2012 Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide Custom Review —

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The spirit of the Super Glide on

Photos by Alfonse Palaima

The Super Glide has been a of Harley-Davidson ’s vocabulary for 41 years. not a model continuously in the lineup the first SG – penned by Willie G. – was introduced in 1971, the name Glide has surfaced on and off over the

In 2012 the Super Glide continues the tradition of representing the product from the Milwaukee a cruiser that sticks to Harley styling, has a low seat matched with an easy-going fit and is powered by a 45-degree, air-cooled, big-bore V-Twin. The Super Custom, in many ways, is

As part of the Dyna line, the SGC other modern subtleties the latest generation Harley now with a new, ergonomically shape for the buttons and switches operate with a soft rather than the distinct on or off of previous switchgear. A flash-to-pass button is integrated into the switch, while a gear-position and RPM readout are now part of the LCD inset in the instruments.

The SGC even boasts self-cancelling signals. Scoff if you like at seemingly so insignificant, but to this day are a number of high-tech, high-performance on the market that for some continue to exist without the self-cancelling signal.

A new ECU and advanced system not only reduce the of wiring necessary on the S’Glide, but are capable of handling faster speeds for things like ABS is now available only as part of the Security Package ($1195). For Harley made updates to ABS on Dynas by way of reduced dimensions for a electro-hydraulic control unit. diagnostics capability for the system Harley could use one control for both the front and rear rather than separate for each brake set.

available upgrade for 2012 is new tubeless Chrome Profile (spoke) wheels.

From a distance the wheels like any other spoke but viewed up close you’ll their generous width and edge that blends with the Michelin Scorcher The chrome finish on the wheel rim is and gleaming, giving them a metal appearance.

Our only with the wheels is the regrettable of the tire-balancing wheel weights. On our unit the weights were directly to the rim, sticking out a sore thumb on the otherwise appeal of these gorgeous We would’ve preferred instead to see a type of wheel weight.

A Harley Look, and Ride

The reach to the buckhorn style is a welcome ergo quality, also short is the seat-to-peg Some riders might the peg/seat relation, but the mid-control of the round rubber pegs that short distance and at creates an odd feeling, as though knees are riding higher they should.

Editor Troy Siahaan and myself all in around 5 feet 8 inches, new-ish guy, Tom Roderick, is to a dashing six-feet tall. No that Tom found the SGC’s peg unappealing, but the rest of us average were equally disappointed the cramped quarters created by the location.

Another area where the gets short is in rear travel, just 3.1 inches. my minimal weight caused the to bottom over larger notes Kevin. When the surface is mostly in good the SGC is a smooth ride. Another byproduct of a low ride is limited angle.

Harley claims degrees of lean for the right with 30.9 degrees for the

Augering the left-side rubber into the asphalt isn’t intimidating if you’ve scrapped a peg or two in day, but trying to turn to the with same degree of will quickly result in the sound of hard parts on

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A hose clamp holding the muffler’s heat shield in gets shaved down to nothingness. On our bike the clamp is now useless as the screw head is all but and even the lower muffler is showing signs of minor with the road. This necessarily a new phenomenon on Harley with limited suspension and low seat heights; but we nevertheless the tendency toward early down as friendly caveat.

The SG Twin Cam 96 (1584cc) is the center of on this Harley. A run on Gene Racing’s dyno saw a best of 64.5 hp at 5000 rpm and a healthy ft-lb at 3250 rpm. The claimed curb weight of 679 while not feathery, contributes to the feeling more spirited what the dyno indicates.

The Triumph Thunderbird, while powerful than the SGC, in at a plump 746 pounds ready-to-ride.

In the line the TC96 is rubber-mounted, means there’s a whole shakin’ goin’ on, “especially at and during compression braking,” Kevin. Once under the Big Twin smoothes out considerably, at cruising speeds, but Tom still vibration at various points in the rev depending on gear selection.

We applaud Harley for implementing ABS much of its product line, as standard equipment or part of an package – few cruiser makers made this bold The system’s presence is wonderfully to the eye, save for a small cable leading up from wheel hub. And while not the intrusive ABS available, the system function adequately.

Unfortunately, performance from the single and caliper up front is merely

“I felt like I had to clamp on the brake lever pretty to slow the bike down,” masterful rider Troy. power is actually decent, but the rear brake, I could use a more feel from the

The Heart of a Big Twin Harley at a Value

The Super Glide Custom without its faults, but with creative shopping in the aftermarket a of the bike’s drawbacks are within the grasp to remedy. H-D’s Cam 103 has supplanted the TC96 as the standard Big Boy for a number of Harleys in 2012, but the powering the Super Glide is still an iconic large-displacement V-Twin.

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