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2007 Harley-Davidson LHR Road King

The FLHR Road King provides timeless Harley-Davidson styling with riding comfort of a Touring chassis now featuring the Twin Cam 96 engine and 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission. Locking, weather-resistant hard-shell saddlebags and a large, detachable windshield help resist the elements.

A two-up touring seat, air-adjustable rear suspension and footboards enhance the experience for the rider and passenger. The large, clear-lens Hiawatha headlight and clear-lens auxiliary passing lights, console-mounted speedometer and a deep skirted FL front fender provide a commanding presence on the road. Ten color options for 2007 include four two-tone combinations.

FLHR Road King features


  • New rubber mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96 engine
  • Black powder-coated engine with chrome treatment
  • New 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
  • Standard Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • New redesigned football shape air cleaner
  • Heritage-rich styling
  • Large Hiawatha headlight and chrome nacelle
  • Detachable windshield
  • Large, tank-mounted speedometer
  • Two-piece Touring seat
  • Weather resistant and lockable GTX nylon hard saddlebags
  • Triple-disc brakes
  • Air-adjustable rear suspension



20 comments:

bogie man from texas I have recently purchased a 07 road king custome and from i drove 60 miles my bike began to vibrate 5ht gear sounds like a hammer knocking on a metal frame and the power ed big time i immediatly contacted my harley davidson dealership and now im convienced after reading other messages and comments Im told the same thing they tell everyone else. does this sound familiar"your not supppoes to use 6th gear, 5 gear lugs down and knocks, gas mailage is no good this is normal" HA. When Im stoped at a red light my mirrors tires frame and myslef shake like a milkshake and then when i ride i feel like my whole body has been vibrated. they asked me at my dealership what i was comparing my bike to cause this is normal for a harley davidson i say b/s and i want my harley back. a proud harley rider but a unsatisfied customer.

Love my new Road King, it’s pearl white, and looks awesome in the sun.... yeah, but don’t all Harley’s look awesome in the sun.... sorry, silly me....!

I purchased a 07 FLHR and love it so far. Finally a 6th gear to reach for. Went to the tall boy seat (I’m 6’1") which I find to be acceptable. The oil temp was running at 230+ during break-in, now at 500 miles its generally about 205. I don’t like the mounting for the windshield - it seems like nothing holds it on. Additional problem - the aux lights connector keeps coming loose with vibration - recommend that you tie wrap it.

an update. talked with harley tech department the other day and they recommended running "redline" syn lube in trans. redline makes a heavy duty schock treatment gear lube that is made specifically for big twin 6-speeds. should quieten 5th gear down. i have ordered and will advise on results

glad i found this page. i have a 2007 night train with 1350 miles on it and fifth gear "howles". manuel says shift to 5th at 45mph. huh??? seems to not howl as much if i shift at 55+. seems to be worst if i shift around 50 and roll onto the throttle. i just wind 4th to 55-60m mph, shift to 5th til 65, then go to 6th..

Bought a 07 Softail Deluxe. Thought 5th sounded strange as well, worse if you were lugging it. Dealer explained that 1st and 5th are square cut gears and will sound different than the others. Sound in 5th is minimized it you shift according to the manual.

I bought a road king in june 2006. I had it serviced at 1000 miles and 5000 miles but then it started really bad vibrations at 70 mph and between 30 and 40 mph, like riding on a cobblestone street. I had it checked out by 3 mechanics at the dealership who said they couldn’t find anything wrong. I paid too much money for this to be happening, which it shouldn’t. I have had 5 motorcycles and this is the worst riding bike I have owned so far. Any suggestions for a smoother ride?

agreed! 5th gear on my 2007 softail standard sounds like metal pieces are inside the engine, a big disappointment indeed. the worst is - the dealer said is a known problem by harley can’t fixed it!

Just Bought the Road King SE. the bike is great. had a Deuce This bike is by far the better bike. 400 miles and no problems rides smooth the 6 speed is great. don’t need 6 gear till over 65 but is nice . Great gas millage and it is not even broke in . The seat just like all harleys so had to buy the mustang.

just wondering what the bottom line is with the six speed trans. is there going to be problems like the dynas had

A comment to Ron: You shouldn’t be running 45 in 5th gear. Check your owners manual. You will find the recommended minimum speeds for each gear. For my 97 FLHRI it is 30 in 3rd, 45 in 4th and 55 in 5th.
A comment to Rich: Absolutely normal. Your engine is rubber mounted and will be shaking and bouncing at idle. Pretty cool! It’s a Harley!

Jim D. Thanks for the info. I was just following the guidelines in the owners manual for the shifting speeds on the "07" Road King. I wish they had given me the new service literature. I did figure it out on my own though.

I agree with Jim..the ’07 touring models are fabulous. I was hoping for a little more HP, but we have the EPA to blame. I installed a Vance and Hines true duals/basic slip-ons set with the fuelpak and am very happy with the results.
As far as the vibration goes, the rubbermounted engine vibrates at idle but smooths out when you twist the throttle. The whole design is aimed at reducing vibration while riding, not while running in your driveway.
By comparison the softail wont vibrate as much sitting at a light, but will vibrate more on the road.
By the way, a company called Accutronix makes forward controls for baggers. They aren’t cheap, but really give the bike a custom look!

On the 2007 Road Kings - I have had one for less than 3 weeks and have put 4500 miles on it through 6 states 5 of which are mountain states - thought I had 5th gear probs too but if you see the latest HD service bulletin I read from a friend who is HD mechanic in Salt Lake City - it will tell you that 5th gear is for the 60-75 mph range, 6th is 70+mph. If you are going 45 - you should be in 4th on the 6 speeds. The bike has performed FLAWLESSLY through all conditions. This is my 3rd HD having a 93 FLHS and 97 FLHRI prior. With the 6spd, you need to adjust your shifting habits and you will really FEEL the true nature of this bike - it is AWESOME. As for the idle vibration HEY- it’s a Harley !!!

I owned a 2004 Road King. Yes, they vibrate alot and that was normal. Never had ANY mechanical problems with it. Traded it for a 2007 Night Train, but I suspect someday I will return to the Road King model.
I wish Harley made forward controls for the Road King. Don’t care for the floor boards. A wider tire in back would make a better ride too.
If you prefer a touring model with no vibrations, might I suggest the Heritage Softtail. My wife has one and it rides great.
As stated by myself and several of my riding friends... you sit ON a Road King, but you sit IN a Heritage Softtail.

Just bought my first motorcycle ever. Road King Classic. 5th gear felt like the bike was falling apart. A lot of vibration. Dealer test drove and said everything was normal..Seems a waste to have a 5th gear.

Test drove a 2007 Road King.Thought it had a lot of vibration and the trans seemed rough in 5th

I bought a 2006 Road King Classic in March 2006. I have engine vibration while ideling and when traveling 45MPH in 5th gear. I just had it serviced at 5000 miles in August and the fixed a cracked motor mount, but everything else is good they say. Thanks

Rich,
Brought mine home last SUnday and in the shop today for the same thing and noisy engine..they checked it out ran diagnostics and reflashed the computer but said nothing wrong. Also had some backfiring which dealer said was result of running lean?
Jeff

HI ; I JUST BOUGHT A 2007 ROAD KING.I;M GETTING ALOT OF ENGINE VIBRATION, JUST IN NEUTRAL,THE FRONT TIRE, HANDLEBARS, THE SADDLE BAGS AND OF COURSE THE ENGINE. JUST WONDERING IF THIS IS NORMAL? THANKS RICH

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