg at 70mph on cruise.

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

Review Date: 23rd June, 2005

21st Jul 2005, 15:49

At least you're running Amsoil. My father-in-law says oil is oil and he has used Canadian Tire oil in is Goldwing for 20 years. Personally I wouldn't, but what the hell, he has over 100 000 kms.

24th Mar 2006, 10:39

We just bought a 2005 Electra Glide Ultra Classic and just love it.

One problem we had is the air cleaner wasn't put on properly and flew off on the highway. The dealership took a long time to accept the blame, but they did.

29th Sep 2008, 13:59

This is by far the most comfortable bike I have ever owned, both in town and on the road at 70-80 mph.

6th Sep 2010, 07:41

Has anyone had a problem with the primary? We only have 18k on the bike. Went first gear, then couldn't make second. Letting the clutch out it started grinding. Immediately shut it down to not cause more damage. Anyone have a problem like this???

Thanks for input.

2004 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Electra Glide from United States of America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance19985 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda GL1800

Summary:

Excellent machine. A worthwhile investment

Faults:

Only problem was related to the installation of an oil cooler. The dealer corrected the problem and the bike has been very trouble free.

General Comments:

I love this bike. I've owned several Goldwings, starting with the GL1100 series, and I am very satisfied with the Ultra Classic.

Extremely comfortable. I average over 15,000 miles per year on my bikes, and this one is as comfortable as any previous bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2005

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews